I don't know, twilikers. They were locked in this life or death struggle all summer, and we never heard a word about it until the gov't issued a stop work order. Couldn't really hide that! I don't know if they are too busy to be bothered with us shareholders or just don't care. I suppose they could be hiding bad news, but that could get them in legal trouble, I would think. I agree with you that a government agreement, despite their claims that one is not required, would remove a dark shadow, It is inconceivable that no royalty payment and no tax is going to be charged. If they are, what are they? I most such endeavors in central asia, 1/3 to 1/2 of the profits go to the government. We only recently found out about milestone requirements in the mining lease. You are right... this investment has been very curious.