California State Open and US National Gold Panning Championships
October 2008 by Don RobinsonOne hundred eighty-six panners went through a wild and woolly two days (August 30 & 31 in Foresthill, Calif.) to determine who had the bragging rights of being the best—at least for one year!
Q: Is this gold or some other metal?
She said a few thoughts did cross her mind at the time; she thought maybe she should have looked more thoroughly for that hand-drawn map to the claim that we had given her the previous year.
Because the old timers were so good at locating the better paying deposits—most of them along clay seams in this particular area—it makes good sense to try and locate these clay lines at old mining sites.
The combination of these two concerns—the drift toward socialism and the willingness to violate law—appear to me to be capable of raising the level of civil disorder to a point where such disorders could be positive influences on the price of gold and silver.
What a difference a year makes. It makes one wonder if we still live on the same planet!
…money creation by central banks… could even accelerate further as governments desperately seek to stimulate some sort of powerful economic growth. Historically, rapid money creation rates have been positive for gold and silver.
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