|By: jimymac $$$|
26 Jun 2002, 09:06 AM EDT Msg. 13550 of 13568
(This msg. is a reply to 13539 by tweeter.)
The stooges will not win.
BMD fought "City Hall" and won. That cannot happen without a base of standing in the community that reflects a test of time integrity, ethics and moral conviction to stand for what is right. That they could call on those for help during the arduous journey speaks to that which only test of time honor enjoys.
I find it interesting that the theories espoused along this way have/are proven up and the potential for this company that we once conversed are still intact. My DD says we are close and that the last pieces of the puzzle are being put in place. IMO I have two ways to be made whole and the first one is buying this stock at these levels.
Eric Charters is a sceptic yet out of the box thinker who has a long test of time credibility at Silicon Investor. We have wrangled over the Prairie Gold Model for years. Again it comes down to the "Process" stupid. He is a great read.
To:J.E.Currie who wrote (3344)
From: E. Charters Tuesday, Jun 25, 2002 10:54 PM
Respond to of 3345
I worked on the Birch Mountain area for Tintina mines
for two years. My impression from my own field work, and
from other's interpretation is that there is gold in the rocks in that area. This is supported by the following observations by myself.
1. I panned and observed gold from numerous streams in the area. I also microscope work on the samples, observing gold.
2. I crushed and panned limestone in the area, and observed one grain of gold in one sample.
3. I observed rusty mineralized limestone in the area on frequent occasions.
4. Streams that contain gold, are near rusty mineralized bedrock.
5. Other prospectors historically have mined placer gold in the area. This is in literature.
6. Lac MInerals assayed samples for 6 months in their lab in Colorado, prior to taking an option with Tintina. They were in the process of coring rock, and assaying it when taken over by Barrick, who dropped the program.
7. I talked to people from the GSC who had stream sediment and microscopy programs underway in the area, who were finding and photographing precious metals and they were of the opinion that the precious metals had a local origin.
8. It is widely hypothesized that most precious metals deposits in placers have a local origin worldwide.
9. I talked to Suncor and Syncrude Engineers who had tailings programs to recover precious metals from the Tar Sands tailings that they had engineered. They estimated up to 9 dollars gold, platinum and other metals in their tailings. This has to be from bedrock, as the oil sands are actually a bedrock formation. Many undisturbed but unconsolidated deposits in the area from post Cambrian times are in fact rock formations but have the consistency of clay or sand.
10. As an assayer I know that is extremely difficult to assay rock that has hydrocarbons in it for several reasons. This reported problem compounded the perception of the lack of integrity in discovery reports.
11. Other reports of precious metals in oil sands are found in Australia, Russia, Colorado, and Venezuela.
12. The basement fault that runs through the area that contains the gold, also runs through Yellownkife, a known hardrock gold area.
13. The rocks in the area resemble in many ways the silica poor Carlin formation limestones in Nevada. This was conveyed to me by a geologist, Ken Darke.
I still think more works needs to be done, but my suspicions are that some formations in the area may be auriferous and processes would need to be found to make that stuff economic.