The lure of gold. How much gold did King Solomon have. According to the Bible and some forensic accounting there was at least twenty million ounces and it could run as high as 220 million ounces. King David was also a gold bug; having an accumulated hoard of at least eight million ounces. So, there is good reason why Solomon is called the Rich Man:
Now let’s notice passages where Solomon’s gold and silver are mentioned. “The king made silver and gold as common in Jerusalem as stones.” (see 2 Chron. 1:16 & 1 Kings 10:27) Indeed, Solomon’s time was the golden era of Israel…. I hope that this will make you feel how wealthy Solomon was, however, the verdict on this Rich Man is found in 1 Kings 11:9, “So the LORD became angry with Solomon, because his heart had turned from the LORD God of Israel, who appeared to him twice.” Read More:http://wordministry.wordpress.com/2009/02/27/king-solomon’s-gold-collection-roughly-estimated-in-volume/ In between the second warning and the third strike, Solomon seemed to stash it away, and it still hasn’t been found. aaa
The shooting, the latest in a series of deadly incidents at the mine over the past several years, raises troubling questions about Barrick’s security agreement with a notoriously corrupt police force that routinely extracts bribes from the villagers who enter the North Mara mine to scavenge for traces of gold.
It also provokes questions about Barrick’s decision to keep operating in the anarchic conditions around its mining site, where violent confrontations are common, allegations of police abuses are frequent and deaths are inevitable.
During a five-day visit to the North Mara Mine and the surrounding villages, The Globe and Mail witnessed an atmosphere of conflict and intimidation. Interviews with injured survivors of the May 16 shootings and other witnesses suggest that most of the villagers were unarmed or carrying only stones when they were shot. The witnesses, along with the local police commander, have contradicted the company’s assertion that hundreds of people attacked the police with machetes, hammers and rocks. Read More:http://n-hub.com/in-an-african-mine-the-lust-for-gold-sparks-a-deadly-clash/
Lowell Kirk:Where was King Solomon’s fabulous gold mine, Ophir. I know that the richest gold strike in Nevada found in the 1860
s named Ophir in honor of King Solomon’s Ophir. I remember in the 1950′s watching a Hollywood movie about King Solomon’s Mines. Despite Hollywood’s efforts, no one to my knowledge has ever identified the specific site. Most theories I have read seem to place it somewhere in Africa. But no one seems to have found the site.
In the early 1970s I was able to see some of the treasures from the tomb of the Egyptian Pharaoh King Tut. In 1922 King Tut’s tomb was discovered. It was the only ancient Egyptian Pharaohs tomb ever to be discovered in the modern world that had not been robbed or looted. It was full of golden objects. He was a minor Pharaoh. What happened to the tons of gold that must have been in so many other important Pharaoh’s tombs? What happened to the gold in the tomb of men such as Ramses II, one of the greatest and most powerful of Egyptian Pharaohs?
After having read many books on Egyptian history and having slowly and diligently read and reread the Old Testament, a theory emerged in my mind. I am not a scholar of Hebrew history nor of Egyptian history. But I have developed a theory, which I feel deserves examination by the great experts in those fields. I believe I have an answer to both of those questions. I believe that King Solomon looted some of the tombs of Egyptian Pharaohs, including Ramses II. Read More:http://www.tellicotimes.com/Solomon.html
Read More: photo of Ghana gold mining…http://sikabourcrystalmining.blogspot.com/2011/02/history-of-gold-mining-in-ghana.html
Warren Buffett’s : “You must be animated by controlled greed and fascinated by the investment process.”
…The mine dumps 16,000 tons of liquid waste into the nearby Porgera River every day. These tailings contain rock, heavy metals, and trace elements of chemicals like cyanide that are used to extract gold. Women and children search them for discarded bits of ore-bearing rock. © 2011 Human Rights Watch
Montreal – Revenu Quebec has initiated a massive series of searches and seizures in the Montreal area, alleging that companies and individuals in the gold refining and trading industry engaged in widespread tax fraud on transactions worth $1.8-billion.
More than 175 government investigators conducted the sweep this week, targeting businesses, residences, accountant offices and bankruptcy trustees. Some 125 companies are complicit in the scheme that bilked the government of more than $150-million worth of taxes, Revenu Quebec asserts. No arrests have so far been announced.
The tax department has named only two companies publicly as being the subject of its investigations – Kitco Metals Inc. and Carmen International Inc. Privately-held Kitco, one of the largest retailers of precious metals in the world, denies the allegations against it….Two separate networks of individuals and companies are at the heart of the false-billing scheme, Revenu Quebec said. The six-step fraud involved companies using artificial transactions to obtain refunds of taxes that were never actually paid as gold was turned into scrap and then refined back into its pure state. Read More:http://business.financialpost.com/2011/06/10/revenue-quebec-investigates-massive-gold-fraud/