Friday, March 13, 2009

HookedonGold Gazette 3/13/09

I just like this one...It's IMPRESSIVE!
Didn't think I would get this out in time, but once I started, it flowed.....kinda like water over a fall! LOL!

· Gold Spot Closing Price for Friday: $929.40
· Spot price last Gazette: $938.40

Calendar of Events

8th Daylight Savings Time begins in Colorado, Spring Forward!
11th GPOC Regular Meeting 7:00p.m.
17th St. Patrick’s Day
20th Spring Equinox

· 1st April Fools Day, Motorized Equipment Opening Day on Arkansas River
· 10th Good Friday
· 12th Easter

WOW! Today it has been a challenge to get off of twitter and facebook and get to the newsletter! Facebook has some new features and a new look, so I spent some time on it to get used to the new feel. And then there is twitter, with all the news flying around with the people I follow. If you aren’t on twitter, you are missing a great resource for information….but be warned; it can be addictive to read everything! LOL!

One of the new communication items I keep finding on the web can be found at It is a website that allows you to set up a forum type social network for your niche. GPOC president, Eric Vesterby, suggested a website for me to look at, and I noticed it was set up with ning. I have seen several others in other niches set up with the same website, and so Eric and I thought it might be a good idea to set one up for Hooked on Gold. I’ll be working on that this next week. It has a very interesting array of options that I think you will like. Social networks are very hot for users right now, and I could get you information quicker AND answer questions quicker. You could also ask questions of others and get answers. There is also a chat room and various discussion boards, so I think this is going to be a good fit for us.

PLEASE BE ADVISED THE FORMS PAGE IS STILL NOT WORKING!!!!! It is posted on the page prominently in two places that it is not working, but every day I have someone try to send it to me and all I get is the email with no information attached to it. Please send me an email to either or and ask for the specific information you are wanting. I can send it to you that way, but not with the form. If I get this social site working, I’ll take the form page down as I can post the information on the social site.

FYI, I did buy a new emerald ring last weekend, but not to wear now. My friend Pedro Arevalo who owns and operates T.L.E. International was taking old inventory back to Colombia to rework, and one of the rings has a very sweet marquise cut emerald of fantastic quality with VS1 baguettes in it. I have really like the stones in the ring, but I have one that is styled similarly with a mandarine garnet. I asked how much he wanted for the stones and he gave me a very good price, so I bought the stones to rework into a wedding set later on.

Are you ready for motorized equipment prospecting season to begin on the Arkansas April 1st? Everyone I talk with is itching to begin. Point Bar has been busy already with all the warm weather we had a couple of weeks ago, and getting into the water early is on everyone’s mind. We can’t until after Easter, as that was what I gave up for Lent. Believe me, giving up early prospecting is a big sacrifice for me! We are making headway with retirement the end of April, too, and setting up things for the summer. So far, we will be forced to take a week off before then or lose the time and money for it, and we will need to readjust a loan we made that the rules changed on. No BIG shoes have dropped so far, although we continue to watch for one that will stop us for another year. So far, we do not foresee anything large enough for us to pull back, yet. It’s gonna be a GREAT summer!

I also heard from Eric that the claims that were placed below GPOC’s Prospector #3 last summer, North of Buena Vista, have been denied and the area is once again open to the public. The BLM was there last Fall to see the claimants break camp and leave. This is GREAT news for everyone!

I had one link this past week that might be interesting for you to check out. It’s entitled “Gold going down in favor of equities, and silver up?” I still see some who predict the gold ETF’s could figure prominently in the course of where gold heads. Inflation will also be a determining factor in the next few years, but the ETF’s hold a tremendous amount of vaulted gold and when those folks decide to start selling, it could put gold in a tailspin. Silver is in a similar position, but they don’t own the same percentage of known bullion that the gold ETF’s do. Probably won’t happen until we hyper inflate, though, so watch for them to start pulling out of their gold positions when they need dollars to pay the rent with. In the meantime, gold coins are beginning to rise nicely and are commanding about 20% to 30% or more over spot for AU 55 and better.

HR699 is still on a desk somewhere. GPOC has a information on what you can do to get a letter to your congressperson before it gets passed. Do not bother signing and sending on any type of petition that gets passed by e-mail. It is a waist of your time, as it just gets passed around. There is no way for anyone to retrieve all those signature and send it anywhere, much less expect that anyone would even look at or consider such a petition that was received by a representative, as all of the names could be trumped up. Come on people…..use your heads. Where does it say in these emails how it will EVER get delivered, to whom, and WHEN? If you want to say anything to your representatives, you have to do it YOURSELF! You can find more information on this at .

Lots more going on, but I’ll have to blog it later this week. Happy Birthday today to my youngest grandson who is turning 2 years old!!! Have a happy Friday the 13th, everyone. I’m outta here.

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Until next week…….

Good Prospecting to You,
Shirley (MQS)
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