May 2002 by Reggie GouldDuring the summer break of my first year of college in the late ‘50s, I was unemployed and bored, so my friends and I decided to do some gold mine exploration. We used to read a magazine called Treasure and had a good idea of where all the gold mines were located.
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As a gold prospector for the past ten years, I thought that I had a fair understanding of the steps necessary to find gemstones.
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