Saturday, April 04, 2009

HookedonGold Gazette 4/4/09

Blurry picture, but still enough for Tacos!

· Gold Spot Closing Price for Friday: $893.80
· Spot price last Gazette: $923.10

Calendar of Events
· 1st April Fools Day, Motorized Equip. 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

NEW! Prospecting Community Network! Site was updated this morning with a new template and color scheme. You will be able to view the whole site for a few more weeks, and then only the main page. Check it out, and join up.

You know how prospectors are….not too responsible when it comes to an opportunity to go prospecting and anything else that should get done. With snow on the way for today, and Larry with a day off, we decided to take the detectors out and do some more coin shooting. The MXT, of course, found 10 times what anyone else did, but getting out of the house and into the field was what we were really after. (And if you believe that, then I have some swamp land for sale in the Everglades). LOL! He came home this time with almost $3.00 in coins, as you can see from the photo. (I found a nickel! AND a pair of scissors)

Gold dropped to under $900 this week, as you can see from the top of the page. G20 talks, a DOW that was up and the talk of the IMF selling over 400 tonnes were some of the things at the heart of the drop. Lots of news floated around this past week about metals manipulation in the last quarter of ’08. Copper was up this past week, though, and analysts say the copper will lead the metals higher…..don’t know if this is a blip on the screen or a true breakout yet.

Oh, man! Can you feel Spring in the air and that itch to be out with a shovel, dredge, highbanker, or metal detector looking and finding gold? It is getting real hard to stay in the city while the snow piles up and we have to wait for it to melt in the high country. Fortunately, I have the new prospectors networking community to keep me busy. The site gives us so many opportunities to interact with other prospectors, AND you can get answers from a community instead of just me. Of course, Larry and I will be putting our two cents worth in, but there are so many others out there with information that do not have a platform from which to give their expertise. If you think the same people are joining this that are in other forums, then you would be wrong. While we will attract some of them, we personally know many prospectors who have never even considered joining such a group. Their knowledge is vast and they can certainly answer an array of questions with many points of view. Many we have personally prospected with for years.

Hope you are following my twitter updates that are posted in the lefthand sidebar. I twitter most days and even have some interesting information for you once in a while. I will be putting a twitter bar up on the website, too, probably near the bottom of the page. HTML for now until I have time to figure out the flash. Do hope you visit the new community site…..we love the new template! All for now.
Panning Kits Here
Monthly Prospecting Equipment Specials HERE
Basic Prospecting Equipment

Until next week…….

Good Prospecting to You,
Shirley (MQS)
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