Friday, May 19, 2017
|The jadeite mines of Upper Burma (now Myanmar) occupy a privileged place in the world of gems, as they are the principal source of the finest grade material in the world. The jadeite mines of Hpakan, Upper Burma is located about 420 km north of Mandalay, amidst some of the most inaccessible jungle on the planet.|
For the Chinese, there is a terrestrial bridge between heaven and hell – jade. The history of jade in Chinese culture stretches back thousands of years.
To the Chinese, jade was traditionally defined by its “virtues,” namely a compact, fine texture, toughness and high hardness, smooth and glossy luster, along with high translucency and the ability to take a high polish.
|Villagers, now jade poachers, come from near and far, some women and children to risk their lives for a chance to find the precious stones. The work is dangerous, especially when it rains. Landslides happen often.|
Labels: The Nansibon Jade Mine
Thursday, May 18, 2017
1938 Coddington “French Connection” Roadster - $407,000
|Barrett-Jackson’s 45th Anniversary Scottsdale Auction was held January 23-31 at WestWorld of Scottsdale and featured over 1,400 vehicles, most selling at No Reserve.|
1958 Corvette LS2 convertible $220,000 (Lot #1288)
1962 LS3 roadster $159,500 (Lot #1319).
1953 Delahaye Type 235 Unsold
Shelby Cobra CSX2495 $797,500
1939 Talbot-Lago T-15 Cabriolet (Lot #1378) $550,000
“Smokey and the Bandit” promo car. (Lot #7004) $550,000.00
The King. 1959 Cadillac Series 62 Custom De Ville – Elvis $170,500 (Lot #1388)
The Queen. 1940 Cadillac Custom – Sophia Loren $148,500 (Lot #1408)
|Centerra Gold Inc - CG.t operates 2 producing mines, Kumtor in the Kyrgyz Republic and the Boroo mine in Mongolia.|
In 2015 Centerra produced 530,000 oz at AISC of $877 per ounce. In 2016, Centerra produced 598,677 ounces of gold and 10.4 million pounds of copper from its two operations.
Centerra Gold Inc. (TSX: CG) today reported net earnings of $57.0 million or $0.20 per common share (basic) on revenues of $285.3 million in the first quarter of 2017, compared to net earnings of $18.1 million or $0.08 per common share (basic) on revenues of $73.2 million for the same period in 2016.
Labels: Centerra Gold Inc - CG.t