Once again the purpose of my post was to question whether or not researching this tech is supposed to reveal these resources worldiwde or not as described by the research narrative. If it supposed to as described then this is a bug. If not it's bad descriptive writing.
Personally, I don't care if it only reveals resources in my influence. However, I do want clarification, if this is the case. That way I can choose not to research these techs until I have several cities where these resources can spawn. As it stands right now, you can research Lost Bounty quite quickly but if you you only have 1 or 2 towns at the time, you won't find much, which makes researching this tech early a waste.