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Issue # 105    July 1, 2007     Volume 5, Number 9
 
FROM THE EDITOR:  ( FLOYD MANN )
Tara & I hope that ALL of you have a very Fun & SAFE 4th of July holiday !
 
NEWS & INFORMATION
 
TREASURE HUNTING COMPUTER GAMES
 
THE BOATMOBILE !
 
PALACES OF THE RICH
 
THAT TIME OF YEAR
 
MARGARITA GOLD
 
 
 
ARTIFACTS RECOVERED AT MANSION SITE
 
 
AMERICA'S LARGEST TRAIN ROBBERY
 
MINES
 
MINT RELEASES MORE 'GODLESS' DOLLARS
 
THE ORLINE ST. JOHN
 
FAMOUS TREASURES
 
LOST SHIP OF THE DESERT
 
UNITED STATES CURRENCY
 
CONSTRUCTION WORKER DIGS UP TREASURE
 
EARLIEST KNOWN CALENDAR ?
 
POSSIBLE INCAN SKELETON FOUND, IN NORWAY !!
 
 
 DIVER FINDS WHAT ONCE WAS LOST
 
WHAT'S IN A NAME
 
ANCIENT MIDWESTERN MYSTERIES
 
NEW HOLY GRAIL SEARCH
 
 
TALK TREASURE
 
NAZI ACADEMY FOUND BURIED UNDER RUBBLE
 
OKLAHOMA MYSTERY STONES
 
THE SPORTSMAN'S GUIDE
I have used this company several times and they are GOOD---with some Amazing Deals !
 
LITTLE OLD LADY TAKES ON MINING FIRM
Submitted By EDWARD NOWAK
 
CLUE TO EGYPT'S GOLD SOURCE DISCOVERED
Submitted By EDWARD NOWAK
 
EDITOR'S NOTE:   The next 9 articles were submitted by HERB KEISTER ( Utah )
 
TREASURE MAPS
 
TRAILS TO THE GOLD RUSH
 
PROSPECTING EQUIPMENT AND PLANS
 
COLORADO GHOST TOWN PHOTOS
 
GOLD MINING IN ALASKA
 
GANES CREEK PHOTO ALBUM
 
YUKON / KLONDIKE---1898
 
THE LOST RIVER GOLD MINE
 
MYSTERIES IN THE MOUNTAINS
http://www.tucsonweekly.com/gbase/currents/Content?oid=47018
 
LOOKING AT THE BIG PICTURE FOR GOLD
From the USAGOLD Newsletter

Whether you are an already-satisfied owner of gold, looking to increase
your holdings, or even purchase gold for the first time, it's always a
good idea to take a couple steps back from time to time and look at the
bigger picture. With mainstream financial media attempting to explain
each individual daily movement in the gold price through rhetoric like
dollar strength/weakness, oil price correlation and the prevailing
interest rate environment, it's easy to lose sight of the
macro-economic forces fueling the global bull market in gold. This
week's News Group offers several articles taking a larger view of the
market, reminding us of the many reasons to own gold, the ultimate
safe-haven asset to which there is no substitute.

"China Gold Technicals"
Adam Hamilton - Zeal.com - June 8, 2007

http://www.zealllc.com/2007/chinagold.htm

*****

"And with the great Chinese love for gold going back thousands of
years, I suspect the Chinese investors will have an even stronger urge
to buy gold when stocks crumble around them than we do in the West.
Gold is the ultimate store of wealth and safe haven in any
financial-market storm, and the Chinese probably instinctively realize
this to a far greater degree than we ever will in the West. Odds are a
major Chinese stock selloff would lead to a surge in gold demand out of
China."

USAGOLD Comment: Investors around the world have had one eye glued on
China over the past few years. There is not a doubt in any gold bug's
mind that China's involvement in the gold market has had, and will
continue to have, a major impact on gold's price. Hamilton paints a
very interesting picture of how gold looks to the average Chinese
investor, and concludes by suggesting that Chinese investment into gold
has been nothing more than a breeze in the sails thus far, with a
potential asset shift that could represent gale force winds behind the
market in the years to come.

________________________

"A Unique Era"
Mary Anne & Pamela Aden - The Aden Sisters - July 18, 2007

http://www.321gold.com/editorials/aden/aden061807.html

*****

"Gold has been rising for over six years and it's gained 158% since
then. That works out to 26% per annum, which has consistently been
better than most other markets. The recent weakness is a bump in the
road and it's not unusual. We continue to believe that gold will likely
rise for years to come, eventually reaching at least $2,000 and it'll
probably go even higher."

USAGOLD Comment: The Aden Sisters carry a great deal of respect in gold
circles for their technical work and long term analysis of the gold
market. In this piece, they lay out a compelling argument for their
$2000 prediction.

______________________________

"Gold Bullion: Experiencing Normal Bull Market Reprise"
Prieur du Plessis - Seeking Alpha - June 18, 2007

http://gold.seekingalpha.com/article/38631

****

"It is simply that the bull market in gold that commenced in 2001 goes
beyond being only a reflection of dollar weakness. The fact that
bullion is rising in all currencies probably points to two aspects,
namely: (1) an increasing despondency with paper money, and (2) rising
global investment demand for the yellow metal, including more than a
modicum of interest from central banks starting to spread its U.S.
dollar foreign reserves around."

USAGOLD Comment: In this article, Plessis argues that we are in the
second of a three phase bull market in gold, characterized by a rising
price of gold in all currencies. In comparing this bull market to that
of the 1970's, Plessis suggests that the astronomical percentage gains
in the yellow metal in 1979 and 1980 are still to come in the current
market. This article reaffirms the wisdom of a buy and hold strategy in
gold.

____________________________

USAGOLD-Centennial Precious Metals, Inc.
Gold coins & bullion since 1973

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PAN FOR GOLD ON YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE VACATION
By CHARLES BROWN
From the Treasure-Trips.com Newsletter

In the movies, the old Gold Rush prospector was a colorful character, who lived alone out in the hills (with maybe a single mule for company) in his Quixote-like search for riches. Unfortunately, he usually got shot just as soon as he finally struck gold.

History has always fascinated me and the sagas of the various gold rushes that spurred Westward expansion in the United States is more than mere footnotes in the history books. California and Alaska both became magnets for settlers as a result of the discovery of gold.

But if you think the days of prospectors are long gone, you are in for a surprise. Even today, you and your family can experience the thrills and excitement of finding gold in the very places where claim jumpers, back shooters, Indians and assort ed villains made life tough for the old prospector (and his mule).

In North America, you can pan for gold in California, Alaska, the Yukon Territory and even Vermont, and relive the actual experiences of the old prospectors (minus, I hope, the claim jumpers, back shooters and Indians).

First, letís talk about how to pan for gold. Below is a set of instructions I found on explorenorth.com/library/howto/ht-pan.htm

How To Pan For Gold:

1. Find a pan - anything with sloping sides will work, or see a list of gold pan dealers below.

2. Choose a likely location - see tips and links below for ideas.

3. Fill your pan with sand and/or gravel.

4. Dip your pan into the creek, or pour water into the pan.

5. Shake the pan in a sideways, back-and-forth manner. The gold will now start to settle to the bottom of the pan.

6. After a couple of minutes of shaking, pick out the bigger rocks that are getting separated (make sure than you don't throw away any nuggets!)

7. Tilt your pan away from you a bit and start letting gravel fall out. Remember, the gold is rapidly settling to the bottom of the pan now.

8. Add water as necessary to keep a good "soupy" gravel mixture - it helps the gold settle.

9. Keep tilting the pan more and more, and letting the gravel on top fall over the side. The bottom of the pan should always be lower than the lip of the pan, though, or the gold will fall out.

10. As you get to the last bit of sand in your pan, adding a circular motion to your shaking will make the gold separation more obvious - not more effective, but more fun to watch.

11. The last bit of sand takes care, and is the slowest part - as long as you don't tip your pan too far, though, the gold will stay in the pan. The traditional declaration of success is "Bonanza!"

12. Get a small glass container.

13. Put your gold into the container - it will stick to your finger in the pan, then wash it! off int o the container.

14. Display the container on your mantel to impress the neighbors!

15. Repeat as needed.

Tips:

1. Don't use a teflon-coated pan - the gravel will wreck it, and you will lose a lot of your gold.

2. You can try panning anywhere. The best places are along creeks, particularly behind boulders where eddies form.

3. Although "black sand" (magnetite) is difficult to separate from the gold, it's a great indication that you're in the right spot.

There are several places listed on the web that offer wilderness tours involving panning for gold. All of them (that I found) will teach you how to pan and will let you keep the gold you find. The general impression I gathered was that finding gold is a sure thing, albeit seldom in large quantities.

Here are places you can find information and locations to get started in your new life as a prospector (and you donít even need a mule):

  • Pan for gold in the Klondike with Eureka Gold Panning Adventures near Dawson City, Yukon. eurekagoldpanning.com, offers an adventure vacation in the old Yukon gold rush country. They promise that most people find gold in their first one or two pans, and you can keep all the gold you pan.
  • Nevada County, CA also offers a number of excursions involving panning for gold. Visit ncgold.com/Recreation/GoldPanning for information.
  • Gold Miners Headquarters is sort of a directory of gold prospecting information. Check this site out at goldminershq.com.
  • I also found site, http://gometaldetecting.com/gold-in-vermont.htm, by a couple who spent a weekend in Vermont panning with a group. Did you know that before the California Gold Rush, Vermont was considered the place for prospectors to search for gold? I didnít either, but apparently they all left when the bigger, richer gold fields of California were discovered, leaving a substantial amount of gold left in the Vermont ground.
245 Meadow Creek Way
Queen Creek, Az 85242
United States
PAN GOLD NUGGETS--DIG YOUR OWN GOLD FOR FUN AND RECREATION
By CHRIS RALPH
From the Treasure-Trips.com Newsletter

Sharp increases in the price of gold over recent years have brought a new breed of prospectors out into the hills. Interested in making their own strike of gold, they are also enjoying the recreation of being outdoors and good exercise. In the deserts, on the hillsides and in the mountain streams, there is still gold to be found in many places. Every year there are still great finds being made, mostly in the western states (at least as far as locations within the USA). Even large nuggets over an ounce in size are still being recovered Ė they are not all that common, but they are still found. Flakes and small chunks of gold are far more common finds. Its not easy, and not every day will be a home run, especially for the beginner. Patience is required and some days just have to be chalked up to the quest to gain knowledge and experience.

Placer gold means gold that is in the form of loose individual grains which have eroded out of the host rock in mountains and hills freeing it so that it can be recovered without further crushing of the host rock. This includes things such as gold flakes and nu! ggets. T his is the type of gold that is of the greatest interest to individual prospectors. Placer gold has been mined from gravel deposits throughout the western US in many different types of environments, both forest and desert.

Many types of efficient placer gold recovery equipment are available for the individual. For the small operator, the choice is usually determined based on the environment he desires to prospect in, as well as his spending budget. In desert environments, dry washers and metal detectors are the chief choices. Other water conserving devices may also be a possibility. For those with access to water in a close to their placer deposits, options like sluice boxes and small-scale suction dredges can also be considered. The versatile gold pan gets used in almost all environments, although in dry environments one has to bring water and the tub to hold it in order to use the pan effectively.

The cost of prospecting equipment used by individual prospectors covers quite a range. Small plastic gold pan can be purchased for less than $10. Top-of-the-line metal detectors designed to find gold cost over $4000. A large suction dredge may cost up to $10,000. Other equipment covers all levels in between. It is not necessary for the new prospector to start with the most expensive items. It is both sensible and reasonable to start off small, purchase some books to learn about how to prospect and have his equipment grow with his knowledge and abilities. So my suggestion is to give it a try, start out small and see how you like it.

If you are new to prospecting for gold and just getting started, I have some suggestions for you. This is a great recreational pastime, and with some sincere effort, you will learn what you need to know and soon be out there digging some nice gold of your own.

First off, I'd suggest you join a prospecting club like GPAA (Gold Prospectors Association of America) or one of the other well-known regional/local clubs. Being part of a club that owns their own ! claims w ill give you access to places to prospect and a chance to talk about local places to look, regulations and what really works to get gold in your neck of the woods. These things are all really important to the new prospector trying to learn the ropes. It will also give you a chance to meet some folks with more experience in prospecting for gold. Attend the group outings and hang around with some of those more experienced guys. Most will willingly share information about how to find gold, and how they have found gold in the past. The friendships you will gain are worth far more than the cost of the membership dues. Even many experienced prospectors are members of more than one club, because of the friendships and prospecting opportunities they present. It's highly unlikely you will strike it rich, but if you work at it you will find some gold and have a lot of fun along the way.

CONCLUSION
100 degree temps HERE in Utah the past week & it will continue for another week !  Looks like I'll just work INSIDE for a few days !!  Enjoy your 4th Holiday !
 
DEDICATION
TO TARA:  She grants me all of the Freedom & Independence I need

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