The Klondike Gold Rush

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Ever since I was a child I have been fond of gold. The way it sparkled and caught your eye. The essence of how it makes an outfit glamorous, just by one single piece. A child found a shiny rock in a creek, thousands of years ago, and the human race is introduced to Gold for the first time. It was first found as shiny yellow nuggets. Gold became a part of every human culture. Its brilliance, natural beauty, and lustre, as well as its workable texture and resistance to tarnish, made it enjoyable to work and play with. It was the first metal known to early mankind.

When thinking about the historical progress of technology, we consider the development of iron and copper-working as the greatest contributions to our mankind economic and culture
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also know as the Klondike Gold rush. During the era of 1896-1899 gold was discovered in the Klondike region of the Yukon and north western Canada. The news of the gold rush was travelling across the western regions of Canada and U.S.A. It triggered a stampede of would be prospectors. At this time these people were flooding into the Klondike region for this new found gold. Some prospectors became very wealthy, but the majority left disappointed. The gold rush ended in 1899. Due to the lack of knowledge the Indigenous people were aware that the gold existed but had no understanding for the value of it. Instead they had been trading in copper nuggets. For they knew the copper had value.
The world today works with paper currency, although its performance is raised on gold reserves. What is a gold reserve? Is the gold held by a national central bank intended as a store of value, instead of the paper currency. Since early 2011 the gold holdings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have been constant @ 90.5 million troy ounces.
Investment, Gold, Silver, Copper? Of all the investments Gold is the most popular of all metals. It is the lowest risk of money management as it does not loose its value by an immense amount. In the world everybody values gold as a part of their savings.
For many years until 2006, South Africa was the worlds dominant world producer of gold, recently other countries such as China, Russia, and United
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It is considered to be one of the most expensive and highest metals today.
The way that gold doesn’t tarnish on human skin, and last for so many years, it can be passed down from generation to generation. As inflation grows the value of gold will only get richer. Therefore, become even more precious and surpass its value in time to come.
Gold is exceptional the way that it is, the mining of it, the melting of it, the way it is created into jewellery and other things, quite amazing. I know for myself when I wear gold it does everything, as I walk though a room, everyone looks up, “who is she, and what a piece she’s wearing”. The beauty that it takes on for a fine piece that is created, is undoable by anything else. The colour, the body, the eye catching it has is truly amazing.

The gold ring is the ultimate sign of being married. A ring on the right finger tells a person is married or not. The earliest examples of a wedding ring can be found ancient Egypt. The western traditions of weddings rings can be traced back to ancient Rome and Greece and adopted by Christians in Europe in middle ages. Though the wedding ring can also be silver in color known as white gold. The diamond which is more valuable in to times the base of the gold is

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