Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Where does our gold come from?

Living in America we are usually located a long way away from the source of the goods we use and consume each day. Sometimes we are reminded of where our food comes from but what about the other goods? 
The Blacksmith Institute has produced these two videos showing how gold is refined using mercury and the impact that has on the miners. They've also started to supply the miners with some simple tools to make the process safer and more efficient.
Something to think about when making your next electronics purchase as almost every electronic device contains at least some gold.

Part One

Part Two