''Midas'' commentary for April 17, 2002

Section:

GATA and Samex Mining Announce
www.GATAChinese.org to Promote Gold

DALLAS (Business Wire, April 17, 2002) -- The
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee is proud to
bring the following announcement to your
attention, which was released this afternoon
by Jeff Dahl, Chief Executive Officer of
Samex Mining, headquartered in Vancouver,
Canada:

SAMEX MINING CORP.
CDNX:SXG, OTCBB:SMXMF)
Contact 800-828-1488

NEWS RELEASE No. 7-02
April 17, 2002

GOLD ANTI-TRUST ACTION WEB SITE
LAUNCHED IN CHINESE LANGUAGE

In continued support of the Gold Anti-Trust
Action Committee (GATA -- see http://www.gata.org),
SAMEX is pleased to sponsor the creation,
translation, and hosting of a Chinese language
version of the GATA web site
(http://www.gatachinese.org).

SAMEX has been an outspoken supporter of
GATA, a U.S.-based not-for-profit
organization, which contends that a hidden
scheme exists to manage and even manipulate
the U.S. dollar price of gold for the benefit
of certain knowledgeable parties to the
detriment of others.

GATA has researched, documented, and is now
supporting ongoing U.S. federal court
litigation against certain international
banking, government, and quasi-government
institutions. GATA has received much support
through the efforts of U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-
Texas,, who has introduced legislation (the
Monetary Freedom and Accountability Act)
designed to curb the potential manipulation
of worldwide gold prices.

Samex management is convinced that the
research GATA has assembled over the past
three years may be of significant interest
internationally. The new web site will enable
Chinese investors to read and evaluate
pertinent GATA information in their native
language, thereby broadening the
understanding of these important issues to a
large segment of the global population.

NAI Interactive LTD., a subsidiary of
ChineseWorldNet.com ("CWN") has constructed
and will maintain the GATA/Chinese web site.
CWN hosts a leading Chinese financial Web
portal in North America with more than 30,000
members. With operations in Toronto,
Vancouver, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Beijing,
CWN aims to link the Chinese financial
community worldwide.

Through e-mail disseminations, Internet
banner links and coverage in CWN's Chinese
language bi-weekly newspaper, the
GATA/Chinese Web site will receive
substantial worldwide coverage through a
variety of media over the weeks and months
ahead. Pertinent GATA updates and news
releases will also be translated and
disseminated through these channels.

GATA has tirelessly researched and published
much evidence supporting Samex management's
conviction that something has been amiss in
the "free markets." GATA's contentions have
important implications for investors in the
exploration and mining sector. We are
grateful for their efforts and consider the
GATA/Chinese initiative an appropriate way to
support them with the dissemination of this
information in another language. Go, GATA,
go!

-- Jeffrey Dahl
President, Samex Mining Corp.

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COIN AND PRECIOUS METALS DEALERS
WHO HAVE SUPPORTED GATA
AND BEEN RECOMMENDED BY OUR MEMBERS

Centennial Precious Metals
3033 East 1st Ave.
Suite 403
Denver, Colorado 80206
www.USAGold.com
Michael Kosares, Proprietor
US (800) 869-5115
Canada 1-800-294-9462
European Union 00-800-2760-2760
Australia 0011-800-2760-2760
cpm@usagold.com

Colorado Gold
222 South 5th St.
Montrose, Colorado 81401
www.ColoradoGold.com
Don Stott, Proprietor
1-888-786-8822
Gold@gwe.net

Investment Rarities Inc.
7850 Metro Parkway
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55425
http://www.gloomdoom.com
Greg Westgaard, Sales Manager
1-800-328-1860, Ext. 8889
gwestgaard@investmentrarities.com

Lee Certified Coins
P.O. Box 1045
454 Daniel Webster Highway
Merrimack, New Hampshire 03054
www.certifiedcoins.com
Ed Lee, Proprietor
1-800-835-6000
leecoins@aol.com

Resource Consultants Inc.
6139 South Rural Road
Suite 103
Tempe, Arizona 85283-2929
Pat Gorman, Proprietor
1-800-494-4149, 480-820-5877
Metalguys@aol.com

Swiss America Trading Corp.
15018 North Tatum Blvd.
Phoenix, Arizona 85032
http://www.buycoin.com
Dr. Fred I. Goldstein, Senior Broker
1-800-BUY-COIN
figoldstein@buycoin.com

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Donors of $750 or more will, upon request, be
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