Month: September 2020


Scheelite is a mineral species, calcium tungstate, with the formula CaWO4. It is an important ore of tungsten that gained value during the 20th century for use in filaments in light bulbs and as an alloy in steel.

Estate Tax Valuation Spelunking

Taxable events can sometime give rise for the need of an appraisal. But what should we consider before accepting the assignment? There is more than Federal law that can dictate how to proceed. Is the value information stated or certified? Who says distribution needs to be equitable?

Sea of Cortez Cultured Pearls

Cultured Cortez Pearls have been gaining a larger share within the global cultured pearl market thanks to successful pearl farming operations in the Gulf of California, aka Sea of Cortez in recent years. Indigenous cultures of…