Forby, only one problem with your analysis...the gold was actually dicovered in the 1860's...and subsequnetly mined for 100 years...apparently all around a 10 M oz deposit (bad luck I guess...). What FC did was buy a few defunct mining operations and spend 20 years trying to get them back into production...Just sayin', the 100 + years of geologists and miners that worked on the probably deserve a little credit too...