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  • Gold at three-week low on Fed stimulus outlook

    Gold at three-week low on Fed stimulus outlook
    This has not been a good year for gold investors. Prices of the precious metal were at a three-week low Tuesday morning on speculation that a strengthening U.S. economy will spur the Federal Reserve to slow stimulus. Silver fell to its lowest level in...
  • Ecuador official denounces illegal mining after deadly conflict

    QUITO, Ecuador — The vice president of Ecuador on Friday denounced illegal mining as growing scourge a day after a violent confrontation between soldiers and miners in an Amazonian region left one civilian dead and nine soldiers wounded. The...
  • After pay dirt Todd Hoffman from Gold Rush is starting a rock band

     
    “When I’m done gold mining, I’m starting a rock band,” Todd Hoffman from Gold Rush tells us. And, he’s not kidding. The star of Discovery Channel’s most successful series, Gold Rush — which airs on Discovery...
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  • Mercury from Gold Rush mining still washing downstream in floods

    Mercury from Gold Rush mining still washing downstream in floods
    The destructive environmental legacy of Gold Rush mining in the Sierra Nevada could last for thousands of years in the form of ongoing erosion of mercury-laced sediments, according to new research. Mercury, a toxic heavy metal, was used in copious...
  • 'Klondike' trailer: Richard Madden back in the pelt

    'Klondike' trailer: Richard Madden back in the pelt
    Have you been missing Robb Stark since his Red Wedding? Richard Madden won't be back on "Game of Thrones," but you only have a few more months to wait before the Scottish actor, bearded and in a different pelt, headlines the Discovery miniseries...
  • Gold Rush Season 4 is “frickin intense” Todd Hoffman tells us

     
    “It’s going to be the best episode in the history of Gold Rush,” Todd Hoffman tells us of the two-hour Gold Rush Season 4 premiere scheduled for Friday, Oct. 25 at 9pm ET on Discovery. And the premiere is just the beginning of what...
  • Gold Fever on Discovery traces California Gold Rush

     
    Gold Fever on Discovery Friday, Oct. 11 beginning at 9pm ET and Friday, Oct. 18 beginning at 9pm ET: Discovery just can't get enough gold these days. In addition to their hit series Gold Rush, which makes it Season 4 return Oct. 25, the network is...
  • Hasn't the U.S. defaulted before?

    That's the question raised by James Grant in a Washington Post op-ed, and his answer -- as anyone who knows Grant might expect -- is yes. His real point is that it happens all the time, in a way, and will inevitably happen in the future. "On the...
  • Report: Congo rebels smuggling out $500 million a year in gold

    Report: Congo rebels smuggling out $500 million a year in gold
    M23 rebels in the lawless eastern reaches of the Democratic Republic of Congo have built alliances with local gangs to gain control of lucrative gold mines and smuggle out $500 million a year of the precious metal to finance their brutal attacks, a...
  • A legacy good as gold

    A legacy good as gold
    One Newport Beach family knows quite well the drive to strike it rich that was common during the California Gold Rush. Sarajane Bartholomae, 67, and her four daughters — Kamme Hodge, 45, Korre Hartling, 43, Krista Hartling, 42, and Tori Hartling,...