Wednesday, February 12, 2014
This is Hitting a Bit Close to Home
Government Helicopters are scheduled to fly over three Missouri counties starting on the 24th to take what they call deep underground pictures in search of precious metals?
Government Helicopters to fly around St. Louis Looking for Precious Metals (video)
The flights will start February 24 and will scour the countryside in three counties to the west of St. Louis; Franklin, Washington, and Crawford Counties.
The US Geological Survey will be using sensitive hi-tech equipment to look deep in the ground for precious minerals but some residents in the area of these over-flights are suspicious.
That's kinda getting a bit too close to home for my taste. The three counties they mention (which I circled) are not really what I would consider St. Louis either for that matter. I guess Franklin has some sprawl from St. Louis but Crawford and Washington counties are pretty rural yet. The Southwest corner of Crawford is at least 120 miles from St. Louis I would guess anyway.
Then there is this rock penetrating picture technology?
Something is awful fishy about this I would say. Not much the residents can do about it I guess but I am not buying the story line. From what I remember of those areas they are hilly but the real mining type geology starts a bit further to the South. There are some wild streams through the area, rugged wooded hills, Rolla and the mining/engineering school and Ft. Leonard Wood. Mostly though it's just small farms, Summer camping sites and small towns suffering from the death of the textile industry in America.
A sizable number of grain bins and small (by some measure) corn and bean fields.
The lead mines started maybe in the Southern reaches of these counties and there more than likely were a few coal deposits in the area but I cannot imagine many precious metal deposits making it into this day and age undiscovered.
The sensors will also look for the possibility of rare earth metals that are used in smartphones, lasers and flat screen TVs. Political and military leaders are nervous that China controls most of the world’s production of them. But who will make money from the metals that might be found.
Go look at my post from yesterday and then think through what would happen to any Small-Holder if the government finds precious or rare metal deposits on their land.
Dangers everywhere it seems.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!