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Alan Leishman
Mineral Specimen Collecting - Part 2 - Brazil
So you want to be a mine owner ? ....... read on ...
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Peter McKenzie-Brown - Language Instinct
Barbecues, Booms and Blogs
Barbecues, Booms and Blogs Fifty Years of Public Relations in Calgary ISBN number: 978-1-55059-363-1 Copy for inside front cover: Public relations is "the management function which evaluates public attitudes, identifies the policies and procedures of an individual or organization with the public interest, and plans and executes a program of action to earn understanding and acceptance." Canadian Public Relations Society definition Title: Barbeques, Booms and BlogsSub
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Oilprice.com - oilprice.com
5 Record Breaking Gemstones Even Billionaires Can’t Buy
As Elizabeth Taylor once said: “I adore wearing gems, but not because they are mine. You can't possess radiance, you can only admire it.” It’s a good philosophy, because when it comes to the world’s biggest, rarest and most extraordinary gemstone discoveries, no one—not even billionaire President Donald Trump—could afford the possession. We’re not talking about the average diamond engagement ring that sets you back $4,000 and was probably grown in a lab. And we’re not talking about the $3,000 ru
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Alan Leishman
Mineral Specimen Collecting: Silver and Gold
For the last 20 years, the author has been visiting mines, mineral fairs, and mineral dealers to purchase and self collect minerals from over 40 countries to date. One of his guiding inspirations was Peter Bancroft's excellent book Gem and Crystal Treasures which describes Bancroft's selection of the 100 localities for the worlds best mineral specimens. This essay will describe some of the background and history of famous localities, and the minerals found there. It is
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Wolf Richter
Crypto Crackdown: Bitcoin is a “Combination of Bubble, Ponzi Scheme, Environmental Disaster”
“If authorities do not act preemptively, cryptocurrencies could become more interconnected with the main financial system and become a threat to financial stability.” The official crackdown on the entire cryptocurrency space got a new and broader framework from Agustín Carstens, General Manager of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and former governor of the Bank of Mexico. In a lecture in Frankfurt on Tuesday, he let fly some real zingers interspersed with indications of what is to co
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Oilprice.com - oilprice.com
5 Top Picks As Luxury Markets Boom
The charming mysticism of precious stones is the stuff of legend, and today, these ‘tears of the gods’ are opening up major new opportunities for investors. Now estimated to be worth north of $100 billion, the gemstone industry is growing in leaps and bounds, with analysts projecting that demand for diamonds and gemstones will continue to outstrip supply. A lack of new discoveries, a growing inclination towards branded ornaments, a plunging dollar and ease of access thanks to online shopping hav
Friday, January 26, 2018
Rory Hall - The Daily coin
El Petro: Beggar Thy Neighbor
We have been attempting to cover this subject but someone keeps moving the pieces. One day Maduro is announcing El Petro and three weeks later Maduro is releasing El Petro. Then the Venezuelan Parliament calls it unConstitutional but Maduro is pushing forward!! This move is followed by Maduro calling on his neighbor countries to buy in. What a mess. El Petro cryptocurrency begs the question of where the thing originated. El Petro was announced and within a few weeks it is on the market!! Think o
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Rory Hall - The Daily coin
El Petro Has Arrived!! Backed by Oil, Gold and Diamonds
That didn’t take long. It was just a few weeks ago that Maduro announced he would be launching a cryptocurrency backed by oil, gold and diamonds and now here we are with El Petro coming to market. It was December 4, 2017 that we published Venezuela Announces “the Petro” Currency Backed by Gold, Oil and Diamonds and just over a month later – WOW!! does this mean it was already in the works long before he made the announcement or is utilizing a cryptocurrency that was underdevelopment and was clos
Sunday, January 7, 2018
The Gold Report
Miners of the Modern Yukon Gold Rush
Ron Struthers of Struthers’ Resource Stock Report describes a miner making a promising stand in the Far North, as well as other Yukon-based gold companies that have captured his attention. The Yukon is seeing a modern-day gold rush, with five major miners jumping in and several junior exploration companies with large exploration budgets. Kinross Gold Corp. (K:TSX; KGC:NYSE) was the first of the major gold miners to make a move into the Yukon when it gobb
Sunday, January 7, 2018
BullionStar - Bullion Star
The 5 Largest Gold Nuggets that Still Exist
Throughout gold rush and gold mining history, the discovery of a large gold nugget is a phenomenon which always causes excitement throughout a mining community as well as capturing the wider public's imagination. It has probably something to do with so much gold being found at the same time, often with relative ease. Gold nuggets can be found in alluvial deposits (sediments formed by water movement) or in other placer deposits (formed by other movement), but gold nuggets can also be found in or
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
How To Get Bitcoin In Your Stock Portfolio
This report is an ADVERTISEMENT from Oilprice.com 2017 has undoubtedly been the year of bitcoin, breaking $1000 dollars on New Year’s Day before rocketing up to $15000 in early December. That’s a return of 1500 percent! And as market fascination grows, investors are beginning to understand the real secret behind bitcoin’s success – the blockchain. Blockchain is transforming markets with bitcoin, but that is only the beginning – it could soon change the world. To understand how, you must first u
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
Stocks and Precious Metals Charts - The Bubble Has Awakened -
It looks like the pigs in Congress are going to get their 'tax reform' for Christmas. Winning... The various stock and serveral bond markets are in a financial asset bubble, and certain stocks are surging higher in some fairly impressive daily moves based on utter nonsense. Bitcoin and the various related crypto-currency plays are now a bona fide mania. I think this tops the valuations of the worst of the gerbil tossing tech stocks in the internet bubble at the turn of the century. Who wold
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Rory Hall - Sprott Money
Venezuela Announces “the Petro” Currency Backed by Gold, Oil and Diamonds - Rory Hall
I sent this to Chris Powell, GATA, and he asked, what about the “convertibility”? Apparently, Venezuelan President Madura is following China’s lead, but instead of a subtle rollout over time as to not cause some kind of market shake-up, he has decided that now is as good a time as any to announce the creation of a new digital currency: the Petro, backed by Venezuela’s gold, oil and diamond reserves. Venezuela is creating a digital currency to combat a financial blockade by the United Sta
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Jeff Clark - Goldsilver
Dow Peaking The Quick Guide to Diversifying Your Stock Profits
It’s been a heck of a run.The S&P has nearly quadrupled since its 2009 low. It currently ranks as the second-longest bull market in the last 140 years (top green bar).Just as important as recognizing the frothiness of the current market is the fact that the stock market has always fluctuated between bull and bear markets. No bull market lasts forever—that will include this one.Regardless of your personal outlook for the stock market, capturing some of your profits is only prudent given how long
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Jeff Clark - Casey Research
  What 10-Baggers (and 100-Baggers) Look Like 
Now that it appears clear the bottom is in for gold, it’s time to stop fretting about how low prices will drop and how long the correction will last—and start looking at how high they’ll go and when they’ll get there. When viewing the gold market from a historical perspective, one thing that’s clear is that the junior mining stocks tend to fluctuate between extreme boom and bust cycles. As a group, they’ll double in price, then crash by 75%... then double or triple or even quadruple again, onl
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Famous diamonds
  The Kimberley Octahedron
The Kimberley Octahedron is an uncut diamond discovered in 1964 in South Africa in the Dutoitspan mine, one of the diamond mines situated in the Kimberley region of South Africa. The name of the diamond reflects its place of origin, the internationally renowned diamond producing region where the first diamonds were discovered in 1871.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Famous diamonds
The Lesotho Brown
Discovered in May 1967, the 601 carat Lesotho Brown diamond was the first significant diamond to be recovered at Letšeng and thus became famous as the largest diamond ever discovered by a woman.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Famous diamonds
The Jonker
The Jonker diamond gets its name from Johannes Jacobus Jonker who was a 62-year old white South African settler with a claim at Elandsfontein, South Africa and about 5 Km south of the Premier mine, when he discovered the diamond January 17th 1934. At the time of its discovery, the stone was the fourth largest gem-quality diamond ever unearthed with its 726 carats. There was even speculation as to whether it had
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
Is the Difference Now Permanent
From the Slope of Hope: I will start off with a chart that, in a sea of tens of thousands of charts, stood out as shocking: What the chart represents is the percentage drop from whatever the record high was. In other words, it shows the percentage loss a person would have had if they had bought at the highest point in the history of the market. What stunned me about the chart was how for nearly half a decade stocks have been absolutely "pinned" to the top. There was a tiny dip in late 2015, but
Sunday, September 17, 2017
The Energy Report
11 Opportunities in Gold, Uranium and Diamonds
Former journalist James Kwantes, editor of Resource Opportunities, provides a tour of promising junior mining opportunities, from the extremes of northern Canada to the tropics of French Guiana. The Gold Report: The U.S. stock market has been in a bull run for a number of years. What are your thoughts on the market and what it means for precious metals? James Kwantes: Since Donald Trump was elected president, but also for years before that, large-cap U.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
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