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How Gold Mining Works

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Ever wonder how people mined for gold? Have no fear! You can use a pan, a large drill, and even explosives! Anthony did some digging and found out many of the methods that people get that rare substance out of the ground and into your wallet! Don't miss Discovery's epic three-night event! Klondike premieres Monday, January 20th at 9|8c on Discovery Read More: Modern Gold Mining http://money.howstuffworks.com/30924-modern-gold-mining-video.htm "With the price of gold at all time highs, a familiar fever is sweeping Alaska." Gold Price Ounce http://www.goldpriceoz.com/ "Current gold prices per ounce and gold prices history." Improvements in Stope Drilling and Blasting For Deep Gold Mines http://www.saimm.co.za/Journal/v075n06p139.pdf "The rate of face advance in the gold mines is between 3 and 10 m a month, with a median value of about 5 m a month; it follows that faces are blasted less frequently than is planned." Gold Mining - Methods http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_mining#Methods "Placer mining is the technique by which gold has accumulated in a placer deposit is extracted." How Does Gold Mining Work? http://www.wisegeek.com/how-does-gold-mining-work.htm "Gold mining can use several different techniques, depending on the situation involved and the type of mining being done." What is the Role of Cyanide in Mining? http://www.miningfacts.org/environment/what-is-the-role-of-cyanide-in-mining/ "Cyanide is a naturally occurring chemical that is found in low concentrations throughout nature including in fruits, nuts, plants, and insects." Gold Fun Facts http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/past-exhibitions/gold/eureka/gold-fun-facts "It has been estimated that, worldwide, the total amount of gold ever mined is 152,000 metric tons, only enough to fill 60 tractor trailers." Watch More: 5 Surprising Uses for Gold http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnsJEEEgbvY TestTube Wild Card http://testtube.com/dnews/dnews-437-pets-make-us-healthier?utm_campaign=DNWC&utm_medium=DNews&utm_source=YT The Truth About Diamonds http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjUCAMFVjaY ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Anthony Carboni on Twitter http://twitter.com/acarboni Laci Green on Twitter http://twitter.com/gogreen18 Trace Dominguez on Twitter http://twitter.com/trace501 DNews on Facebook http://facebook.com/dnews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com
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Kick kick (3 months ago)
Gold is ugly
To The Truth And Beyond (9 months ago)
Wow gold has dropped considerably in value over time. Today an ounce is only $1200 and silver $11 approximately. But certain gold specimens are worth a lot more such as native spacers which I have one I found on eBay for $60 Australian.
Christopher Sewell (11 months ago)
I flew and saw gold buried u derhround using my power
Betos Ce (1 year ago)
Tengo una Mina de Oro y voy por Todo eso y puro para adelante arriba.
Lenny Pepperidge (1 year ago)
gay millennial hipster
COSTSSGT (1 year ago)
ABIGAIL GROSS (1 year ago)
good video
suprrr bro
Shakib Zaman (1 year ago)
Babar Hussain (1 year ago)
plz upload video how do the sampler work in gold mining
Jack Rowley (2 years ago)
i liked your vido
loubna I.A (2 years ago)
great stuff, I got a job in mining and I have no clue of where to start, so this video helped a little, but I'd be so grateful if someone would be up to helping me know some more stuff, like cut-off grade and environnemental impact... Oh and I miss Robb too .. a lot.
Alister David (2 years ago)
what the f is that hand in the video at 1:07
Bragadeesh Jegannathan (3 years ago)
instead of seeing your face, would like to see how it is actually mined
Coinla Tokola (3 years ago)
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Ask Jeff Williams (3 years ago)
want to see how Gold mining is really done then check out our vids. Guarantee you will like them and understand the process better
Hamid (3 years ago)
+Ask Jeff Williams ....Does it worth the effort? I mean it seems you pay for expeditions more than you get from the gold.....I watched some of your videos by the way, you are a cool guy! fun to watch your videos.
Your Face (3 years ago)
1,200F, or 2,100F?
Woolly Banana (3 years ago)
1200 deg Celsius
icyburger (3 years ago)
twenty one hundred, not "twelve hundred"
Silvertalon (3 years ago)
+icyburger ummm he said twelve hundred celcius while what flashed on the screen was twenty one hundred farenheit
Necrikus (4 years ago)
I'll just stick to designating areas of gold-bearing rock for my dwarves to dig through, seems less complicated. 
Mooseheads (4 years ago)
Anthony, you have the beard to be an old-timey gold miner. 
Stewie Griffin (4 years ago)
kirby super star (4 years ago)
you know the #disney  parks thing about darth vader disney didnt creat estar wars lucasarts did screw u disney
XXX (4 years ago)
so gold is more rare than Diamonds?
Nestor Herrera (4 years ago)
+Noob Diamonds are not rare at all bro. DNews has a video about it called.. The truth about diamonds
The Beyonder (4 years ago)
its funny why we keep doing the planets resources when space holes a hell of a'lot more lol  from ice to gold so much we not doing that can be done.... all about profits lol 
Stefan Smith (4 years ago)
I work in South Africa on one of the 4 deepest shafts in the world 3.5km below surface, I am responsible for the stability of the mine. The video was short and accurate to shallow mining. Will love to see a video on Deep level gold. Deep level gold is just next level, a 5.4mag seismic event was generated the due to mining and we get 1mag - 3mag events at least 1's a week. Not to menchion our Ventilation systems.
Tzell (4 years ago)
We miss you Carboniiii
Grae Hall (4 years ago)
<prurient>Damn Anthony looks good here</prurient>
Buddy Jesus (4 years ago)
315 euro's per gram... wow
Shamun Khan (5 years ago)
Thank you soo much I gold mined Ipswich I was five and know I'm ten and I found a big amount of gold that it cost over one thousand pounds
sosoishero (5 years ago)
Iron Pickaxe or above.
BDP-01 (5 years ago)
Thank You for saying South Africa! Not Africa.
Catter o (5 years ago)
i only need a pick and minecraft launcher and BOOM!! gold and diamonds
Antonio Diavolo (5 years ago)
Best news channel ever!!!!
Haily Bui (5 years ago)
In minecraft it's easy
Asif sarder (5 years ago)
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EXDan THE Otaku (5 years ago)
Minecraft mining
Vegetables (5 years ago)
I went panning once for 8 hours, but only got $100 worth of gold
CalaMighty Kyrios (5 years ago)
Come on, atleast do your research properly if you do a video about gold mining. I spotted a couple of errors...
vargen1414 (5 years ago)
dragons exist for one was seen in mexico and captured but it was a baby
B N (5 years ago)
Rob stark was the best in GAME OF THRONES , I was really devastated when they killed him :( 
Deivid Filipe (5 years ago)
Fucking Spoilers!!
Saroj Dahal (5 years ago)
are you mad? Let me tell best stuff search panXCash
AkatsukiLoverX3 (5 years ago)
DNEWS, I GOTS QUIESTIONS. Do people with deviated septum's have a correspondence with nosebleeds or other upper respiratory related breathing issues? And what's the fact/truth in the Japanese pop culture (Manga's and anime's have it a lot, I would know) relationship between nosebleeds and sexual/perverse thoughts? Is there any real fact in those origins at all..? (I was thinking maybe it had to do with an increased heart rate/blood flow causing a  burst vein in the brain or something, thus, a nosebleed..?) I DON'T KNOW.
Kiccha kishor (5 years ago)
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The Illuminaughty (5 years ago)
1:06 - Is he missing all of his fingertips?  Palmful of gold dust or not, poor guy... :(
Martin Godinez (5 years ago)
I want to inject gold into my blood.
Katala Storey (5 years ago)
My maths teacher when completely off topic and started quoting Dnews videos, officially the coolest maths teacher ever maybe
Chad Eichhorn (5 years ago)
I know you glossed over "the trucks" use to haul the rock to be processed, but it's impressive. The trucks are six lanes wide and carry upwards of 200 (US) tons. I know all this because my brother writes software to analyze the performance of those huge tires for Bridgestone.
liroy2057 (5 years ago)
cyanide and...oxygen
Darshani Wijayaratne (5 years ago)
2:45 2100 celsius or farrenhight 
Ramiel (5 years ago)
If you are a Canadian mega mining corporation in Guatemala you just dump the toxic sludge into the fresh water rivers, poisoning the rivers, entire lakes, and people. If any natives protest they just get killed, government and police are on the payroll... true story, still going on today.
Ramiel (5 years ago)
+Adam Wojtczak Sold, he sold you the idea to see if you would buy it. Rich people are amazing sells people! If we stop and think about it, the rich have sold the poor jobs where the poor does 99% of the job but gets a tiny percentage of the profit, yet the poor will swear that if he just work hard enough he one day will also be rich! so the system its fair they conclude. Of course math is not a well know subject among the people...
Adam Wojtczak (5 years ago)
but Mitt Romney told me that free-market capitalism would solve all of our problems? 
Jose Carlos (5 years ago)
Corn starch can do whatever you want
Edie Koller (5 years ago)
I love the T=Shirt too:)
David Mc (5 years ago)
I think we should find the lizards that most resembles dragons and breed them into giant dragons. If anyone has the cash I can start right away!
David Mc (5 years ago)
This is for science!!!!!!!!!!! And would be beyond cool!!!!!!!!!!
B M (5 years ago)
So is it twelve hundred, or twenty-one hundred degrees?
Daulton Baird (5 years ago)
0:05 DRAGONS EXIST!!!!!!! ok?
Jacy Bunting (5 years ago)
So we destroy earth to get gold....................
Bronson (5 years ago)
Lier! Only dwarves can mine gold.
Mikael Murstam (5 years ago)
That is not logical
OHM-968692 (5 years ago)
I like the way you use Metric units when you speak, considering most of the world.
iDIMi (5 years ago)
Your next video should be: "How Currency Printing Works"
Kevin (5 years ago)
Masiel Santillán (5 years ago)
I died with the end xD
Mod Mark (5 years ago)
just realized your last name is Carboni lol.
Kachunnga (5 years ago)
I find it easier to jump into caves, hit some ores with a pickaxe and put the ores into a hot furnace. BAM! Gold. Do that nine times and i've got a 1-meter-thick block of the  stuff.
Nin (5 years ago)
I KNEW IT, HAHAA!! the moment I read the title I was like: It's because of the Hobbit, yup. And no, it's not like I'm even obsessed with the movie right now or anything...
wessam hanafy (5 years ago)
the prsentation is hard to keep up with or to remember it, specially numbers. please add some more visual  contents such as videos pictures and some graphics high lighting the keywords and numbers.
monkeyonfire13 (5 years ago)
i totally want to see Anthony and crew go gold panning. :D
zoal (5 years ago)
Why did I click this video im a hardcore minecraft player..
HoldUpStrong (5 years ago)
minecraft Budder!!!
KelvinSmoke (5 years ago)
I remember when i was about 7, i begged my parents to buy this 1oz gold investment coin, or some other stupid name like that, and it was $350....my parents said "its a rip off, gold is only about $275 an ounce".....now, where did i put my time machine
Wei Neng Chen (5 years ago)
Hmmm.... now the Discovery mini series about gold mining accident suddenly looks like the red wedding....
Mog of War (5 years ago)
Robb Stark. STILL King of the North.
calsta619 (5 years ago)
Rob stark at the end ~ I was thinking the exact same thing XD
crackmaster88 (5 years ago)
What the... is that thing on 1:06 ? That's not regular hand :D 
Thomas Dijkstra (5 years ago)
just mine bitcoin
The only reason gold should be valuable anymore is because it's one of the best conducting materials for electronics. 
degenret01 (5 years ago)
It's great for jewelry, women love jewelry, men love to get laid, we buy women jewelry. It's the circle of gold.
Deviantfulness (5 years ago)
My father worked on many mines, including the deepest one in the world in South Africa,They would follow gold reefs which are long thin horizontal strands of fluvial gold from ancient rivers.Its cool to see how it works.
Deviantfulness (5 years ago)
Hence Johannesburg often being called the gold reef city
Shawn Ravenfire (5 years ago)
Everyone knows that the way to get gold is to dip lead into a cauldron of boiling Smurfs.
Sad Cat (5 years ago)
Dragonbahn (5 years ago)
Please investigate the existence of dragons. Reasons: Every culture ever has som kind of dragon in different forms and legends of seamonsters. I mean you can even read about the leviathan in the bible.
Anissassina (5 years ago)
I live in a mineing town inland from Perth Australia so I no this already
Frank Hernandez (5 years ago)
what the hell was with the midget hand lol
Brad Hipsher (5 years ago)
I'm a fan of the fact that DNews uses Metric units as their primary method of measurement. Maybe, if we hurry, we won't be the *last* country to finally convert.
Alex M (5 years ago)
THAT STUPID INTRO IS REALLY STARTING TO PISS ME OFF.I WATCH DNEWS LESS BECAUSE OF THT STUPID INTRO.yes it sounds that stupid but seriously,I wanna hear the news,but like right now,not after that stupid intro.
CheesyChaplin (5 years ago)
Skip it.
Aidan Smart (5 years ago)
they are literally tnt strip mining... i love when minecraft is right 
Boba Fett (5 years ago)
RANDOM FACT TIIMEE: Gold is from space. it is not created on earth.
Artemis Toh (5 years ago)
Cornstarch??? Did i hear it correctly? I was expecting some other chemical...
ghostrider433 (5 years ago)
1:05 That guy literally has NO FINGERS
Geo (4 years ago)
Holy shit I never knew....GROSSS
Kenneth Ultimate (5 years ago)
A gram of gold can make 1 Tons of waste 2 Death of the miner 3 Destroy the environment and it's inhabitant 4 Causes an International Dispute That makes a gold a gold because mining cost those things
Laharl Krichevskoy (5 years ago)
 thought those where humans' things. Gold is just an element which has no attribute called price, that's just a subjective value assigned by humans to it.
Matthew Haas (5 years ago)
Is that a midget hand at 1:08?
VariantAEC (5 years ago)
Good to know. How do we turn iron to steel?
Neutrino (5 years ago)
Or you dig bellow Y 29 with a diamond pickax.
Mog of War (5 years ago)
Iron, of if you want to be Meta, Gold would suffice. :P
CamCakes (5 years ago)
Thank you so much for using metric :)
Reikon Karite (5 years ago)
If anyone is interested in gold mining, watch gold rush alaska!
xxTRYxxHARDxx (5 years ago)
i freaking love dnews
Seeker (5 years ago)
Hey, thanks! We love you all too! 
Jerix000 (5 years ago)
Anthony thanks for using metric, really makes a difference when you hear it, opposed to reading it! Keep on the good work Dnews!
Mickey Xtian (5 years ago)
Gold is not among the heaviest minerals on the planet. Gold IS the heaviest.
Laharl Krichevskoy (5 years ago)
uranium is the heaviest (atomic mass) found in nature....osmium and iridium are the densest (which would translate into human "heavy" as in weight/volume). Osmium is about 17% heavier than gold for the same size.
Seeker (5 years ago)
Learn how gold mining works http://dne.ws/1fGKdke just in time for the +Discovery premiere of #Klondike next Monday!
Jimmy Pase (1 year ago)
Vadim (5 years ago)
+Rasmus Jensen Exactly
Rasmus Jensen (5 years ago)
+NeoDarkArckana Why would you think he is an Atheist?
Vadim (5 years ago)
+NeoDarkArckana Are you saying that atheists are psychologically unstable and aggressive?
Elsa Debroglie (5 years ago)
no u
Corristo89 (5 years ago)
Huh. So that's what liquid gold looks like. Now the effects in The Desolation of Smaug seem even shittier in comparison. The gold in there looked like something the PS2 or Xbox would render. Remember the water from The Elder Scrolls (not Skyrim)? Yeah, that shitty...

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