Scottish Gold: Fruit of the Nation

Clark, N. D.L. (2014) Scottish Gold: Fruit of the Nation. Neil Wilson Publishing: Glasgow. ISBN 9781906000264

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Atoms of gold are found in almost everything on Earth. It is often concentrated by hot fluids percolating through the crust and re-depositing it in veins produced during tectonic collisions or the rifting apart of oceans and continents. It can be further concentrated into rivers and streams by weathering and erosion of ancient landforms where it has been collected for millennia by humans for many purposes.<p></p> Gold rushes of the 19th century in the United States, Australia and South Africa are well known of, but there were two gold rushes in Scotland as well: one in 1852 and the other in 1869. The first one was less successful, perhaps because many of the miners had very little experience, but the 1869 gold rush began with a discovery in Kildonan, Sutherland by a returning gold miner from the Australian gold rush of the 1850s and 1860s. Robert Gilchrist found gold near to his native Kildonan and sought permission from the Duke of Sutherland to extend his searches in 1868. By 1869, there were hundreds of miners along the banks of the Kildonan and elsewhere in the district seeking their fortune. Although the gold rush lasted only a year, it is still possible to find gold in the streams of Sutherland.

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Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Clark, Dr Neil
Authors: Clark, N. D.L.
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C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
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