Gold is the valuable metal, and has been popular since ages.
Gold is used as a standard in fixing the value in the international money market. India has insignficane gold deposits.
Kolar, Raichur and Hatti mines of Karnataka, Anantpur of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Kerala and Tamil Nadu have some deposits of gold ore.
In addition to this, it is found in the form of fine threads in the igneous rocks of Kappatha Gudda in Gadag district of Karnataka.
At present, Hatti is the largest producer of gold in the country.