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Were was Egyptian gold foundto make their jewelry?


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November 10, 2009 6:04PM

Egypt's gold was typically obtained by gold found in river deposits of silt, which was simply extracted by washing the lighter silt away with water, picking out any particles of gold, and setting aside whatever was found for later melting into ingots. This is possibly the way the metal for Egypt's earliest golden artifacts were obtained. Gold-bearing veins of quartzite were also exploited in the eastern desert and in Nubia. gold was also found in mines and quarrys.