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Forrest Fenn supposedly hid a treasure chest of gold in the wilderness of New Mexico. Fenn provides clues to its location, but it's never been found. Last week, a man was arrested for attempting to burglarize Fenn's house in search of the treasure.
Sotheby's auction house recently offered its first-ever event that is entirely focused on items that are gold. The auction is generating a great deal of excitement, and many of these gold items are literally unbelievable.
A pair of treasure hunters in Pennsylvania are skeptical about an FBI investigation into lost Civil War gold supposedly buried in the area. What, if anything, did the authorities find?
More and more unsustainable bubbles have been growing in various areas of global finance. One glaring example is the cannabis bubble: Certain strains of the plant are more expensive than gold in Britain.
The spread between the prices of palladium and gold has been narrowing, and economic forecasts suggest that circumstances could actually push the palladium price higher than the gold price in the near future.
Amid persistently low gold prices, two of the world's best-known mining companies (Barrick Gold and Randgold Resources) are merging to form the largest gold-mining firm on the planet.
The Lydian stater is believed by historians and archaeologists to be among the first types of coins minted anywhere in the world. One of these historic gold coins was recovered from thieves in Turkey.
Gold is now nearly 85 times more expensive than silver, which is a historically high ratio of gold-to-silver prices. This may indicate that a reversal of this trend is approaching on the horizon.
Did you know that the nobility of medieval Europe used to drink gold in liquid form, believing it would bring them eternal youth? Instead, this superstition typically ended up killing them.
The first news reports about a hoard of ancient gold coins from imperial Rome are starting to leak out into the media. The hoard contains about 300 gold coins and was found in the basement of an old Italian theater.