Monday, December 29, 2008

Technorati Blog Claim

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Just another social bookmarking site to follow along on. This post is only to show that I own this blog so technorati will pick it up. Gold is at @ $877.70 right now. Anybody for some golden champaign in a couple of days? We can catch up on some golden memories of prospecting outings from this past summer. I'll tell you mine if you tell me yours. LOL!
Pinging my networks. My friends at http://ping.fm/Z0KKe are back hard at work in the office after a much needed Christmas break.

Friday, December 26, 2008

After Christmas Gold

Gold closed today at $868.70

So, how was your Christmas? Golden, I hope. Did Santa bring you a boat load of gold coins and bars? Shucks! Me neither! LOL!

Next week it's back to the grind. New Year's Eve will probably find us fast asleep long before the ball drops in New York. Even if we do something with friends, none of us will most likely be awake by midnight. We all mined for gold too hard all summer!

After the first, there will all that stuff you have to do to get your life back on track, but after that I will begin the long list of updates and closures for the site. Since GPOC has their website back up and running, and I am pretty sure Stacey has everything she needs from my pages for it, I will be taking down the club's pages, and only maintain a calendar for them with some information on Cache Creek, etc.

I have a few new articles to publish, and many of the long ones will get broken up into shorter pages that are linked together. If you have any ideas on what you would like to see published, let me know and I'll try to get it in. Many ideas have come from readers over the years, so don't hesitate to tell me what you want to read about. You have about 4 months that will be relatively free for me to make changes and additions.

By the way, you can also follow me on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/ShirleyWeilnau, and facebook, name Shirley Weilnau. Join me by becoming friends or followers and we can create a powerful prospectors network, even better than forums because everyone can become involved and follow everyone else without logging in and logging out. If all of us were on these sites, there could be one stop information on every one's home pages. I will be adding more social bookmarking sites as time goes on to help get the prospecting word out.

That's all I got for now. I'll be blogging some next week, so stay tuned.

Good Prospecting to You,
Shirley Weilnau

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Gold

Gold spot is $839.10

Are you tracking Santa tonight? Have you put out your cookies and milk? Did you wrap the gold bars for Dad tomorrow? Does Mom have a gold ring under the tree? How about a gold pan, or a new digging tool?

Are you SOOO excited you can't sleep? Is the Ham thawed and ready to bake? Are you waiting for that HO HO HO to wake you from a sound sleep? Is the tree lit so Santa can find his way? If so, you are ready for Christmas to come. Remember the reasons for the season and hug your family and hold them close.

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT!

Hooked on Gold

Larry and Shirley Weilnau

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Gold and Winter Solstice

Gold's down this afternoon below $839.


Winter solstice has come and gone, and that means our days are getting longer. What does that have to do with finding gold? Well, that means summer is closer and we can get back to the mountains and get wet and dirty, and do some gold panning, highbanking,dredging and metal detecting in our favorite gold bearing areas.


It also means Christmas is close at hand and we at hookedongold are looking forward to having some much needed time with friends and family this weekend. We hope all of you have a wonderful holiday season and wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year! We will be hearing from our youngest son tomorrow who is in the Philippines, and my Mother is visiting for the Holidays. Chrtismas Day will find us spending time with relatives we have not seen in a while, and visiting with friends. Our Holidays are as busy as our prospecting season! Hopefully your is, too.


You can follow me this next year on facebook and twitter, and I'll get some links up for those so you can find me easier after the holidays are over. I have several new gadgets I will be trying out onsite early next year, so watch for some gadgets you can use to give us some feedback. If they work, we should be able to have some fun with them.


Good Prospecting to You,

Shirley Weilnau
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Friday, December 19, 2008

HookedonGold Gazette 12/19/08


· Gold Spot Closing Price for Friday: $837.90
· Spot price last Gazette: $822.00
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Calendar of Events
DECEMBER
· 1st Cyber Monday Don’t forget goldnstore for your prospector gifts
· 10th GPOC General Meeting and Christmas Party don’t forget those Toys for Tots!
· 21st Winter Solstice – Yeah, we start getting longer days tomorrow!!!!!
· 22nd Hanukkah begins
· 24th Christmas Eve
· 25th Christmas Day
· 26th Kwanzaa and Boxing Day
· 31st New Years Eve
JANUARY
· 1st New Years Day
· 15th Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday
· 19th MLK Day observed
· 20th Inauguration Day
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NEWS

Platinum is finally trading above gold yesterday and today…..but only by about $8.00. My how far it has fallen! If you are looking for gold coins for Christmas, you are probably having a hard time finding them. Most coin dealers can’t get their hands on them, so there are very few around to sell. I read that the World Gold Council says gold jewelry continues to be in the top three items women in the U.S. spend discretionary money on. Now, THAT was a huge shock! I had no idea that women loved gold jewelry that much. ;>) You can read the Market Oracle to find information on what inflation in the coming years will do to the price of gold. http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article7811.html

Two more gold coins were found in Salvation Army kettle in Des Moines, Iowa this past week. Maybe we have been looking for gold coins in all the wrong places! Don’t forget the GPAA Stanton dig which is usually the end of December. Not much else is going on in prospecting with the holidays here, and I haven’t had the time to do a lot of research. We are giving an old metal detector to our grandsons for Christmas, and we are sure they will have fun figuring out how to use it and digging up any coins they find. They have been allowed to run Grandpa’s machine a time or two with supervision, and we are sure they will figure out how to get this one to work. Ah, another generation of prospectors in the making!
Do you have all of your Christmas Shopping finished? NO? Unfortunately, most of the gold here in Colorado is covered up with snow and ice right now, so I can’t even give you the suggestion to go and pan some gold out for gifts, thus giving you an excuse to go gold prospecting. Sure would not mind doing that myself, but I’m afraid we simply can’t take off right now and enjoy ourselves. So, I guess we get to stay put and shovel snow, attend Holiday get togethers, and sing Christmas Carols with the rest of you. We are really looking forward to the very nice weather predicted for us Christmas day through at least the weekend.

With the Holidays upon us, I will not be publishing a newsletter for the next two Friday, but I will put up a blog post or two. We have several get togethers planned and guests who are with us now and will be through the middle of January. Merry Christmas to all of you, and have a Happy (Not TOO happy) New Year!



Until next year…….

Good Prospecting to You,
Shirley (MQS)
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World Open Panning website has this year’s world wide panning competitions listed and they add more all the time. A great site to visit: www.worldopenpanning.homestead.com . If the links do not work, copy and paste them into your browser.

If you find a broken link, please let us know
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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Wishes for a Golden Holiday

Christmas Cards in your mail! Golden Christmas Wishes from family and friends.

Gold is off its' high from this morning, but still looking at $854.50 right now. Have you gotten those Christmas Cards out yet? Me, I sent out e-Christmas cards to my e-mail friends and family. You would think this would be easier than sending through the mail, but it took about the same amount of time, what with getting addresses into the site, and all. Tried to upload a cvs file, but my program, for whatever reason, would not produce said file. SOOOO, I had to input them all by hand. However, now that they are there, it is a simple check and click to get the address where I want it, find the right card to send, put in my 'special' message and 'click' it gets delivered. A LOT more fun for me and the recipient than the regular mail delivered card. And its 'green'. Nothing to landfill. That should make everyone happy and prove that I'm not out to destroy the planet, right? Actually, I did it because the card selections were so much better than what I could send in the mail and a lot more fun. So far, I have others who like the idea so much, they are also considering sending e-Christmas Cards, too.

We are still in the deep freeze, although we did get into the 30's today for a few hours. More cold and snow on the way, but the long range charts are showing sun and a temp. of around 50 for Christmas Day. The mountains are getting their fill of snow, with up to 36 inches falling today. That could mean lots of snowmelt this next spring to bring more gold out of hiding for us to find. We love finding gold, so the more snow we get in the mountains, the better we like it. Those who get stranded on the highways are not so happy, though.

I panned out all of my gold from the 'vial' of cons and gold I won at the GPOC Christmas Party last week. 11 very nice pieces and a permanent, indestructible gold vial to put stuff in, too. They used the plastic bullets used for making liter bottles when they are blown full of air.

I'm catching up on my reading and I've found some interesting information on gold to share with you later this week. Hope your getting all that Christmas Shopping finished....Larry says he still has to do some more. HMMM. We had our Christmas with our kids last weekend. I wonder what he's up to.

Hug your Loved Ones and have a Merry Christmas,
Shirley Weilnau
www.hookedongold.com
info@hookedongold.com

Friday, December 12, 2008

HookedonGold Gazette 12/12/08



· Gold Spot Closing Price for Friday: $822.00
· Spot price last Gazette: $754.30
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Calendar of Events
DECEMBER
· 1st Cyber Monday Don’t forget goldnstore for your prospector gifts
· 10th GPOC General Meeting and Christmas Party don’t forget those Toys for Tots!
· 21st Winter Solstice – Yeah, we start getting longer days tomorrow!!!!!
· 22nd Hanukkah begins
· 24th Christmas Eve
· 25th Christmas Day
· 26th Kwanzaa and Boxing Day
· 31st New Years Eve
JANUARY
· 1st New Years Day
· 15th Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday
· 19th MLK Day observed
· 20th Inauguration Day
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NEWS

Gold’s up, dollars down. Treasury to bail out the auto industry…..temporarily until the new administration can get sworn in. A nice piece to read from Dec. 10th comes from this site http://jsmineset.com/index.php/2008/12/10/hourly-action-in-gold-from-trader-dan-27 .

Everyone must be preoccupied with Christmas, just like me. We are having our family get together tomorrow, ahead of the snow storm coming in on Sunday. I have been in the kitchen all day preparing what needs to get taken to Greeley, and then making sure all the presents are wrapped and tagged. YOU have two more weeks. I get to rest next week while you do your last minute shopping. LOL! Oh, and we found out yesterday that we are going to be grandparents again in August.

Not much new news this week on gold. Even with my google alerts and what I find on the newswires, there isn’t much going on this late in the year. It seems like everyone is just waiting to see what else will happen. Mines continue to scale back and wait for the price of gold to go back up, and plans for new acquisitions are put on hold.

Gold Prospectors of Colorado had their Christmas party this last Wednesday with over 120 in attendance, including three Marines who cam for the good food, the gold draws and the Toys for Tots that members bring in every year. There were two tables full of toys of all kinds, and dinner, of course, was wonderful. We all had a chance to visit about the finds of the last year, and brag a bit about what was and wasn’t found. A very good time with good friends.

Check out www.youtube.com and search for videos on crazy Christmas house lights, or something similar, to find all those postings of houses that have wonderful displays of synchronized lights and music.

Remember, you can get your gold prospecting equipment needs HERE, Clearance HERE, and Monthly Specials HERE.

Your DIY links are below.
Plans to build your own equipment
http://49ermike.com/plans.shtml

Prospecting Equipment photo's
http://showcase.netins.net/web/1rowellpage/prospecting.html

Vintage Projects
http://www.vintageprojects.com/misc/dry-washer-prospecting-plans.html

Have a wonderful Holiday Season!
Until next week……..

Good Prospecting to You,
Shirley (MQS)
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World Open Panning website has this year’s world wide panning competitions listed and they add more all the time. A great site to visit: www.worldopenpanning.homestead.com . If the links do not work, copy and paste them into your browser.

If you find a broken link, please let us know
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Tuesday, December 09, 2008

BRRRR It's Cold "Out There!






It is snowing here in Denver, and we have about 6 inches on the ground. We hear that south of us, they will get a bit more, and the mountains are happy to be getting even MORE snow for the ski areas. Since we have been in a long protracted drought, the snow is GOLDEN for us, so we are not too unhappy about it. We should be out of it by this afternoon with sun and warmth into the 50's returning until Sunday.


Unfortunately for us, we had planned an early Christmas get together with those of us who will not be in Colorado on Christmas, so that is now up in the air. Saturday probably is not doable with all the schedules, so we may have to postpone it. Last year we drove home in near blizzard conditions on Christmas Day from Greeley.


Did you ask Santa for some gold for Christmas? Sure hope so, and I also hope you GET your wish! Now, that does not have to be raw gold, but gold jewelry also makes a very nice gift. I have noticed many jewelry stores with moving or going out of business sales, so make sure you add to your stash this Christmas. I snagged a pair of small diamond studs in gold for my upper ear holes. (Those of you who know me, know that I wear three earrings in each ear, AND I have metal alergies to nickel, so no cheap jewelry for me!). How about some panning sand to play with on those long winter days?


Watch after the first of the year for a return of the gold facts page onsite. Not sure I will start up the contest again, as my supply of Mad Muther gold has gotten pretty low, but I'll address that after the Holidays when things slow back down.


Stay warm today if you are in the grips of winter, and if not what are you doing sitting here reading this?! Get out and FIND SOME GOLD!!!


Good Prospecting to You,


Shirley Weilnau


http://www.hookedongold.com/


info@hookedongold.com

Friday, December 05, 2008

HookedonGold Gazette 12/15/08



Happy Holidays!

· Gold Spot Closing Price for Friday: $754.30
· Spot price last Gazette: $806.10 (Nov. 26th)
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Calendar of Events
DECEMBER
· 1st Cyber Monday Don’t forget goldnstore for your prospector gifts
· 10th GPOC General Meeting and Christmas Party don’t forget those toys for Toys for Tots!
· 21st Winter Solstice – Yeah, we start getting longer days tomorrow!!!!!
· 22nd Hanukkah begins
· 24th Christmas Eve
· 25th Christmas Day
· 26th Kwanzaa and Boxing Day
· 31st New Years Eve
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NEWS

Watching gold and platinum prices is kind of heart stopping, isn’t it? What is keeping gold from advancing as the stock market falls? Isn’t it supposed to do well when stocks are not? Confusing questions, but I have been reading some accounts that make a bit of sense as to why gold is not at $1500 as some had predicted. It’s simple, really. As equities have declined, some investors have been forced to sell their gold holdings to raise cash. After all, when everything else is in the dumper, gold DOES still have a cash value.

Russia finally passed a bill to abolish their state monopoly on platinum group metals that have previously been exported through Almazjuvelirexport. It took them 4 years to get it through their parliament. They do produce a large share of the world’s palladium and platinum, but with the prices down, whether they have monopoly or not may not matter.

Did you hear about Freeport McMoRan? They suspended their dividend to their investors and are planning on curtailing much of their mining operations due to the drop in metal prices. I know a few people who might be affected. That’s about it for news since Wednesday. Your DIY links are below.

Does it seem to you like time is speeding along at warp speed? Things are happening in our lives so fast now, it seems like every day has a month’s amount of stuff going on in it. It is hard to stay focused on any one thing for more than a few hours a week, so if I seem like I am pulled in many directions and not focused on gold right now, you would be right. I am still looking at and for information on gold, but it is getting harder to spend enough time to be really effective. Then, it IS the Holiday Season, too, and that is part of it.

We ARE looking at having to be ready for Christmas celebrations early, as we did Thanksgiving, as much of the family will not be in Colorado that week. I am devoting a few hours a week to helping my son’s business with some office work that I can do from home, as there are many things coming together for them VERY quickly, now. Two new companies may be spun off from their parent company, already, to help in distribution and development of products coming out next year. If you don’t think that has anything to do with gold, you would be oh, so, wrong. When this pops, we will have time and money to devote to some very ambitious projects that include finding gold and the public, so think good thoughts for us and you could profit from this as well. It has been the desire of hooked on gold for more than 10 years to do something for the public in gold prospecting here in Colorado, so bear with me while this project goes into the stratosphere and beyond. You’ll get your updates and what we are planning as it all unfolds, and remember: Eat Beef and Drink Milk! LOL!

Remember, you can get your prospecting needs HERE, Clearance HERE, and Monthly Specials HERE.
Gravity Dredging for Placer Gold
http://www.geocities.com/r0n314/?200625

The Wee-Washer
http://www.infowest.com/personal/w/wfletcher/wee-washer.html


Equipment plans for sale Trommel
http://www.infowest.com/personal/w/wfletcher/for-sale.html

Until next week……..

Good Prospecting to You,
Shirley (MQS)
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World Open Panning website has this year’s world wide panning competitions listed and they add more all the time. A great site to visit: www.worldopenpanning.homestead.com . If the links do not work, copy and paste them into your browser.

If you find a broken link, please let us know
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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Holiday Gold



Did You See the Goose Who Laid this Golden Egg?

Another week has come and gone and we hope you had a very nice Thanksgiving and that your Black Friday produced all the gifts you needed for Christmas JOY.

The Salvation Army across the nation is begining to report the Holiday gold coins and gold rings they have been finding in their kettles for several years. Vermont reports its' first gold coin, and Pennsylvania has found a gold ring donated to one of their bell ringer's kettles.

Two links for your enjoyment include one to a site that has a different perspective on the rise of gold at http://goldandsilverblog.com/analysts-hot-for-gold/ , and one that discusses the conditions that one would expect IF a government was to begin confiscating gold at http://chinaconfidential.blogspot.com/2008/11/will-governments-confiscate-gold.html .

Have fun out there this Holiday Season and hopefully you will find a little GOLD in your own stocking!

Good Prospecting to You,

Shirley Weilnau

http://www.hookedongold.com/

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

HookedonGold Gazette 11/26/08

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


· Gold Spot Closing Price for Friday: $806.10 (Wednesday)
· Spot price last Gazette: $801.60
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Calendar of Events
NOVEMBER
· 2nd End of Daylight Savings Time
· 4th ELECTION DAY Get out and VOTE!
· 11th Veterans Day
· 12th GPOC Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.
· 27th THANKSGIVING
· 28th Black Friday or otherwise known as “Shop Til You Drop” day
DECEMBER
· 1st Cyber Monday Don’t forget goldnstore for your prospector gifts
· 10th GPOC General Meeting and Christmas Party don’t forget those toys for Toys for Tots!
· 21st Winter Solstice – Yeah, we start getting longer days tomorrow!!!!!
· 22nd Hanukkah begins
· 24th Christmas Eve
· 25th Christmas Day
· 26th Kwanzaa and Boxing Day
· 31st New Years Eve
_______________________________________
NEWS

Are you ready for some turkey? I know that we are. Thanksgiving will be quiet here since the families have all gotten together early, but we still plan on having an abbreviated feast complete with yams and turkey and pumpkin pie. I can smell it now, can you?


I am thinking about golden memories today of family and prospecting outings with friends. Finding that first piece of gold and the thrill of the mountains in general spur us on in the winter when all is dreary and cold. We have much to be thankful for here in the good ol’ USA. We may be in the midst of economic troubles, but we will bounce back……we always do. AND usually we end up better than we were before, So before you thinking we’re done, remember there is so much going on that isn’t on the economist’s radar yet, that you can’t count us out before we even hit the mat. Innovation is what we are about, and in times like these, the American people tighten their belts, and reeducate themselves into better jobs in companies that will propel us into the next 20 years of prosperity. We have our problems, but I’m bullish on America and Americans. We alone have the ability to decide our own futures. Change isn’t something that comes in an instant, but over time, so get out there and start doing something to make that change in your own life and situation. Pay down your debt and stop borrowing, take that class that could get you that better job, start a business you’ve been wanting to run, start cooking at home instead of going out (WAY healthier, less expensive, too, and it isn’t hard to do), drive less and walk more, take a foreign language course,


I was searching for images of cows this past week (Yeah, you all know about http://www.bellahealthsystems.com/ and who they are to me) and saw something interesting when I searched free (put whatever you are looking for here) images. Google kept giving me a reference at the top of the page with about four thumbnail images that when you click on it, you came up with a search page that listed every picture it could find with that tag on it. Not only that, but when you clicked on the image you were taken to the page where it was found on the website it was found on. If you search gold or gold prospecting you could search an awful lot of websites you might have a hard time finding for the search term you used in a natural search. Try it this weekend and see if you find some websites you have never seen before with your search terms. I was amazed!


Additional searches I found for you this week include an article on gold in Scotland
http://www.sundayherald.com/life/people/display.var.2470017.0.0.php
An article on gold tipped Nanocrystals being developed for use in constructing computer chips
http://www.brightsurf.com/news/headlines/9775/Gold-tipped_nanocrystals_developed_by_Hebrew_University_researchers.html
Your DIY links are below
Mega Black Sand Magnet
http://miningold.com/mega.html

Mini Highbanker
http://miningold.com/minibnk.html


Remember, you can get your prospecting needs HERE, Clearance HERE, and Monthly Specials HERE.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


Good Prospecting to You,
Shirley (MQS)
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World Open Panning website has this year’s world wide panning competitions listed and they add more all the time. A great site to visit: http://www.worldopenpanning.homestead.com/ . If the links do not work, copy and paste them into your browser.

If you find a broken link, please let us know
THE ARKANSAS RIVER is now closed TO MOTORIZED EQUIPMENT until April 1st.
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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Golden Holidays


Enjoy that Golden bird!
Thanksgiving week has crept up on me and I realized this morning that I did not tell you that a short Newsletter will be posted Wednesday with some interesting links for you to play with while you are resting from your shopping. I found a few interesting searches for gold prospecting and gold that will bring a ton of links you can easily follow to information you didn't know was there! I played with it myself for a whole morning.
Remember gold'n'store for those special gifts for prospectors. We have FREE shipping!

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Friday, November 21, 2008

HookedonGold Gazette 11/21/08

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

· Gold Spot Closing Price for Friday: $801.60
· Spot price last Gazette: $742.30
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Calendar of Events
NOVEMBER
· 2nd End of Daylight Savings Time
· 4th ELECTION DAY Get out and VOTE!
· 11th Veterans Day
· 12th GPOC Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.
· 27th THANKSGIVING
· 28th Black Friday or otherwise known as “Shop Til You Drop” day
DECEMBER
· 1st Cyber Monday Don’t forget goldnstore for your prospector gifts
· 10th GPOC General Meeting and Christmas Party don’t forget those toys for Toys for Tots!
· 21st Winter Solstice – Yeah, we start getting longer days tomorrow!!!!!
· 22nd Hanukkah begins
· 24th Christmas Eve
· 25th Christmas Day
· 26th Kwanzaa and Boxing Day
· 31st New Years Eve
_______________________________________
NEWS

Things are still hopping at our house, so it has still been difficult to stay ahead of everything. There is a lot of news concerning gold and gold prospecting, and I have several links to blogs and pages you might be interested in. I am very excited about a new affiliate that has EVRYTHING YOU WANT for gold prospecting, too! Equipment, books, maps, pans, classifiers, you name it! You could access them on your own, but, if you go through me, I get to earn a few pennies to help with my website expenses. (Yeah, believe it or not, running a website DOES cost money!) I don’t get a click through, so if you don’t find what you want at the price you want, my affiliate isn’t out any money. However, I am very impressed with this company and that is why I decided to ask them if I could promote them. You can look at what they have HERE, Clearance HERE, and Monthly Specials HERE.


So, are you cold enough yet? We got some light drizzle this morning that froze on the roadways due to temps just under freezing. I still have not turned on the furnace, yet, as it just hasn’t been cold enough in the townhouse to warrant it. I don’t know, but maybe I’m somewhat resistant to cold from all that panning in cold mountain streams, and metal detecting at high altitudes. I’ll tell ya, there have been some of those days that the car was a welcome refuge from the biting winds! Still, I wish it was still summer so I could wander in the woods with a gold pan and a shovel. I remember the smell of the pines and the beauty of the fall colors, listening to the rushing of the river, and wondering if we will have enough water at Cache Creek to pan in. Did you see any wildlife? I mean, in the wild, not in the zoo. The mountains looming in the distance, the call of gold in the gold bearing areas all add to the lure of the gold fields. Ah, how we live for summer!


We celebrated our 37th year of marriage this past week. Ok, celebrate is a bit strong for what we do, but we remember it. LOL! We were married just before Thanksgiving, and so there are always a lot of activities going on at that time and we often have a quiet dinner at home with cards and flowers. Or not.


As I am writing this I see that gold is up and platinum is only about $17.40 more than gold! WOW! How far platinum has fallen since its’ high earlier this year. I am also reading that gold coins are in scarce supply and demand is starting to surge. With the stock market in the dump, the gold ETF’s are trading at well under the spot price of gold, so the paper is not a good investment right now.


There have been a lot of blog and URL links this week that you might be interested in. Here are a few. The first is a blog by a man who lives in Alaska and he writes about the state and its trails. Valdez, Alaska’s Best Kept Secret: The Hiking Trails takes you some of the scenic places you might not see on an ordinary trip to Alaska. The next is a website article on some of the issues dredgers and prospectors are facing in the northwest. Read about it at: http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/getaways/388349_goldvsfish20.html . I also found a hobby blog that has an interesting article on metal detectors I thought you might like to read. Choosing the Proper Metal Detector. Hopefully there will be more time to devote to posts this next week. I know, I know. It’s Thanksgiving week, but all of our family things will have been finished this weekend, so we are free next week to do what we want….and four days to do it in!

Your DIY website links are:
Gold Suckers
http://miningold.com/suck.html

Black Sand Separators
http://miningold.com/seps.html

Gold mining Vacuum
http://miningold.com/gvac.html

HAVE A GREAT THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION! And keep those you love close, in proximity and in your heart. We have much that is and will happen now and in the New Year, and much that will be lost. That isn’t a metaphor, but a fact. Our oldest son’s business is soaring, but we may lose one of our parents before that is realized. I believe that all things unfold as they are meant to….I just wish sometimes I could manipulate the timing. Be safe out there and until next week……


Good Prospecting to You,
Shirley (MQS)
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Saturday, November 15, 2008

HookedonGold Gazette 11/14/08

Yup, that's what gold looks like!

· Gold Spot Closing Price for Friday: $742.30
· Spot price last Gazette: $733.90
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Calendar of Events
NOVEMBER
· 2nd End of Daylight Savings Time
· 4th ELECTION DAY Get out and VOTE!
· 11th Veterans Day
· 12th GPOC Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.
· 27th THANKSGIVING
_______________________________________
NEWS

You would think that with most of our gold finding season behind us, an early Thanksgiving feast finished, and the fact that it isn’t quite Christmas shopping season yet, that we would be having a nice, quiet reprieve before the holidays, right? NOT! In fact, our lives seem to have been even BUSIER than they were this summer. I really didn’t think that was possible, but it has taken me three days to catch up on the household things that are URGENT since Wednesday. When I realized it was time to publish the Newsletter, well, the list of things to write about was done, but that was it. So, I am a day late, but by Wednesday, I was THREE days late.

You read about part of the newsletter items yesterday in a blog post, and so, I will finish today with what else is going on. The biggest news in Colorado mining this past week has been Freeport-McMoran’s decision to postpone the opening of the Climax Moly mine indefinitely and layoff 25% of their workforce at the Henderson mine. They are planning to complete the construction going on at the Climax mine, but opening it has been delayed due to the slow down in steel production and demand. You can read more about it at http://www.fcx.com/ .

We had our first measurable snow yesterday here in Denver with a quick storm that moved in early in the morning and left almost a quarter inch of the stuff, which melted as soon as the sun came out later in the day. That means we did not make the latest date for snow fall in the Denver area, which would have been Nov. 22nd. I-70 and the mountains have had several good snows over the past couple of weeks, and most ski areas opened early.

Blog posts you might be interested in include one by an artist on panning at Panning For Gold, this newsarticle from Vancouver on new panning regulations http://www.thenewstribune.com/adventure/story/536229.html , and several that are commenting on the gold markets and what they may do this next year. Open Letter on Gold Demand and Supply, 'GOLD TO BREAK TO UPSIDE, DOLLAR TO COLLAPSE', and Gold Outperforms... Everything .

As to the gold ETFs, you are essentially buying paper, and the paper has been trading at a discount to the real price of gold. Invest in the real thing, if you are looking to do that. Gold miners should go up with this trend in a bull market in gold, too.

Are you still out finding gold? If so, comment to our blog and let us know what you are finding. If you receive RSS notifications, Hooked on Gold website now has an RSS feed you can subscribe to. You’ll find it on the home page.

Well, that’s it for today. I could go on about my trip up to Greeley to deliver a new distributor to Bella Health Systems, but that isn’t about this kind of “gold”. See you next week, and hopefully there will be more time for some extra blogs this week. As always…..

Good Prospecting to You,
Shirley (MQS)
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Friday, November 14, 2008

Is It Friday? Must Be time to Find Out What Gold Closed At



Corrugated Minisluice 'poop tube"

Is it Friday already!? I cannot believe a whole week has gone by already, and I am not ready with the newsletter, so you will get a mini version blog post today, and I’ll get it ready tomorrow with all that is going on....that is if I can stay connected right now. Connections have failed here just now and all day yesterday, so who knows.

Gold touched below $700 this past week, but has rallied today to end the week at $742.30, while the markets still can’t make up their minds.

GPOC’s meeting included a run down on the Arkansas River project that artist Cristobal wants to put up on it in 2012. If you are not interested in seeing a red sky while you are rafting, you might want to let the Alamosa BLM office know about it. They are also wanting to erect pylons all along the river banks to support the red material they want to suspend over the river…… for miles. They also have no intention of removing said pylons when they are done, either. Now, I’m probably wrong, but I think they have to dig a whole lot of dirt to put these concrete pylons up, and then leave for all posterity to admire. I’m not sure how all this damage is different from prospecting, but the Arkansas Headwaters group seems to be in favor of this type of damage.

The November Gem Show last weekend had a lot of people wandering, but sales were very slow. I have new jewelry, however, that will be perfect for the Christmas season and beyond. 18K gold and emeralds, of course.

Here is your DIY links so you can search for that special piece of prospecting equipment:
Suction Device
http://www.goldprospectors.org/plans.cfm

Specific Gravity Scale
http://miningold.com/scale.html

Sluice, Hibanker, ect
http://www.geocities.com/wyo_gold/?200625

I haven’t checked these out, but if you find they are gone, drop me a comment and let me and others know.

OH! We now have a new RSS feed onsite for you to subscribe to. Better post now and see you tomorrow.

Good Prospecting to You,
Shirley Weilnau
www.hookedongold.com

Friday, November 07, 2008

HookedonGold Gazette 11/07/08

Christmas is around the corner, so don't forget the prospecting scenes we have available for your favorite prospector!



Prospector with Sluice box with blue agate pool




Prospector with Amethyst and wagon wheel with or without the "Colorado"




Miners with small geode, with or without the "Colorado"




Geode Pendants in silver or gold leaf



Panner on Pyrite or panner on amethyst. (The panners are about the same size.)



Miner on small rail spike, with or without "Colorado"


Mine Train on Large Rail Spike, with or without "Colorado" All available in the goldnstore!

· Gold Spot Closing Price for Friday: $733.90
· Spot price last Gazette: $723.70
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Calendar of Events
NOVEMBER
· 2nd End of Daylight Savings Time
· 4th ELECTION DAY Get out and VOTE!
· 11th Veterans Day
· 12th GPOC Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.
· 27th THANKSGIVING
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NEWS

Ah, another week with emeralds in 18K gold….what could be better? Ok, ok. I know there is finding gold and all, but there’s about a foot or more of snow falling in the Colorado mountains, and this is the best game in town for me right now. Veterans Day is this Tuesday, so remember all our vets who have given so much for this country. Hooked on Gold Thanks you!!!

International California Mining Journal in their October issue has a story on miners being “dusted”. Check out the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame in google and then search Richard J. Ennis. You should find it interesting.

Also, they reported on the Colorado roadless areas rules the U.S. Forest Service has published. It is 23 pages and too long for here, but you can see it at http://roadless.fs.fed.us/documents/colorado_roadless/fr_co_rule.pdf A lot of double speak and charts, but a once over skim looks like they will eliminate roads to over 4 million acres of Colorado.

Goes hand in hand with what Colorado’s Democratic Governor, Legislature and Congressional representatives would like to do….put our public lands into wilderness without an act of Congress, so the public can’t access them. The mountain bikers and hikers don’t like it when they get excluded right along with everyone else. They usually think they will be able to access areas unfettered by the rest of us. The last one I heard about was this summer involving Browns Canyon, again. Let’s see….California group to conduct a15 year study…..limited access by anyone….and you would have to apply for a permit to use the area and get approved. Even horses would be limited for travel. Seems like you might want to start applying for those permits now so you can go camping in 2020.

Got a thought on the price of gold and the dollar. Now, we know that a declining dollar is supposed to be good the gold, right? Well, how come do you suppose, the dollar is strengthening when the banks are such a mess? Consider this: If all those 401K’s get put into cash, that would be dollars, right? And if we are buying all of our own dollars, are we strengthening our own dollar right now? What happens when we stop liquidating assets in 401K’s, IRA’s and Hedge Funds? Falling dollar and rising gold? HMMMMM.. Not sure. Don’t know.

As I announced yesterday, I will be including some links to other blogs and information I get through goolge alerts. Anyone can sign up for this service from google, but be aware that if you want your alerts to be specific and not general, you need to put your search word in quotation marks so goolge only finds that word or words and doesn’t send you alerts on all the words singularly. Hope you found some good information on Thursday’s links.

Here is your DIY link for the week. Sluice Box
http://www.geocities.com/wyo_gold/build.html?200624 That it for this week. As always

Good Prospecting to You,
Shirley (MQS)
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Thursday, November 06, 2008

Hooked on Gold Gazette delayed this Friday

Hey gold prospectors! I forgot to mention in todays earlier blog that the Gazette will not make this page until after 8:00 p.m. tomorrow. The Gem Show is in Denver, and that means I will be in the Emerald booth for the next three days and won't be home in time to post tomorrow until after 8:00. See you then, and

Good Prospecting to You,
Shirley

Google Alerts on Gold and Gold Prospecting

Reminder from this Summer. I can smell the breeze, can you?

Hey all you gold prospectors out there! Man, o, man has the Fall been busy this year!!!! I keep thinking I will have time to blog, and the next thing I know I’m climbing the stairs to go to bed! I have finally subscribed to Google Alerts, and they are sending me some very interesting information I will share with you as space and time permits. There are several interesting blogs you might like to follow, or read their post that I link to. It should give me some more to blog about, too.

Market Rubbemeker’s blog on gold is very interesting, and follows some of my own thinking on the subject. Give this page a read and see if you don’t gain some insite on this page entitled So That's Why Gold Prices Are Up Today .

For those of you who like the Minelab metal detectors, you will find this forum of interest. I am referencing a page on it that is describing coils at Re: 5x10" DD/HF Coil and the 6" DD/HF Coil - Visible Differences , and please note that the page is almost a year old. Doesn’t matter, though, ‘cause the info is still the same.

I’ll leave you with one more that has to do with the price of gold and where it might go in the near future. Check out what one gold bug is saying about it at Brien Lundin: Is Gold Holding a Wild Card? .

Baby boy is in the Philippines now for three days. Haven’t heard from him yet, but I think they started their classes today, and they are teaching at night. Might be a bit confusing right now, what with jetlag, nights that are days, and all they needed to do to prepare for their classes. Hopefully he will give us a jingle this weekend.

Elections are finally over!!!! Yah! Dems in control, though, are not good for public lands. They like to think that the public has no right to use ‘em. Also means that we will continue to lose places to prospect for gold and finding gold will become more difficult. ICMJ had some interesting things to say about them in their latest issue that I’ll cover tomorrow in the newsletter. That’s it for now, and REMEMBER that if the links do not work, copy and paste them into your browser to view. If all else fails, put it into a word doc and access it from there. If you continue to have trouble with the links, PLEASE let me know so I can modify them to be more browser friendly.

Good Prospecting to You,
Shirley Weilnau

Friday, October 31, 2008

HookedonGold Gazette 10/31-08

· Gold Spot Closing Price for Friday: $723.70
· Spot price last Gazette: $733.40
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Calendar of Events
OCTOBER
· 1st – Arkansas River is now closed to motorized equipment until March 1st
· 8th – GPOC General Meeting
· 13th – Columbus Day
· 31st – Halloween

Have a ghoulishly good time!!!!!! BWAAHAHAHAHHAH!

NOVEMBER
· 2nd End of Daylight Savings Time
· 4th ELECTION DAY Get out and VOTE!
· 11th Veterans Day
· 12th GPOC Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.
· 27th THANKSGIVING
_______________________________________
NEWS

Hey all you gold ghosts and goblins! We have good weather in the forecast tonight, so you can troll for tricks or treats without your heavy coats here in Denver. In case you think you are on the wrong blog, you aren’t. I just thought I would have a little color fun today since it IS Halloween, and all, and I have learned so much in the last three years running Hooked on Gold! Yes, that’s right. We celebrated our third year of being online in October. (Looks like the black background and white text may not copy to blogger. BUMMER!!!! It looked FAB in Word!)

Check out the new gadgets in the side bar. Yeah, the one where you can subscribe to the rss feed and the one where you can be one of our “followers” just like on the social bookmarking sites. Of course, if you want to read anonymously, you can still do that, too. You can also catch me on Facebook.

The news seems to be all politics with the election looming next Tuesday, but I did pick up a few interesting mining tidbits this past week. Newmont reported their third quarter down and ExxonMobile was up…..way up. Their third quarter profit was reported at nearly 15 billion dollars. Lot of money, but the interesting thing I heard about this figure is the amount on TAXES they paid on that profit. Are you ready????? 32 Billion dollars. That’s right. They PAID more than twice the amount reported in profits, in taxes to Uncle Sam. The other thing that is never discussed is the amount of that profit that goes into exploration; 6.9 billion dollars for this next quarter.

And just what IS going on with the price of gold these days? I have been watching this past week as platinum sells for under $100 more than gold. Anybody seen copper lately? I didn’t check today, but is has been under $2.00 for some time, now. Stocks seem to think we are out of the woods…..or is that just wishful thinking on the part of bulls before the other shoe drops. Can’t say. Don’t know.

I’ve been very busy learning some new software programs this past week or so, and will be spending time with them as the next month goes by. They should help you find me better in the search engines when I am done, as well as a few new projects I will be starting. This past week was busy trying to lend a hand to a son who will be out of the country for the next three and a half months. He’ll have some golden memories, I am sure, when he gets back to share. We will celebrate Thanksgiving/Christmas with him and the family tomorrow, and wish him bon voyage.

Here is your first DIY link for the winter. Rocker Box: Rocker Box
http://www.goldprospectors.org/pdf/ROCKERBOXPLANS.PDF#search=%22rocker%20box%22
If the link will not open, copy and paste it into your browser and press the “go” button.

There is so much to comment on this week about gold and its future that I don’t have the space for it. I suggest you go to http://www.kitco.com/ and read some of the commentary going on. Really interesting to see what they are saying.

The new metal detector is out from Whites that mimics the Minelab. Only trouble is, is that it will not find most of Colorado’s gold. It has the same problem Minelab does, it won’t find some of our types of deposits as they don’t register on the Minelab or the new Whites as a solid target. Whites asked a local to review it and they were not pleased with the findings. A sample of the gold it won’t find was sent to Whites, and, sure enough, the new one won’t pick it up. If you are searching for gold in Colorado you might want to consider sticking with the GMT or the MXT. Save the new Whites and the minelab for where you can find gold that is in a more solid mass, not the wires, crystals and flake found in most of our deposits. Oh, the GMT and MXT pick those up too, just not at the depth of the new Whites or the Minelab. But then, these two cannot see this type of gold at all….even right under the coil.
That's all I got for this week. Stay tuned, and until next week.......


Good Prospecting to You,
Shirley (MQS)

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Friday, October 24, 2008

Hooked on Gold Gazette 10/24/08

Next Friday is HALLOWEEN! Time for the spooks and goblins

· Gold Spot Closing Price for Friday: $733.40
· Spot price last Gazette: $782.90
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Calendar of Events
OCTOBER
· 1st – Arkansas River is now closed to motorized equipment until March 1st
· 8th – GPOC General Meeting
· 13th – Columbus Day
· 31st – Halloween

NOVEMBER
· 2nd End of Daylight Savings Time
· 4th ELECTION DAY Get out and VOTE!
· 11th Veterans Day
· 12th GPOC Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.
· 27th THANKSGIVING
_______________________________________
NEWS

Who would have thought we would have seen near $700 gold prices this year. Even more startling is the fact that platinum has closed this week at $794.00. That’s right…..gold traded higher early last week than platinum is bringing this week. AND they are up from yesterday.

The Whites V/Sat metal detector was interesting last weekend to run, but it will take some getting used to, as I expected. Didn’t find much in the way of gold, and it is looking like it will be our last trip this season. Since our youngest is bound for the Philippines in about 10 days, we will spend his last two Saturdays with him in Greeley. The weekend after will take us to Longmont for a big family picture, as well as the Gem Show being in town. Then Larry will be on call the weekend after that. Pretty much ends our season for us. I am still hearing about trips being made to Cache Creek to find gold, and some exploring that is going on, and as long as the weather holds and the banks don’t freeze, people will still be taking gold out of there until the last day of November.

We saw pictures of a real nice $2.50 gold coin this past week, at Gold ‘N’ Detectors. It was found a few weeks ago with a metal detector and is in very good condition with sharp edges and images. Finder didn’t say where, of course, but he had also found another coin with it.

News is scarce right now, or maybe it is the amount of time I am using to learn a new software program and a script for a new store format. It DOES seem like the magazines are piling up for me to read. Oh, well, they will have to wait until I have time. It’s about time to start running the links again to DIY equipment. Stay tuned each week as I post one or two with the newsletter.

We will have fabulous weather here for the next couple of days before it turns cold just in time for Halloween. Yeah, that’s right. It’s almost “All Hallows Eve” already. Happy Birthday Marsha!!!! She isn’t a witch, ‘cause her B.D. is the day before. That means next Saturday is All Saints Day, Sunday is the end of Daylight Savings, Monday we get a break, and Tuesday we decide who will run our country for the next four years. Busy week! GET OUT AND VOTE!!! IT MATTERS!!!!!

Good Prospecting to You,
Shirley (MQS)

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Do you Think There Might Be Gold in the Philippines?

Scubba driving for gold?
Naw, that's not an underwater metal detector!

I got blindsided last night by my youngest son. (Yeah, for those of you who know him, that's Matt) He called to say that his company is sending him to the Philippines to help train some classes there for AT&T. Exciting and golden opportunity for him, yes. But here's the kicker.......he is leaving Nov. 3rd......and he won't be back until the middle of February. Yup, he'll miss Thanksgiving, Christmas AND his birthday with us. He was more astounded by that than I was, and I told him that life doesn't always give you opportunities on your terms....that it takes you somewhere and you just have to go regardless of whether the timing is convenient for you or not. So, he is getting his passport, and shots, and trying to figure out what to pack and what to wear, and how to pay his bills while he is gone. Fortunately he will be there during the drier and cooler? part of the tropical year. Humidty in the 90's and he's used to Colorado and Arizona. What a change!

Gold is down today at $730 right now!!!!! Are you still finding gold? We are still finding a little bit, but not much.

Good Prospecting to You,
Shirley MQS

Friday, October 17, 2008

Hooked on Gold Gazette 10/17/08


YES, I vant to suck your blood! I need it to go gold prospecting in the high mountains. HEH HEH HEH!
· Gold Spot Closing Price for Friday: $782.90
· Spot price last Gazette: $849.90
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Calendar of Events
OCTOBER
· 1st – Arkansas River is now closed to motorized equipment until March 1st
· 8th – GPOC General Meeting
· 13th – Columbus Day
· 31st – Halloween

NOVEMBER
· 2nd End of Daylight Savings Time
· 4th ELECTION DAY Get out and VOTE!
· 11th Veterans Day
· 12th GPOC Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.
· 27th THANKSGIVING
_______________________________________
NEWS

Who would ever have thought that the dollar would strengthen so much with all that is going on with the financials here, but that is what is happening to keep gold prices sliding downward. Of course, anyone who follows currencies had a glimmer of what would happen, but to see gold slide this far when so many thought it would be up by now is strange.

The new Gold Prospectors of Colorado officers for ’09 are…….(drumroll)……the same people as last year. I am dumbfounded. Now, I know Eric had decided not to run again this year, so what happened? Is there no one out there willing to let this man get on with his life? Ya, know…..if no one is willing to take the reins of this club soon, what is to become of it? Eric cannot go on being its’ president forever. This will be his fourth year. Even politicians have term limits. Maybe its’ time GPOC did, too.

We have word from the BLM office that they are working on next year’s plan for Cache Creek. They will try to coordinate efforts among two agencies and GPOC to get a porta potty in there next year. Also, we are working on having several retired and interested persons rotate weeks during most of the prospecting season and act as “camp hosts” to assist anyone new to prospecting and help clear up any misunderstandings of rules and regulations for the area. Hopefully this will also help to keep trouble down to a minimum. (We need to come up with another name for these people). The BLM is planning on doing some more tree management next fall, and digging out the beaver pond that has filled up with silt.

I have finally been convinced to buy a “big” metal detector. I love working with my Falcon, but everyone says I need to use a “real” detector. Now, I didn’t go out and get a fancy MXT, ‘cause Larry runs one of those and we can’t use them together. I also, did not get a GMT, as too many other people also use that one and they can’t be used near one another. I opted for what everyone used to use, a Whites V/SAT. It’ll do what I need it to and I won’t be running up and down hillsides with it, so it should be OK for where I will use it. I have trouble swinging them for more than two hours, so after that, I can go back to what I was doing before. Is everybody happy, now?

As I mentioned in an earlier blog, stuff happened today, as it often does, to keep me busy enough I could not get to the newsletter before now. Sorry it is late. As many of you know, I like to get it out around 4:00. However, better late than never, they say. We will have fabulous weather here for the next couple of days before it turns cold. Until next week.........

Good Prospecting to You,
Shirley

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World Open Panning website has this year’s world wide panning competitions listed and they add more all the time. A great site to visit: http://www.worldopenpanning.homestead.com/ . If the links do not work, copy and paste them into your browser.

If you find a broken link, please let us know
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Hey, guys.

Stuff happened. Newsletter will get posted around 7:00, so check back later.

Good Prospecting to You,
Shirley

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

NEW! RSS Feed Added to the Prospectors Blog

Mt Elbert has snow on it, again, and two ski resorts are opening today. Gold Prospecting season is definitely winding down here in Colorado.

It has been chilly here in Denver the past few days, and the house has been wanting some heat. However, I'm stubborn, and try not to turn the furnace on until around Halloween. I have been working on the metal detecting blog for you, and also got a reminder from Rock and Gem that my deadline for a January article is coming up SOON!

I've been reading that Blogger has an RSS feed that can be added to a blog, and I have finally had time to investigate it further. I should be in the "Links" at the bottom of each blog posting. This posting is to see if I can activate it and get it to work right. If so, I have an opportunity to post it to the RSS feed sites. That means that more gold prospectors will be able to find this blog and hookedongold.com.

We have had contact with the BLM about next year's plans for Cache Creek. The office is very busy right now, but they do have a vision in place and I will let you know what it is as soon as I know.

No one from GPOC has let me know who the new officers are for '09, yet, but then I've been too busy to even send an e-mail, either. Ever have a great idea, but have all the support stuff not cooperate? Well, that's where I am this week. I have a line on a full size metal detector for myself, and we may have the 2 1/2 inch proline dredge sold. (Anyone who knows me, knows that I use a Falcon to detect with, AND knows the technique I use, too. Do I find gold? You bet 'cha!) All for now. As always,

Good Prospecting to You,
Shirley Weilnau (MQS)

P.S. The new RSS feed link can be accessed at the bottom of the blog, or by clicking on the "Links To" at the bottom of each blog in the tags and then finding it at the bottom of the page it brings up. I'll work on getting the widget on the template later. Gott run! TTFN

Friday, October 10, 2008

Hooked on Gold Gazette 10/10/08


Dillon Reservoir a couple of weeks ago. The beetles have taken their toll on the lodge pole pine trees, as you can see.




· Gold Spot Closing Price for Friday: $849.90
· Spot price last Gazette: $834.80
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Calendar of Events
OCTOBER
· 1st – Arkansas River is now closed to motorized equipment until March 1st
· 8th – GPOC General Meeting
· 13th – Columbus Day
· 31st – Halloween

NOVEMBER
· 2nd End of Daylight Savings Time
· 4th ELECTION DAY Get out and VOTE!
· 11th Veterans Day
· 12th GPOC Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.
· 27th THANKSGIVING
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NEWS - LINKS MAY NOT BE LIVE - COPY AND PASTE INTO YOUR BROWSER

Wow. What can be said about what is going on in the markets this week? Gold advanced into the $936 range and then back down. The dollar is up and the Euro is sliding. And the stock markets of the world are near crash mode. On a better note, I am slathering on golden Orange Ginger body lotion and breathing in the aroma deeply so I can go to one of my happy places until this mess sorts itself out. (You can get that at Bath and Body Works if you’d like to give it a try).


News this past week included some about the dredge piles in Breckenridge that the city bought last year and put into their “Open Space” program. According to one of the Planning Committee members, classifying the rocks and removing the dirt that bears gold is not allowed. Neither is gold panning or sluicing allowed. There are several people who are trying to get involved with modifying this attitude, but until we can resolve this issue, you cannot prospect for gold in the dredge piles that are in Breckenridge’s Open Space. The Denver club was successful in getting Jefferson County to allow our gold prospecting activities in their open space a few years ago, so this issue is not closed. Give us some time to work on it and perhaps next season we will have better news about it. (Dang, it’s a bunch of rocks, people!)


I noticed that the goldnstore page is not showing, so I will be spending a little time to see what is up with that. I purchased a shopping cart this past week, and as soon as I can get that working, I’ll be replacing it anyway. It’s a wonder that someone hasn’t told me about it before now.


Also, I was online this past week and watched as someone tried to send for panning tips and DIY bucket classifier instructions without a name or e-mail address to send it to. Folks, you can give me any name you want……Fido will do, but unless I have an e-mail address to send the request to, you can’t get it. I had to watch as this person sent the form in 4 times within 5 minutes. Honestly, I don’t want your e-mail address so I can send you a bunch of stuff you don’t want. I DO wish that some of you would respond to this blog and tell people you don’t get spammed by me. Please? You can post a comment at the bottom of this blog and it will go to get moderated by me and then posted. I only moderate so that I don’t have someone posting profanity I don’t have control over.


Did you find any gold this past week? How about this past summer? Respond to any of the blogs that are about finding gold, and it will get posted for others to read. I don’t care where you found your gold, just give a few lines about what you found in what state. You don’t need to give away your special spot or anything.


Have you visited any of the gold prospecting AUCTION pages? You’ll find 4 of them under AUCTIONS on the menu bar. E-Bay has a lot to offer you for really good prices. Check them out for Christmas and buy something that your favorite prospector would love to have.


Well, our golden fall weather is getting pretty cold today and the weekend looks like it will be pretty chilly, too. Kinda puts a hold on all of our gold prospecting activities, but we are hopeful that November will give us a few nice days to go looking for gold. I know for those in Australia, their season is winding down, too, as most of it is done in the winter months when weather isn’t so HOT. Halloween is just around the corner, and that means Christmas isn’t far behind. Gold and Sterling Silver Jewelry is a great gift for anyone on your list. Until next week, as always,


Good Prospecting to You,
Shirley

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World Open Panning website has this year’s world wide panning competitions listed and they add more all the time. A great site to visit: http://www.worldopenpanning.homestead.com/ . If the links do not work, copy and paste them into your browser.

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THE ARKANSAS RIVER is now closed TO MOTORIZED EQUIPMENT until April 1st.
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