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Gold rush threat to tropical forests

Gold mining camp in French Guiana Global demand for gold is putting some of the most remote and pristine tropical forests at risk, scientists warn. Some 1,680 sq km of rainforest in South America was lost to gold mining from 2001 to 2013, a study shows. University of Puerto Rico...

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How Gold is made and how it got to our planet

A striking artifact discovered in Panama, dated 700-1000 CE. “Winged Pendant, Gran Coclé,” credit: Gilcrease Museum Revered for its aesthetic and metallurgical properties for thousands of years, gold is still one of the most sought after precious metals. There’s no question gold has...

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John Clare Memorial Gold Cup too valuable to insure

The gold John Clare Memorial Cup contested at the Central Otago Racing Club meeting at Omakau last Saturday has a history dating to 1930. "The cup has a value of between $50,000 and $75,000 and became too dear for the club to insure," said Alistair Eckhoff, a committee member and former...

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There Is Still Time To Sell Gold And Silver

The Christmas holiday season is a meaningful moment in the year. It is time to rethink values, to ponder on life and everything that surrounds it. It is also time to redo plans, assess decisions we’ve made through the year and resume the path to an increasingly happy life. Soon there will...

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US$1,200 gold coin dropped in Salvation Army kettle

BURLINGTON, N.C.-- It's the season for bell ringing, donating, gifting and surprise gold coins. Once again the anonymous 'gold coin' donor has paid a visit to the Salvation Army kettle in Mebane, North Carolina. For the past several years an individual has repeatedly dropped a gold coin...

Ancient gold coins found in toilet in southern India

Construction workers have hit a pot full of 200-year-old gold coins while digging an eight-foot hole to be used as a toilet close to an ancient temple in an Indian village. According to Bangalore Mirror, the excavation crew found 43 coins inside the buried crock and instead of telling the...

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Why Engagement Rings Are a Scam – Adam Ruins Everything

...but you'll still end up buying...

World’s ‘most complicated’ Patek Philippe gold watch sells for record $24.4 million

The most "complicated" handmade watch in the world has been sold at auction for an historic $24.4 million. The Henry Graves Supercomplication timepiece, made by the luxury watchmaker Patek Philippe in 1933 for the prominent banker Henry Graves, was sold at Sotheby's in Switzerland. The...

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Follow Hard Assets Impure Indian jewellery prompts caution

India’s leading precious metals refiner, MMTC-PAMP, has stated that not all gold jewelry sold in India are as pure as the sellers promise it to be. Alleging that the scrap gold that comes for refining has 15% to 20% less gold content than the set purity standards, the refiner urged gold buyers in...

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Mammoth 2.8 kilogram gold nugget up for sale

One of the biggest gold nuggets found in modern times in Northern California's historic Gold Country is going up for sale. Weighing in at more than 2.8kg, the Butte Nugget is expected to carry a price tag of around $NZ450,000. The nugget's owner asked dealer Don Kagin to keep his name and...

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