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High Prices for Gold, Silver & Copper: What Does it Mean for Prospectors?

Perhaps the first and most important is the fact that the foreign exchange value of the US Dollar has been going down steadily for several months. As the value of the Dollar goes down, the price of goods in Dollar terms tend to go up…

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