Chapter 251: Pink Star
"Where is the tool?" Looking at the Island ugly's face, Virus inquired. Beside him, the CEO ugly and the golden beauty were also standing side by side. They had just gotten off the private jet a few seconds ago.
"Master, because it was a radar-type tool, I installed it on the s.p.a.ces.h.i.+p since that would be the easiest way to discover the good mines around the world in the shortest period of time possible." Voiced the Island ugly before adding, "Also, the s.p.a.ces.h.i.+p is invisible, so it's the safest method in order to search all around the world without alarming anyone."
"I see, what about the other thing I needed? Is it ready?" Nodding his head, he inquired further.
"This…" Hearing this, the Island ugly went quiet for a moment before starting to talk once more, "Actually, among the materials of that other blueprint master transferred to me, there was a type of internally flawless gem… unfortunately, this gem doesn't seem to exist on the whole planet… at least not yet."
"And?" Wanting to hear his solution, Virus queried.
"And… I've been searching for a similar subst.i.tute… and so far, the closest precious stone with a similar structure I was able to find is a gem called Steinmetz Pink. It's also known as the Pink Star… this flawless gem was unveiled in Monaco on 29 May 2003 in a public ceremony. It's the current largest known diamond having been rated Vivid Pink." The Island ugly explained in a single breath before adding, "Although it won't be a perfect subst.i.tute, it would suffice for one or two times of utilization."
"Hmm, and? Can you get your hands on it?" Virus phrased in an inquisitive tone.
Shaking his head, he answered, "That might be rather difficult for me per se, master. But I've gotten some approximate and vague news regarding it… as for getting the diamond… master or brother CEO ugly might have to act personally…"
Frowning a bit, Virus questioned, "Where is it?"
"I heard it's going to be auctioned off in either Hong Kong or Shanghai in the near future… as for further details… I'm not very sure…" A bit awkward, the Island ugly responded.
"I see… alright! I'll do something about it later. Are the rest of the required materials accessible easily?"
"Well… there are two other materials I'm trying to find subst.i.tutes for… though I don't believe finding those two will be as hard as the Pink Star…"
"I understand, you're dismissed for now." Nodding his head, Virus began to walk toward the hidden parking spot where the s.p.a.ces.h.i.+p was kept at. Behind him, the CEO ugly and the golden beauty followed closely while the Island ugly left after a respectful bow.
Soon, an invisible s.p.a.ces.h.i.+p took off from the ground.
Meanwhile, inside the s.p.a.ces.h.i.+p, the CEO ugly mouthed, "Master… let me help give you a superficial knowledge regarding the mines and their rough grades. So… I've researched a bit regarding the mines and discovered that the largest open-pit mine in the world is called Bingham Canyon Mine… I heard it's four kilometers wide and over 1.2 kilometers deep—that's like two of the Willis Towers in Chicago on top of each other. This copper mine has gained a mythical reputation for its gargantuan stature, as well as producing ma.s.sive amounts of copper, including millions of ounces gold, silver, and molybdenum. Let's call this an A-grade mine." His eyes were slightly s.h.i.+ning in both antic.i.p.ation and excitement at the mention of this gigantic mine.
After that, he continued, "There was also another mine in Russia… a former open-pit mining operation that was closed in 2001. It's known as the 'Mirny Mine,' the site produced 10 million carats of diamonds every year during its apex. Now, this mine is still the largest excavated hole in the world—stretching 1,200 meters in diameter and reaching depths of 525 meters… let's roughly a.s.sume this to be a B-grade mine."
He went further, "There are other enormous mines like the B-grade Kalgoorlie Super Pit gold mine in Australia or the C-grade Kimberly Diamond Mine in South Africa."
Now that he had elaborated according to his own rough personal grading, he articulated further, "These were the approximate information regarding some of the biggest mines in the world. Each of these mines I introduced should have rather big veins under them. So, I believe we should search for even bigger sources so we would be capable of creating and owning the biggest mines on the whole planet in the very near future. How does that sound?" After explaining to this point while gazing in the direction of the silent Virus who wasn't even paying attention to his words, the CEO ugly went quiet.
After a minute, Virus finally showed a slight reaction by nodding his head, "Hmm, that's a good idea… let's do as you say." By now, they had already entered the soil of the United States of America.
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In the meantime, he activated the radar. Then, a 3D map of a 250 km radius from the s.p.a.ces.h.i.+p was promptly displayed before the three of them.
Around ten minutes elapsed just like that when Virus ultimately pointed at a silver spot before starting to talk, "That place… a B-grade silver mine, there is also some gold…" This was the fifth potential mine ground they had pinpointed.
Afterward, they searched almost the entirety of the United States of America. However, the few suitable mines they were able to find in the appropriate surface only had the potential to be at most B-grade mines. No A-grade mines were discovered anywhere.
Now, although others would've killed to gain access and own such mines, Virus didn't seem to be that satisfied with them.
"Let's go search the other countries too… if we find some valuable mines there, you can gain owners.h.i.+p of those mines by purchasing their grounds and going through other legal ways, right?" At this point, glancing toward the CEO ugly, Virus inquired.
"Umm, yes… however, if the lands we purchase all coincidentally happened to have the potential to be awesome mines… others would discover we have our own methods of finding a variety of mines around the planet. Moreover, after this truth is revealed, those land-owners and countries won't sell us any lands anymore and instead, they would start mining themselves." Touching his chin, the CEO ugly voiced in a serious tone.
Listening to his words, Virus threw a random solution, "That's easy to solve… we have lots of capital at hand, right? Just use them and buy all of the good mines we discover all at once in the shortest period of time possible. Hmm… also, don't start the mining process before buying and doing the necessary legal works of all of them since that might make other people suspicious. Oh right, don't forget to hide the fact we have entered the mining industry too… that might invite some unnecessary troubles."
Even though this solution seemed to be extremely easy to handle, the CEO ugly had to put a lot of effort in a lot of aspects. For example, he had to try to hide the very fact that they had a mining branch, and also, he needed to simultaneously buy all of the marked locations in the shortest period of time possible before doing the rest of the necessary paperwork so no further problems would pop up when the mining process was initiated. And ultimately, he had to predict all variables in advance while keeping his utmost vigilance toward everything!
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