Gold Ontario Prospecting
Some of the main gold bearing areas around the world is located in the former USSR, the United States, Peru, China, South Africa, and Australia. Some of the favorite spots for gold prospecting include Ontario, Canada, California amongst others. This wonderful sought after precious metal known as gold is mined commercially and on every continent of the world with the exception of Antarctica. South Africa has yielded eighteen thousand tons of gold so far. Gold has throughout history been appreciated and sought after not only because of its beauty but its endurance. There is not any substance in nature that has the ability of destroying gold. Gold does not tarnish, rust or corrode and does not become affected by air, heat, cold, or moisture. Gold has been buried in the earth for thousands of years and can be recovered unharmed. Gold is a perfect media for craftsmen all over the world given that it is a metal that can be formed by pounding without the problem of breaking or crumbling. In its pure form, gold is the most supple and malleable of all the metals. One ounce of gold can be stretched into a fine wire over 50 miles in length without becoming harmed or damaged. Given its malleability it can also be carved very easily and heated over and over again without becoming discolored and can be joined with other metals without the need of bonding fluctuation. For those interested in gold prospecting in Ontario, Canada, there are several places one can go to such as the Helmo green stone Belt. The earliest records of prospecting took place in Porcupine Camp. Even though almost all of the prospectors were never able to find the claims to set themselves up, there were some between the years 1907 to 1909 that were able to succeed and that had enough drive for individual prospecting. Prospecting for gold in Ontario in the early day concentrated on the search for gold alone. There were other mineral deposits like that of silver and copper but not many had much interest in them, that is, until the development of the Kidd Creek Mine at the beginning of the 1600’s.