Viking Gold


Viking Gold

Using unscrupulous methods a pair of Danish rogues gain control of an ill- equipped and cash-poor mining company that owns a recently abandoned underground gold mine on the barren south coast of Newfoundland. It still
hosts quality gold but the company cannot convince the market to financially support rejuvenation.

The pair intend to strip out as much of the high-grade gold remaining and ship it off-shore for processing, as they did on a similar project in Greenland.


Greenland is the largest island in the world; some ten times larger in physical size than Great Britain, but with a population of only 56,000, compared to the 67 million. Most of the population is Inuit, and have evolved from their Canadian ancestors. They have always relied on hunting at sea for their export revenue, but it isn’t enough. Over the years, Greenland has gradually assumed some self-governing roles from the Kingdom of Denmark, who now only retains control over its’ financial and foreign affairs. Greenland still relies on a substantial injection of money from Denmark to sustain itself, although it is anticipated that the country will eventually become self-sustaining through the development of their mineral resources. The Inuits live on part of the perimeter of this island of solid rock, particularly on the south-western edge. Over 95 per cent of Greenland is covered in an ice cap that is up to two miles deep, and is essentially uninhabitable. But, the ice cap is gradually melting; exposing the island to more mineral exploration.

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A powerful Russian oligarch arranges a multi-million-dollar loan, based on lies, for the Danes to re-activate the mine, and build a processing plant they don’t actually intend to develop. Instead, they plan to strip the gold, keep the loans for themselves, and pocket the revenue from the sale of the refined gold.

It’s another billion-dollar heist. Just like their previous “venture” on the southern tip of Greenland, they intend to mine as fast as possible, leaving Newfoundland with nothing but a toxic mess.

Led by saboteur Matthew Black, ORB – the Organization for Restructuring Business – has to stop the Russian and the Danes, control their cash flow, divert money back to the original lenders, and put all three out of business. Their tactics include sabotaging the mine, their barges, and their mega-yachts. As ORB goes to great lengths to sabotage the thieves, the gold hangs in the balance. Will ORB succeed in stopping the rogues? Will the financier be left in the lurch, again? Or will ORB be able to put a stop to their nefarious plans once and for all?

On the very tip of this island, the town of Nanortalik is home to about 1,350 Inuits. It is the tenth largest community in the country and is one of a number of host towns in Greenland to relatively newly arrived explorationists, that are searching  for valuable minerals, such as gold. Others gather at Narsaq, some 60 miles to the north-west, if they are interested in exploring for rare earth metals – and many are these days.

It is said that gold was first discovered at the Nalunaq property by the Vikings in the fifteenth century or earlier, but they were more interested in the easily harvested, valuable, ivory walrus tusks, they exported to the world. Nalunaq is 20 miles, or so, to the north-west of Nanortalik, and is only accessible by boat, or helicopter. It is 60 miles to the south of the US Military-built Narsarsuaq international airport that has connections to Copenhagen and Reykja- vik. The property is bounded by the interior ice cap to the East, the two mile deep Saqqaa Fjord 5 miles to the West, and no-man’s land to the North and South. There are no connector roads between communities, who have to rely on Sikorsky S-16 helicopters and ferries to get from one town to another.  In the early part of the twenty-first century, one company, in particular, moved forward with the exploitation of the Nalunaq property. After all, it hosted something like 1 oz/ton of gold, but in very narrow, three feet wide, veins that were only economically accessible by specialized underground mining. Unfortunately, the Norwegian mine developers were rogues, as some of them are, but these were particularly delinquent. They conceived a plan to build a processing facility, funded by the World Bank, the Greenlandic government and their benevolent Danish supporters but, instead, shipped the ore offshore to process. Not only did it mean funnelling the capital provided into their own pockets, but it also deprived the country of much needed revenue from the building and operating of a processing plant, as well as no tax stream going to benefit the community and no employment. The $530 million worth of gold just disappeared on barges, to points west, as raw ore. While this, in itself, would not normally create a problem so great that world powers would become interested, the Nalunaq developers were pulling  the same trick on a number of  other unsuspecting countries.Something needed to be done.


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"This is a very well-written, thoroughly researched, wholly original novel of intrigue and suspense. Your extensive background in the mining industry lends a level of realism and historical accuracy to the story that is both impressive and has an educational aspect to it. The characters are well thought-out and interesting, with Matthew striking me as a charming every-man version of a James Bond–type character, with his sly wit and easy way with the ladies. Nancy is an excellent nemesis, while Big Ted (Shi-Ted) and Nick are great in their roles as her sidekicks. Emma is coyly intriguing and a delightful character, and the whole Stockman clan has an enigmatic air."
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"A brilliant read, filled with conspiracy, colorful characters, places and descriptions..."


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