The Northern Thailand Gold Rush

The Northern Thailand Gold Rush –, February 17, 2012
[Thanks to Tom for pointing this out.]
…The survey also discovered gold veins in Thoen and Mae Phrik districts, Mr Somboon said. He said the gold deposit in Wang Nua district holds a fair amount of gold ore. Three grams of pure gold can be extracted from one tonne of rocks in the area, which is in keeping with accepted standards for gold-bearing deposits, Mr Somboon said. However, Mr Somboon said the amount of gold ore in the district is not enough to be developed for large-scale commercial gold mining…

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