In this paper, we examine the resource curse hypothesis for the period 1970 - 2007 using a long list measure of natural resources in which we categorized in to: the dependence measures, the intermediate measures and the abundance measures of natural resources. Results demonstrate that the dependence measures of natural resources are significant and have deleterious effect on economic growth. However, we do not find evidence of resource curse in our abundance measures of natural resources. This indicates that the resource curse in the literature is more biased to wards natural resource dependence. To check robustness of the results, we split the data in to two: 1970 to 1990 and 1991 to 2007 but results remain more or less similar.