Dube, R K (2001) India's Contribution to the Mining, Extraction and Refining of Gold : Some Observations Related to the Pre-Christian Era. In: Metallurgy in India - A Retrospective, November 26, 2000, NML, Jamshedpur.
India has a very old and fascinating history of gold. Various aspects of the mining and metallurgy of gold were known to the Indians since time immemorial. In this paper, different types of the gold ore deposits', and the technique used in the extraction and refining of gold in ancient India as obtained from the literary sources 'composed in the pre-Christian era and some archa-eological findings are discussed. The recovery of a novel variety of high purity gold powder, known as Pipilaka Gold, from the auriferous soil of ant-hills, as stated in the Maheibharata, has also been discussed.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Alluvial placer gold, Vein gold, Liquid ore of gold, Panning, Deep mining, Cupellatio|
|Divisions:||Metal Extraction and Forming|
|Deposited By:||Sahu A K|
|Deposited On:||13 Jul 2012 14:29|
|Last Modified:||13 Jul 2012 14:29|
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