Discover Gold on Wild Land

Wild Land is undeveloped land, public or privately-owned terra firma. Private land ownership may not include the mineral rights on the land. Think of it this way: A large metropolitan city may have a below-ground subway system that connects subway train tracks in a network of tunnels. People and businesses that own land above the underground subway system do not own it, and may not know that it operates beneath their land.

Before you bother to search for gold, research who owns the land that interests you and find out who owns the mineral rights of that wild land. With gold priced at $1278/ounce (today), do your homework to minimize the time and your effort to find a tiny ounce of gold that will put a lot of money in your pocket. Determine the probability of gold on your target wild land, and its state (pure or embedded in rock). You also want to know if the gold will come to you or if you must go to it. A force of nature, such as water from a natural spring, may bring gold to the surface of wild land. Over time, running water erodes gold-bearing rock so that you may find pure gold in the form of dust or nuggets at low places in the bed of a stream. But, if you do find some gold that way, realize that it got there by rising natural water that passed through gold-bearing rock (like quartz).

In the United States, most folks associate gold with California and Alaska, but did you know about the first discovery of gold in North Carolina (1799)? Some of the purest gold in the United States today still comes from North Carolina and northern South Carolina (veins of gold do not stop at the borders of states). Begin your research for gold on wild land by studying state guides to find out where known veins of gold lay. Then, switch your search to the counties within those states to find out who owns the wild land there and how to reach them. After that, you have three tasks before you. First, determine how you will search, what equipment that you need, and where you will sell the gold if you find it. Second, contact land owners and discuss with them truthfully what you want to do. Seek cooperation. Many land owners will turn you away. You fare better by being turned away and learn from the experience than you will by a charge of trespassing and forfeiture of gold that you found. With persistence, you will find land owners who will talk to you. When they agree to talk with you, come prepared to listen, to talk plainly, and honestly. Likely, they are interested in something that you have said, or they would not talk with you. Probably, a land owner will tell you that they do not want their family, animals, water source, or the appearance of the land disturbed, and they do not want to hear loud noise or receive complaints about what you do from their neighbors. After those details are worked out to their satisfaction, they will want to reach a binding agreement with you about how much of the value of the gold found on their land will be given to them.

Always practice patience, honesty, and transparency with a cooperating land owner. Ask for a trial period before an agreement, so that you can determine evidence of gold before you invest your costs and time, and invite the land owner to be present as often as he or she likes while you search. That way, both of you get to know and like each other. Tell the owner exactly where you would sell gold found on his or her land and invite the owner to come with you if that happy event occurs (transparency). Transparency leads to trust, which leads to an agreement that can be put on paper, witnessed, and signed.

Negotiate the agreement carefully before you put it on paper to present to the land owner. You speak first because you offered do something. The land owner speaks last because it will not happen unless he or she agrees. When you speak first, lay out your costs. Don’t leave out any cost. Examples include: tools, work clothes, equipment (rented or depreciated if you own business equipment), your labor cost, the cost of housing, meals, transportation, and any other cost that you incur because you do not live near the owner’s land. Propose a target price for an ounce of gold in the form of a range. You do not know how long you must labor to find gold, and the price may go up or down. Protect yourself in the agreement if it goes down substantially. Protect the land owner if the price goes up substantially.

The simplest agreements are formed on who bears the risk. You might agree to split profit from the sale of gold that you find on wild land if the land owner agrees to pay half of your cost to search, even if you find no gold. If you assume all costs, you should explain that if all risk is yours, you may not eat. Argue that 90% of the profit should come to you if the owner will do nothing but watch while you work and pay nothing if you fail. Don’t get emotional and don’t let the land owner get emotional if early negotiation stalls. Simply take a break, share a meal, and suggest that more trial time to get used to each other should be applied; negotiate later. As you come to agreement, be careful to include how you will prove your time invested to the land owner. It may be as simple as you dropping by his or her house before you go search for gold on the wild land and at the end of the day. A record of your work should be kept by both parties who sign the agreement. This business process will make sense to you and to the land owner after completion. After a completion, it is a repeatable process, plus you and the land owner will likely build a foundation of trust, a bond, a friendship. Both of you will rejoice when you find gold on his or her wild land.

What Are the Various Uses of Silver?

We have always known silver as metal used in the making of jewellery. Silver jewellery has always been popular among women. Apart from the jewellery aspect, silver bullion coins have been considered as the great investment. Also, they are an excellent collectibles. From Silver Britannia, American Eagle and Silver Canadian Maple, people world over invest in silver coins as they offer great returns on investment.

Apart from these uses silver is also used in various industries due to its unique properties. Silver is a precious metal, we all know that. But it is a noble metal as it resists corrosion and oxidation. Not just that, it is the most excellent thermal and electrical conductor of all the metals, so it is ideal for electrical applications. Its antimicrobial, non-toxic qualities make it useful in medicine and consumer products. It can easily be malleable, which means it can be easily flattened into sheets. Also, it’s ductile, which allows it to be drawn into thin, flexible wire. This is the reason why it is the best option for various industrial applications. Not just that, its photo sensitivity has given it a place in film photography.

Silver will not lose its precious status in jewelry and coinage. And due to its unique properties like it can be powdered, made into paste, shaved into flakes, converted into a salt, made into alloy with other metals, flattened into sheets, drawn into wires, suspended as a colloid, or even used as a catalyst. These qualities make certain that silver will continue to be the king in various industries.

As Investment

As a precious metal, silver bullion coins is rare and valuable, making it a popular investment option. People invest in silver bullion coins and bars. Its malleability makes silver a great option for designing and minting local currency. Many people invest in silver by buying and storing 99.9% pure silver bullion bars, coins, or medallions.

As Jewelry

The qualities of being Malleable, reflectivity, and luster make silver a great choice for making jewellery and silverware. As silver is less expensive than gold, silver is the first choice for jewelry and a standard for fine dining.

As an Electronics

The top most use of silver in industry is in electronics. Its unmatched thermal and electrical conductivity among metals means it cannot easily be replaced by less expensive materials. Silver is used in electrical switches. Electronics demand silver of the highest purity: 99.99% pure.

Other Uses

Traditional film photography relies on the light sensitivity of silver halide crystals present in film. The silver halide crystals alter to record a latent image when the film is exposed to light. It then is developed into a photograph. Silver is also used brazing and soldering while silver paste is used to make solar panels. Nuclear energy also uses silver. It is used in chemical production as well. Silver plays a major role in medicine since ages due to its antibiotic property and non-toxicity. It also act as a catalyst by absorbing oxygen, which kills bacteria by interfering with their respiration.

Reasons the Next Financial Crisis Will Be Worse and How You Can Save Yourself

MARKETS ARE FAR MORE VOLATILE NOW IN THE WAKE OF BREXIT AND TRUMP’S ELECTION:

What will happen to you when your savings and retirement account are completely worthless? Gold is the only asset that cannot be created. It has to be mined and pulled out of the earth through a natural process. Against all odds, the U.S. has elected Donald Trump as its new president and no one can predict how the next four years will go. As a commander in chief, Trump now has the power to declare a nuclear war and nobody can legally stop him. Britain has left the EU and other European countries are planning to follow their example. No matter where you are located in the western world, uncertainty is in the air like never before.

THE U.S GOVERNMENT HAS ITS EYE ON RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS:

In 2010 Portugal seized retirement account assets to help plug holes with government deficits and debt. Ireland and France did the same in 2011, as did Poland in 2013. The U.S. government has been watching. Since 2011, Treasury has taken money from government workers’ pension funds on four separate occasions to cover deficits in federal spending. Investing billionaire legend Jim Rogers believes that private accounts will be the next ones the government raids.

TOP 5 U.S BANKS NOW LARGER THAN BEFORE THE CRISIS:

You learned about the five largest banks in the U.S. and their systemic importance as the unfolding financial crisis threatened to collapse them. Legislators and regulators promised they would address this issue once the crisis was contained. Over five years after the crisis ended, the five biggest banks are even bigger and more critical to the system than before the crisis began. The government made the problem worse when it forced some of these so called “too big to fail” banks to absorb the failing ones. Any of these banking behemoths failing now would be absolutely catastrophic.

DANGER FROM DERIVATIVES THREATENS THE BANKS MORE NOW THAN 2007/2008:

The derivatives that crashed the banks back in 2008 did not disappear as regulators promised. Today the derivatives exposure of the five biggest American banks is a whopping 45% greater than before the economic collapse of 2008. The derivative bubble is over $273 trillion now versus the $187 trillion of 2008.

U.S INTEREST ARE ALREADY AT ABNORMAL LOWS SO THE FED HAS LITTLE ROOM TO CUT RATES:

Even after raising interest rates once last year, the Federal funds rate is still in the range of ¼ to ½ percent. Consider that before the crisis erupted in August of 2007, the Federal funds interest rates sat at 5.25%! In the next crisis, the Fed will have less than half a percentage point total it can reduce rates to stimulate the economy.

AMERICAN BANKS ARE NOT THE SAFEST PLACE FOR YOUR MONEY

Global Finance magazine puts out a yearly list of the top 50 safest global banks. Only 5 of those are U.S. based. The top spot an American bank commands is only #39.

THE FED BALANCE SHEET IS STILL EXPANDED FROM THE FINANCIAL CRISIS OF 2008:

The Fed still has nearly $1.8 trillion in mortgage backed securities on its balance sheet from the 2008 financial crisis. This is more than double the less than $1 trillion it held before the crisis began. When mortgage backed securities go bad again, the Federal Reserve has a lot less maneuverability to absorb bad assets than before.

THE FDIC ADMITS IT LACKS RESERVES TO COVER ANOTHER BANKING CRISIS:

The latest FDIC’s annual report shows that they will not have sufficient reserves to adequately insure the nation’s banking deposits for minimally another five years. This stunning revelation admits that they can only cover 1.01% of U.S. bank held deposits, or $1 out of every $100 of your bank account deposits.

LONG TERM UNEMPLOYMENT IS STILL HIGHER THAN BEFORE THE GREAT RECESSION:

Unemployment was 4.4% in early 2007 before the last crisis began. While the unemployment rate has finally reached the 4.7% levels seen as the financial crisis began to ravage the U.S. economy, the long term unemployment remains high and the employment participation rate significantly lower more than five years after the previous crisis ended. Joblessness could be much higher in the wake of the coming crisis.

AMERICAN BUSINESSES FAILING AT A RECORD PACE:

In the beginning of 2016, the Gallup CEO Jim Clifton announced that American business failures are now greater than new business startups for the first time in over three decades. The dearth of medium and small businesses has huge implications for an economy long driven by free enterprise. Bigger businesses are not immune to the problems either. Even American economic heavy weights like Microsoft (reducing 18,000 jobs) and McDonald’s (shutting down 700 stores for the year) are suffering from this dismal trend.