December 27, 2014

Colombia, 1861


c.1861: Estimated 'Reasonable Gold Yield' for Atrato was $2,000,000, with $20,000 in platina.  

If Negroes had a little more interest, the gold gathered in situ at the basin of the Atrato would not be lower than two million pesos {$ 2,000,000}per year, with about $ 20,000 in platina, which usually is mixed with placer gold; more of what I've already said on this particular.

Citation: Jeografia fisica i politica de los Estados Unidos de Colombia...; Felipe Pérez

c.1861: Atrato gold nuggets never less than 22k; gold washer wage, $2./day; local wage S$ 0.30


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