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Court Hears Arguments Over Rights to Shipwreck

Nearly a century after the luxury liner RMS Republic sank off Nantucket, treasure hunters are still battling over the ship’s cargo, which some believe includes gold coins now worth more than $1 billion.

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The Yukon-Klonkide Goldfields—Part II


There has been more written on the Klondike Gold Rush than any rush in the history of the world. Some highlights have been written below, a mere grain of sand of information to glean. The price of gold during the 1890s averaged $20.67 per ounce.

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• Vista Gold Corp.
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Legislative and Regulatory Update


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