Natural Crystalline Gold
July 2008 by Chris RalphThe beauty of natural gold is widely appreciated by both prospectors and mineral collectors, but the pinnacle of beautiful natural gold specimens are the spectacular crystalline formations.
The North American continent harbors a vast mountain fastness that few Anglo-Americans have seen—an awesome land cut by perpendicular canyons and towering peaks, a forbidding wilderness virtually unchanged...
Nearly everyone who has drywashed or metal detected for placer gold within hardrock gold-mining areas is aware of "residual placers" (a.k.a. seam diggin's)...
In some ways, silver is the forgotten precious metal because it straddles both the world of precious metals and jewelry, while having many important industrial applications like a base metal. The price of silver reflects both the precious metal investment demand as well as the industrial demand.
Some will doubt its value given the ultra-fine particle size… Some will become encouraged about not having to incur significant time and expense to break rock.
• What goes up, must come down.
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