One of the cornerstones of the Ancient Astronaut Theory as told in Zechariah Sitchin’s Earth Chronicles is that the Anunnaki Ancient Aliens came to Earth in search of Gold.

However, this doesnt explain why the Anunnaki needed Gold in the first place. Secondly, why as a technologically advanced Civilization they didnt just manufacture the Gold or harvest it from asteroids instead of mining it on Earth resulting in the need to manipulate Hominid DNA to create a Slave Species of human miners rather than building robots or using AI. Why The Anunnaki Chose To Mine Gold?

These are all legitimate questions and they demand a response.

Why did the Annunaki Need Gold In The First Place?

According to the Sumerian Texts, the Anunnaki came from the Planet Nibiru.

Nibiru’s atmosphere was deteriorating and a possible solution to the problem may have been to suspend Gold particles in Nibiru’s atmosphere in order to repair it by adding a new layer of fine Gold particles, Why The Anunnaki Chose To Mine Gold?

This would be quite similar to our own science of Geo-Engineering and may also mirror other processes for Planetary atmospheric manipulation that we now contemplate such as the atmospheric manipulation that would be required for the succesful terraforming of Mars.

Why Did The  Anunnaki Not Just Manufacture The Gold?

Even if the Anunnaki needed Gold to repair Nibiru’s atmosphere, it still doesnt explain why they chose to come to Earth to mine it instead of simply manufacturing it as a technologically advanced Civilization, Why did The Anunnaki Chose To Mine Gold?

There is no clear answer to this question but one of the possibilities that can be considered is that manufacturing may not have produced the required amounts, and it was preferable to work with natural deposits even if they were off-Planet. 

Why Not Mine Gold From Asteroids Instead Of Mining It On Earth?

Whilst Gold can be found in Asteroids, once again it seems possible that the amounts may not have been sufficient. Its also possible that the Anunnaki did actually mine Asteroids for Gold as this possibility is not excluded by the Sumerian accounts.

It seems that Mining on Earth was the best course of action because Earth was a singular destination with vast quantities of Gold coupled with an atmosphere in gravity which permitted the set up of mechanized mining rigs that could be operated for a considerable length of time in a habitable environment.

Why Manipulate DNA to Create Human Miners Instead of Building Robots?

Texts like the Lost Book Of Enki demonstrate that the Anunnaki initially attempted to obtain Gold from the waters of the Mediterrenean using the Technology aboard their Ships. Its only when the quantities proved insufficient that they resorted to Earth mining.

Why Gold Was Important To The Anunnaki


According to the Sumerian Texts, the Gold Mining was initially carried out by a group of Anunnaki called the Igigi. Its been suggested that the Igigi may have been Androids but there is no proof of this.

Nevertheless, its only when the Igigi revolted due to the demanding nature of the work that the decision was made to create a Primitive worker using the Hominid Genes of Homo Erectus and fusing them with Anunnaki DNA so the new worker could be intelligent enough to understand instructions from the Anunnaki.

So its clear that the Anunnaki did not arrive on Earth with the intention of creating the Primitive Worker. It was an unexpected development after the rebellion of the Igigi who themselves may have been some form of advanced AI Android.

The Anunnaki reluctantly created Human beings, and the Human controversy would continue to haunt the Anunnaki all the way through to the Garden of Eden Incident and Great Flood when the Anunnaki collectively decided to let the Primitive workers drown because their numbers had grown beyond what was expected, straining the limited resources of the Anunnaki who probably sought to limit their activities on Earth to the Gold mining they came to for but Humans were forcing them to become more involved in the affairs of Earth than they intitially intended or even desired. 


In the final analysis, whilst the Ancient Astronaut Theory remains contested, the foundation of the Theory being a quest by the Anunnaki to obtain Gold Off-World in order to save their own Planet from an Environmental catastrophe using the technology at their disposal does not seem like such a far fetched possibility in light of the fact that our own Planet is faced with similar Environmental problems as detailed in the Sumerian Texts 5000 years ago, Why The Anunnaki Chose To Mine Gold?

We are presently searching for ways to use the technology at our disposal to either save our home Planet or build a new home elsewhere.

This is what lies at the heart of the Sumerian story, and one wonders how the Ancient Sumerians would have conceived of a dilemma on such a scale given the fact such dilemmas would have been completely foreign and an unknown experience to the Sumerians themselves.

It seems reasonable to at least consider the possibility that the origins of the story lie in the experience of the Anunnaki themselves whose own Civilization had technologically developed to the point of threatening Planetary destruction much like our own.

Their solution was to use Gold to repair their atmosphere, and it was the unintended consequences of that decision that resulted in the creation of the Primitive Worker and ultimately, the introduction of Civilization as a means of addressing the demand for greater Anunnaki involvement on Earth in managing the Primitive Worker whilst at the same time ensuring that their objective for coming to Earth in the first place i.e. obtaining Gold was fulfilled.

Why The Anunnaki Chose To Mine Gold