Water is used mainly in agricultural works, drinking water, electricity generation, but you will be surprised to know that there are some rivers in the world, whose water give more than water. A river plays important role in each and every one’s life as it provides basic necessities to many towns, villages and to many cities as well. But these rivers can sometimes give more than water, thing that is too valuable for human materially.
In this post, we are giving details of some of the world's selected rivers, whose water contains gold or they are surrounded by gold.
Swarnekhha River (Jharkhand)
River Swarnarekha, this river flows in some parts of Jharkhand, West Bengal and Odisha of India, and is part of those mysterious rivers of the world, which gets gold from its water.
In places like Tamaad and Saranda in Jharkhand, the local tribals residing around Swarnekhha River filter out water from the sand to collect gold particles. Normally if a person works for a whole day he may find one or two particles of gold. A person is able to remove 60-80 gold particles throughout the month. These particles are small or slightly larger than rice grains.
Collection of gold particles from sand is done throughout the year. During the floods or other calamities, the work ceases for approximately two months or depending on the situation. Those who get gold from the sand get 80-100 rupees for a particle. A man earns Rs 5-8 thousand a month by selling gold particles. However, the price of this particle in the market is approximately Rs 300.
Kharkai River (Jharkhand)
Just like the Swarnrekha river, gold particles are also found in the sand of its "Kharkai", an auxiliary river. People say that the gold particles in the gold line reach through the Kharkai River, but there is no clear evidence about it. Also, the length of the Kharkai River is only 37 km.
Klondike River (Canada)
Gold is also extracted from the Klondike River flowing into Dawson City, Canada. In 1896, George Carmeque, Dawson City Charlie, and Skymm Jim Mason were to first to found out and mention the gold in this river. As soon as the news reached in the others, people in this city, especially those who searched for gold, got tensed. In 1898, the city's population was only 1500 which increased to thirty thousand people, overnight.
Gold deposits were found in the Etowah River in Cherokee County.
Southeast of Ball Ground on the Etowah River had numerous area prospects and mines in exposures of decomposed bedrock. This is a likely source of some of the gold found in the river.
Clear Creek, Colorado
A complete gold-seekers paradise, this river in Colorado is hands-down the best place in the state for recreational fossicking activity. The gold was first discovered in 1858. Panning and sluicing for gold are permitted on the river bed at Arapahoe Bar in west Denver, and digging is allowed on the north side of the river there.
The Warrego area is one of the most famous & richest fossicking sites for gold in Australia. The gold is scattered in the surface soils, so you'll need a metal detector to find the gold.
Arrow River, New Zealand.
Fossicking for gold in New Zealand is quite a popular activity. The country is blessed with generous reserves of gold and there are plenty of sites where you will end up finding the gold, including the Arrow River in Otago on the South Island.
Elivo River, Italy
The Elvo River in Piedmont, Italy is currently enjoying something like a gold rush, and many prospectors regularly report findings of gold in its mineral-rich deposits.