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Toronto mining conference to hear from GATA


By Bill Murphy
March 5, 2001

To say the least, I was a bit surprised to see a letter from
The White House today when I picked up my mail. The
correspondence read:

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February 28, 2001

Dear Mr. Murphy:

Thank you for your letter. I apologize for the delay in my
response. I hope you understand how tremendously busy
I've been over the past several weeks.

AngloGold warned against pursuing Gold Fields


10:30a ET Friday, March 2, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA's publicist in South Africa, Rhoda Fowler of
Media-Link in Durban, has done a marvelous job
advancing our cause there. I thought you might like
to see her latest report:

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Dear Bill:

We have had a call from President Mbeki's office saying
that they wish to be kept informed.

Also, we had a call from Joe Molefe, who is a top black

South African president''s office interested in GATA


March 1, 2001

To: Ms. Haruko Fukuda
Chief Executive Officer
World Gold Council
45 Pall Mall
London SW1Y 5JG
United Kingdom

Dear Ms. Fukuda:

Last Friday there was an article in The Wall Street
Journal by Neil Behrmann titled, "World Gold Council
Hopes to End Gold Price's 20-Year Bear Market."

The article mentions Reginald Howe's complaint filed

An open letter faxed today to the World Gold Council''s CEO


7:25p ET Thursday, March 1, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The attached press release was issued by the World Gold
Council this week to promote gold ownership. While it
at least acknowledges gold as a financial asset --
something approaching money -- and doesn't prattle
about jewelery, there's not a word about the huge short
position in gold or the explosion in the U.S. money
supply and gold derivatives at bullion banks or

To cut lease rate, BIS dumps gold, but ex-Fed governor pumps it


9:17p ET Tuesday, February

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Below is GATA Chairman Bill Murphy's special "Midas"
commentary tonight for his subscribers at

Note particularly its quotation of commentary that was
distributed today by Prudential Securities. The Prudential
commentary focuses on ... GATA.

While it seems not to want to believe it, Prudential

Mining Web article focuses on Bank of England


1a ET Thursday, March 1, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

There's an excellent article about the clues
in the gold market at www.minesite.com. You
can find it here:


CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer

World Gold Council''s feeble attempt to help gold


6:30p ET Thursday, March 1, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Those of us who think that there is much more to the
possible combination of AngloGold and Gold Fields
than meets the eye should read another good article
at www.theminingweb.com by Tim Wood.

Here's the URL:


Minesite report puts the gold clues together


11:55p ET Wednesday, February 28, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

I'm stealing and sending to you below excerpts from
GATA Chairman Bill Murphy's "Midas" commentary tonight,
sent by email to his subscribers at
www.LeMetropoleCafe.com, because it has important
news and may encourage our side after a seemingly
bad day.

If you want to see all this stuff -- and make me feel

Mining Web examines friendly terms for AngloGold/Gold Fields merger


1:14a ET Thursday, March 1, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Another important article, this one at
www.theminingweb.com. It asks whether
the Bank of England, the great gold
seller of the last year, is responsible
for the current rally in gold.

You can find the article here:


Spiralling gold lease rates spur central bank talk


12:56p ET Tuesday, February 27, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

There's big news in gold today.

First, a story from the Mining Web/MoneyWeb people:

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Anglogold bidding for Gold Fields

By Tim Wood
Posted: 02/27/2001
04:00:00 PM
Miningweb 1997-2001

--- Developing World Exclusive ---
Third update - 11h45 EST.

NEW YORK -- Miningweb learnt late on Friday that Anglogold was still

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