Where is gold found in Greece?
Remarkable gold concentrations have been found in Greece, in the wider area of Stratoni in Chalkidiki, in Sappes and Perama in Western Thrace, in Kilkis and in Milos. Smaller concentrations can be found in Pangeo, Angistro of Serres, Lesbos, Lemnos and Chios.
Is there gold on Crete?
It is well known that gold does not naturally occur on the island of Crete, nor in its immediate vicinity. However, gold artefacts are found on Crete since the Neolithic, with their exotism and depositional patterns clearly demonstrating that gold was considered precious by Cretan communities of all periods.
What is the Greek name for gold?
From Ancient Greek χρυσός (khrusós, “gold”) (already Mycenaean Greek (ku-ru-so)), Semitic loan, compare with Biblical Hebrew חָרוּץ (ḥārūṣ), Akkadian (ḫurāṣu [KUG.
Where do gold miners sell their gold?
The role of bullion banks.
Bullion banks are the middleman of the gold world. Miners produce gold, but they might not produce it at the same time that consumers want to buy the metal. So the banks play a sort of clearing role: when producers want to sell, they can sell to the bank.