Friday, October 28, 2016

Birds by Cartier

Société Cartier designs, manufactures, distributes and sells jewellery and watches. Founded in Paris in 1847 by Louis-François Cartier, the company remained under family control until 1964.

Ruby, sapphire, emerald, citrine and diamond flamingo clip. Cartier 1940.

Cartier 1950s Emerald Ruby Sapphire Diamond Parrot Brooch
The company's headquarters is in Paris and it is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Compagnie Financière Richemont SA. King Edward VII of England referred to Cartier as "the jeweller of kings and the king of jewellers."
Cartier operates more than 200 stores in 125 countries, with five flagship stores world-wide.

Morganite, Pearl, Onyx, Pink Sapphire and Mother of Pearl Bird Brooch
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Orex Minerals Inc. - REX.v

Orex Minerals Inc. - REX.v is focused on advancing a portfolio of gold, silver, and copper exploration projects on renowned mineral trends in Mexico (Coneto and Sandra Escobar Projects), and Canada (Jumping Josephine Gold Project).

On October 19, 2016 the Company released News

Orex Intercepts 41 Metres Grading 108 g/t Silver in Drilling on the Sandra Escobar Project in Durango, Mexico

Orex Minerals Inc. is pleased to announce that the Phase-III diamond drilling program on the Sandra Escobar Project in Durango, Mexico, has been completed up to hole SA-16-062. Results for holes SA-16-054 to SA-16-060, drilled in the Main and Cerro Chato Zones in the southeastern region of the project, are presented in the table below. Drilling for Phase-IV is due to start in early November. The Sandra Escobar Project is being advanced by Orex under an option agreement with Canasil Resources Inc. -- (TSX.V: CLZ) ("Canasil").

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Fire Agate

Fire agate is a semi-precious variety of chalcedony found only in certain areas of Arizona, northern Mexico, and parts of the southwestern United States. During the tertiary period, about 24-36 million years ago, the area was subjected to massive volcanic activity. The fire agates were formed when hot water, saturated with silica and iron oxide, repeatedly filled cracks and bubbles in the surrounding rock.

The formations are botryoidal (grape-like) growths.
Fire agate gemstones have iridescent rainbow colours, similar to opal, with a measurement of hardness on the Mohs scale of between 6.5-7.

The vibrant colours found within fire agates are caused by alternating silica and iron oxide layers which diffract and allow light to pass. Thin limonite and/or geothite iron oxide layers cause light interference within the microstructure crystal layering of the gemstone, giving the fire agate its visual effects.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Serengeti Resources Inc. - SIR.v

Serengeti Resources Inc. - SIR.v is focused on development of its Kwanika Copper-Gold project.

Indicated Resources are 1.23b copper and 1.66m ounces of gold plus Inferred Resources of 1.25 billion pounds of copper and 0.91 million ounces of gold. An NI 43-101 suggests a measured resource of 0.48 million gold ounces, indicated resources of 3.71 million gold and inferred 0.76 million gold ounces.

On October 20, 2016 the company released News

Serengeti Resources Inc. has identified a very strong induced polarization (IP) geophysical anomaly associated with a strong copper-zinc-gold soil geochemical response and favourable altered volcanic host rocks, on its 100-per-cent-held UDS property located seven kilometres northeast of the former producing Kemess South open-pit mine, now owned by Aurico Metals Inc.

On September 22, 2016 the company released News

"Serengeti Resources Inc. (SIR:TSX-V) reports the results of a recently completed drilling program on its Kwanika copper-gold resource stage project located in Quesnel Trough of British Columbia. Three holes were completed totaling 2,446 metres ("m") and included an intercept of 438m grading 0.71% Cu, 0.83 g/t Au within the Kwanika Central Zone resource shell. The second hole intersected a broad, gold anomalous interval within highly altered andesites potentially lying above a separate buried mineralized centre, some 500m to the north. The third and deepest hole essentially ended in copper-gold mineralization on the northwest edge of the Central Zone, indicating the system appears to be increasing in grade and remains open to depth in this direction.

Drill hole K-177 was designed to test; a) the up-dip and down-dip edges of the Central Zone, b) test for lateral continuity of the monzonite-hosted, supergene-enriched copper zone that caps the deposit and c) assist in resource modeling and future definition drilling of the Central Zone. K-177 met all these objectives and encountered some of the highest grades intersected in the zone to date, for instance 19.04 % Cu , 6.52 g/t Au over 3.6m within a 233.6m interval grading 1.18% Cu, 1.3 g/t Au.