Friday, March 20, 2009

HookedonGold Gazette 3/20.09

Deafult icon on the new community site

· Gold Spot Closing Price for Friday: $952.60
· Spot price last Gazette: $929.40

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
· 5th Cinco de Mayo
· 8, 9, & 10th Let’s Go Gold Panning Days at Point Bar Recreational Area
· 23rd -25th Memorial Day Weekend Observed
· 30th Memorial Day

Under the gun today! The new social site for prospectors can be found at You can see the pages, but you will have to become a member of this social site to ask questions or participate in discussions. Sign up is easy with first name, email and maybe a question or two. You will have to be approved for sign up so that we can weed out spammers like WoW gold. You will then be able to use the same name and email address to access the over 800,000 other social sites on ning. AWESOME resource, and I will probably link other prospecting ning sites to me as I go along. Hope you like the experience, and that we can get some useful information out to you. Good questions I get by email will be shared with the community, too. Give me your thoughts about this project and what you would like to see. I would REALLY like to know what you think of the template. Does it fit OK or should I use one with less? Can you read the type alright? How do you like the font of the letters? This totally changeable, and if there is any problem with what I have chosen, I can change it. The purpose is for it to be to YOUR liking since YOU read it. I can publish with anything. If you visit another social site and would like to see one of their apps, let me know and I’ll take a look at it. I like a clean site with lots of info, but there are many apps that might be appropriate.

So, I had no other blog postings again this week. I’ve been working on getting the ning site up and that has pretty much tied up all my extra time. I DO hope this new venture will be good for you, however, and it has been interesting setting it up.

All are awaiting the opening of the Arkansas River to motorized prospecting in 12 days. The weather has been wonderful on Point Bar, but everything up above Buena Vista still has some snow. B.V. might be OK some days after the 1st of April, but it can still be pretty chilly.

Here are some links I am repeating that I twittered about this past week include: “The Case for Inflation” by Howard Ruff on the dollar, stock market, gold and silver. If you didn’t read it yesterday, you might like to now. Very interesting what he has to say.
Another one was on India and how they are affecting gold prices by using scrap gold to fill their gold jewelry demand without importing gold. Gold coins are heating up and the U.S. mint has suspended the minting of gold and silver coins again due to the price of the metals. I’m thinkin’ that means those Buffalos and St. Gaudins are going to be worth a lot more….make SURE you get them slabbed by PCGS or Numismatics. Cost is around $40.00 per coin, but it can boost their value by a couple hundred or more. There are several lesser grading houses around that charge you less, but the standards are PCGS and Numismatic. They have been around a long time and grade better than the others, in my opinion. I’ve been burned by some of the others, ad coin dealers use PCGS and Numismatic grades on all coins. So if your coin says MS70 from another house, if it isn’t so with these two giants, your coin will NOT be worth MS70 prices. You get what you pay for in coin grading.

I am off to finish the set up at Ning. See you in the forum.

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.

Panning Kits Here
Monthly Specials HERE
Basic Prospecting Equipment

Until next week…….

Good Prospecting to You,
Shirley (MQS)
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