Business News Archive - February 12, 2008

By Wilson, Wendell E San Benito County, California The Benitoite Gem mine (also known as the Benitoite mine, the Dallas Gem mine or simply the Gem mine) has been known for 100 years as the source of a crystallographically unique and aesthetic mineral and gem species, benitoite.

Gold exploration starts in central Uganda KAMPALA, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- African Mineral Fields, a company exploring for minerals in Uganda has started drilling in the central part of the country to confirm previous surveys that showed large gold deposits in Lugazi, Mukono district.

Silvermet Inc. (TSX VENTURE: SYI) is pleased to update its shareholders on advances made in Turkey on its Waelz kiln development. The Waelz kiln project is currently being designed to have a potential annual production of up to 300 million pounds of zinc in concentrate.

By Jeremy Pawloski, The Olympian, Olympia, Wash. Feb. 12--OLYMPIA -- A 29-year-old Olympia man pleaded not guilty Monday to allegations he participated in the kidnapping of a romantic rival. The victim was shot at, robbed and threatened by the defendant's accomplice, court papers state.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.