Friday, March 27, 2015

The French Crown Jewels


Statuette of Charlemagne on the sceptre of Charles V. Louvre.
The French Crown Jewels comprise the crowns, orb, sceptres, diadems and jewels that symbolized royalty within French aristocracy between 752 and 1825. The set was broken up and most of it sold in 1885 by the Third French Republic.

The surviving French Crown Jewels are mainly on display in the Galerie d'Apollon of the Louvre.

Crown of Louis XV, 1722, Louvre.

The Crown of Empress Eugénie

The Crown of Napoleon created in 1804. Louvre.
Among the most famous diamonds preserved in the collection are the Sancy Diamond, the Hortensia pink diamond cut in 1678 for Louis XIV, and the Regent Diamond. The Royal French Blue was transformed into the Hope Diamond which now resides in the Smithsonian.
One of the mysteries of the French Revolution was the fate of Dauphin, the son of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and heir to the crown.

In 2004 it was confirmed through DNA evidence that the young prince had died of tuberculosis in prison. The heart of the young man claimed by the royalists to be the young Louis XVII had been secretly removed by a doctor just after his death. By comparing the DNA from the heart with DNA taken from strands of hair of Marie Antoinette that had been kept as a memento by royalists, it was possible to establish that the boy who died in prison was indeed the last heir to the French Crown Jewels.



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Goldcorp Inc. - G.t

Goldcorp Inc. - G.t is the world's lowest-cost, million-ounce gold producer. Operating assets include five mines in Canada and the U.S., three mines in Mexico, and two in Central and South America

Red Lake is Goldcorp’s top producer, yielding high grade gold at very low cash costs. The High Grade Zone is the backbone of the Red Lake operation, with an average grade of more than two ounces of gold per tonne.




On July 31, 2014 the company released Numbers

VANCOUVER, March 13, 2015 /CNW/ - GOLDCORP INC. (TSX: G, NYSE: GG) today announced the completion of the previously announced acquisition of Probe Mines Limited ("Probe").

Probe's principal asset is the 100%-owned Borden Gold project located near Chapleau, Ontario, approximately 160 kilometers west of Goldcorp's Porcupine mine. The highly-prospective Borden Gold project currently has reported underground constrained indicated resources of 1.6 million ounces of gold (9.3Mt @ 5.39g/t) and inferred resources of 0.4 million ounces of gold (3Mt @ 4.37g/t) at a 2.5g/t gold cut-off grade. The deposit remains open down plunge. The deposit is located within a large land package comprising 70 kilometers of contiguous claims in a geologic setting not previously thought to host gold deposits.

"The acquisition of Probe and the Borden Gold project is consistent with Goldcorp's ongoing strategy of enhancing our portfolio by providing a new source of low-cost, high quality gold production for our Porcupine mine thereby leveraging the important investments we have already made in people, infrastructure and stakeholder partnerships," said Chuck Jeannes , Goldcorp President and Chief Executive Officer. "In addition, Borden is a new discovery that remains open, and is located in a very prospective new district. We look forward to immediately advancing exploration efforts in this area."

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Cool Concept Cars never built

The Mazda Furai debuted at the 2008 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and marked the final concept in Mazda’s fluid Nagare line. Its name, meaning “sound of the wind”, was fitting: the Furai was powered by an all-new 20B 3-rotor wankel engine that was good for over 400 hp.
Lamborghini has never built a production sedan. The Estoque was revealed in Geneva in 2008 and looked like it was intended to be a production model.

The Estoque had all the makings of a top-end sedan, including a powerful 5.2-liter V10 engine.
The Renault DeZir Concept. Though it was only powered by a 150 hp electric motor, its sexy sheet metal stole the show at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.
The HX Concept was going to be the one that saved Hummer. Smaller than the H3, the HX still had Hummer DNA but in a far less clumsy manner.

The HX came far too late to save Hummer.
The Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina is a one-off sports car made by Italian sports car manufacturer Ferrari but redesigned by Pininfarina.

The car was an Enzo Ferrari. The project cost US$ 4 million and was officially presented to the public in August 2006.
Cadillac Sixteen Concept. The Cadillac Sixteen is a high performance concept car first presented by Cadillac in 2003.

The vehicle is equipped with a Cadillac proprietary-developed 32-valve V16 engine displacing 13.6 liters (~830 cu. in) mated to a four-speed, electronically controlled, automatic transmission driving the rear wheels. The Sixteen would seamlessly shut down twelve cylinders in light driving, eight during strenuous driving, and only awaken the entire engine under full acceleration. The engine was said to produce a minimum of 1,000 horsepower.
BMW M1 Hommage Concept. The M1 Hommage was unveiled at the Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este in Italy in 2008.
The concept marked a celebration of the 30-year anniversary of the original German supercar.
The Citroën GT Concept. In a partnership between the French automaker and racing simulation developer Polyphony Digital, the GT was designed and created for Gran Turismo 5. The car weighs a mere 3,086 pounds and houses a Ford V8 with 646 horsepower.
The Ford Interceptor is a concept car debuted at the 2007 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It features a Ford Racing 5.0-liter Cammer engine producing 600 hp (450 kW), with the capability of running on E-85 ethanol. It includes a manual six-speed transmission.
No single machine from the film Mad Max was as memorable as Max's Pursuit Special, a 1973 Ford XB Falcon GT351.