Metals Notes

History of Precious Metals Mining

By Lisa Murray-Roselli

The history of precious metals mining is inextricably linked to the social and economic development and exploration of the world. The use of precious metals for currency originates in ancient times and since then, wealth has fueled the power and expansiveness of kingdoms, nation-states, countries, and individuals. The technology used to extract these precious metals may have changed over time, but their value and perception as symbols of wealth and power has not. Read more