posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 07:42 PM
Geological anomalies are like opinions: Everybody has one
By Louis James, Senior Editor, Casey’s International Speculator
There’s a great deal of chatter in the press and online about the tremendous US$1-trillion-dollar mineral “discovery” in Afghanistan headlined
by The New York Times recently. Most of the discussion seems to centre on whether or not this is really news and whether or not the NYT was played by
the powers that be for purposes of their own. Few, if any, people seem to be questioning the value of the so-called discovery itself. The
US$1-trillion-dollar figure, at best, cannot be anything more than the wildest of hopeful guesses.
One does not have to be a geologist or an engineer to understand why. When geologists find outcropping mineralization, or other signs that an economic
deposit of minerals may be present, that is not called a discovery. Even if the signs come from the latest scientific equipment flown over the
country, as the U.S. government appears to have used, the result is still just an anomaly: a hopeful indication of where to look. And anomalies are
like opinions: Everybody has one.
Full article here.