National Geographic : 1940 Oct
Gold Bricks-Half a Million Dollars' Worth This bullion belongs to the Mint and Assay Office of Medellin, in the heart of the gold-producing region. Much of it is obtained by panning. The girl holds in her lap gold coins from Spain, the United States, and England. troaacnromes DyILuis M€arden A King Vulture Earns Prison Leave for Good Behavior The bird is tame enoughtobereleased occasionally from itscage inBogota's Botanical Institute and wanders freely about the courtyard. Inthe wild the king vulture feeds on carrionand snakes.