The Art of Finding Coarse Gold Part I—The Geology of Coarse Gold Formation
December 2004 by Chris RalphRecovering large, coarse gold nuggets is a very exciting experience, and the quest for
large gold is often the “holy grail” of the independent prospector, no matter which type of equipment is used. Hefty, good-sized gold nuggets are...
The Philippine archipelago, with over 7,000 islands that stretch for 1,100 miles north-south, was settled by Malaysians several thousand years ago. Ferdinand Magellan landed and was killed there in 1521. Spaniards took over the islands in 1571, and founded Manila, which is located on a large natural harbor. After the Spanish-American war in 1898, the United States took over the Philippines, and found itself in a brutal 6-year war before gaining control of all of the islands.
Well, the long-anticipated US election was held the first Tuesday of November. If you were a partisan of the Republican Party, victory was sweet, indeed. If you supported Kerry and his pals, our truest sympathies, for the electoral devastation was complete. Bush won in both the Electoral College and popular vote contests...
• A sobering revelation
• "Greenbacks" for green energy
Vanishing with equal rapidity is any belief that this onrushing economic downturn is a minor speed bump on the road to financial utopia.
During the past decade, gold prices have been on a serious roller coaster ride. This year, the ride has taken a turn for the worse—straight down hill. Members of the precious metals mining industry have been hanging on as tight as they can.
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