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Jan 1, 2004 - Golden Brazil

Copyright 2004 David Rich 1500 Words with Sidebars jdavidrich@yahoo.com Golden Brazil Once upon a time the world was young and its gold not yet discovered. In the late 1600s on an expedition through unexplored Brazil a Jesuit servant pocketed beads of a blackened metal, of course later discovered to be gold. The only clue to the bonanza's location was a phallic shaped mountain that provided the single clue to its eventual rediscovery in 1698. Zoom, the rush was on for the largest gold deposits in the western hemisphere, dwarfing the gold...

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