Gold Rush: The Invasion of the Nugget Suckers

Jacqueline Kari Bos,
Eugene Weekly | September 22, 2011
Gold can be volatile, in investments or in the environment. Compared to other Western states like Idaho and California, “on the whole Oregon is not very well endowed,” when it comes to gold, UO geology professor Mark Reed says. But thanks to the skyrocketing price of gold — analysts predict an ounce of gold will sell for more than $2,000 before the end of the year — there’s a gold rush for Oregon’s public lands and pristine rivers.

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