About Gold Dust
During the 19th century Gold Rush, thousands flocked to the wild territories of the west in a bold attempt to strike it rich. Many were so desperate that they panned for traces of gold dust in rivers, lakes, and streams, sifting the heavier metal away from the silt and sand. Gold dust became synonymous with luxury and value, and many companies used it to sell products. For example, a soap company called the Nathaniel Kellogg Fairbank Soap Company manufactured a popular product called, "Gold Dust Washing Powder." The Gold Rush ended, but the concept still endures today. Artificial and real gold dust and flakes are often added to cosmetics, such as body powder and lotions, to add a shimmer of luxury for the wearer. You can even find real gold dust on eBay. Purchase it in gold dust gram bags that have set and standardized weights, which is much easier than panning for it in a stream. If the gold rush prospectors knew that people could buy this stuff on the Internet while barely lifting a finger, perhaps they would have invested their time and energy into building a time machine instead of searching for gold in the mountains.