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Young, John E.. For the Love of Gold. World Watch1 May 1993: 19-26.
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|To create a pair of gold wedding rings, the ore processed is the equivalent of a hole in the ground that is 10 feet long, 6 feet wide, and 6 feet deep. Fortunately for the newlyweds, this hole is in someone else's backyard. So, too, is the cyanide used to separate the gold from the ore.||environmental impact ecological footprint|