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GOLD. A metal used in making money, or coin. It is pure when the metal is unmixed with any other. Standard gold, is gold mixed with some other metal, called alloy. Vide Money.

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For something historical, Dedman's Photo Shop, which bills itself as "Skagway's oldest family owned business," has historical black-and-white postcards plus gold-rush photos and slides.
In the preface to Rooted in Barbarous Soil, editor Richard Orsi states, "perhaps never in the time-honoured American tradition of frontiering did civilization appear to sink so low as in gold-rush California.
3 miles north of Sonora, is the best preserved gold-rush town.