Description:Ã‚Â In June, Bill Doddridge flew his single-engine Cessna 400 to Twentynine Palms Airport near CaliforniaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Mojave Desert and headed for an abandoned mine, a .45-caliber pistol on his belt. He was looking for gold. The firearm was to ward off rattlesnakes. The precious metal would be a sideline to his jewelry business. He sifted through dirt, climbed into shafts, and later bought the property, shuttered since World War II.
Questions for discussion:Ã‚Â
- Summarize the highlights of this report.
- How have businesses and customers of gold changed their behavior since the rapid surge in prices began?
- Do you think price increases have reached a top yet?
- What would make the trend change directions?