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History of Gold - 24hGold
  Gold and Silver were brought here by comets and asteroids 
Most of the precious metals that exist on Earth today may have been brought here by comets and asteroids four billions of years ago. At that time, the entire inner solar system passed
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Charleston Voice
FOMC Minutes from 1967 Illuminating Central Bank Gold Price Suppression, Market Manipulations
The issue before us here is not so much the mechanics of deception, but the tenacity and conviction of the banking cartel to use any means to protect themselves.
Sunday, September 07, 2014
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
What is the Spot Gold Price?
What is the Spot Gold Price? When trading gold bullion, the price is usually governed by the "Spot Gold Price". This is the explicit value at which an ounce of gold is selling for on the "over the counter" market at any given point in time. Just like shares, the gold spot price changes minute-to-minute, hour-to-hour as supply and demand fluctuate. The gold spot price, also known as the "gold current price" can be affected by other influences, such as economic uncertainty, war or any other factor
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Hugo Salinas Price - Plata.com
  Opening the mint to gold and silver - then and now 
Some people think that one of the fundamental institutions of the 19th century should be restored; I will single out Great Britain as the great leader embracing this institution. This institution was the free minting of gold practiced by Great Britain in its heyday of growth, world economic and financial power. Under this system, any owner of gold bullion could take his bullion to the Royal Mint and have it minted into coins containing the same amount of gold as provided to the Mint by the owner of the bullion delivered. This was done at no cost to the owner of bullion as a government service to the economy.
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Dudley Baker - Precious Metals Warrants
Gold Shares and Warrants - The Leverage Factor
It is commonly known, that gold shares over time will outperform the increase in the price of gold, so investors as a general rule, are looking to own gold shares as their investment of choice. Each investor depending on their level of risk tolerance and their individual beliefs in the strength of this bull market must factor this into their investment philosophy.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Ron Paul - Mises.org
The Political and Economic Agenda for a Real Gold Standard

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
  Gold Bullion 
Gold bullion is a bulk form of the precious metal used for trading on commodity markets. Gold bullion is usually cast into ingots or coins.  Gold bullion, a form of gold used to make trading easy, gets its value from the relative rarity of the metal itself. Value of gold bullion is further determined by the mass and purity of the coin or ingot. Most gold bullion is issued at 99.9% purity, although some goes up to 99.999% purity. Bullion is graded by "Troy ounce" which defines the weight of gold
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Famous diamonds
The Star of Sierra Leone 
The Star of Sierra Leone, a magnificent 969-carat diamond, was discovered in the Koidu area on February 14, 1972 at the Diminco Mine. It ranks as the third-largest gem-quality diamond and the largest alluvial diamond ever discovered. The Star of Sierra Leone is considered as the most famous diamond unearthed from this place. The largest gem-quality diamond discovered previously in Sierra Leone was the 620-carat "Sefadu" diamond, found in 1970.
Sunday, July 13, 2014
investing in precious metals - The Gold Report
  Silver Investing Chapter 5 : Alternative Silver Investing
If mining stocks did not provide enough leverage, there are still other avenues that offer even more leverage than mining shares. The decision to use leverage in a precious metals purchase is a decision to accept a greater percentage of risk relative to your capital outlay. The
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Famous diamonds
The Millennium Star
The 777-carat rough diamond that was eventually transformed into the 203.04-carat "Millennium Star" diamond was discovered in the Mbuji-Mayi district of Zaire (Democratic Republic of the Congo), in 1990.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Jason Hamlin - Gold Stock Bull
  How To Hide Your Gold And Silver 
The following tips for where to store your gold are provided by goldsilver.com. Now that you are potentially making the decision to move into true money, the question arises of where to take delivery of and safeguard your precious metals.  Taking physical delivery of your gold or silver is often the most rewarding part of the purchasing experience, as it gives you, the bullion investor, a fuller understanding of the real value of tangible monetary assets. As one of the industry's leading b
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Famous diamonds
Hardness, color and clarity scales
The Mohs scale measures the hardness or durability of minerals and natural gemstones. Hardness refers to the gemstone’s ability to resist abrasion. In other words, it describes the stone’s capacity to resist scratches from other minerals. If you were to take a diamond (has the highest score) and try to scratch its surface with a ruby (the next highest score), you would be unsuccessful. However, if you were to take the diamond and scratch the surface of a ruby, it would cause a scratch in the ruby stone.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Charleston Voice
Five myths about the Gold Standard I : Ron Paul and Larry McDonald 
Americans are for the most part ignorant of the gold 'standard' envisioned by Ron Paul. Before the 'unenlightened ones' lend an ear to the quacks and frauds that'll twist and spin what Ron Paul proposes, best you read this 1981 congressional tract of his from 1981. A Gold Coin Exchange Standard is what he is suggesting.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Famous diamonds
The Excelsior
Until the discovery of the Cullinan Diamond, the world's largest-known uncut diamond was the Excelsior, found at the Jagersfontein Mine in South Africa. The rough stone weighted 995.20 carats.
Friday, June 27, 2014
Dudley Baker - Precious Metals Investment
Warrants, Options and LEAPS - It's All About Leverage
Investors looking for a more interesting and potentially rewarding approach to investing in the natural resource shares should investigate the use of warrants, options and LEAPS.
Monday, August 04, 2014
Perth Mint Blog
Everyone Owns A Little Gold – Here’s How 
We all livewith gold –it’sliterally inour bodies. Whilehumans arecomposed ofoxygen,carbon,hydrogen,nitrogen, calcium,phosphorous and 19other ‘essential’elements,wealsocontain traces ofmany more,including gold andsilver. InNature's Building Blocks: An A-Z Guide to theElement,award-winning sciencewriter JohnEmsleysays theweight of gold in theaveragepersonis about 7milligrams.
Sunday, July 06, 2014
Philip Judge - Anglo Far East
Tin In Rome 
In the Roman world "Tin" was effectively the "King of Commodities". This essential commodity was crucially important to every day life. It was most prominently used in the production of the alloy "Bronze" which was widely utilized throughout the empire in most metal applications including arms and amour. In one way or another, everyone living throughout the Empire were consumers of tin; they made up the "demand" side of the tin market.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Charleston Voice
FIVE MYTHS ABOUT THE GOLD STANDARD (Part I) - Ron Paul & Cong. Larry McDonald 
Americans are for the most part ignorant of the gold 'standard' envisioned by Ron Paul. Before the 'unenlightened ones' lend an ear to the quacks and frauds that'll twist and spin what Ron Paul proposes, best you read this 1981 congressional tract of his from 1981. A Gold Coin Exchange Standard is what he is suggesting. Under such a system, the Federal Reserve Notes would compete for gold in our markets as a medium of exchange.  F
Monday, August 04, 2014
Hugo Salinas Price - Plata.com
  Copernicus, Galileo and Gold. Part II 
The development of Economics and the development of Astronomy share interesting parallels. Aristarchus of Samos – the Greek island that produced Pythagoras – was born in 310 B.C. Aristarchus set Astronomy on the path that would have led to its correct development by postulating the Sun as the center of the Universe, with the Earth revolving around the Sun while revolving around its own axis; he also set the planets in the correct order of their distance from the Sun. Unfortunately, the preconcei
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Alasdair MacLeod - Goldmoney
The purpose of market intervention 
Interventions inmarkets bygovernments and centralbanks are routine andwetakethem forgranted. No one questionsthem, buttheycancreatedangerousdistortions.Theirreason forinterveningis totakepricedeterminationawayfrommarkets andconsumers. Theauthorities andbig business do notlikeleavingprices to freemarketsbecauseprices are subjective: inotherwords,prices aredecided by thedesires of theconsumer and not thecost of production.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Julian D. W. Phillips - Gold Forecaster
Manipulation /Management : Controlling the Gold Price
There is much talk of price management/manipulation in almost all markets. These charges are met with denial, silence and scorn. There are several aspects of markets that can give the opportunity to manage/manipulate prices. Often we think of market manipulation solely in terms of heavy buyers and/or sellers overwhelming the markets.
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Jan Skoyles. - The Real Asset Co
  The London Gold Market: What’s behind the smoke and mirrors? 
In our last two major research pieces we have been looking at the working parts of the gold market and where the heart of it lies. We’re trying to help investors understand where gold prices are really set. Today we take a look at the London gold market, an older and arguably larger market than COMEX. A couple of weeks ago we explained how we had ‘found that the COMEX was still the beating heart of the gold market.’ Since this research piece, Bron Sucheki, whose work featured in our last piece,
Friday, July 04, 2014
Charleston Voice
  The Five Myths about the Gold Standard 
Myth N° 1 : There isn't enough Gold
Monday, June 30, 2014
Famous diamonds
The Oppenheimer
The Oppenheimer Diamond, named after the feted South African gold mining entrepreneur- Sir Ernest Oppenheimer, is one of the biggest uncut diamonds on the globe. The Oppenheimer Diamond is a nearly perfectly-formed yellow diamond crystal weighing about 253.7 carat (50.74 g).
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Famous diamonds
The Regent
In 1698, a slave found the 410 carat (82 g) uncut diamond in a Golconda mine, more specifically Paritala-Kollur Mine in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. The slave stole the enormous rough concealing it in bandages of a self-inflicted leg wound, and fled to the seacoast.
Friday, August 08, 2014
Ferdinand Lips - Silberinfo
Interview with Ferdinand Lips (Silberinfo)
Your book „Gold Wars“ which was updated with various chapters and translated into German (“Die Gold Verschwörung”; “The Gold Conspiracy”; translated and revised by Stephan Bogner from www.silberinfo.de) was received 2003 with great applause among the German speaking Gold investment scene
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Gold - Perth Mint Blog
12 astonishing things about gold 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Charleston Voice
  Global Times - Hard lessons from China's silver standard 
History will repeat, but this time around America will not be able to coin silver Trade Dollars to conduct trade with Asia. Oops. Oh, where O where did my empire go? Source: Caijing.com.cn  [08:30 July 15 2009] Chinese macroeconomic historian Ray Huang used to say the Qing Dynasty never understood monetary and fiscal policy, and therefore was unable to compete against the West. In those days, monetary policy in China was essentially tied to silver, the national money standard since t
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Hugo Salinas Price - Plata.com
Copernicus, Galileo and Gold. Part I 
We are deceived when we consent to think about the “price of gold”. At the very outset of our thoughts regarding gold, we are wrong, just as astronomers prior to Copernicus were wrong in thinking about the solar system as geo-centric, with the Sun, Moon and planets describing perfect circles around Earth. Gold is - to follow the astronomical simile - the center of the monetary universe, and the planets - the currencies - circle the Sun, which represents gold. The correct starting point is
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
The London Bullion Market Association
The LBMA, or London Bullion Market Association, offers "over-the-counter" (OTC) wholesale trading of gold and silver bullion between members. The LBMA operates the worlds largest OTC gold market, trading an average of $13.9 billion worth of bullion (equivalent to 18.3 million ounces, or 52,875 Good Delivery bars) each day. Because of its importance to the global bullion trade, the LBMA oversees spot dealing in gold and silver for most of the world. Gold traded by members of the London Bullion Ma
Saturday, August 02, 2014

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