Wednesday, October 29, 2014

DeBeers selects Kleven for newest diamond ship

(IDEX Online News) – De Beers has selected Norwegian shipbuilder Kleven to build a tailor-made ship for deep sea mineral exploration off the coast of Namibia.

Kleven said the vessel would be the "first of its kind" and will work on a large area offshore where over three million years the Orange River deposited sediments containing diamonds.
Marin Teknikk says the De Beers vessel will be similar to earlier MT 6022 designs, but the internal arrangement will be different. Below deck and the entire aft deck will be installed with equipment designed for underwater mineral activity. The ship is 113 metres and has a beam of 22 metres. The vessel will be able to operate at depths of up to 150 metres. Up to 80 people can be housed. The ship will be deployed offshore for up to three years at a time, with crew transfers and supplies handled by smaller vessels or helicopters.
The vessel will be built at Kleven Verft in Ulsteinvik, Norway, and is scheduled to be delivered in June 2016.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Gemstones of Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor (February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011) was married eight times to seven husbands. When asked why she married so often, she replied, "I don't know, honey. It sure beats the hell out of me," but then added, "I was taught by my parents that if you fall in love, if you want to have a love affair, you get married. I guess I'm very old-fashioned."

The Elizabeth Taylor Jewelry Collection set a new world record (by a very large margin) for the most valuable private collection of jewels sold at auction, bringing $115,932,000 in 2011.
La Peregrina is one of the most famous pearls in the world. Its history spans almost 500 years. Richard Burton purchased the pearl at the Sotheby's auction for $37,000. He gave it to his wife, Elizabeth Taylor, as a Valentine's Day gift during their first marriage. The pearl sold for a record price of more than $11 million.
The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond is a 33.19-carat Asscher-cut D color potentially flawless diamond set on a ring that Taylor wore nearly everyday.

It sold for $8.8 million, well above its $2.5 million to $3.5 million estimate.
The BVLGARI Emerald Suite, a suite of emerald and diamond jewelry brought a total of $24,799,000. It was acquired between 1962 and 1967.
The BVLGARI Sapphire Sautoir, set with a sugarloaf cabochon sapphire of 52.72 carats sold for $5,906,500.

This bold Art Deco style sautoir was a gift from Richard Burton for Elizabeth Taylor’s 40th birthday in 1972.
The Taj Mahal Diamond, on a gold and ruby chain, by Cartier realized $8,818,500, setting a world auction record for an Indian jewel.

Inscribed with the name Nur Jahan, the wife of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahangir, this heart-shaped diamond is believed to have been a gift from the ruler to his son, who became the great emperor Shah Jahan (1592-1666).
The Cartier Ruby Suite, a suite of ruby and diamond jewelry realized a total of $5,403,500.

Comprising a necklace, bracelet and earrings, Elizabeth Taylor’s husband, the film producer Mike Todd, presented her with a trio of Cartier boxes containing this magnificent suite of ruby jewels while she was swimming laps in the pool at their villa in St.-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, in August 1957.
The Richard Burton Ruby and Diamond Ring, of 8.24 carats, by Van Cleef & Arpels, was a gift from Richard Burton, Christmas 1968. He had promised to buy Elizabeth Taylor a special ruby, with perfect red color, “But it has to be perfect”, he warned.

Four years after making his promise, he tucked a small box into the bottom of Elizabeth’s Christmas stocking – so small that she missed it when opening her gifts. This ring achieved $4,226,500 setting a record for a ruby per carat ($512,925).
The Night of the Iguana Brooch, by Tiffany & Co. sold for $1,202,500. More catfish in form than iguana, Richard Burton gave the brooch to Elizabeth Taylor to wear to the star-studded premiere of his film The Night of the Iguana, in 1964.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Allied Nevada Gold Corp. - ANV.t

Allied Nevada Gold Corp. - ANV.t is a US-based gold mining and exploration company, operating the 100% owned Hycroft gold mine located near Winnemucca, Nevada.

The Company also owns more than 100 advanced stage exploration properties located throughout the State of Nevada.

On October 15, 2014 the company released NEWS

Allied Nevada Gold Corp. (TSX: ANV; NYSE MKT: ANV) is pleased to provide a summary of the Hycroft mill expansion feasibility study results, completed by M3 Engineering and Technology (“M3”) in association with the Company. M3 developed the process flow sheet, capital cost estimate, operating cost estimate and financial model, while Allied Nevada developed the heap leach metrics, taxes, mineral reserves and mine plan.

The feasibility study assumptions are largely the same as in the prefeasibility study issued in May, 2014, and continue to assume a two-phase construction plan for the mill expansion. A summary of the significant changes from prefeasibility to feasibility are highlighted below. Consistent with the prefeasibility study, the base case metal price assumptions of $1,300 per ounce gold and $21.67 per ounce silver have been utilized in the feasibility study. The feasibility is presented on a January 1, 2015, go-forward basis and the comparative prefeasibility results have been adjusted to reflect the same start time. We intend to file a National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report within the 45-day regulatory timeframe.