If it Glitters - Did You Know? That there really was a golden goose? That Cleopatra was the best gold miner in history? That there are small amounts of gold in everything, such as human excretion -100 tons of which has been known to contain one ounce of gold? That Columbus taught the Indians pain? That most Spanish bullion was stolen from Indian graves? That the mining industry's most used process, Froth Floatation, was actually patented by a housewife? That most of the world eats gold for health reasons and that it was also quite common with pioneers? That the oceans of the world contain more gold than 100 times the total of all of the gold ever mined? To those of you intrigued by the questions above and more, you owe it to yourself to read If It Glitters. You will be entertained, educated and astounded as you learn the histories and mysteries of the most sought-after commodity in history.