Mines - These are the places from which precious metals on the surface of the earth have been retrieved.
Peru - During the 1700s, this country was the home of the richest silver mines.
Cuba - Mentioned in the first third of the text, this island nation had gold nuggets occurring naturally on the earth's surface.
Guinea - This other small island nation off the coast of the Americas had some surface gold.
Colony - This word is a large tract of land, with or without populace, under the military or fiscal control of some external government.
Tax - A fee exacted from a government to bring in revenue for the government's organization, military forces, or continued economic activities.
Currency/Coin - Measured and marked by a government as regulated by a respected legal organization, this valued metal is still used as a legitimate medium of economic...
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