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Gold and Other Precious Metals 2011

Quiz: CNBC QUIZ: The World Of Gold

Question 2 of 10

Where did the first gold rush take place?

  1. South Africa
  2. Egypt
  3. California
  4. Iraq
Correct!

Although notable discoveries of gold were made in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1799 and in Georgia in 1828, it wasn't until 1848, when the discovery of gold in California sparked a so-called "gold rush", or influx of people.

Source: World Gold Council