$50 Million Swiped in Diamond Heist
March 2013 by Associated PressEight masked gunmen forced their way through the security fence at Brussels’ international airport, drove onto the tarmac and snatched some $50 million worth of diamonds from the hold of a Swiss-bound plane without firing a shot.
The focus of attention by the financial media during past month has shifted considerably away from the international political and terrorist outlook and turned clearly toward important developments as they appear likely to affect the outlook for the US and worldwide economies in the coming year.
All of these negatives have finally begun to erode bullishness on Wall Street and the financial markets began to look wobbly at best and dangerously weak at worst.
Luckily, at about that time, I buddied up with a somewhat cantankerous, but very helpful, guy named Rod. He had become a local legend for his ability to consistently find gold.
When the thirteen original colonies were laid out in what is now part of the United States, they used the English system of metes and bounds.
The Gold Hill (Clifton) mining district is located 162 miles, by road, west of Salt Lake City. All but the last 12 miles of road is paved. The settlement of Gold Hill (pop. 10) lies at an elevation of 5,321 feet in desert mountains, the highest of which, Dutch Mountain, is 7,800 feet above sea level. Ponderosa pine grows at the highest elevations, with a zone of pinyons and junipers below that.
The large nugget just sat there and would not budge, mocking me as if to say, “I have been here for 3,000 years and I am not leaving.”
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