Gold rush - Brazil – Arun Gold Company

Gold rush - Brazil

In the 1690’s the gold rush started in Brazil in the Portuguese area called Ouro Preto. By 1725 half of the population of Brazil was living in the Southeastern part of the country. In 1730 it had a population of 40,000 people which was many times more than New York at the time. 800 tonnes of gold was sent to Portugal in the 18th Century.

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