Every day on television, like that from www.directtelevisionpackages.com, we see advertisements to invest in gold, buy gold, sell gold, and to get gold for a reasonable value. They always talk of a great investment, and with recent commodity prices valuing gold at or above 1,400 an ounce, it’s not hard to see why. However, there are at least three states in the United States where gold can be found, mined, and sold, and is readily available.
The states once considered “Seward’s Folly” in 1867 is now a large producer of gold, averaging a total of 40 million troy ounces of gold from 1880 to at least 2007. Gold mining started in Alaska in 1870, and continued through the famous gold rush in the Klondike region of Canada, which borders the state. With its plentiful natural and mineral resources, as well as many recent television shows featuring mining on land and offshore, Alaska continues to enchant and mistify people, drawing many people looking to strike it rich.
Since the days of the famous “Pike’s Peak or Bust” in the 1880′s, Colorado continues to be a producer of gold on an annual basis. In 2006 alone, 283 thousand troy ounces of gold were produced by the state. Colorado also continues to boast numerous gold mines, along with its natural resources, which brings many new people to the area, and contributing to the massive growth of population there in the last ten years alone.
The largest producer of gold is…Nevada. Producing nearly 80 of the country’s gold supply, Nevada used to be known for its silver mining, as far back as the 19th Century. Now, with Las Vegas, Reno, and the Tahoe areas, Nevada now controls much of the active gold mining operations in the country as a whole. Looking to get a job in gold mining? Come to Nevada, and hopefully, you will strike it rich!
These three states show that gold mining is still viable, and still making fortunes today. As they used to say, “Go West, Young Man – Go West!”