Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Fishpool Hoard

The Fishpool Hoard of 1,237 15th century gold coins, four rings and four other pieces of jewellery, and gold chain was discovered by workmen on a building site in Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire, England in 1966.

The hoard was probably buried in haste at some time between winter 1463 and summer 1464, perhaps by someone fleeing south after the Battle of Hexham in May 1464, in the first stages of England's War of the Roses.

The heart-shaped brooch is engraved with the phrase "je suys vostre sans de partier" (I am yours wholly).
The face value of the hoard when deposited was about £400, equivalent to around £300,000 today. It may have formed part of the Lancastrian royal treasury, entrusted to someone fleeing south after the Battle of Hexham (15 May 1464) and concealed by him deep inside Sherwood Forest.


http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/online_tours/britain/our_top_ten_british_treasures/the_fishpool_hoard.aspx


Saturday, June 29, 2013

Fire River Gold (FAU.v) suspends operations, finally

FIRE RIVER GOLD SUSPENDS OPERATIONS

Fire River Gold Corp. has commenced the process of placing its Nixon Fork gold mine on care and maintenance. A core team will remain at the mine site to maintain the infrastructure.

The company is taking this action until a revised operating plan has been developed and market conditions improve. In the interim, the board will run a strategic process and consider and evaluate all options with respect to the Nixon Fork property.
http://www.stockwatch.com/News/Item.aspx?bid=Z-C%3aFAU-2083750&symbol=FAU®ion=C
Half a cent bid and there ain't a poochie here who never heard it first at Neer Do Well about 2 years ago. UNREAL is what this ridiculous fraud is and was. A body can't motivate the BCSC for love nor damn, fukkin money and fuk me the company ADMITTED IN BLACK AND WHITE its disclosure was whacked and we STILL couldn't move the BCSC one iota.

"It should be noted that a series of PEAs on processing the tailings and resuming underground mining all returned VERY good numbers, numbers that were and are being breathlessly regurgitated by both Fire River Gold and PFN. These extremely bullish projections rely 100% on the ore being mineable, and that critical factor was NEVER disclosed with the numbers, or in the studies themselves for that matter.

Despite these many hints and clues the first real evidence and admission from Fire River Gold came on May 16, 2011.
    The Company finally admitted in a news release to having the Golder Associates study the entire time.
It is incomprehensible how an engineering report that addresses a critical mining issue to the Company’s flagship property CANNOT be considered highly material and requiring disclosure. The contents of this report REMAIN undisclosed.

On June 17, 2011 another directed me to material filed on the CNQ database. (Fire River Gold was initially listed on the CNQ) http://www.cnq.ca/Storage/1229/110713_FAUNIXON_43-101-FINAL.pdf

This material is a geological report that explains in exacting clarity the water table problems at Nixon Fork and is dated August 22, 2009. Upon yet another review of Sedar I did, eventually, find the document. It was filed at the same time as at least 7 other documents. It truly was equivalent to finding a needle in a haystack and in my opinion that’s exactly what the intent was. At this point I simply cannot continue to watch the public get completely screwed without taking the time and effort to complain about the matter to the BCSC. This is outrageous and insulting … first that a career promoter spanked numerous times by the BCSC has no fear of consequences whatsoever and secondly, from the available evidence, it appears others have no qualms about it either as long as they stand to profit.

http://firerivergold.blogspot.ca/2011/10/bcsc-stands-on-guard-for-thee-not.html


Gold still better than cocaine : Colombian Police

Colombian armed groups are reaping profits from illegal gold mining that are five times greater than returns from cocaine, according to Colonel Hector Paez, acting director of the country’s rural police division.

Cocaine typically takes six months to produce and requires considerable knowledge, while an illegal mining operation in the Colombian jungle can extract two kilograms of gold a week, Paez said in a June 19 interview in Bogota.

“Illegal mining has risen in this country” he said. “They are earning more money from gold than cocaine or kidnappings.”
Gold, which slumped below $1,300 an ounce for the first time since September 2010 in New York yesterday, has become Colombia’s biggest export after oil and coal. A kilogram of cocaine can sell for about 5 million pesos ($2,570) in the Colombian jungle while a kilogram of gold can fetch 19 times that, or similar to global market prices, Paez said.

The precious metal is also relatively easy to legalize while cocaine remains banned. “As soon as it’s excavated and away from the mine it’s legal,” said Paez.


http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-06-21/gold-beats-cocaine-as-colombia-rebel-money-maker-police-say-1


Friday, June 28, 2013

Crap-Ex - CEV.v has super big plans ...

Led by the TOTALLY arsesome Mr. Brett Matich and his birds of a very common feather Mr. Graham "Punchy" Harris and Andrew Bowering, the terrible threesome will have everybody and their flea bitten mongrel believe they are sitting on billions of the good stuff.

Only a paultry and highly insignificant $6b stands between the terrible threesome and another of their massive successes. Frankly this citizen wouldn't lend this group a single-ply tissue to wipe their horrid dirty tri-bumholes, let alone $ .03 fukkin cents.
"Cap-Ex has a current inferred iron ore resource of 7.8 billion tonnes at 29 per cent total iron and 18.4 per cent magnetic iron. The PEA was based on only the first 30 years of production, which will require the processing of only 1.9 billion tonnes at 28.8 per cent total iron and 18.6 per cent magnetic iron. The mineral resource estimate is based on a cut-off grade of 10 per cent magnetic iron.

Highlights of the PEA study include:

Initial capital disbursement of $4.185-billion for the construction (leading to the start-up) of the first production line and required infrastructure and total capital costs of $5.979-billion for the construction of the two production lines. This includes $2.275-billion for the pellet plant and excludes closure costs, sustaining capital and leased equipment and facilities;
"The TSX Venture Exchange has accepted for filing documentation with respect to a non-brokered private placement announced April 15, 2013. Shares: 20.73 million
Price: 10 cents
Warrants: 20.73 million share purchase warrants to purchase 20.73 million shares
Exercise price: 20 cents for a two-year period

Placees: 32

Insiders: Graham Harris 2.4 million; Bowering Holdings Ltd. (Andrew Bowering) two million; Mardu Investments Ltd. (Brett Matich) one million; Sunrise Drilling Ltd. (Graham Harris, Andrew Bowering and Brett Matich) 2.25 million; 833351 Canada Inc. (Francois Laurin) 750,000; Cape Iron Consulting Inc. (Brian Penney) 500,000; Paul Bozoki 500,000

http://www.stockwatch.com/News/Item.aspx?bid=Z-C%3aCEV-2077320&symbol=CEV®ion=C
Bid is $ .09 and this total chit hasn't ignited the public's imagination for some reason, even with the boyos own precious dough. Go figure. By my calculations this rock bottom dough MIGHT last a few weeks for these amazing slug-like offenses.

An astute type will notice the boyos set up a drilling company to better juice public dopes too. For the record I believe it should be "Mandu Investments". Good luck boyotards ... you all will be needing a massive large supply of COMPLETE retards this time.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Gold not safe on French cadavers

French police on Thursday detained three grave-diggers in the latest in a series of arrests after dozens of bodies were dug up and gold teeth and jewellery stolen from them.
Police detained the men as they worked at a cemetery in Pantin in the north Paris suburbs, where last month four other men, including another three grave-diggers, were arrested. The first two arrests came on the night of November 25, when police found 10 gold teeth on one of the suspects who were both wearing miners' headlamps and boots covered with fresh earth.

A police source said the thieves located fresh graves during the day and then returned at night to rob them.


http://www.thelocal.fr/20121206/grave-robbers-caught-stealing-gold-teeth



Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Curis Resources revisited - CUV.t

Its far past time to ask ourselves where all that nifty CUV.t copper concentrate is at. Whereas this management seems to have great skills in reworking every old falsehood into a new and improved "Phase I" brainchitstorm, the bottom line here is that basically fuk all has been happening at Florence Copper and odds are far better than average things will stay that way as multi-millions more evaporates into the either.

We here at Neer Do Well have a theory. The entire premise of ISCR while threatening a public acquifier is NEVER gonna happen in this fukkin lifetime. The entire concept is so repulsive as to be entirely a "non-starter" and that is clear to anyone involved enough to understand the facts.

Notwithstanding the grossly obvious, its not for anyone to say Curis can't pretend while blowing multi-millions, for years if necessary. There we go citizens ... that is what this horrid, horrid paper represents.


Curis Closes CAD $6 Million Private Placement Financing - 14-May-13

Curis Resources Ltd. ("Curis" or the "Company") (TSX: CUV) announces that it has completed the previously announced CAD $6 million non-brokered private placement of 6,818,182 common shares in the capital of Curis at a price of CAD $0.88 per share.

Yes well there's a sucker born every minute and they don't come much bigger than $ .88 per share. Appears to me to be an instant $ 1.8m haircut butt what do we know eh?



The Frome Hoard

The Frome Hoard is a hoard of 52,503 Roman coins found in April 2010 by Dave Crisp near Frome in Somerset, England.

The coins were contained in a ceramic pot and date from AD 253 to 305. Most of the coins are made from debased silver or bronze. The hoard is one of the largest ever found in Britain, and is also important as it contains the largest group ever found of coins issued during the reign of Carausius, who ruled Britain independently from 286 to 293 and was the first Roman emperor to strike coins in Britain.
After being declared a treasure, the hoard was valued at £320,250 and shared equally between the finder and the land owner.



Saturday, June 22, 2013

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$ 11.15m briolette is now “The Star of China”

The new owner of what Christie’s auction house called the largest and most perfect briolette diamond ever sold at auction has identified herself and picked a name for the 75.36-carat gem. Tiffany Chen, vice chairman of China Star Entertainment Ltd., has revealed herself to be the owner of the briolette diamond. She named the diamond after her company, “The Star of China.”

The 75.36-carat briolette - a gem cut into a three-dimensional waterdrop shape - is suspended on a chain of diamonds. Chen purchased the diamond May 28 at Christie’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels sale for more than $11.15 million, $148,000 per carat, a world record for a briolette diamond sold at auction.The briolette has been graded by the Gemological Institute of America to be of D color and type IIa.

The diamond is part of a pendant necklace that includes a marquise-cut purplish pink diamond suspended above the briolette.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/anthonydemarco/2013/06/18/world-record-75-carat-briolette-diamond-named-star-of-china/



Thursday, June 20, 2013

Curse of the Hope Diamond

The legend is said to begin with a theft. Several centuries ago a large blue diamond from the forehead (or eye) of a statue of the Hindu goddess Sita was stolen. For this transgression, according to the legend, the stone would carry a curse of death until returned to the idol.

In 1642 Jean Baptiste Tavernier, a French jeweler who traveled extensively, visited India and bought a 112 3/16 carat blue diamond. (the Hope has been cut down at least twice in the past three centuries.) The diamond is believed to have come from the Kollur mine in Golconda, India.

Tavernier continued to travel and arrived back in France in 1668, twenty-six years after he bought the large, blue diamond.

French King Louis XIV, the "Sun King," ordered Tavernier presented at court. From Tavernier, Louis XIV bought the blue diamond as well as forty-four large diamonds and 1,122 smaller diamonds. Tavernier was made a noble and died at the age 84 in Russia. (It is not known how he died although the myth says he was torn apart by dogs, thus becoming the first death attributed to the curse.)
When Louis XV died, his grandson, Louis XVI, became king with Marie Antoinette as his queen. According to legend, Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI were beheaded during the French Revolution because of the blue diamond's curse.
In September 1791, the blue diamond was stolen.

It resurfaced in London by 1813 and was owned by jeweler Daniel Eliason by 1823. King George IV of England bought the blue diamond from Daniel Eliason and upon King George's death, the diamond was sold to pay off debts. By 1939 the blue diamond was in the possession of Henry Philip Hope, from whom the Hope diamond has taken its name.
The legend says the curse bankrupted the Hope family. While it is true that by 1901 Hope descendants were no longer rich, gambling and high spending by third generation Francis Hope was responsible for the downfall, not a curse.

Simon Frankel, an American jeweler, bought the Hope diamond in 1901 and brought it to the United States. The diamond changed hands several times during the next several years, ending with Pierre Cartier.

Pierre Cartier believed he had found a buyer in the rich Evalyn Walsh McLean. Since Mrs. McLean had previously told Pierre Cartier that objects usually considered bad luck turned into good luck for her, Cartier made sure to emphasize the Hope diamond's negative history. Evalyn McLean wore the diamond all the time. According to one story, it took a lot of persuading by Mrs. McLean's doctor to get her to take off the necklace even for a goiter operation.
McLean's first born son, Vinson, died in a car crash when he was nine. McLean suffered another major loss when her daughter committed suicide at age 25. In addition, Evalyn McLean's husband was declared insane and confined to a mental institution until his death in 1941.
Evalyn McLean's jewelry was put on sale in 1949, two years after her death, in order to settle debts from her estate. The Hope diamond was bought by Harry Winston, a New York jeweler, and in 1958 Winston donated the Hope diamond to the Smithsonian Institution to be the focal point of a newly established gem collection. The Hope diamond is currently on display as part of the National Gem and Mineral Collection in the National Museum of Natural History for all to see.