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Gold-in-till

Gold particles found within material deposited by a glacier. Gold-in-till is formed when a glacier overrides a gold-bearing deposit, eroding gold and entraining it into the ice. When the glacier melts, the gold is laid down along with sand, silt, clay, and other material to form a deposit known as a till. Gold-in-till sampling is sometimes used to determine the general location of a gold-bearing ore body.