Sunday 21st October 2018

Resource Clips


ResourceClips quotes

With the younger consumers’ desire for qualities that diamonds can perfectly embody—including love, connections, authenticity, uniqueness and positive social impact—the most exciting times for the diamond industry are still ahead of us if we can seize the opportunities.

posted by Greg Klein - Resource Clips
 

With no power grids to our remote mines, [companies] must provide their own diesel-generated power, or wind in the case of Diavik. Being off the highway system, they must build their own roads—whether seasonal ice roads or all-weather roads…. Some of our mines must build their own seaports and all provide their own airports.

posted by Greg Klein - Resource Clips
 

Only 10% of the Arctic Ocean in Canada, and less than 2% of the Arctic Ocean in the United States, is charted. Only 25% of the Canadian paper charts are deemed to be good. Some of the U.S. charts go back to the days of captains Cook and Vancouver and the time when the Russians owned Alaska.

posted by Greg Klein - Resource Clips
 

Card money was re-issued and circulated like modern-day banknotes until 1759.

posted by Greg Klein - Resource Clips
 

From our perspective, the permit is like the Liberal party giving a welcoming present of infected smallpox blankets to the junior incoming NDP government. The proper steps would be to pull the pin on this permit.

posted by Greg Klein - Resource Clips
 

The Crown’s obligation is to consult with aboriginal people and to accommodate their interests where reasonable to do so. However, there is no duty or obligation to secure aboriginal support for the work being proposed.

posted by Greg Klein - Resource Clips
 

Along with our third diamond mine Gahcho Kué, [Ekati and Diavik] operate to the highest of environmental standards, they continue to create significant socio-economic benefits for the North, and are also leaders in Indigenous reconciliation.

posted by Greg Klein - Resource Clips
 

[The Bank for International Settlements] refuses to explain what it is doing in the gold market and for whom, engendering suspicion that it is helping one or more of its members to manipulate the currency markets through deception.

posted by Greg Klein - Resource Clips
 

The gold rushes are not mere historic footnotes—they continue to influence the world in which we live today.

posted by Greg Klein - Resource Clips
 

The old Californian miners and Indian-fighters were the worst, [believing that] they could travel in small parties and clean out all the Indians in the land.

posted by Greg Klein - Resource Clips