Saturday, January 09, 2010
Prospecting Badger Creek this past summer with Gene and Paulette
· Gold Spot Closing Price for Friday: $1137.00
· Spot price last Gazette : $1096.60
Calendar of Events
· 1st New Year’s Day
· 13th GPOC Members Meeting 7:00 p.m.
The holidays are over, winter has set in and we are hibernating until the sun and longer days come back. Was it Friday already yesterday? The week has gone by fast as we tend to household things and get everything back on a winter schedule. Updates to computers and some just plain down time seemed to be in order, and so the days passed with us not doing much of anything. Everything has been updated to Windows 7 with a few programs are left to be tweeked and reinstalled, but all in all, it went pretty smoothly. Win7 did much of itself, to our surprise. The worst part was buying the external drive to back up everything to in case anything went wrong.
I have a couple of interesting videos about winter time dredging and gold prospecting for you to see. If you are on youtube much, you have probably already viewed them, but it is still interesting to watch these guys finding gold in the snow and ice. The first one was 2 years ago in Leadville http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2W6NURzA-jE and the second one was shot last Feb. in Clear Creek, but posted this past summer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rWC08nrKBc .
An interesting article that came up this week was about what gold prices are expected to be at by the end of the year. With it already having hit my projected price of $1200, it isn’t surprising that it is predicted to hit $1500. I’ll wait a bit longer before I decide what I think, as we are a little too early in the year to be able to tell where gold will settle, though. You can read it and decide for yourself. http://www.mineweb.com/mineweb/view/mineweb/en/page33?oid=95532&sn=Detail
Another interesting article I picked up was on Vietnam planning to suspend its gold trading floor by March. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/abccc624-f73d-11de-9fb5-00144feab49a.html?nclick_check=1 .
The Western Stock Show will be in town this next week, which means plenty of beef will be on the menu and local eateries will be out to capture every cattleman’s dinner dollar. From reports on the news this past week, they will have a great selection of wonderful food to choose from. We will be having coffee with friends from this summer to catch up with and exchange tall tales about our gold adventures. It looks like we should have pretty decent weather for the events, too, as it is well known that we can have some pretty brutal weather during the show dates. Well, that looks like 30 to me. Those of you on Facebook will understand this last comment, or at least the women will. White with red polka dots. Stay warm and remember it is now time to play with your concentrates that are full of gold.
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Until next week…….
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