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Gold Hits Record High - Here's Why and How to Get Your Share!

Gold Hits Record High - Here's Why and How to Get Your Share!

The stock market has been a lot like a roller coaster ride lately.  With all the uncertainty with the world in general, it is obvious why.  Covid19 has shuttered businesses world wide and the media has scared many people to the point of relieving themselves of their natural rights.  Many people have had to dip into their investments when it is a bad time to do so.  This only compounds things for a person's personal wealth.  Investing in the stock market has been, and always will come with some risk.  There are certain investments though that are virtually guaranteed to never lose their value....  
Star Dust – Where Does Gold Ultimately Come From?

Star Dust – Where Does Gold Ultimately Come From?

Where does gold come from? Any prospector knows you can find it, in varying quantities, in just about any stream or river in the United States. Hard rock miners know it can also be found in quartz veins, typically running Southwest-Northeast in many mountains and valleys across the country. But how many of these gold hounds know where the gold originally came from? Probably not as many as you would think…including myself…until recently.

 

Most people think gold simply comes from the ground. Little do they know the trip it has made in its lifetime. In an article by Science Daily, I learned that gold along with the rest of “the planet’s accessible reserves of precious metals are the result of a bombardment of meteorites more than 200 million years after Earth was formed.” Come to find out, gold is really just star dust....

Finding Treasure Thins Waist Lines and Fattens Wallets

Finding Treasure Thins Waist Lines and Fattens Wallets

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Prospecting Your Way Through The Golden Years

Prospecting Your Way Through The Golden Years

Although it seems like more and more young men and women are suddenly becoming attracted to the hobby of gold prospecting and metal detecting, a large percentage of our customers are older folks and retirees.  At least weekly I speak to a person who is just now leaving the workforce and trying to figure out what to do.  I do not believe it to be wise to retire without a plan.  I have seen it drive people very near the cliff of insanity.  I think it is well advised to retire to something.  Some of these people already have some prospecting experience and now have the opportunity to finally load up the motorhome and head for the gold fields.  Some of them have watched Tom Massie on Gold Fever for many years and always fantasized about doing it.  Regardless of their experience level, many of these folks are typically looking for two things:

  1. A way to stay active and healthy in their golden years.
  2. A way to supplement their retirement or social security income.