· Gold Spot Closing Price for Friday: $801.60
· Spot price last Gazette: $742.30
Calendar of Events
· 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
· 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
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!
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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,
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.
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THE ARKANSAS RIVER is now closed TO MOTORIZED EQUIPMENT until April 1st.
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