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Gold Mining Boom Increasing Mercury Pollution Risk

Jan 06, 2011 at 10:34 | Andy Soos

In order to maximize gold extraction, mercury is often used to amalgamate with the metal. The gold is then produced by boiling away the mercury from the amalgam, a process…

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Gold Makes Record Run

Dec 13, 2010 at 11:54 | Global Intelligence Report

INCIDENT: On 7 December, gold hit an all-time high above US$1,425 per ounce (London morning fix), after having risen from under $300 per ounce at the beginning of the millennium…

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If You Think Gold is Just a Dollar Thing

Nov 18, 2010 at 13:49 | Dave Forest

There's a lot of speculation these days about the gold price. One of the favorite theories is dollar weakness. The rising gold price is caused more by a falling dollar,…

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You No Longer Have to Be Crazy to Buy Gold

Nov 09, 2010 at 21:12 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

The good news is that you no longer have to be crazy to buy gold. Until recently, certifiable believers chasing the barbaric relic were driven by a host of urban…

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Where to Buy the Next Dip in Gold

Oct 11, 2010 at 10:47 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

After the violent moves in the gold market last week which took it to another all time high of $1,363, and then a wrenching $25 pull back in a matter…

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The Big Gold Era Arrives

Oct 07, 2010 at 11:19 | Dave Forest

Five years ago, a big investment house like Merrill Lynch would have scarcely thought to mention gold. But in 2010, the yellow metal is a hot topic. A September report…

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Gold is Now At the Deep End of the Pool

Oct 01, 2010 at 08:52 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

For me, the best case scenario which I have been predicting for nearly two years has arrived. But as much as I love gold for the long term, I have…

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What's Next for Gold?

Sep 26, 2010 at 19:38 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Now that gold has hit my target for the year of $1,300, it is time to pause and reassess. A nice reversal may take place after the November election, especially…

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Increasing Demand for Gold and Platinum as Catastrophe Insurance

Sep 24, 2010 at 11:24 | Dave Forest

A precious metals note today, in honor of gold breaking $1,300/oz (briefly) this morning. Some of the buying that's propelled gold lately is from investors who want to hold metal…

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Peak Gold Is Upon Us

Sep 23, 2010 at 17:00 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

If you had any doubt about what the driver has been for gold's meteoric rise to $1,300, take a look at the chart below showing the spike right at the…

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