Gold factsAfrica quiz
What is mined in the world's deepest mines?
Gold. The TauTona Mine is a gold mine in South Africa. At approximately 3.9 kilometers deep, it is home to the world's deepest mining operations, rivalled only by the Mponeng gold mine. The name TauTona means "great lion" in the Setswana language.
How big was the biggest gold nugget?
235 kg. The largest nugget was found in Australia in 1872. It weighed 7555.42 Oz (235 kg) and was 1.42 m long.
What is "fool's gold" made of ?
Pyrite. The mineral pyrite, or iron pyrite, also known as fool's gold. Pyrite is considered the most common of the sulfide minerals. Pyrite's metallic luster and pale brass-yellow hue give it a superficial resemblance to gold, hence the well-known nickname of fool's gold . Pyrite is considered the most common of the sulfide minerals.
Which golden coin was the most valuable?
Doubloon. Escudo, ducat and florin had similar weight of approx 3.5 g of pure gold. Doubloon was simply double-escudo, weighting 6.77 grams. This Spanish coin was also widely used in France, named pistole.