I saw a small news item on Fox News the other week about the U.S. Government wanting to reduce our dependence
on China and other foreign countries for strategic minerals.
Like: Gold, Platinum, Cobalt, Titanium, Copper, Magnesium, bauxite, and rare earth minerals used for electronics
( I can't spell most of them - is unobtainium a real substance?).
There have been some huge discoveries in new uses for Gold as an alloy with Titanium which is
stronger than Titanium alone by a factor of 2X - 5X times. One use I see is a oil well drill bit that is
a lot cheaper than one made with Diamonds. I want a shovel and pick with a Gold/Titanium coating. SHINEY !!
In other words, there is gonna be some serious prospecting and usage of current lands locked up by the BLM
and other U.S. Government agencies in the next few years. Get your metal detectors out and your prospecting
gear on and get ready for some prospecting.
It is about time that we started to use our own resources which will provide jobs and less dependence on
countries that are not our friends and don't want to be friendly at times.
Regards and POR - Press On Regardless