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Gold rush is on in Gilgit-Baltistan

A man looks for gold wafers in the river of Gilgit-Dawn

A  man looks for gold wafers in the sand on the bank of Gilgit River.—Dawn GILGIT: The traditional practice of separating gold from sand along the rivers is still alive in Gilgit-Baltistan. Hundreds of families of a tribe called Sonewal in Shina language and Mowaan in Brosheski earn a livelihood by collecting gold specks from the sand accumulated along river ...

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