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Saturday, December 4, 2021

River of gold in Jharkhand : Swarnrekha river

India is a land of many wonders and unresolved mysteries! One such mystery flows through the unnoticed areas of Jharkhand, known as the Subarnarekha River.You will be amazed to know that the river has pure gold in its waters.



The river flows through the areas of Jharkhand, West Bengal and Odisha. In Jharkhand, it flows through Ratnanagar region. You will be surprised to know that gold has been found in large quantities in the sand of this river and its tributary Karkari for years.

The river, 474 km long, flows from a place called Rani Chuan in the village of Nagdi, about 15 kilometers from Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand. From there, it enters Odisha and West Bengal before meeting the Bay of Bengal in Baleshwar.



No one knows the secret behind the incident yet. Local tribal laborers are engaged in filtering sand and extracting gold from the river bed. About 60 to 80 gold particles can be removed in a month!

The work of sifting sand and collecting gold particles goes on throughout the year except in monsoon. These particles can be the size of a grain of rice or smaller.

The translation of Subarnarekha in English is Streak of Gold. There is a village named Piska in Ranchi, where gold was first mined near the river's origin. People say that gold was first found in the river bed and later in its sand.

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