Tampa's Odyssey Marine Exploration recovers booty worth millions from Atlantic shipwreck
Associated Press July 17, 2014
CINCINNATI — Tampa's Odyssey Marine Exploration has recovered thousands of gold and silver coins and more than 40 heavy gold bars easily worth millions of dollars, say unsealed court documents that provide the first detailed inventory of a treasure trove being resurrected from an 1857 shipwreck at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.
...The inventories, unsealed by a federal judge in Virginia late Wednesday, show that Odyssey has brought up 43 solid gold bars, 1,300 $20 double eagle gold coins and thousands more gold and silver coins... MORE (TampaBay.com)
New gold-backed cryptocurrency “INNcoin” allows you to mine gold for free
Taylor Tyler cryptocoinsnews.com 18/07/2014
Want to use your computer to mine for gold from the comfort of your own home? A new decentralized gold-backed cryptocoin called INNcoin was publicly released Wednesday by U.S. precious metals dealer Anthem Vault, and it allows you to do just that.
Other than the cost of personal resources used by your computer, the entire process is free and largely an educational and promotional experiment that Anthem is conducting in a proof-of-concept fashion – to both raise awareness and demonstrate how alternatives to the fiat system can work. MORE (Cryptocoinsnews)
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts - The Entire U.S. Gold Hoard Is Now Gone
Today (June 27, 2014) former US Treasury official, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, told King World News that the entire United States gold hoard, including gold supposedly held at the Fed for other countries, is now gone. This is very bad news for Germany and other countries which have trusted the Fed to safely store their gold. Below is what Dr. Roberts had to say in this remarkable interview.
Eric King: “Dr. Roberts, I know you’ve seen the report on Bloomberg about Germany (all the sudden) supposedly being happy with storing their gold at the New York Fed. It seemed to be a propaganda piece. What was your take when you saw that?”
Dr. Roberts: “Clearly what that means is that the United States doesn’t have the gold and cannot deliver it -- and has forced Germany to come to terms with that, and to stop asking for it since it can’t be delivered....MORE (KingWorldNews.com) Full Audio Interview .MP3 Paul Craig Roberts Wikipedia
Hong Kong Thieves Replace $72 Million in Gold Bars with Worthless Metal
The South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported that Hong Kong police are investigating a shipment of one ton of gold bullion, worth about $72 million, from Africa to a mainland China businessman after part of the consignment was swapped for metal bars.
On June 5th, Mr. Zhao Jingjun, age 43, opened part of his shipment in front of his buyer in Hong Kong and discovered the gold had been switched for worthless metal. A senior police officer said it would be the city's biggest heist in a decade if it was confirmed that all the gold had been stolen...MORE (Breitbart.com)
The vodka laced with drinkable gold
...From a Hong Kong vodka distiller there is now - almost literally - gold that you drink.
Two of Royal Dragon Vodka's three varieties are laced with shavings of “highest quality edible 23-carat gold leaf” that lazily waft in the clear liquid and pour into the glass to become part of your drink.
Yes, you drink gold.
The tiny flakes are surprisingly unobtrusive to the drinking experience, almost seeming to melt on the tongue with a lightly sweet flavour, and no hint of metallic aftertaste...MORE (SMH.au) Royal Dragon Vodka
Gold ATM Dispenses $1,300 Gold Bars In Midtown
Scouting NY spotted the mini Fort Knox this week, located just outside Stack's Bowers's shop on West 57th Street. The machine allows you to use a credit card or cash [EDIT: Cash only!] to purchase one ounce gold bars for around $1,300, in addition to 10 gram bars for about $490 and 5 gram bars for $255, depending on market prices. You can also purchase gold and silver coins, along with commemorative Bronx Zoo silver coins and pieces, in case you want a memento from a tourist attraction located several miles north—all purchases come packaged in "an attractive gift box."...MORE (Gothamist.com)
Harry Reid sells house and literal gold mine to move to Las Vegas
Big News Network (UPI) 10th June, 2014 SEARCHLIGHT, Nev. -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is selling his Nevada estate and its mining claims to move closer to his family in Las Vegas.
Located in Reid's hometown of Searchlight, the 110 acre property and its eight mining claims were sold to Nevada Milling and Mining for $1.7 million to build a gold-mining operation...MORE (BigNewsNet)
A Canadian Gold Mine Is On Sale For $2 Million In Bitcoin
Jun. 12, 2014, Nicole Mordant, Reuters
Gold, the hard asset long seen as the ultimate hedge against risk, has fallen so much out of favor in recent years that the owner of a mine in Canada's historic Yukon gold belt wants to sell the property for $2 million in bitcoin, a virtual currency...MORE (Business Insider)
Italian Job: Ton of Gold Hidden in Car
When one obviously panicked family looking to get out of harms way before contagion spreads and financial Armageddon takes hold attempted to cross into Switzerland, customs agents on the border found much more than they expected.
After questioning the family and inspecting their vehicle police reportedly found one ton of gold hidden in the floor boards.The nearly $50 million in gold was promptly seized by authorities.
But because taking one’s life savings is never enough for government goons whose job is to consider anyone with a pulse a criminal suspect or terrorist, the former owner of the gold is now being investigated by police for money laundering...MORE >>(lewrockwell.com)
CEO of Randgold Resources, Mark Bristow, told that the recently opened Kibali gold mine in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is making steady progress towards the production targetof 550,000 ounces of gold set for its first full year of operation.
Petropavlovsk Plc., gold production company, reported a 4 percent increase in first-half gold production on Tuesday. The company also backed its production and total cash cost forecast for fiscal 2014, and said it sees a significant reduction in its cash costs in 2015-2019.
Azerbaijan's main gold producer, Anglo Asian Mining Plc increased its output by 54.6 percent in the first half of 2014 and planned to reach its target of 62,000-67,000 ounces for the year, up as much as 28.7 percent from 2013.