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Old gold

Tales from the piney woods east of Houston are spiced with stories of buried gold. In 1934 the United States went off of the gold standard, that is before 1934 it was common to reach down in your pocket and find five, ten, and twenty dollar gold pieces (worth face value!) so it was common […]

Black gold

Before you toss that strange black rock over your shoulder consider that some meteorites are worth a lot of money. This country is scattered with meteorites and you can stumble on them almost anywhere. I used to talk to a wise elderly blacksmith who told me stories about some Central Texas ones that he had […]


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