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    Gold

    Gold has just gone over $2000.00,anybody here mine,pan, sluice,detect.

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    An old work mate Snow Fraser from Otira showed me a liitle jar of nuggets he got from up the Taipo, he was a canny old bugga all the doorstops in his house were lumps of greenstone. Typical of anyone with Scots descent though he gave nothing away.
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    bad sign usually when gold goes up in price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PillowDribbler View Post
    Gold has just gone over $2000.00,anybody here mine,pan, sluice,detect.
    I pan, sluice and detect it on the West Coast SI just for fun.
    Do it between morning and evening hunting and a great thing to do for a few hours with visiting hunters.
    The look on their faces when you clean out the sluice box.

    But it would be a hard way to make money !
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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    bad sign usually when gold goes up in price.
    How come

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    usually goes up in price when the economy of bigger countries starts slowing down or as an effect of trade disputes and embargoes.

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    Yep, I get out a bit (I have access to a couple of claims), both detecting and sluicing while my mate who owns the claim uses the suction dredge. My activities are not exactly profitable but a hell of a lot of fun! It is a real buzz when you get some nice wee lumps.

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    Gold prospecting is one of those things I'd like to do at some point.

    My uncle was a self sufficient mountain man that did this successfully(I saw his stash in his mountain abode), unfortunately he died of cancer before I moved out near him. It would have been fun for him to show me the ropes.

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    china is also buying up lead like crazy, they are doing it for making batteries to get rid of 2 stroke scooters in the cities.
    then they build nice big coal fueled coal stations on their coast and blow all the pollution overseas

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    Girls love the golden stuff...and it keeps men around the world poor! When the price goes up the blokes and yes the blokes'es can't afford other toys as the golden stuff gets us the good stuff and without a sprinkling of of the golden stuff the good stuff may run short ...so in short the golden stuff is in short supply and demand for the good stuff is at high demand ...so we're all stuffed from working harder to get some golden stuff that may get us some good stuff ....but we're stuffed from working to get the money for the golden stuff that we can't enjoy the good stuff ...so pretty much we're just stuffed! The end
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    Nil durum volenti !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonetropo View Post
    china is also buying up lead like crazy, they are doing it for making batteries to get rid of 2 stroke scooters in the cities.
    then they build nice big coal fueled coal stations on their coast and blow all the pollution overseas
    and blowing big holes in the Ozone layer

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...es-study-finds

    https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-44738952

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    perfectly good gold dredge on the coast -AFIK-it was for sale this time last year may stillbe-might be a bit large for a one man operation but.

 

 

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