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List of the Largest Diamonds In the World 
Biggest diamonds in the world ranked by carat weight as a rough stone
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Food for thought
  The idea of sound money was devised as an instrument for the protection of civil liberties
It is impossible to grasp the meaning of the idea of sound money if one does not realize that it was devised as an instrument for the protection of civil liberties against despotic inroads on the part of governments. Ideologically it belongs in the same class with political constitutions and bills of rights.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Edwin Vieira - GATA
Silver and Gold Guarantee Freedom 
Silver and gold are not merely valuable commodities, investments, and media of exchange. More importantly, they are key "checks and balances" in America's legal and political institutions. The fight against the use of silver and gold as money that has been waged by bankers and rogue politicians since the 1870s as to silver and the 1930s as to gold -- and will intensify as fiat currencies collapse throughout the world -- is ultimately directed against America's national independence, her constitutional government, and every common American's individual liberty and prosperity.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Investing Chronicles - Casey Research
Sell Now, Buy Later – the ABCs of Short Selling

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Famous diamonds
The Cullinan I
The Cullinan is the largest diamond ever discovered in history, 3.106 carats or 621.2 grams.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Gold - 24hgold
  Gold and Silver in 63 languages 
AFRIKAANS : Silwer - Goud ALBANIAN : Argjent - Ar ARABIC : fiDDah (??? ) - dhahab (???) ARMENIAN : arcat'ya (???????) - oski (????) BASQUE : Zilarra - Urrea BOSNIAN : Srebro - Zlato
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Alan Leishman
Mineral Specimen Collecting: Silver and Gold
It is anticipated that those readers interested in the Precious Metals, Gold and Silver, and the PM share market, may find interest in these anecdotal tales of mines and minerals, and enjoy the beauty of one of nature's hidden treasures; --- mineral specimens. --- Note: Gold and Silver are metallic elements. They are also minerals when they occur in pure form in nature, and are then described as native gold and native silver.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Jason Hommel - Silverstockreport
  Frequently Asked Questions on Silver 
Which kind of silver is best? I like the cheapest form of silver available. I have never liked Silver Eagles, because the premium is always too high. I've always bought the "generic rounds", because you get more silver for your dollar. I also like the 100 oz. bars, when they are cheaper, which they are today.
Sunday, April 06, 2014
Investing in Mining Stocks - 24hgold
Little Faith, Not much Hope and Too much Charity
If we want to encourage the transfer of gold from those who wish to dispose of it to those who wish to acquire it, we must at all costs avoid a repeat of the state of affairs which existed in the late 1970s and early 1980s. In those days, when the purchasing power of gold reached unprecedented levels, we never read about Central Banks lending or selling their gold. Mining companies did not sell forward for fear of the price going higher. Now they are selling forward for fear of the price going lower! A self-fulfilling policy if ever they was one. But what really helps to keep the gold price affordable is the powerful message that the producers broadcast about their own perceptions as to the direction of the price. No one in his right mind would sell gold forward if he thought the gold price was going to rise. Investors in gold and gold shares have received that message, loud and clear, and have acted accordingly.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
David Morgan - Silver Investor
  Correcting Antal Fekete's Historical Silver Errors 
In "The Double Whammy of Geopolitical Gold Games reposted in February 2013 (from January 31, 2008) by Antal Fekete he stated some errors of fact! Marco Polo, guide us on this excursion to China! Bruce Lee, help our reflexes to be as fast as yours! May we not be slap happy like Jackie Chan! Wo Fat, do not mislead us! Antal mentioned China's silver money system going back to the 16th century, then stated" "CHINA'S EXTERNAL TRADE WAS INSIGNIFIC
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Gold Coins - Goldmoney
Gold coins: The Vienna Philharmonic
The Vienna Philharmonic has been minted by the Austrian Mint "Münze Österreich AG" since 1989. After Great Britain, Austria was the second state in Europe to start producing an official gold coin. Until 1991 the coin was minted in one ounce and quarter ounce versions. Due to the great sales success, a tenth-ounce coin was released in 1991, which was followed by a half-ounce in 1994.
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Robert Blumen - 24hgold
  The Myth of the Gold Supply Deficit 
Analyses based on annual supply and demand of gold appear on a daily basis, whether posted to gold web sites or in the financial media, many of them by the most respected analysts of gold mining shares. These articles typically show an imbalance between supply and demand, suggesting that there is a gold supply deficit. From there, the conclusion follows that a much higher gold price is required in order to bring supply and demand into balance.
Friday, April 04, 2014
Mike Maloney - GoldSilver
How to Buy Gold Bars 
There are a few factors to consider when researching and understanding how to buy gold bars. Before you start buying gold bars, you should consider: 1. Different sizes of gold bars. 2. Where to buy gold bars. 3. The ease of liquidity and hallmark recognition. I. Different Sizes of Gold Bars Gold bars come in different sizes or weights.
Monday, January 20, 2014
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
A beginner's guide to investing in Gold 
One’s motivation for buying gold is fundamental to deciding in which form you should buy it. Are you a speculator, investor or saver? Do you wish to take a short term speculative position in gold? Are you investing for the short, medium or long term? Or are you diversifying, saving or using gold as a form of financial insurance?
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Silver technicals - Zealllc
  Silver Technicals
Silver is a perpetually fascinating commodity. It shares much in common with the golden king of precious metals, yet it is also quite different in so many ways.
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Trace Mayer - Run to Gold
How To Buy Gold Or Silver 
Buying silver or buying gold is very simple but if done incorrectly then the results can be financially devastating. It is extremely important to learn how and where to buy gold or silver from trusted and reputable sources in safe and secure transactions and not through companies which have issues like
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
David Morgan - Silver Investor
  Chapter 3: Physical Silver – To Buy or Not? 
Many believe gold is the only asset that isn't someone else's liability, but in our latest installation of the "Guide to Silver Investing," David Morgan argues that not only does physical silver serve the same purpose, it is more liquid. Read on. . .
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
investing in precious metals - Run to Gold
  How to detect a Fake Tungsten Gold Bar 
When one goes to buy gold they want real gold, not some cheap substitute like a fake tungsten gold bar. There has been a lot of rumor, neither credible nor verifiable sources, about bars containing both gold, the Ancient Metal of Kings and tungsten, the ‘heavy stone’.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Dan Dontrose - The Fundamental View
  Helping you spot the DNA of an Asset Bubble 
This chart was created by Jean-Paul Rodrigue - Hofstra University and provides a visualization of an asset bubble and the lifecycle of it, or let’s call it the DNA. Every asset bubble resembles this chart. Superimpose it on market tops like the Nasdaq, the Dow, oil, or any other asset that severely went POP and you can see the relationship to the DNA model shown in the chart.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Michael S. Rozeff - Mike S. Rozeff
  The US Constitution and Money 
This article outlines what the U.S. Constitution’s clauses and references to money mean. It examines constitutional money from a legal perspective. It does not examine money and banking from an ethical, economic, or political point of view. The idea is simply to set down in the clearest terms possible what kind of money is legal in the U.S., according to the Constitution, and what kind of money is not.
Friday, March 28, 2014
Richard Mills - Aheadoftheherd
Lithium ABC's
The world's future energy course is being charted today because of the ramifications of peak oil and a need to reduce our carbon footprints. A whole new industry - a global wide automotive and industrial lithium-ion battery industry - is going to be built. As a result of lithium-ion battery demand for hybrid-electric and electric cars the increase in demand for lithium carbonate is expected to increase four-fold by 2017.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Food for thought
  Charles de Gaulle on Gold 
Indeed, there can be no other criterion, no other standard than gold. Yes, gold, which never changes, which can be shaped into ingots, bars
Monday, March 03, 2014
Perth Mint Blog - Perth Mint Blog.
  Silver - The Element Of Change 
In a look at the impact of silver on civilization since it was first extracted some 5,000 years ago, this stylishly-made video from SilverInstituteTV examines the history, properties and uses of one of natureâ??s most precious resources.
Saturday, February 08, 2014
David Morgan - Silver Investor
Chapter 2: Silver ETFs: Do Your Homework 
ETFs such as SLV and GLD have garnered their share of buzz the past few years. In Chapter 2 of our "Guide to Silver Investing" David Morgan points out some of the pitfalls of the silver ETF. Don't think you're actually buying the metal. It's a lot more complicated than that, and carries more risk. Read on…
Sunday, February 02, 2014
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
Gold Standard Technical Operating Discussions 2: More Variations
Last week, we were talking about some of the technical issues of operating a gold standard system.There are actually quite a few different ways you can do things. January 8, 2012: Some Gold Standand Technical Operating Discussions We looked at a few options: one was a standard currency board with another currency.
Thursday, January 16, 2014

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