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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

GPAA: Gold Trails TV Series to Premiere Jan. 3

GPAA: Gold Trails TV Series to Premiere Jan. 3: "GPAA: Gold Trails TV Series to Premiere Jan. 3
Gold Prospectors Association of America to launch TV premiere of Gold Trails with Kevin Hoagland Saturday, Jan. 3."







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Friday, June 6, 2014

Sarina Finkelstein photographs participants in California’s new gold prospectors in her book, The New Forty-Niners.





Sarina Finkelstein photographs participants in California’s new gold prospectors in her book, The New Forty-Niners.:



Almost 160 years after the first California gold rush of 1849, a new wave of prospectors rushed to the state seeking fortune. In 2009, Sarina Finkelstein left Brooklyn to join them, but instead of looking for treasure, she went looking for photographs. Her book, The New Forty-Niners, is the result of her four-year journey into an amazing subculture made up of gamblers, adventurers, veterans, retirees, freelancers, ex-convicts, and off-the-grid types. 





Nugget Alley East Fork San Gabriel Ca







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Thursday, February 27, 2014

The San Francisco Mint Burned Its Carpets to Find $200000 Worth of Gold

The San Francisco Mint Burned Its Carpets to Find $200000 Worth of Gold: "The San Francisco Mint Burned Its Carpets to Find $200000 Worth of Gold"




Even after the gold fever died down, gold itself was in the air in San Francisco—as long as you knew where to look. That place would be in the San Francisco Mint. In a majestic granite and sandstone building downtown, bullion was turned into gold coins—as well as lots and lots of gold dust.
A fascinating 1893 newspaper tour of the San Francisco Mint—spotted by historian Yoni Appelbaum spotted on Twitter—takes us into the workrooms where men cut gold into strips and the adjusting rooms where ladies filed coins down to just the right size. Millions in precious metal passed through these rooms every year, and none of it went to waste, recovered, instead, through "seemingly small economies." This included setting fire to the carpets to find any gold dust trapped within:  read more...




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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Thursday, January 9, 2014

VIDEO: 'Klondike' Cast Invade 'Gold Rush' Preshow 'Dirt' (Exclusive)

'Klondike' Cast Invade 'Gold Rush' Preshow 'Dirt' (Exclusive):

The six-hour miniseries, which stars Game of ThronesRichard Madden, tells the story of the last great Gold Rush in history. Madden will join Klondike co-stars and executive producers for a special episode of Discovery's Gold Rush preshow The Dirt on Monday, Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. 

That special will lead into a new episode of Gold Rush before the first two-hour part of Klondike debuts at 9 p.m.

READ MORE:  http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/klondike-cast-invade-gold-rush-669359

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