Investing in Gold and Achieving Our Glory
 
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If you have already learned about the advantage of gold investments, the next important question will now be, "how to start investing in gold?" Here are a few steps you can follow to begin:

Gold Forms

There are various forms of gold you can be able to invest in. These include physical gold such as bars, coins, and jewelry. Gold mutual funds are also great sources for investments. You do not own the gold reserves found but the monetary currency represented by them.

Another form which is closely related to mutual funds is gold exchange trade funds or ETF's. Some of these maybe a branch out of certain mutual fund investments but in general they are different due to the presence of physical gold attached to a stock. The real gold in bullion represented by your stock is safeguarded and kept by the sponsoring company.

Digital gold currency or DGC is another gold form. These are electronically represented gold which can be cashed out when needed. Printed versions are also called paper gold and earlier forms of this are gold certificates which were in circulation from the late 1800's until the early 1900's in the U.S.


 
 
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The easiest and simplest way prospecting for gold can be done is by panning for gold.

Panning for gold is the cheapest way to find gold. Firstly you need to find the best location in the area you are prospecting. Pick a spot where the water is about 6 inches deep and flowing steadily. Just fast enough that you can see the pan in the water and can sit comfortably.

The trick of panning for gold is in the dexterity in using the gold pan and keeping a sharp eye out. Patience is very important as you might spend a long time with no results, but when you do get results the satisfaction will be marvelous.

First, fill the pan with about three quarters gravel. Then submerge it just under the water surface. Give the pan a few shakes from side to side but not to violently. You don’t want to wash material out of the pan just yet.

Then change from the shaking motion to a circular motion swirling the material around in the pan in a circle. This will get most of the dirt and clay to dissolve in the water and make it easier to wash out of the pan. If you find any roots, moss or other debris just pick them over with your fingers to break up any lumps. Often gold can be found clinging to bits of moss and roots or twigs even in the dirt attached to them. So you want to gently dissolve the dirt and clean the debris you find.