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San Francisco Mint and US Gold Reserves

In 1717, Sir Isaac Newton, Master of the British Mint, established a fixed price for gold that was equivalent to around US$20.00 per ounce. This price was for bullion gold, refined to a purity of twenty-two karats (.917 fine).

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The Gold Of Horseshoe Bend


And we eventually reached gold. It was a winding crevice of beautiful white quartz lined with small nuggets and loaded with fine gold. There were flakes and small granular pieces—there had to be a hundred or more.

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Prospecting for Hardrock Gold - Part II


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Platinum and Diamond Discoveries Shine New Light on Historic Alaska Gold-Mining District


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