Huge rocks filled* with gold found in Australia
11th September 2018
Miners* in Western Australia say they have discovered two huge* gold-encrusted rocks that are each estimated* to be worth millions of dollars.
Canadian miner RNC Minerals said that the largest rock, weighing 95kg (210lb), contains more than 2,400 ounces of gold*.
One mining engineer described the finds as extremely rare*.
The mining company valued* the largest rock at about $4m. RNC Minerals chief executive Mark Selby said the largest rocks would go to auction*.
The largest gold mine* is actually in South Africa. The Witwatersrand Basin is the biggest supply of gold ever discovered. It is estimated the 40% of all the gold ever mined has come out of the Basin. In 1970, South Africa accounted for* 79% of the world’s gold production.
Glossary of words*
Filled — rellenado
Miners — mineros
Huge — enorme
Estimated — estimado/aproximado
Gold — oro
Extremely rare — extremadamente raro
Valued — tasado/valuado
Auction — subasta
Mine — mina
Accounted for — representar
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