Seems everybody these days have gold fever. In fact, gold fever goes hand in hand with a bad economy. Bet you did not know that one. It is true. If you were to take the THREE KEY American Gold Rushes and combined them – they still would not surpass the amount of gold individually mined during one critical period. When was that period?
The GREAT DEPRESSION. Yep, it took a sad state of financial affairs to get people off their bum and to get out and find gold. It’s kinda like prayers for most people – they only pray when they are in the worst of situations and their back is too the wall. Well, the same goes for gold mining.
It does make sense to go out and pick up gold right off the ground or form rivers and streams. Makes perfect sense, find an ounce of gold and you have at least $1600 (flus due to gold content of find). That is $1600 of found money, because someone went out and pick up the gold that is out there. But, some who are in the KNOW are doing something a little harder and yet tons smarter. They are finding the $1600 an ounce gold, but it is a by product of searching for that which can be $10,000 an ounce or better.
YES, $10,000 an ounce?
Yes, precious gemstones -which America has tons of, but very little people know about and even fewer do something about it. Now why is that? The English (as in the Crown) was the first to capitalize on gemstone mining in a huge way and by shear default, everyone THINKS great gemstones only come from Africa, India or remote Asian Islands. But that is just not true.
America has amazing gemtone benches, works and dikes – and all you have to do is a little research and get out and mine and have some fun.
Here is a great little video of a miner finding a huge sapphire and doing a little dance. Watch and enjoy.