World Gold Council Launches New Gold Bullion Securities
January 2004 by Leonard MelmanThanks to the efforts of the World Gold Council (WGC), investors in the yellow metal now have an excellent new way in which to participate in gold’s price movements.
When I read about these new discoveries, I often wonder how the original operators ignored all the additional ore. Yet this has happened again and again in Nevada and many other places.
The population of Sutro almost reached the same number this weekend as it did during its short-lived heyday. About 600 visitors explored the site where Adolf Sutro envisioned a bustling city.
One of the most memorable nuggets I found in Australia was detected on the very last day that I was out prospecting. I was going along swinging my coil and I came across a blaring loud signal that almost blew my ears off.
• Comment deadlines approaching for frog listings and habitat
• EPA seeks more control
• Comments due in Washington
• California dredging moratorium
• PLF sues to delist polar bear
What a start to the year! In just the first two weeks of 2008, we saw the price of gold explode to the highest levels in history at $900 per ounce, Crude Oil reach $100 per barrel, some of the world’s largest financial institutions collapse in market value, unrest spread in Pakistan following the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, the worst jobs report from the Department of Labor in at least two years and the continued erosion of residential real estate values.
The sleepy town of Mariposa, known more today as one of the gateways to Yosemite National Park, was once considered the southern end of the famed “Mother Lode” gold deposits that stretched hundreds of miles throughout California’s Sierra...
One of the greatest and richest underground placer mines of California was the Hidden Treasure Mine of Placer County.
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