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California Hydraulic Gold Mining

California  Hydraulic Gold Mining

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Hydraulic mining, or hydraulicking, is a form of mining that uses high-pressure jets of water to dislodge rock material or move sediment. In the placer mining of gold or tin, the resulting water-sediment slurry is directed through sluice boxes to remove the gold.

Hydraulic mining originated out of ancient Roman techniques that used water to excavate soft underground deposits. Its modern form, using pressurized water jets produced by a nozzle called a “monitor”, came about in the 1850s during the California Gold Rush in the United States. Though successful in extracting gold-rich minerals, the widespread use of the process resulted in extensive environmental damage, such as increased flooding and erosion, and sediment blocking waterways and covering over farm fields. These problems lead to its legal regulation. Hydraulic mining has since been used in various forms around the world. Read more »


Government Market Manipulations A Reason to Own GOLD

I believe all investors should have at least a small part of their investments in physical gold!

California gold nuggetFirst we all know what the Congress, Freddy and Fanny and the banks did to encourage fraudulent style mortgage lending and borrowing practices to enable the public to borrow money irresponsibly.

In the dot com bubble, as it was created by Clinton, the SEC and his administration, any shell company was allowed to do an IPO because it brought in untold capital gains tax and other tax revenues to the Treasury. Read more »


Gold Nuggets for Sale

Gold Nuggets for Sale

Most agree that individual investors should keep at least a small part of their portfolio in gold.

With the US debt is $17 trillion. Your real purchasing power has been and will continue to be eroded.

Actual, real gold Nuggets not only appreciate as the spot price of gold moves up, but also appreciate because of the rarity factor. The vast majority of gold is mined as very fine gold. On the other hand, natural gold nuggets, like natural diamonds sell at a premium based on their size and characteristics.

View real gold nuggets for sale.


Gold Nuggets for Sale


A Theory of Where Gold Came From

Gold is one of the most sort after precious metals on earth. 

For thousands of years human beings have been mining for it, shaping it in to jewellery and worshiping it as a link to there gods. So if some ancient human cultures believed this metal came from the heavens, could they of been correct?

Gold can be found on the earths surface, about 1.3 Grams per 1000 tonnes of other earthly material. This is considered to be strange because these amounts of gold do not fit with standard models of our planets formation. If gold had been mixed with the other materials of the young molten earth it would have sunk to the core of the planet with iron. But it’s not, it’s on and in the surface. Read more »


Illegal Gold Mining

Illegal Gold Mining

Chinese mining in Ghana documentary

Afua Hirsch reports on Ghana’s gold rush in a film that discovers how Chinese immigrants are profiting from industrialising the country’s small-scale mining industry. Read more »


Spot Gold Price Moves Up

Spot Gold Price

natural gold nuggetJust about five weeks ago, well, to be precise January 24, 2014 in my post on this blog (Gold Price Increases) I pointed out what I believe to be a significant double bottom but a spot price of gold.

So, now just about five short weeks later as I write this, the spot price of gold is currently $1354 per ounce! Sure, this quick $84 per ounce profit was nice, but, foregoing the technical indicators, I currently feel that gold is going much higher as US deficit spending increases and world tensions mount. Read more »


Gold vs. Paper Dollars

Gold vs. Paper Dollars

gold barsThere was a recent MSN and article about gold. Naturally, it ran along the lines of many left-leaning publications which is that gold is a barbaric investment, one that earns no interest driven by fear and is surely about to crash.

So, let’s look at the other side of the coin, so to speak … None of these same publications said buy gold in 1999 2004 or 2009 ,but they ran articles every day about how you couldn’t lose money in real estate. You better wake up. When the liberal press tells you something about investing, you better do the opposite! Read more »


How to Get Wealthy With Gold

gold nuggetsIt is important to keep in mind that the end game is that gold will not make you incredibly wealthy unless you are leveraged. In theory just owning gold will keep your wealth about constant. To truly increase your wealth in the long-run you have to either buy gold on margin, but options, or invest in gold mining stocks.


Spot Gold Price Increases

Spot Gold Price Increases

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Today, the Dow Jones index dropped 318 points, yet, the spot gold price increased by eight dollars per ounce and closed at $1270.

If you look at the chart below, to me it looks like after the big gold selloff, the spot gold price looks like it put in a double bottom around $1200 per ounce. Read more »


Gold vs Stocks

California gold nuggetGold plunged 28 percent in 2013, ending a 12-year bull run, after the Fed announced plans to unwind the ultra-loose monetary policy starting January 2014, tarnishing the metal’s appeal as a hedge against inflation. Gold price was nearly $700 below a record hit in 2011.

2013 was a great year for stocks. U.S. stocks returned 33.45 percent as measured by the Vanguard Total Stock Index Fund ETF (VTI) with dividends reinvested. This is far better than the S&P 500 return of 29.60 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average of 26.50 percent.

Owning equities when Great Depression II comes along will be like owning bars of soap when there is no water and you are starving to death.