Friday, December 19, 2008

HookedonGold Gazette 12/19/08

· Gold Spot Closing Price for Friday: $837.90
· Spot price last Gazette: $822.00

Calendar of Events
· 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
· 1st New Years Day
· 15th Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday
· 19th MLK Day observed
· 20th Inauguration Day


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.

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: . If the links do not work, copy and paste them into your browser.

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