Daily Dispatches

Reg Howe examines the gold cause''s options

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By Thom Calandra
CBS.MarketWatch.com
Thursday, June 13, 2002

Here's the question of the year: When the investing public,
already headed for the exits, runs screaming from the U.S.
stock market, how will gold mining stocks, and gold, benefit?

Gold mining stocks, the best performing stock market group
this year, have a life of their own. Since September, the
mining equities actually have risen ahead of the spot gold

What happens to gold when the public gives up on the stock market?

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11p ET Wednesday, June 12, 2002

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA Chairman Bill Murphy's rousing speech at Joe
Martin's gold conference in Vancouver last week
has been posted in audio format at our Internet
site here:

http://www.gata.org/BillPhoto.html

That link will bring up a photo of Murphy holding an
award he received at the conference. If your computer

Audio of GATA chairman''s speech at Vancouver gold conference

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11:30p ET Tuesday, June 11, 2002

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Our hero, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, last
week delivered to the House of Representatives
what probably was the most relevant speech of
the year there. While GATA does not necessarily
endorse his call for returning to a strict
metallic monetary standard -- we figure that a
truly free market in gold and silver will prove
their historic monetary worth -- Paul spelled

Thom Calandra reports on the LBMA convention in San Francisco

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Kinross press release

TORONTO/EDMONTON, June 10 (PRNewswire-FirstCall) --
Kinross Gold Corp., Echo Bay Mines Ltd., and TVX Gold
Inc. are pleased to announce the proposed combination
of the three companies and the concurrent acquisition of
the 49.9 percent interest in the TVX Newmont Americas
joint venture owned by Newmont Mining Corp.

Kinross, after having combined with Echo Bay and TVX and

Rep. Paul warns Congress of causes of dollar''s decline

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BETTER ON WEATHER THAN GOLD'S PRICE

By Thom Calandra, Editor
CBS.MarketWatch.com
Tuesday, June 11, 2002

On the subject of timing, delegates at the London Bullion
Market Association's precious metals conference in San
Francisco got the weather right this week -- but not the
gold rally.

Some 350 gold industry types are meeting to suss out
the gold price and other issues for their industry, such

Kinross to merge with Echo Bay and TVX Gold

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Bugged by gold: A simmering debate on the
economics of gold has taken a turn

BY JANE BUSSEY
Miami Herald
June 9, 2002
http://www.miami.com/mld/miami/business/3425132.htm

As Gold Fields Ltd. moved up in the world
last month -- debuting on the Big Board --
the South African mining company tapped anti-
apartheid crusader Nelson Mandela to help

Sunday''s Miami Herald reports on GATA and the gold price

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Saturday, June 8, 2002

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Here are highlights of my trip to Vancouver for
Joe Martin's mining conference(along with one
lowlight):

* Dinner with Samex Mining CEO Jeff Dahl and
Joe Tie, ChineseWorldNet.com honcho.
ChineseWorldNet is becoming the CNBC of China
and Joe intends to take the gold/GATA story
to Chinese all over the world. That is
already under way with their promotion of

A report from the Vancouver mining conference by GATA Chairman Bill Murphy

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9:15p ET Friday, June 7, 2002

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The press release below from Central Fund
of Canada (CEF on the American Stock Exchange)
says the company is issuing 11.5 million
shares to purchase US$50 million in gold and
silver bullion. This is probably as good for
gold and silver as a mining company's closing
some hedges.

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.

Central Fund issues shares to buy $50 million in bullion

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By Thom Calandra
CBS.MarketWatch.com
June 7, 2002

As gold's polar opposite, Nasdaq, gets blasted, bullion
investors expect miners' risky hedge books to further boost
the metal.

By some estimates, gold mining companies are hedging, or
selling forward, about 4,000 tons of gold. Some analysts say
it's far more. As gold prices continue to rise in the face of a
weak stock market and a declining dollar, most of the world's

Hedge covering may spark mad scramble for gold

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10:33p ET Wednesday, June 5, 2002

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Brightening this dismal day for gold, two of GATA's
recommended coin and bullion dealers have just let
us know of special offers for people who identify
themselves as GATA supporters.

-- Ed Lee, president of Lee Certified Coins in New
Hampshire, will sell 1-ounce Krugerrands and modern
1-ounce gold bullion coins at the spot gold price

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