I’m attuned to this gold rush thing. My antennae are up. My grandfather, Manley Beaver, was a gold miner. In the early 1900s he went to South Africa to look for gold; then to Yreka in Northern California.

And as a kid growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, a fundamental part of my grade school education involved the 1848 discovery of gold at Sutter’s Mill, and the subsequent gold rush.
BUT, did you know—I didn’t until I recently went to Johannesburg—that gold was discovered near Johannesburg in 1886. And in Coromandel, New Zealand, gold was discovered in 1852. And in Australia, in 1851.
I know, I know. Don’t draw conclusions from circumstance. But really… I’m just sayin’.