Questions About Yukon Golds

Is this gold?

Is that gold I'm seeing in this hunk of quartz? My girlfriend found the rock in Dawson City, Yukon while walking on the tailings of an old gold mine. I realize it's nowhere near pure, but amongst the grime and silvery metal, there is something metallic and gold coloured. I know that veins of gold are found in quartz, and I'm fairly sure this is a hunk of quartz. The next picture in the album is the reverse side of the rock. If it's not gold, what mineral/metal is it?
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Piano music in the Yukon?

Piano lovers: please suggest music like what the miner plays in Robert Service's The Shooting of Dan McGrew. I'll take pianists, pieces, or particular recordings. I've always loved the poem, and had a vague sense of what the music should sound like, but I don't have the first idea how to go looking for it... The full text of the poem is here; this is the relevant section (but go and read the whole thing anyway!): [...]Were you ever out in the Great Alone, when the moon was awful clear, And the icy mountains hemmed you in with a silence you most could hear; With only the howl of a timber wolf, and you camped there in the cold, A half-dead thing in a stark, dead world, clean mad for the muck called gold; While high overhead, green, yellow and red, the North Lights swept in bars? -- Then you've a haunch what the music meant. . . hunger and night and the stars. And hunger not of the belly kind, that's banished with bacon and beans,
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Historic Gold Rush Trails

From "The Call Of The Wild" ..Seven days from the time they pulled into Dawson, they dropped down the steep bank by the Barracks to the Yukon Trail, and pulled for Dyea and Salt Water. I wonder where the Barracks and Salt Water are located. I tried to find them out on a map, but only found the place of Dawson, Dyea, and Yukon Trail. Maybe "Salt Water" means the sea?
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I am wanting to do a grilled pork loin with grilled potatoes. Any recipe/other side suggestions?

I'm planning on making a father's day meal. I've decided on grilling some Yukon Gold potatoes cut into wedges and seasoned as a side. Only today have I decided on grilling pork. I need a good pork recipe, be it for loin (preferred) or I can even go with chops since I know they are better for grilling. Plus if you can suggest any additional sides, please leave any suggestions.
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Please Help! Need a recipe for a main course plate for Exams?

Hi Guys Please help me out. Looking for the best recipe from tops chefs on here lol.. This what I have to do.. Criteria: Each student will prepare and present a main course plate and must present two identical plates, one for tasting and one for display. The presentation will feature Loin of Lamb as the protein which will be accompanied by three vegetables items: one - potato component, one - sauce, one - flavoured oil; and a cooked garnish. Minimum Test Requirements: (Practical) Lamb presentation: Must be served medium-rare and be of a suitable size. Sauce presentation: Must be Lamb based. Vegetable presentation: Will consist of three vegetables, one served in its natural form, one shaped and one served in the form of a timbale. (All three vegetable components must constitute one suitable portion size) Potato presentation: Will be prepared “Anna” style. Flavoured oil: Any of your choice (must compliment the presentation) Cooked garnish: Any Ingredient / Equipment List Meat
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Cook to Impress!

From the general to the specific: What are your favorite recipes, the dishes you prepare when you want to impress? This clam chowder never fails to impress: Skipjack's Clam Chowder from November 2000 Bon Appétit with modifications by J.D. Roth Three 8-oz bottles of clam juiceOne pound russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch chunks (resist the urge to use Yukon Gold potatoes)Two tablespoons (1/4 stick) butterThree slices bacon, finely chopped (I use thick, hammy deli bacon -- use six slices of bacon if you're using the thin, pre-packaged stuff)Two cups chopped onions (about one large yellow onion)Three stalks (about 1-1/4 cups) of celery with leaves, choppedFive garlic cloves, mincedOne bay leaf1/4 cup all-purpose flourSix 6-1/2 oz cans minced clams, drained, juices reserved (chopped clams are fine -- I use minced because Kris doesn't like large, rubbery clam chunks)1-1/2 cups half-and-halfOne teaspoon hot pepper sauce (we use Tapatío, but you might prefer
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Help with organic produce box for meal planning! Lots of fruits and veggies!?

We just joined an organic service that delivers a box of produce every week. I need help planning out some meals/desserts/recipes with some of the ingredients below. Suggestions! -Pears -Granny Smiths (like 10) -Oranges -Grapes -Basil (a big beautiful bunch) -Potatoes (6 -Yukon gold) -Celery -Beets (4) -Heirloom Tomatoes - 2 -Red & Yellow Onions Any good dinner ideas including some of this? Especially the more perishable stuff... Thanks!
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chewy carrot fries? no thanks

I like to roast vegetables, but my technique needs help. I want to make roasted root vegetables where each piece is tender but not mushy, slightly caramelized, savory and good. They should look like this. I've been using mainly carrots, parsnips, sweet potatoes, yukon gold potatoes, red onion, ocassionally with mushrooms or fennel added later. I wash, peel, and cut the veg into "fries" (1/2" x 3" or so) or 1-inch chunks, toss with olive oil and salt and pepper, spread out in a single-layer in a baking dish and roast in a 400-degree oven till they seem done, an hour or so. Sometimes I stir midway through. My results have been less than great -- the pieces are often chewy, dried out, or not fully soft. What am I doing wrong? Not enough oil? Wrong shape? Wrong oven temp? More stirring? Please help.
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Where can I buy blue or purple potatoes in Bend, Oregon?

I love these little oddly-colored potatoes. Their flavor is the best of any potato I've tried (even Yukon Golds), and I used to be able to find them at Wild Oats (before it became Whole Foods instead), now I cannot find them anywhere in town! Does anyone know where in the Central Oregon area I can find blue or purple potatoes? I searched that already & did a number of other searches which didn't give me answers, but thanks.
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What is the gold rush movie with the woman?

what is the movie that has a young woman who stakes a claim, I believe in the Yukon. She hires several men to work with her, at first they don't get along. they have to pay a certain amount of money before a certain date or they loose the land. in the end the woman falls in love with one of the men. its a kids movie, I believe, but its driving me crazy cause I can't figure out what it is. I thought it was called gold rush, but I need more specifics. Help!
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Tomato/Potato all in one plant.

Can a potato tomato plant exist without being 2 plants grafted together? I grow a small garden on my deck in containers. I cut up a Yukon Gold potato purchased from my supermarket that sprouted eyes and planted it in a container. It's grown very well this summer. It has flowered and as the flowers wilt and fall off, small green tomatoes are growing in their place! On the potato plant! I have beefsteak and cherry tomatoes growing in a bucket 5 feet from the potatoes. Could they had cross pollinated? Here is a photo. The green tomatoes show seed formation when I cut one open but it doesn't smell at all like a tomato.
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Why do I only sometimes have a bad reaction to potatoes?

For at least the past year, I've been having a bad reaction to potatoes--but only sometimes. It's very inconsistent, and despite carefully tracking it for months, I still can't find a pattern. I can eat the same type of potato with the exact same accompaniments, and one time is fine and the other time I have near-immediate gastric distress. What could be causing the issues, and why is it so inconsistent? I don't have issues with any other nightshades, or any other food intolerances. I've already considered that it might be something else I eat with the potatoes, but tracking my diet has not borne that out. I'm not kidding about the careful tracking. One day I will have a baked potato and be fine, and another day I will have a baked russet potato with the exact same butter, sour cream, and cheese and be very much not fine. Sometimes I can have a Yukon Gold gratin with my steak with no issues, other times the very same recipe with the very same meal will have very unpleasant
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Does the universe like to make fun of the police?

Hello Have you ever wondered about the uncanny relationships between metals and the police or/and criminals? Copper - As in you will get arrested by the 'coppers'. Nickel - As in the terms 'getting nicked', meaning being put in detention at the police station. Steel - Meaning to take what is not your own belongings, without the owners permission or instruction. Since you get metal theft; it is quite regular that you will get the coppers putting criminals in the 'nick', because they were caught nicking copper! Another interesting thing is that money, which is essentially based on gold in one way or the other; as in based on gold stocks; money is often referred to as coppers and it is often partly made of copper as well as paper and other other forms. It can be computerized transfers (like on a credit or debit card), in which cases it is using silicon in the computer systems. Without enough coppers (or money); neither could there be enough coppers (police) to nick the crimin
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