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A Licence to Print Money

Straight Talk On Mining #33 - A license to Print Money

“Since we decided a few weeks ago to adopt the leaf as legal tender, we have, of course, all become immensely rich.” Ford stared in disbelief at the crowd who were murmuring appreciatively at this and greedily fingering the wads of leaves with which their track suits were stuffed. ‘But …

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Rock Bottom

Rock Bottom Restaurant

Denver is the home of the United States Geological Survey and a popular watering hole for geologists for many years has been the Rock Bottom Pub. Maybe it’s the micro-brews many geos I know are partial to; maybe it’s the word “Rock”, or the tongue-in-cheek that once you’ve crossed the …

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US Capitol Building

The following is for the gold bugs – succinct and to the point:   Some people would assert that if governments were prepared to accept monetary discipline there would be no need for gold, but this is rather like the statement that if there were no sin there would be …

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The Squeeze

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

You have to choose (as a voter) between trusting to the natural ability of gold and the natural stability and intelligence of the government. And with due respect to these gentlemen, I advise you, as long as the capitalist system lasts, to vote for gold. George Bernard Shaw You can …

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The Gold Share Market Entering a Second Phase

The Gold Share Market Entering a Second Phase In the past week the Canadian national newspaper, the National Post, had a special insert on Mutual Funds: the Precious Metals Fund category average one-year return as of March 31st was 68.49%, the highest of any mutual fund category. Under the caption …

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Market Commentary

Market commentary What a week it has been! There have been numerous reports for the last two weeks of the Japanese piling into the yellow metal, in advance of the March 31st cap on bank deposit insurance. Those who watched ABC Evening News in the USA tonight were treated to …

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Report From Vancouver: Part 1


Report from Vancouver (Part 1) We just attended the Vancouver Investment Conference in beautiful British Columbia, which was timed to finish just as the British Columbia and Yukon Chamber of Mines Conference started, in the elegant setting of the Hotel Vancouver. The turnout for the two-day investment event was not …

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New Year’s Predictions

“Now they are talking about this new currency the argentino. You might as well take a newspaper and cut it up into little pieces of paper and call that money.” – Susana Diegas, Buenos Aires housewife, about the stillborn Argentinian currency – the Argentino. Predictions for 2002 It’s traditional to …

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Four Gold Snapshots

Thai Gold

As divined by The Economist on September 15th, the overwhelming majority of companies have chosen to include the phrase “due to the events of September 11th” in their quarterly reports to explain away their corporate shrinking profits or growing losses. There is no doubt that the attacks enormously affected sectors …

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