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$4.9 Million North Carolina Gold Bar Heist

Wilson County, NC: March 1, 2015 - The FBI (release) seeks the public’s assistance for any information regarding the robbery of a tractor-trailer carrying precious metals that occurred in Wilson County, North Carolina, on March 1, 2015. On March 1, the tractor trailer departed Miami and was scheduled to arrive in Boston on March 2. Around 6:30 on March 1, while…
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FBI NY – Chief Executive Officer and Orchestrator of $10 Million Advance Fee and Alaskan Gold Mine Investment Schemes Sentenced to More Than 20 Years’ Imprisonment

New York - - William C. Lange, the founder of Harbor Funding Group, Inc. (“HFGI”) and Black Sand Mine, Inc. (“BSMI”), was sentenced in federal court in Brooklyn to 262 months’ imprisonment. The defendant was remanded after sentencing. In September 2014, Lange pleaded guilty to two counts charging conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit securities fraud and wire…
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Concentrating White Channel Pay Dirt

Below the dirt is a layer of rocks called a "White Channel". In Vermont, gold is associated with white quartz in contemporary  finds, as well as noted in historic finds. During a recent gold find in Buffalo Brook, the rocks that were separated were primarily quartz. Most of quartz rocks were small pieces crushed down to one inch or less. The…
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172,000 + Tonnes of Gold on Earth

Recreational Gold Nuggets from the Vermont Gold Rush during 2012. Estimated Counted Gold on earth or the gold reserve is near 172,000 tonnes.  1,000 kilograms is equivalent to approximately 2, pounds, tons (US) or tons (imperial). The usage is as follows: 49% for Jewelry, 19% Investment Bars and Coins, 17% Central Banks, 12% Industrial, 2% Unaccounted For, additional gold is mined…
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Panning Preparedness: Choosing the Proper Gold Pans

Ludlow, VT: Al's Antiques on VT103 North of the Village of Ludlow has many pans in stock to choose from. The blue pan offer multiple surfaces for gold separation. The blue pan is multi-stage. Wide riffles are used to  separate larger material and catch heavier pieces in the riffle. The blue pan also has smaller close riffles for finer material that remains as…
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Gold Rush Times on News Stands in Vermont’s Gold Region

The inaugural issue of The Gold Rush Times 2012, and the 2013, and 2014 issues are available in the Moreland Thrust Gold Belt area in Vermont. The historic area was home to the Vermont Gold Rush in 1859. Al's Antique's on VT 100 North near VT 103 in Ludlow Vermont is open year round. The sign outside says "Barn Sale". Prospecting gear…
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