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  1. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    08 Jan '10 18:09
    What is the most valuable land on the planet simply on the basis of it's natural resources and geography (not infrastructure)? Let's limit it to the size of, say the Los Angeles Basin or a bit bigger...say under 2000 square km.
  2. 08 Jan '10 18:10
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    What is the most valuable land on the planet simply on the basis of it's natural resources and geography (not infrastructure)? Let's limit it to the size of, say the Los Angeles Basin or a bit bigger...say under 2000 square km.
    probably some oil field in Saudi Arabia
  3. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    08 Jan '10 18:14 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Melanerpes
    probably some oil field in Saudi Arabia
    That's a pretty strategic area too. But there's nothing BUT oil (and trade) there.

    Some thoughts: maybe the Baghdad area, or a city on Sicily. Or perhaps the Paris area.
  4. 08 Jan '10 18:20
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    That's a pretty strategic area too. But there's nothing BUT oil (and trade) there.

    Some thoughts: maybe the Baghdad area, or a city on Sicily. Or perhaps the Paris area.
    oil is an extremely valuable asset. I doubt the Saudis would be interested in trading it for the entire island of Sicily.

    that might be a good way to look at it. If you owned the Saudi oil fields, what land would you be interested in trading it for? (assuming you had to get rid of all existing infrastructure).
  5. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    08 Jan '10 18:23
    The Istanbul region is very strategically valuable too.
  6. Standard member monster truck
    Walleye Guy
    08 Jan '10 18:25 / 1 edit
    I guess it all depends on the values you espouse.

    There's a 7 mile stretch of river full of natural resources I wouldn't trade for all the oil in the world.
  7. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    08 Jan '10 18:26 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by monster truck
    I guess it all depends on the values you espouse.
    What's the answer in terms of the values you espouse?

    Ah, you editted in the answer.
  8. Standard member monster truck
    Walleye Guy
    08 Jan '10 18:27
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    What's the answer in terms of the values you espouse?

    Ah, you editted in the answer.
    I was editing as you posted!
  9. 08 Jan '10 19:47
    Originally posted by monster truck
    I guess it all depends on the values you espouse.

    There's a 7 mile stretch of river full of natural resources I wouldn't trade for all the oil in the world.
    I am with you on that one. I have a place I want to keep very secret.
    If you look at southern wyoming, there is a huge pocket of natural gas there, with out adequate piping to get it spread around. See Powder River basin.
    Unfortunately it's close to my "Honey Hole of Life"
    Two years ago, you'd have sworn you were in the old oil fields of Texas. The rigs were everywhere. drilled capped and ready to ship.

    check out this song on youtube "we can't make it here anymore" by James McCurtry, his father wrote Lonesome Dove, and his lyrics are bone chilling,, to me
  10. Standard member monster truck
    Walleye Guy
    08 Jan '10 20:13
    Looks like coal country to me.
  11. 08 Jan '10 20:55
    Originally posted by monster truck
    Looks like coal country to me.
    Coal, trona, and natural gas. That is why they have a budget surplus, no state income tax, and no sales tax on food...
    fishing is good too... rats gave it away
  12. Standard member monster truck
    Walleye Guy
    08 Jan '10 20:58
    Originally posted by Hugh Glass
    ...
    fishing is good too... rats gave it away
    Oh, I suspected as much.

    We should work out a deal where we trade fishin' trips!
  13. 08 Jan '10 21:05
    Originally posted by monster truck
    Oh, I suspected as much.

    We should work out a deal where we trade fishin' trips!
    You got it.
    I am in the process ( slow ) of building a place to retire at 7800 ft in the Wind River Mts.
    google them up, we'll see what we can get to. MS has slowed me, but I can walk. Just bought a "real" pair of boots.
    There are walleyes in Boysen, but trout is where I like to go.
    Reservation permits are way high priced!!!
  14. 09 Jan '10 12:35 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    What is the most valuable land on the planet simply on the basis of it's natural resources and geography (not infrastructure)? Let's limit it to the size of, say the Los Angeles Basin or a bit bigger...say under 2000 square km.
    Mankind's greatest natural resources are barley, water, hops, and yeast. Therefore I nominate Upper Franconia, Germany. There are over 200 independantly owned breweries most of which have been refining their skill for hundreds of years. The landscape is mostly beautiful rolling farmland many covered in fields of barley. Plenty of fresh water ideal for brewing. The Spalter and Hersbrucker hop growing regions are not far away in Middle Franconia.

    I think this is a no brainer.

    http://www.bierland-oberfranken.de/
  15. 09 Jan '10 15:47
    Originally posted by Ullr
    Mankind's greatest natural resources are barley, water, hops, and yeast. Therefore I nominate Upper Franconia, Germany. There are over 200 independantly owned breweries most of which have been refining their skill for hundreds of years. The landscape is mostly beautiful rolling farmland many covered in fields of barley. Plenty of fresh water ideal for brewi ...[text shortened]... ay in Middle Franconia.

    I think this is a no brainer.

    http://www.bierland-oberfranken.de/
    its beautiful!