Kolar Gold Fields

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Kolar Gold Fields

(kəʊˈlɑː)
n
(Placename) a city in S India, in SE Karnataka: a major gold-mining centre since 1881. Pop: 176 000 (2005 est)
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Silicosis caused by inhalation of dust containing free silica or silicon dioxide was first reported in 1947 in India in the Kolar gold mines and has since been reported in various other mines and industries: coal, mica, silver, lead, zinc, and manganese mines; pottery and ceramics; sand blasting; metal grinding; building and construction work; rock mining; iron and steel industry; and several others.
At the Kolar gold mines, for example, the 32 Mt of old mill tailings are estimated to contain 0.72 g/t of gold.