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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 03:52 PM
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Anyone here know how trustworthy gold nugget dealers online are?
Say, if its from a Yahoo dealer? I want the real thing.

I'm not into this because of any Glenn Beck hysteria - but because I wouldn't mind having $52 worth of gold naturally occurring to add to my other rocks. I don't excatly 'collect' rocks, but I have a bunch of them in a bag...


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Crazy Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 03:54 PM
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1. You could take some gold spray paint...
...and paint one of the rocks.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 03:58 PM
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2. Yeah yeah yeah - I want the weight, the feeling of the rock
I have a pyrite rock, as well as some quartz crystals.

I just want a small amount of it - and they do sell online
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Crazy Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 04:05 PM
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3. I've always been amazed by rocks
If they could tell stories. My wife and I sold every scrap of gold we had except for her mother's wedding ring which she kept. To me gold is no more different than any other metal. With the cost to the environment and human life I just decided to opt out and not be a part of the global problems it causes. I see the need for it in critical electronics and such but not to decorate myself with anymore. Paid some bills with all the money and then sent the remainder to different charities that were helping in Haiti and we now have stainless steel wedding bands
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 04:06 PM
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5. "To me gold is no more different than any other metal." Me too
But I want to add it to the collection

EVEN THOUGH I'M NOT A COLLECTOR

I also want some pure iron ore and pure lead
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 06:48 PM
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12. This guy already tried it...


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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 04:06 PM
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4. I got some gold rocks I'll sell ya. Yeah, that's the ticket. Wire the money to my Swiss account.
Yeah, yeah, that's it. Just wire the money. I'll send ya the golden nuggets.


Disclaimer: (should be in REALLY tiny print) Corn pops qualify as "golden nuggets".

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Brother Buzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 04:46 PM
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6. All those outfits a crooked - they pocket the gold nuggets I ship, and send back yellow rocks
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 04:48 PM
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7. Um, Back story?
I wanna hear this
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Brother Buzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 04:50 PM
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8. .
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 05:33 PM
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9. But that's CashForGold
What about Gold Fever Prospecting?
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dimbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 06:24 PM
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10. Nuggets are collectors items, and sell for more than their metal value. But
as is pretty well known, they are easily faked. It pretty much to just amounts to melting some gold and pouring it into a quenching liquid.

Not naming any names, but I know some of the folks who have done this commercially. I think the market for nuggets is pretty much destroyed by fakery as of now.

And that doesn't even touch on the fakes that come out of Mexico.

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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 06:36 PM
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11. I just want to buy some to add to the rock collection
$50 for a small few seemed a good deal, to add to pyrate - as in compare/contrast

I just want to make sure its gold

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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 06:51 PM
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13. The most reputable ones are in Lagos.
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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 04:35 AM
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14. See if you can find a rock/mineral show
There are always a few dealers who have naturally occurring gold nuggets there. Most of the common ones come from
Australia, although some are found in North America, too. Keep in mind that with a gold price of $1385 an ounce,
you aren't going to get much gold weight for $52--about 1.167 grams. Not exactly a weight of boulder-like proportions.
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 11:02 AM
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15. another form of gold to look for at the shows
if you can find a quartz with some gold flakes/veins in it, this is a very handsome specimen...alas, my own specimen of that type seems to have walked away, presumably in the pockets of a light-fingered handyman...sigh...
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 12:45 PM
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16. Rutilated Quartz


It's not actual gold; it's rutile, or titanium dioxide. Still, it's damn pretty :D
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