While gold mining itself was unprofitable for most diggers and mine owners, some people made large fortunes, and the merchants and transportation facilities made large profits.
The resulting increase in the world's gold supply stimulated global trade and investment.
Historians have written extensively about the migration, trade, colonization and environmental history associated with gold rushes.
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Within each mining rush there is typically a transition through progressively higher capital expenditures, larger organizations, and more specialized knowledge.
They may also progress from high-unit value to lower unit value minerals (from gold to silver to base metals).
Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, UK, USA.