Friday, April 11, 2008

Hooked on Gold Gazette 4/11/08



Arizona Alan......That's my little brother!

· Gold Spot Closing Price for Friday: $924.90
· Spot price last week: $913.00


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Calendar of Events

APRIL
1st APRIL FOOLS DAY – Arkansas River is open for Motorized Equipment
9th GPOC General Meeting
12th GPOC Panning Demo at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science 10:00a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
25th – 27th SPRING Gem, Fossil and Mineral Show – Denver, Co.

MAY
9-11th Let’s Go Gold Panning Days – Point Bar, Colorado
11th Mother’s Day
14th GPOC Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.
17th Prospecting Introduction and New GPOC Member orientation Class – Reservation required at the Mining Museum in Colorado Springs
24-26th Memorial Day Weekend
30th Memorial Day
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NEWS

Hey all you gold bugs! We have been BUSY the last two weeks. Good news on the Hooked on Gold website front. My tech has completed all the updates and the search buttons are now working. Click on the “Go” button or the search bar and it will take you to the search page. Type in the prospecting word you are looking for in the search bar in the middle of the page, and the page will populate a list of pages on the site that contain that word. Pretty cool! More pictures of our trip will be posted this week on the blog along with some commentary of what we saw. I had hoped to get that up this week, but the website changes came in first. I have a store page up and accessible only from the home page, right now, to test the buttons on, and see what it looks like, as well as posting the return page after you have purchased an item. Mini Sluice Kit (poop tube) is on it now, with more to come. I have lots of stuff and some equipment to post….gold, too. Time is what I need more of!

The pressures on gold are still the same as reported earlier this week on the blog, so look for gold prices to stabilize and maybe drop to under $900 before taking off for the $1200 mark later this year. If you are thinking we are out of the woods with the stock market, the predictions are that we are only 1/3 of the way through the mortgage problems and more banks will need to adjust than have so far. This does not bode well for the dollar, BUT it will push gold prices up.

Snow again this week in Denver has us pinning for Arizona and warmer temperatures so we can go prospecting. We do miss the activity out of doors, and prospecting is what we like to do the best. We seem to work harder and longer in the pursuit of gold than any other activity. We always come home sore and tired after a week in the field, but we are always ready to go back for more. Join us this Saturday at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science from 10-2 where we will be volunteering with GPOC to teach the public gold panning. Come on out and say “Hi!”, and see the Gold Show they have going on, as well as the excellent museum. Dianes pocket is being shown in the minerals hall. In case you don’t know about that, it is the aquamarine and smoky quartz vug found on Mt Antero, Colorado a few years ago. You can also view some of the largest gold found in Colorado, as well as a lot of smaller (?) pieces on display in the hall.

Check out the new posting on the Articles of Interest page for some pictures and comments on a prospector in Arizona who only uses a gold pan to find gold with. Pretty impressive!

Off to do some more updates and work on the “store”. Have a great week!


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/ .

Until next week……
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THE ARKANSAS RIVER is now open TO MOTORIZED EQUIPMENT FOR THE SUMMER UNTIL October 30, 2008.
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