Tag: Gold Rush

  • Would you pay $100,000 for this octagonal $50 gold coin?

    Reading Time: 3 minutes The rough value of this? Yeah, I have an MS example of every other coin in the Pan Pac set (MS63 $2.50 ran me over $3k) and $100k is an amazing price for this coin. I’m a huge Pan Pac collector, and if I had the money to spare, I would…

  • Georgia Gold Rush. 1829 – 1840.

    Reading Time: 2 minutes The Georgia Gold Rush, the second significant gold rush in the United States and the first in Georgia, began in 1829 in present-day Lumpkin County near Dahlonega. It quickly spread through the North Georgia mountains along the Georgia Gold Belt. By the early 1840s, gold became scarce, prompting many miners to…

  • Witwatersrand Gold Rush and the Founding of Johannesburg.

    Reading Time: 2 minutes The Witwatersrand Gold Rush of 1886 marked the inception of Johannesburg, South Africa, during the Mineral Revolution. Gold deposits in the Witwatersrand region, forming the “Golden Arc,” originated from a former inland lake. Early suspicions of gold deposits in alluvial mines of Barberton and Pilgrim’s Rest (Mpumalanga) dated back to the…

  • The Klondike Gold Rush (1896-1899)

    Reading Time: 6 minutes Summary: The Klondike Gold Rush unfolded between 1896 and 1899, drawing around 100,000 prospectors to the Yukon’s Klondike region after the discovery of gold by local miners. News triggered a stampede from Seattle and San Francisco, resulting in both prosperity and disappointment. Prospectors navigated treacherous routes through Dyea and Skagway, reaching…

  • Wyoming’s Wild Gold Tales: Rushes, Legends, and Lost Treasures”

    Reading Time: 2 minutes In the heart of Wyoming’s storied landscapes lies a captivating tale of gold, characterized by significant rushes and enduring legends. One of the most remarkable chapters unfolds near South Pass in the 1860s, where the creation of South Pass City and surrounding settlements marked the zenith of a substantial and enduring…

  • Fascinating documentary: “Gold A Journey with Idris Elba”

    Reading Time: < 1 minute Embark on the human story of gold with Idris Elba, delving into an adventure that unravels the meaning and impact of gold on societies and economies globally. Explore the transformative power of gold in this documentary recommended for a watch, lasting about an hour. Despite initial skepticism prompted by a…