Gold Mine Themes

Wilbur Smith
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Greed vs Prosperity

In Gold Mine, greed gets in the way of prosperity in more than one instance. For example, the group of men who are behind the push to drill through the Dipper are motivated by greed. They want the price of gold to stabilize so that they can line their own pockets more effectively. They reason the French and South Africans are poised to launch an all-out attack on France's currency by increasing the price of gold. If instead, all the Kitchenerville gold fields are flooded and these greedy men are responsible for the timing of that flooding, they could quietly sell off all their collective stocks ahead of time and make a small fortune in the process. Meanwhile, they tell Manfred that beneath the Dipper is a wealth of untapped gold and by manipulating the evidence they've gathered, they convince him to be the first to...

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