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The Oldest & Largest Gold Mine of the Times of Prophet Sulaiman in Madinah

The oldest Gold mine in Saudi Arabia exists in the region of  Madinah. Most of our website frequent visitors and our content readers might not be aware about the following points about these Gold mines:

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Where is this Gold Mine Situated?

Gold is still extracted from the 3,000 year-old gold mine which is located in the “Mahd al-Dhahab” area of the Madinah region.

The Gold Mine of the Times of Sulaiman

According to the experts, the activity of the Mahad Ad Dhahab mine and factory began 3000 years ago and this is the oldest gold mine that dates back to the time of Prophet Sulaiman (about 950 BC) from which gold was mined in different periods. However, gold is still mined from this mine.

Amount of Gold and Other Minerals Extracted from this Mine

During the reign of King Fahad bin Abdul-Aziz, the former ruler of Saudi Arabia, this mine was expanded. Around 5,989 million tons of crude minerals were extracted from 1983 to 2020, including 2.5 million ounces of pure gold and 9.8 million ounces of silver.

Location of Mahad Ad Dhahab Gold Mine

How many Employees Work in the Oldest Gold Mine?

Currently, 262 people are employed by the Saudi Mining Company which includes 63% of Saudi employees.

The oldest gold mine from about 950 B.C. is still in use for the extraction of gold and other minerals. Stay tuned to Saudi Expat News for more!

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