Message: Communist Plans to Cut World off from Strategic Metals: The Future of Antimony
THE SOVIETS MADE PLANS TO CUT THE WORLD OFF FROM STRATEGIC METALS BACK IN 1990; BUT THEY NEVER FOLLOWED THRU ON TH PLAN. IT WASN'T TIL THE PAST FEW YRS, THAT THE CHINESE PICKED UP ON THE IDEA AND THEY HAVE TAKEN STEPS TO FOLLOW THRU AND ADVANCE THAT COMMUNIST PLAN. NOW ARGENTINA-PAKISTAN-VIETNAM AND INDONESIA HAVE JOINED FORCES WITH CHINA, CUTTING THEIR EXPORTS OF ANTIMONY TO THE WEST. THE PRICE OF ANTIMONY HAS SKY ROCKETED SINCE CHINA HAS DECLARED IT A STRATEGIC METAL. SILVERADO GOLD MINES HAS FOUND 4 MASSIVE ANTIMONY-GOLD VEINS AT WORKMAN'S BENCH. SILVERADO GOLD MINES LTD IS IN THE PROCESS OF ON GOING NEGOTIATIONS TO SECURE FINANCING, TO MOVE THE COMPANY FORWARD WITH MINE PRODUCTION ON THEIR NOLAN ANTIMONY-GOLD PROJECT. SINCE 2010, THE PRICE OF ANTIMONY HAS ADVANCED FROM $4,000 per tonne TO $13,000 to $14,000 per tonne. THE WORLD HAS ENTERED INTO A NEW PHASE OF COLD WAR, A CHESSBOARD GAME TO CONTROL THE REMAINING STRATEGIC NATURAL RESOURCES, A WAR OVER NATURAL RESOURCES.
"Our intelligence sources report that the Soviets and Islam intend to impose a strategic raw materials blockade on the west... once they have installed an ANC government in South Africa." (Intelligence Digest, Joseph De Courcey, 1990)
US Generals Planning for Resource Wars
Mon, Sep 22, 2008
According to its authors: "We have entered an era of persistent conflict . . . a security environment much more ambiguous and unpredictable than that faced during the cold war."
The 2008 modernisation strategy, written by Lieut Gen Stephen Speakes, deputy chief of staff of the US army, contains the first explicit and official acknowledgement that the US military is dangerously overstretched internationally.
Against this backdrop, the 90 page document sets out the future of international conflict for the next 30 to 40 years - as the US military sees it - and outlines the manner in which the military will sustain its current operations and prepare and "transform" itself for future "persistent" warfare.
In its preamble, it predicts a post cold war future of "perpetual warfare".
"We face a potential return to traditional security threats posed by emerging near-peers as we compete globally for depleting natural resources and overseas markets." The document reveals a number of profoundly significant - and worrying - strategic positions that have been adopted as official doctrine by the US military.
Dr Tom Clonan is the Irish Times Security Analyst. He lectures in the School of Media, DIT.
© 2008 The Irish Times
It makes logical sense: Whenever you have a shortage of raw materials in the world, it historically has led to war. (Jim Rogers, address to Mises Institute in Alabama)
SILVERADO TUNNEL: MASSIVE ANTIMONY VEIN PHOTO
1 of 4 MASSIVE ANTIMONY-GOLD VEINS, discovered at Silverado Gold Mines, 570 ft Workmans Bench Exploration tunnel (Open to depth & length) http://www.freeimagehosting.net/fkfla
Lode mineralization at Workmans Bench and Pringle Bench systems consists of a northeast-striking, steeply dipping zone of gold-bearing, quartz-stibnite veins and veinlets. At Workmans Bench, stibnite-bearing veinlets occur from 86 ft to 234 ft from the portal or over a width of about 150 ft. Because the drift was cut perpendicular to strike, this represents a true thickness of the vein-veinlet swarm. A more focused zone of quartz stibnite vein concentration occurs mainly from 136 ft to 234 ft or an estimated width of about 98 ft, where 67 individual veins were identified. Within the Crosscut A zone, 21 of the veins contained identifiable stibnite. In the Crosscut C zone, the same mineralized stock work veins occur from 120 ft 228 ft or an estimated width of 108 ft. 79 individual veins were identified, 22 of which contain stibnite.
WORKMANS BENCH TUNNEL PHOTO
SILVERADO MINES: MASSIVE ANTIMONY BLOCK PHOTO
1 OF 2 BLOCKS CUT FROM SILVERADO GOLD MINES LTD WORKMAN'S BENCH TUNNEL, PURE AS FOUND IN NATURE.
16 GOLD-ANTIMONY QTZ VEINS FOUND @ SURFACE
SILVERADO GOLD MINES LTD, SOLOMON SHEAR ZONE,
Gold-Antimony Qtz vein, 1 of 16 FOUND AT SURFACE, occurring over a width 192 ft
500ft WIDE PRINGLE MINERALIZED STRUCTURE @ SURFACE
SILVERADO GOLD MINES LTD, Partial view of the 500 ft wide Pringle Bench Mineralized Structure. Highly mineralized zone of Gold-Antimony, 4 ft in width was encountered on the hanging wall side of this 500 ft wide mineralized zone on Prigle Bench with quartz veins and quartz-carbinate stockwork
PRINGLE BENCH 2 FT WIDE VEIN, @ SURFACE
SILVERADO GOLD MINES, NOLAN CREEK, HIGH GRADE ORE OUTCROPS TO SURFACE, varying colors of quartz-carbonate (silicon dioxide + carbon + oxygen), stibnite (antimony sulfide), red kermesite (antimony oxide with sulfur), and yellow cervantite (antimony oxide with less antimony and sulfur than kermesite)
ANTIMONY RARER THAN SO-CALLED RARE EARTH ELEMENTS
British Geological Survey, http://www.freeimagehosting.net/shi3t
ANTIMONY IS EXPECTED TO TRADE BETWEEN $12,000 to $14,000 per Tonne.
SILVERADO GOLD MINES UNDERGROUND MINING OPERATION VIDEOS
SILVERADO GOLD MINES IS IN THE PROCESS OF ON GOING NEGOTIATIONS TO SECURE FINANCING, TO MOVE THE COMPANY FORWARD WITH MINE PRODUCTION ON THEIR NOLAN CREEK ANTIMONY-GOLD PROJECT.
SILVERADO HIGH GRADE GOLD 2.68 TROY OZ/TON
SILVERADO GOLD MINES, NOLAN CREEK, the highest gold grade was encountered in drill hole 08SH08 in a 0.7 ft long sample of a stibnite-quartz vein at 347.9 ft to 348.6 ft down hole. This sample assayed 2.68 troy ounces of gold per ton.
The highest antimony grade was encountered in a 5 inch true width stibnite-quartz vein in drill hole 08SH1B at 33.8 ft to 35.2 ft down hole. This particular vein assayed 53.44% antimony and 0.28 troy ounces of gold per ton.
The assay results at Workman's Bench returned significant gold and antimony grades in all drill holes assayed thus far.
150'-300' WIDE, 1,600' LENGHT, QTZ STIBNITE- GOLD VEINS
Silverado Gold Mines, Workmans Bench and Pringle Bench properties contain quartz-stibnite-gold veins that cut a high-angle, structurally controlled zone that is 150 ft to 300 ft wide and at least 1,600 ft in length. These quartz-only and stibnite-quartz (gold) veins strike northeast and cross-cut low angle cleavage at steep to vertical angles. Besides locally massive stibnite, the quartz-carbonate vein stock works also contain arsenopyrite.
The gold-antimony deposit type 36C is considered to be a sub-type of the mesothermal, auriferous lodes found in mineral provinces worldwide. Mineral deposit type 36C is not very well documented in North America but well studied in Asia, Europe, and Africa. Worldwide examples include deposits in the Transvaal of South Africa, the Reefton District in New Zealand, and deposits in Eastern Europe and in Russia. Olympiada in Siberia is an example of a large, productive gold (stibnite) deposit of this type.
Silverado Gold Mines
Workmans Bench Antimony Gold Lode Deposit, Nolan Creek,
June 1st, 2009 , Sedaredgar pg 42
Silverado Gold Mines
An independent NI 43-101 Technical Report
Preliminary work has identified 3 veins (A, B and West) in the 70 ft wide mineralized zone of Workman's Bench. These 3 veins combined represent 42,412 tons of indicated resources containing 11,875 tons of Antimony and 17,300 oz of gold. This resource represents ONLY A SMALL PORTION of the mineralized zone, WHICH IS OPEN TO LENGTH AND DEPTH.
The "A" vein is 980 ft long, 335 ft deep, 0.95 ft wide, and has a grade of 31.52% ANTIMONY and .405 oz/ton GOLD.
The "B" vein is 525 ft long, 355 ft deep, 0.65 ft wide, and has a grade of 25.63% ANTIMONY and .48 oz of GOLD
The "West" vein is 900 ft long, 225 ft deep, 0.60 ft wide, and has a grade of 12.80 % ANTIMONY and .302 oz/ton GOLD. pg 3 of Silverado 2007 Annual Report
QUALIFIED PERSON This update news release was approved by the Companys Qualified Person (QP), Thomas K. Bundtzen, P. Geo., BS, MS, CPG-10912, ABSLN #279639, and president of Pacific Rim Geological Consulting, Inc. of Fairbanks, Alaska, who is independent of the Company as defined by NI 43-101. Mr. Bundtzen is the author of the NI 43-101F1 Technical Report Update on Lode Mineral Resource and Reserve Estimates, Antimony-Gold Lode Deposits, Nolan Creek, Wiseman B-1 Quadrangle, Koyukuk Mining District, Alaska
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