Gold Seduction Sours Lives in Price Drop

Gold Seduction Sours Lives in Price Drop

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Gold’s swift fall, including two days in April when it plunged the most since 1980, has ravaged hopes and livelihoods around the world -- from the 1 million miners in Ghana who scour in the dirt, to thousands of executives and geologists at mining exploration firms that are running out of cash in Vancouver.