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Gold is found in many places in Switzerland, as the following map shows. Often, however, only minimal traces of gold occur. Click on a yellow area in the map to get a description of the most promising localities for the recreational gold prospector.Gondo (Valais)The main mining period in Gondo (Valais) was between 1890 and 1897.--->>> A total of 73 gold coins ("Goldvreneli") were minted from its gold.Gold occurs as microscopic inclusions in the pyrite of the granite belonging to the Monte Rosa districtmore.