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Close has golden touch

GOLD has played a central role in economics and trade, both internationally and in Australia since its discovery many millennia ago by ancient Egyptians. It has also played a central role in Dr Sandra Close’s life for several decades.

 Gold nugget

Gold nugget

Since its official discovery in Australia in February 1851 at Lewis Ponds Creek, near Bathurst in New South Wales by Edward Hammond Hargraves, the precious metal has become one of the country's biggest...

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