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The Friday OT: Johnny Cash; Folsom Prison Blues

This the live version he did at San Quentin jail (including one of the most famous gig intros of all-time, "Hello I'm Johnny Cash"). For reader GS.

Youtube here.


Barrick (ABX): Thornton says they're not buying Detour Gold (

Barrick (ABX) Chair John Thornton gave a wide-ranging interview to Bloomie today with plenty of corners covered (sounds like he wants to get rid of those "he's a banker he doesn't know mining" comments that have started to swirl), but the paydirt comment is the one about Detour Gold ( and whether or not they're interested in buying:

"The company will be as disciplined in making acquisitions as it was divesting assets, Thornton said, and that means it will not be buying Detour Gold Corp. Barrick was recently said to be the undisclosed gold miner cited by Paulson & Co. as interested in potentially buying Detour. It doesn’t meet the three criteria to be a tier 1 mine, Thornton said, “so guess what the answer is as to whether we are going to buy it. The answer is no.”"

So now you know.

In this weekend's edition of The IKN Weekly

A site visit report on a very interesting gold exploration company.


Today's view

Was very nice.

Details on Sunday, subscribers.


You'd forgotten that IAMGOLD (IAG) ( is a piece of crap mining company

Letwin just reminded you.


This blog will be quiet for a few more days

For secret travel and work reasons.


The IKN Weekly, out now

The Fiat 480 tractor is a total legend in Eastern Europe
 and the Asia subcontinent, I am reliably told

IKN480 has just been sent to subscribers. Updates and an addition.