Gold dore

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  • It is semi-pure alloy of gold and silver which is refined for further purification.
  • Proportions of silver and gold can vary widely.
  • It is usually created at site of a mine and then transported to refinery for further purification.
  • Refined gold bars are manufactured from gold dore bar.
  • India imports about 900 tonnes of gold year making it world’s second-biggest gold consumer after China.
  • The imports mainly take care of demand of the jewellery industry.
  • Why in news? Imports of Gold Dore has been put under restricted category by DGFT.