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11:59p ET Monday, May 6, 2002

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Last week GATA Chairman Bill Murphy told his
subscribers at www.LeMetropoleCafe.com, in a
dispatch shared with GATA supporters, that
Barrick Gold had many agents in South Africa
seeking to arrange the acquisition of AngloGold.
Tonight TheMiningWeb's Tim Wood reports on
indications that a merger of Barrick, AngloGold,
and Gold Fields is in the works.

More indications that Barrick seeks to cover through S.A. acquisition or merger



By Thom Calandra
May 6, 2002

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS.MW) -- Berkshire Hathaway's Buffett is
an insurance executive, so he's entitled to talk about risk from
nuclear bombs.

Why shouldn't he? Palestinian supporter Sultan Abul-Aynayn
not so long ago was quoted as saying, "If one hair on the head
of Yasser Arafat is harmed, the U.S. had better protect its

Morgan Chase gold derivative department loses control, threatens banking house


By Thom Calandra
May 7, 2002

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS.MW) -- Where is the QQQ
for gold?

Mining executives are probing demand for an
electronic proxy for gold, in theory similar
to the so-called Nasdaq 100 cubes (QQQ). With
gold-mining shares at three-year highs in
North America and other markets around the
world, individual interest in the metal is

Small-lot traders on New York's Comex, the

Could Barrick cover short position of 23 million ounces even if it wanted to?


11:19p ET Wednesday, May 1, 2002

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

You gotta love Goldcorp's press release today about
its quarterly report, quite apart from the report's
outstanding numbers. Note especially the company's
treatment of gold as money, its holding gold as
money in its treasury, and its shouting: "We don't

You can find the press release here:


Barrick moves on Anglo, explaining Anglo''s boosting gold before covering shorts


By Thom Calandra
May 1, 2002

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS.MW) -- Gold shares may not pause
in a powerful rally that has made miners the top performing
stock market group of the past three months, analysts and
fund managers say.

Nearly all of those who follow gold companies or invest in
them on behalf of clients expect further, strong gains this
year. Even Wall Street analysts, caught with their pants

Gold share rally may continue, analysts say


Berger & Montague, P.C. and Reginald H. Howe
Sue Kinross Gold Corp. And Related Persons
on Behalf of Unaffiliated Investors in Kinam Gold Inc.

PHILADELPHIA, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 26, 2002,
the law firm of Berger & Montague, P.C. and attorney Reginald
H. Howe, through the Nevada law firm of Kummer Kaempfer
Bonner & Renshaw, filed a class action suit against Kinross
Gold Corp. ("Kinross") (Amex: KGC - news), Kinross Gold

A quarterly report style that every gold company should follow


8:15p ET Wednesday, May 1, 2002

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA Chairman Bill Murphy's "Midas"
commentary tonight at www.LeMetropoleCafe.com
breaks what may prove to be the story of the
year in the gold world: Barrick Gold's plan
to acquire AngloGold.

"Midas" fits this in with AngloGold CEO
Bobby Godsell's promoting the gold price's
prospects even as AngloGold was beginning to

Press release on suit against Kinross by Berger & Montague and Reg Howe


8:14p ET Monday, April 29, 2002

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

For many months GATA member Mark J.
Lundeen has been campaigning for us
throughout his home state, Minnesota, and,
partly as a result, a good article about
gold has just appeared in the Minneapolis
Star Tribune.

The story includes a comment from GATA's
friend Craig Smith of Swiss America Trading
Corp. in Arizona.

I'll append the story here. It shows that the

After some prodding, a regional American newspaper cites gold


7:53p ET Monday, April 29, 2002

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Our great friend and gold's great friend
Ferdinand Lips has just written a book
about the international struggle we're
all engaged in. The book's title is
"Gold Wars: The Battle Against Sound
Money as Seen from a Swiss Perspective."

Here's what Harry Schultz of the
International Harry Schultz Letter says
about it:

New book examines the war against gold


Reno (Nevada) Gazette-Journal
April 20, 2002

ELKO -- The economic aftershocks could be
ebbing in this epicenter of Nevada mining.
After several years of plummeting prices, the
gold market is showing signs of strength and
stability at $300 an ounce, up more than $25
since last fall.

"Twenty-five dollars makes a big difference.
It's job security for us," said Bill Smith, a

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