Friday, April 16, 2010
An Interesting Collage of Trees I Shot Last Summer
• Gold Spot Closing Price for Friday: $1137.70
• Spot price last Gazette : $1162.20
Gold ‘N’ Store
Calendar of Events
• 1st Happy April Fool’s Day
• 2nd Good Friday
• 4th Easter
• 14th GPOC meeting
• 23rd – 25th Denver Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Spring Show
Well, here it is Friday again and time for your Gazette. This week has certainly gone by fast and the weekend will be even busier than this last week has. Hope you all got your taxes filed on time this past week. If not………
I want to start out by thanking my customers. I have to say I have some of the nicest customers on the planet! They are patient and work with me, and I want to take this time to thank them for everything they have helped me with this past month. Selling on line is not easy, but with folks like all of you, it becomes a pleasure! Several have gotten extra special additions to their orders for their assistance in troubleshooting little things in the store I would not know about without their help. THANKS!
Oh, boy! Things are finally warming up here in Colorado, and although the mountains continue to get snow, even the ski resorts are giving up their seasons. Runs are getting slushy and messy, and run off will begin soon. My March energy bill was 30% higher than the year before due to all the cold weather. Glad it’s gone for another 6 months or so, and I can finally get out there and find some GOLD!
Don’t forget the Denver Gem and Mineral SPRING Show coming up April 23rd through the 25th at the Holiday Inn North off of I-25 and Broadway. We always find something new and interesting there. A good time to meet up with friends and have some good conversations, too. If you are looking for gold nuggets, meteorites, opal, gemstones, jadite, turquoise, tiger’s eye, or any other type of gem grade stone, you should check this show out.
Larry got his ‘new to him’ fully enclosed UTV yesterday. You remember what a fiasco last year’s experience was like. It did teach us that an enclosure is beneficial to us when we are a 12,000 feet metal detecting for gold and silver and it starts to rain. Not many places to get into shelter up at that altitude. This grandma needs a little more comfort now, so we found a great deal on a used Polaris that was enclosed. Yeah, I know. I’m a whimp. What’s your point? LOL!
I hear from around the web that we have people already coming our way from out of state to begin their summer prospecting for gold on the Arkansas River. Chad at Tin Pan Prospecting (LINKTHIS) reports that he is getting lots of calls for reservations this year, too, for the Fairplay area. Sounds like a busy season for gold prospecting.
I’ll post some links for you next week. The Gazette is getting pretty long and I want to get it out to you. International California Mining Journal had an interesting article on finding gold in Maine, if any of you are from that part of country, as well as what is going on with the dredging court battles in California. Always a good read for what’s current. That’s it for me, folks.
Until next week…….
Good Prospecting to You,
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