Bank of England shows off its gold vault again, but to whom does the metal really belong?


Prince Charles doesn't seem to have asked.

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Can I Take One of These Home? Prince Charles Is Shown Bank of England's Vaults Where 400,000 Gold Bars Worth L100 Billion Are Stored

By Rebecca English
Daily Mail, London
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

As jokes go it probably wasn't the most tactful, but at least it tickled Prince Charles.

On a royal visit to the Bank of England today, Governor Mark Carney told the heir to throne as he sat down with a group of deputies in his historic office for a private briefing: "A tremendous amount of mistakes have been made at this table!"

The prince's tour came at the personal invitation of Mr. Carney, who visited him at Clarence House in February.

The aim of the visit was, ostensibly, to "recognise and celebrate the bank's mission to promote the good of the people of the UK by maintaining monetary and financial stability."

During his tour of the building Charles was given a private viewing of more than L100 billion worth of gold. ...

... For the remainder of the report, with lots of photographs of the prince with gold bars:


Sandspring Resources Commences 2016 Exploration Campaign

Company Announcement
August 17, 2016

Sandspring Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:SSP, US OTC: SSPXF) is pleased to announce commencement of the 2016 exploration campaign at its Toroparu Gold Project in Guyana, South America.

In 2015 the company completed a 3,700-meter diamond drilling program on the promising Sona Hill Prospect, located 5 kilometers southeast of the main Toroparu deposit. Sona Hill is the easternmost gold anomaly in a cluster of 10 gold features located within a 20-by-7-kilometer hydrothermal alteration halo around Toroparu. Drilling at Sona Hill in 2012 and in 2015 intercepted high-grade mineralization in both saprolite and bedrock, and confirmed the continuity and grade potential of the Sona Hill mineralization.

For the remainder of the announcement and highlights of the 2015 drill program:

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