FOR PROSPECTORS, MINERS, AND STUDENTS.
By J. C. F. Johnson, F. G. S.,
MEMBER OF THE AUST. INST. OF MINING ENGINEERS;
GOLD is a
name to charm by. It is desired by all nations, and is
the one metal the supply of which never exceeds the
demand. Some one has aptly said, "Gold is the most
potent substance on the surface of our planet." Tom Hood
Gold, gold, gold, gold!
Bright and yellow, hard and cold;
Molten, graven, hammered, rolled,
Heavy to get, and light to hold;
Stolen, borrowed, squandered, doled.
much appreciated metal is heavy to get is proved by the
high value which has been placed on it from times remote
to date, and that it is light to hold most of us know to