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Common grades of gold ore concentration

Update date: May 24

The more rock that has to be mined and processed the higher the costs and lower the profits. Gold bearing rock that has enough gold concentration to be mined profitably is called 'ore'. The gold concentration is usually referred to as the gold 'grade'. and is measured as 'grams per tonne', written alongside results as 'g/t Au'. In some cases

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