Thursday, June 29, 2017

Bonhams: The Scottsdale Auction January 28, 2016


1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster. $ 1.5 - $ 1.8m

1956 Ferrari 250 GT Alloy Coupe. $ 1.5-$ 1.8m

1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta. $1 - $1.2m

1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50HP Silver Ghost "Roi-Des-Belges" $ 800,000 - 1m

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SC Coupe. $ 650,000 - 750,000

1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale US$ 150,000 - 180,000

1931 Packard 840 Roadster US$ 250,000 - 275,000

2006 FORD GT US$ 320,000 - 360,000

1953 Kaiser-Darrin Sport Convertible US$ 200,000 - 250,000

1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT US$ 325,000 - 375,000

1936 Rolls Royce Phantom III 40/50HP Sendaanca De Ville US$ 75,000 - 100,000

1962 Bently S2 Continential Flying Spur US$ 200,000 - 300,000

1934 Packard Eight 1101 Coupe US$ 100,000 - 120,000

1948 Bently Mk VI Drophead Coupe US$ 120,000 - 150,000

1964 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon US$ 800,000 - 1.1 million

1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A Continential Coupe US$ 140,000 - 180,000



Gabriel Resources to seek $4.4-billion in damages from Romania

Gabriel Resources Ltd (GBU.t) will seek $4.4-billion in damages from Romania for losses related to its long-stalled Rosia Montana gold mine project. The miner’s project, near the village of Rosia Montana, was expected to produce 500,000 ounces of gold annually over 16 years of operation, making it Europe’s largest gold mine.

The project has potential to generate $24-billion for the country’s economy, Gabriel estimates. A mining district more than 2,000 years ago in Roman times, Gabriel filed a request for arbitration with the World Bank in 2015. Romania is one of Europe’s poorest countries, despite rich natural resources including gas, coal and gold.

See ----->http://pennystockjournal.blogspot.ca/2017/06/gabriel-resources-ltd-gbut.html

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Cascabel - Latest Results from Angry Geologist

"We got results from 2 more drill-holes from Alpala last week. I've plugged the numbers in and this is what it has done to my officially bad (tm) contained metal calculations.

We have a 14% increase in tonnes and an equivalent increase in contained copper."
Read the details ----> http://angrygeologist.blogspot.ca/2017/06/cascabel-latest-results.html
See ----->http://canadastockjournal.blogspot.ca/2017/06/solgold-up-on-cascabel-copper-gold.html
See ----->http://canadastockjournal.blogspot.ca/2017/06/solgold-plc-aim-solgl.html

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Avigilon Corporation - AVO.t

Avigilon Corporation - AVO.t is a leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of high definition, network-based video surveillance systems and equipment for the global security market.

The Avigilon high-definition surveillance system has been designed to provide high quality video capture, transmission, recording and playback.




On May 15, 2017 the company released Numbers

Avigilon Corporation ("Avigilon" or the "Company") (TSX: AVO), provider of trusted security solutions, today reported financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2017. All figures are in United States ("US") dollars unless otherwise stated.

First Quarter 2017 Highlights
Revenue of $80.3 million, compared with $69.9 million in Q1 2016.
Revenue growth of 15% continues to outpace that of the industry.
Strong cash flow from operations of $8.4 million, an increase of $12.5 million over Q1 2016.
Gross profit* of $40.7 million, compared with $39.7 million in Q1 2016.








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Monday, June 26, 2017

Earth's biggest gold deposit formed by ancient microbes?

Gold was discovered in South Africa's Witwatersrand Basin in 1886, and since then, about half of all gold mined throughout the world has originated from that source. Geologists know that the gold reached the Earth's surface by coming up with lava that formed the Kaapvaal Craton mountain range. However, the Kaapvaal Craton is located in Limpopo Province in north-east South Africa. How did the gold move over two hundred kilometres to the Witwatersrand basin in Gauteng?
Three billion years ago, the atmosphere contained almost no oxygen and the air consisted primarily of gases containing sulphur. Gases like hydrogen sulphide were pumped out of volcaneos, rising to form clouds that then fell as acid rain on the mountains.

In a study published in Nature Geoscience entitled, "Witwatersrand gold deposits formed by volcanic rain, anoxic rivers and Archaean life", researchers argue that the gold didn't just get moved by the rivers – it was first dissolved chemically in volcanic rain. Theory is that the gold would have formed soluble complexes with the sulphur, which were then absorbed by water, before finally being separated by primitive microbes to form the gold.
The new theory may explain why there's a string of gold beds in the Witwatersrand basin that collectively make up 40 percent of all of the gold that has ever been, or ever will be, dug out of the ground.
Gold is a rare element in the universe that forms only in the hearts of supernovae. The precious metal has been part of Earth since its birth 4.6 billion years ago, and while most of the Earth's gold is locked deep within the planet's core, the rest is largely dispersed throughout rocks at tiny concentrations of about one part gold per billion.

Occasionally, a physical phenomenon causes the gold to become enriched in certain layers of rock. In the case of the Witwatersrand formation, up to 1 percent of the carbon-rich layers is made up of gold.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Peru the world leader in fake US notes

Peru has become known over the past several years as the counterfeiting capital of the world. The U.S. Secret Service and Peruvian police on Nov. 15 made the largest seizure of counterfeit currency in Secret Service history ... $30 million in counterfeit notes. Oper­ation Sunset was the cul­mination of a global investigation involving six Peruvian-based criminal organizations. 54 pre-dawn search and arrest warrants were executed in Lima. More than 1,500 Peruvian National Police officers were involved in the operation, and 48 people were arrested in all. Six counterfeit plants were suppressed, eight counterfeit manufacturing presses seized, and over 1,600 printing plates and negatives of varying denominations were found.
From 2009 to 2015 Peruvian police seized over $76 million of fake American currency in addition to an undisclosed amount of euros and soles. The current situation led the Secret Service to move its Latin American headquarters to Peru from Colombia, which used to be the leader.
$2,000 worth of the best $100 counterfeits on the market can be had for $180 in real money. The forger is paid 35 cents for each finished note.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

SolGold up on Cascabel copper-gold results

Shares in Ecuador-focused miner SolGold (LON:SOLG) got a boost after the company updated the market on its Cascabel copper-gold project and announced it had received an initial approval to list on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX).

Assay results from Cascabel yielded positive results. While results from Hole 23R at Cascabel were delayed in the laboratory, the company said Hole 24 and 25 samples show a robust mineralized porphyry as well as a high-grade panel of intense bornite mineralization.
SolGold's Cascabel project is located in the northern portion of the Andean copper belt in Ecuador, renowned for hosting almost half the world’s copper known reserves. The South American country has been gaining ground as a mining investment destination thanks to a revised regulatory framework.

See ----->http://canadastockjournal.blogspot.ca/2017/06/solgold-plc-aim-solgl.html

Friday, June 23, 2017

Infamous Guns at Auction

Two guns once owned by Bonnie and Clyde sold for over half a million dollars. Clyde Barrow's 1911 Colt .45-caliber automatic sold for $240,000.

Bonnie Parker's .38-caliber Detective Special that she had taped to her thigh when she was killed in a hail of gunfire in 1934 sold for $264,000 to the same bidder.

An online bidder paid $130,000 for a .45-caliber Tommy gun and $80,000 for an 1897 12-gauge shotgun that were seized from one of the duo's hideouts in Missouri in 1933.

Lawmen seized the weapons on April 13, 1933 after a bloody raid on an apartment in Joplin where the Barrow Gang were holed up. Two lawmen were killed while the gang escaped.

Al Capone’s Colt .25 semi-automatic pistol sold for over $ 16,000 in 2012.

His Colt .38 revolver sold for over $100,000 at a Christie's 2011 auction in London.
A gold-plated 7.65 Walther semi-automatic pistol with Hitler’s initials inlaid in gold on the ivory grips. It sold for $114,000 at a 1987 auction.

The pistol was taken by an American soldier during a dramatic attempt to capture or kill the dictator in Munich in the waning days of the war. Hitler was miles away in his bunker at the time.

John Dillinger's derringer, a miniature pistol that was found in the outlaw's sock when he was arrested in 1934 sold for $45,000.

The wooden gun Dillinger famously used to escape from the Crown Point, Indiana jail sold for $ 19,000.

A purse pistol Jesse James gave his wife, Zee, to commemorate the birth of their daughter sold for $20,000.

On October 5, 1892 five members of the Dalton Gang rode into the small town of Coffeyville, Kansas. After a failed bank robbery, the ensuing firefight killed four townspeople and four members of the Dalton Gang. $ 50,000.
Wyatt Earp's Colt .45-caliber revolver. $ 225,000. The revolver was passed down by the Earp family and is likely the one Wyatt used in the most legendary gunfight in wild west history, the O.K. Corral shootout — which became legend.

.44-caliber Smith & Wesson that killed Jesse James: $350,000. The James Gang terrorized Kansas and Missouri for nearly two decades led by the outlaw Jesse James.

The shot that killed James was delivered from a .44 which brought $350,000 at an Anaheim auction in 2003.
A tiny 6-inch derringer sitting in a display case at Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site is perhaps the most valuable in the world. Yet the only price ever paid for the item was around $25 in the mid-1800s, by John Wilkes Booth.

One shot was all Booth had to end Abraham Lincoln’s life when he entered the President’s theater box on April 14, 1865. Kept for generations as evidence by the War Department, the relic eventually returned to its fateful origins at the Ford Theatre where it had changed the course of history.