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  • "Gold Rush" on Discovery Channel tonight!!!!

    12/14/2012 5:09:32 PM PST · by dennisw · 35 replies
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    "Gold Rush" on Discovery Channel tonight!!!!
  • Is this the end of the gold rush?

    04/04/2012 7:21:42 PM PDT · by RC one · 36 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | April 4, 2012 6:12 PM | Pallavi Gogoi
    NEW YORK — The price of gold, which has climbed for years like a blood pressure reading for anxious investors, plunged Wednesday to its lowest level in three months. Gold fell almost $58 to $1,614 per ounce. It has declined 15 percent since September, when it hit a peak of $1,907. It had more than doubled from the financial crisis three years earlier. The decline Wednesday came on an ugly day in the stock market. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 125 points — a day that last year probably would have caused fearful investors to buy gold as a...
  • Gold Rush

    01/11/2012 1:51:05 PM PST · by hawkins · 9 replies
    That Christian Website ^ | January 11, 2012 | Travis Main
    Matthew 13:44 – “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.”Gold! Treasure! History records a great number of “gold rushes” throughout the world. Americans experienced gold rushes in no less than Nevada, Alaska, Colorado, Washington, South Dakota, Wyoming, North Carolina, Georgia, Idaho, and California. A number of people consider the gold rush to be something of the past. However, a recent report on the Madre de Dios region of Peru shows...
  • Census: More people moving to D.C.

    12/22/2011 12:29:18 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, December 21, 2011 | David Hill
    The population of the District of Columbia is growing faster than that of any state in the country, according to a new U.S. Census report that shows an acceleration of a trend in which largely skilled and educated workers have flocked to the city’s resilient local economy and its well-paying jobs connected to the federal government. The city added 16,000 residents between April 2010 and July of this year, more than half as many as it added in the entire previous decade, the report said. In all, the District has added more than 45,000 residents since 2000, the nadir of...
  • Prices, potential lead to interest in Alaska gold

    11/21/2011 4:23:16 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 7 replies
    Juneau Empire ^ | BECKY BOHRER
    JUNEAU, Alaska — Interest in gold mining in Alaska has surged, buoyed by high gold prices and the lure of a landscape that remains relatively unexplored. Industry leaders don't expect a gold rush, the likes of which this still-young state hasn't seen in nearly a century, with hordes of miners looking to make their fortune. That's because these days making it big — finding and developing a large prospect — can take years, if not decades, and billions of dollars in investment. Even recreational enthusiasts can spend hours in back-breaking labor with nothing to show for it but some golden...
  • Gold Rush & Occupy Wall Street

    11/12/2011 4:02:26 PM PST · by YihYthink · 1 replies
    11/12/2011 | MySelf
    I have been following through blogs many postings About Occupied Wall Street crowd and come to the conclusion I cannot add much else from what other people have said. Yet something struck me the other night over the differences between 0WS and of all things Discovery Channel, program Gold Rush. I never really followed Gold Rush yet it comes on just before Air Alaska a program that I enjoy. 0WS is typical of the modern day loser, self-absorbed with their pity and the concept somehow the system is gamed them.
  • Central banks join gold rush (as gold hits a new record again !)

    06/19/2010 1:44:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies · 407+ views
    CNN MONEY ^ | 06/19/2010 | Annalyn Censky
    Foreign governments have been getting in on the recent gold rush, driven by continued fears about Europe's debt crisis and the pace of the global economic recovery. Those concerns have been propelling the precious metal to record highs over the past 18 months. In fact, gold posted a new intra-day high Friday, when it reached $1,260.90 an ounce. A day earlier, it reached a fresh record high closing price of $1,248.70 an ounce. Last year, foreign central banks were net buyers of gold for the first time since 1997. India, China and Russia have been the biggest buyers. And more...
  • Without prospects, they’re prospectors (The New Gold Rush)

    08/24/2009 9:33:24 AM PDT · by Cheap_Hessian · 2 replies · 745+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | August 24, 2009 | Karl Vick
    COLUMBIA, Calif. - Maybe it was the nail in Ray's head. Maybe it was the economy. His wife said one as much as the other drove the decision to auction off everything that wouldn't fit in the trailer and leave Vermont for the mother lode. "Thought we'd try to make a living at it," Kim Lague said, standing in a mining camp that was busier during the Great Depression than it was in the Gold Rush of 1849, and is busy once again. And so, 18 months after a co-worker's pneumatic hammer drove a 2 1/2 -inch stainless-steel nail into...
  • Tentative signs of US gold rush

    04/09/2009 8:16:29 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 5 replies · 546+ views
    bbc ^ | 9 April 2009
    There's much talk of the world being back in 1929, another Great Depression. For some, it is more like 1849. Back then, hundreds of thousands flocked to California in search of their fortune after gold was discovered there, founding the iconic image of men standing knee-deep in water, desperately sorting away the sediment in search of treasure. Now, there are tentative signs of a new gold rush in the US, according to the Gold Prospectors Association of America (GPAA). Searching the rivers The group has seen a 20% in membership in the last year, driven by the deepening recession and...
  • California's Gold Rush Has Been Reversed (Entrepreneurs are fleeing heavy taxes in the state)

    01/10/2009 8:42:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies · 2,774+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 10,2009 | DEVIN NUNES
    On Jan. 24, 1848, James Wilson Marshall found gold at Sutter's Mill, in Coloma, Calif., sparking a mad rush of some 300,000 people desiring to strike it rich. San Francisco grew from a tiny hamlet to a boomtown in no time, and in 1850 California entered the Union as the 31st state. With this history at their back, state leaders might have understood that people have a propensity to get up and move when a better life is to be had elsewhere. But no. After more than 150 years of being a destination, California is becoming a place entrepreneurs, investment...
  • A Golden anniversary (CO history)

    01/08/2009 1:10:22 PM PST · by jazusamo · 5 replies · 406+ views
    YourHub.com ^ | January 7, 2009 | Richard Gardner
    George Andrew Jackson made one of the most pivotal gold discoveries in Colorado history around today's Idaho Springs on January 7, 1859. He had made his way up from camp at today's Golden townsite, later became a Golden citizen, and suggested the town be named after Thomas L. Golden who was the only person he trusted with the secret of his discovery. Today is the 150th anniversary of one of the great gold strikes in Colorado history, when George A. Jackson, having traveled from his camp at today's Golden townsite, journeyed up to the vicinity of today's Idaho Springs...
  • Eco-friendly buildings may not be as green as you think

    01/06/2008 8:16:52 PM PST · by Lorianne · 7 replies · 149+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | January 6, 2008 | Daniel Brook
    In a high-end Mumbai neighborhood, Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani's personal high-rise, named Antilia, is under construction. When completed, the 24-story family home will include its own health club, terraced sky-gardens and 50-seat screening room. Antilia also boasts three helipads and a 168-car garage. This may sound like transportation overkill, if not outright eco-terrorism, for a family of six. But despite its 38-to-1 car-to-person ratio, Antilia has been billed by its American architects as a "green building." And under the leading standards for green architecture, it will likely qualify. Antilia's architects, Perkins & Will of Chicago, plan to evaluate its greenness...
  • Ethanol boom fades as oversupply depresses prices

    09/30/2007 4:23:54 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 45 replies · 124+ views
    IHT ^ | September 30, 2007 | Clifford Krauss
    NEVADA, Iowa: The ethanol boom of recent years — which spurred a frenzy of distillery construction, record corn prices, rising food prices and hopes of a new future for rural America — may be fading. Only last year, farmers here spoke of a biofuel gold rush, and they rejoiced as prices for ethanol and the corn used to produce it set records. But companies and farm cooperatives have built so many distilleries so quickly that the ethanol market is suddenly plagued by a glut, in part because the means to distribute it have not kept pace. The average national ethanol...
  • Today In History - January 24, 1848 - Gold Discovered In California

    01/24/2007 9:18:26 AM PST · by MplsSteve · 2 replies · 224+ views
    1/24/07
    On January 24 1848, James W Marshall discovered gold in a lumber mill (Sutter's Mill) tailrace along the American River. Although John Sutter tried to keep this fact quiet, fearing the loss of his agricultural empire, word got out and hundreds of thousands of people came to California, looking for gold. The people, known as Forty-Niners, came from everywhere. Some did exceptionally well and others returned home penniless. The early 49'ers panned for gold along stream beds and eventually larger-scale placer mining became more common. As the romance and excitment of the original Gold Rush dwindled away, gold mining techniques...
  • Man Digs For Gold In Front Yard [Hole Is 60 Feet Deep]

    06/15/2006 10:38:42 PM PDT · by mr. mojo risin · 88 replies · 2,280+ views
    NBC San Diego ^ | 6-15-06 | NBC
    MONTCLAIR, Calif. -- A California man digging for gold in his front yard said he got "carried away" and ended up with a 60-foot-deep hole, authorities said. Norm Enrique, 63, bought a metal detector that he believed indicated there was gold in his yard, so he began digging near his front patio. He told authorities he only intended to go down three or four feet. Fire officials called to the scene Tuesday found two men hired by Enrique inside the unreinforced hole. They were using a bucket and rope to remove dirt. "We told him, 'You're done,"' said Montclair fire...
  • Scientists: Donner Family Not Cannibals [Donner Party story debunked?]

    01/12/2006 6:06:49 PM PST · by TFFKAMM · 106 replies · 2,360+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/12/06 | Scott Sonner
    There's no physical evidence that the family who gave the Donner Party its name had anything to do with the cannibalism the ill-fated pioneers have been associated with for a century and a half, two scientists said Thursday. Cannibalism has been documented at the Sierra Nevada site where most of the Donner Party's 81 members were trapped during the brutal winter of 1846-47, but 21 people, including all the members of the George and Jacob Donner families, were stuck six miles away because a broken axle had delayed them. No cooked human bones were found among the thousands of fragments...
  • Town wants to take tourists on historical camel rides

    04/08/2002 8:45:55 AM PDT · by ValerieUSA · 14 replies · 65+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | Monday, April 8, 2002 | AP
    VANCOUVER, B.C. -- A historian and the owners of a casino under construction in central British Columbia are trying their luck at re-creating the area's gold-rush era Cariboo camel convoy. It's an effort to draw tourists, but also to do a serious historical inquiry into how camels were used in the Cariboo region during the gold rush between 1858 and 1871. "Camels are so exciting and crazy as a thing to celebrate, we just thought it was perfect," said Jim Savage, an owner of the Jack O' Clubs musical theater casino, slated to open this summer in Wells. Savage said...