Picks & Pans: Eureka! We Struck It Again
April 2002 by Don RobinsonAbout a half-hour after everything got underway, James came back to Harley, whispering, “Harley, you’re not going to believe this, but I just detected a vein with gold, lots of gold...I mean lots of gold. You’ve got to come and see this.”
Then it appeared. A 64-inch rack on the giant moose silhouetted against the sun. Bernie had waited for the large creature to come out into the open. He raised his bolt action Remington .338, took aim, and pulled the trigger.
In some places valuable ores can be found within the waste material of mine dumps, sorted ore piles, and detrital vein matter at the surface. Though many of these old mine sites can be an excellent source of gold, not all are created equal.
The coin trading world has a new gold standard, after the only known 1822 half eagle $5 piece in private hands sold at auction in Las Vegas…
The US attorney’s office indicted Diana Flaherty, of Las Vegas, and Michael Gardiner, of San Diego, in connection with a securities fraud scheme. According the indictment, Flaherty, and her husband Robert (now deceased), had managed Phoenix Metals USA II. Gardiner is identified as a company shareholder.
The sound got quiet when the fuse burned down into the clay. I waited, and waited…
...as a holder of contrarian points of view, I am somewhat delighted to see the recent enormous surge in published negative commentaries regarding gold's future.
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