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A Day in the Life of a California 49er

A Day in the Life of a California 49er

Take a break from the present and go back in time to life as a 1849er Gold Prospector during the California Gold Rush - complete with a recipe for the notorious Hangtown Fry prospectors rewarded themselves after a good day in the fields.

Saturday, March 28, 2020   •   Views: (2467)

A Front Line COVID-19 View On Prospecting

A Front Line COVID-19 View On Prospecting

From GPAA Member and Station Captain/EMT for a DoD fire department - Preston Harris.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020   •   Views: (2576)

Go the Distance - The Solo Adventures of a Detectorist

Go the Distance - The Solo Adventures of a Detectorist

Keep your distance, the metal detecting way!

Tuesday, March 24, 2020   •   Views: (1656)

Gold Price Volatility In The Face Of COVID-19

Gold Price Volatility In The Face Of COVID-19

With the COVID-19 pandemic spreading rapidly across the world, a new global recession is all but assured. Deutsche Bank predicts China having two consecutive quarters of 30%+ contraction, while the US is anticipated to have a 12%+ contraction in the second quarter. As recession looms, it stands to reason that gold prices should be rising. Should being the operative word. Instead, we’re faced with a bit of a funky situation. Gold prices are falling. In the last month, gold has fallen nearly 7%. Granted, that is far less significant than the 9000+ point collapse of the Dow Jones in the same timeframe (roughly a third of its value). However, the drop is still surprising. Why is it that gold is falling?

Sunday, March 22, 2020   •   Views: (2038)

Safe Prospecting During the Coronavirus: Your Step by Step Playbook

Safe Prospecting During the Coronavirus: Your Step by Step Playbook

For most Prospectors, social distancing is part of what we do and why we do it. Separation from the masses while out prospecting is our way of social distancing or as I call it, “social decompression”. It is a part of our makeup and getting out there and on the gold is something we embrace at every opportunity. Whether prospecting by yourself or with a small group of friends or family, it has been this way for generations, and most likely for generations to come.

Friday, March 20, 2020   •   Views: (3253)

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