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South Korean Explorers May Have Just Found $132 Billion in Gold

Market News | July 23, 2018

113 years ago, a Russian cruiser called the Dmitrii Donskoi sank. Just days ago, a Singapore-based treasure hunting company called the Shinil Group released underwater footage from a depth of 1,300 feet which they claim reveals the near-mythical ship. The find could be a windfall for the Shinil Group because some believe that as much […]


Gold Fever in the Amazon Rain Forest: Those Who Hope To Strike It Rich

Gold | July 19, 2018

It’s illegal. It’s also a shot at riches. Open pit gold mining in the Amazon rain forest is path to a better way of life for maids, construction workers and farmhands who toil in hopes of finding a worldwide symbol of prestige and wealth: gold. Known to Brazilians as Garimpos, these men and women work […]


Gold’s Role in the Third Industrial Revolution

Investment | July 16, 2018

In recent years, talk of the Third Industrial Revolution has reached the mainstream. Much of this discussion comes from economic and social theorist Jeremy Rifkin. He wrote the book on it, literally. His 2011 release, The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World, lays out his theory on […]


The July Blanchard “Test Your Coin IQ” Quiz

Market News | July 12, 2018

Test your coin IQ with July’s installment of this popular column.     What is the name of the US Mint built during the Georgia Gold Rush? Extra credit: What is the date range of the coins minted there? Answer: The Dahlonega Mint in Georgia. Coins minted at the Dahlonega Mint are highly sought after […]


The Myth and Magic of “Touch Piece” Gold

Gold | July 9, 2018

The rarity of gold has always given the metal a mystical aura. There was a time when that aura felt real to most people. That time was the Middle Ages. Daily living was rife with disease. One of the more appalling ailments was lymphadenitis of the cervical lymph nodes, a disease associated with tuberculosis. Many […]