Gold

Mm1008 at aol.com Mm1008 at aol.com
Fri Nov 29 14:51:02 EST 1996


The December '96 issue of National Geographic includes a half-page article on
African termites whose mounds in Nigeria have guided gold-digging geologists.
It refers to "tales that ancient African civilizations used mounds to locate
gold deposits."  The accompanying cartoon thanks the termite miners "for not
chewing on beams." A far-reaching tale it seems!

Mary Meredith




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