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  • Hunting For Gold In World's Deepest Mine Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 12:00 PM ET
    The deepest mine in the world. The Mponeng mine owned by AngloGold Ashanti, just one hour outside of Johannesburg.

    Gold is increasingly harder to find, forcing thousands of miners to drill deeper, at higher costs and greater danger.

  • Golden Age Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    What is it about gold that makes people so passionate, crazy, paranoid?  Our special report answers that question and more. We'll take you to mines in South Africa, gold bank vaults in London, trading pits in New York  and the shop floor of a huge gold-jewelry manufacturer in Louisiana.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • With fiscal instability plaguing the U.S. and Europe, some want a return to the past and a restraint on money supply.

  • Beyond Gold, What Else? Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 3:39 PM ET
    Copper Tubing

    Like commodities in general, metals help investors diversify as their performance bears little resemblance to that of stocks.

  • Gold: A Brief History Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 3:35 PM ET
    An Apulian red-figure calyx crater depicting Jason bringing Pelias the Golden Fleece, circa 340 BC–330 BC.

    Gold has had a hold on mankind since it was first mined in the Copper Age.

  • How To Tap The Market Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 3:34 PM ET
    Gold coins and bar

    From physical coins to futures, options, and ETFs -- reporter Bob Pisani breaks down  the how and where to invest in gold. 

  • What's Fueling Today's Rally?     Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 3:04 PM ET

    Stocks are on the rise as gold heads lower, with CNBC's Seema Mody and Sharon Epperson.

  • If Gold Goes Under $1,600, Dollar Up 30%: Charts Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 6:29 AM ET
    Cash and gold

    If the price of gold falls below $1,600 an ounce, it could go down by nearly 30 percent from peak and the dollar could strengthen by a similar percentage, Ron William, a technical strategist at MIG Bank, told CNBC on Monday.

  • If Gold Falls, Dollar Up Sharply: Charts     Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 2:50 AM ET

    If the price of gold falls below $1,600 and investors pull back from risky assets, the US dollar could appreciate by as much as 30 percent, Ron William, a technical strategist at MIG Bank, told CNBC

  • Want Free Gold? Maybe You Should Visit Switzerland Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 2:21 AM ET
    Gold Bars

    The gold rush is back! As the price of gold reaches new record highs, recreational prospecting for gold has turned into an ever more popular pastime. Not just in the US or Australia, but also across parts of the Alps in Switzerland.

  • Gold Rush in Swiss Alps     Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 1:20 AM ET

    CNBC's Carolin Schober discusses recreational gold panning in the Swiss Alps.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Thursday, 25 Aug 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • Is Gold Losing It's Luster?     Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 3:45 PM ET

    The precious metal is down more than 5 percent on Wednesday but is there still room for a trade? Scott Nations, NationsShares weighs in.

  • Making a Case for Gold & Banks     Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 3:37 PM ET

    A look at investment opportunities in gold, ETFs, and the banking sector, with Dan McMahon, Raymond James, and Bruno del Ama, Global X Funds.

  • Off the Charts: Gold     Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 1:31 PM ET

    The precious metal taking a hit today but that's nothing compared to what it's gained in the past month. Paul Sacks, Aurum Options Principal, and CNBC's Sharon Epperson with a look at what's driving prices down.

  • Bernanke Could Have Big Surprise for Markets: Cashin Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 12:16 PM ET

    Art Cashin told CNBC Wednesday that he has a feeling there could be a big surprise from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke by him saying nothing Friday, and that could catch the markets off base.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • Size of Gold 'Bubble' Now an 'Absurdity': Analyst Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 3:52 AM ET

    The price of gold hit a fresh all time high of $1,900 an ounce on Tuesday as investors continued to fret over the sovereign debt crisis in the euro zone and its impact on the global banking industry.