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About the Conferenc

Dear Friend:

The Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee invites you to attend our Gold Rush 21 conference from Sunday, August 7, through Tuesday, August 9, 2005, in Dawson City, Yukon, Canada. We hope to start an important dialogue on GATA's future and, indeed, the future of the world financial system. We believe that gold continues to have a central role in that system but that it must be rediscovered. Gold Rush 21 has been called to begin that rediscovery and devise a plan for advocacy and action on behalf of the precious metals.

Gold Rush 21 will provide a unique opportunity to meet leading thinkers about the precious metals and currency markets. We want to show the financial world and the mining industry that the precious metals markets are neither free nor fair, that the suppression of precious metals prices has terrible consequences for all markets, and that something must be done about it.
Our speakers will include:

John Embry of Toronto, chief investment strategist for Sprott Asset Management, author of Sprott’s report on manipulation of the gold price and former manager of Royal Bank’s gold fund.

Ferdinand Lips of Switzerland, chairman of Top-Gold Fund in Liechtenstein, former chief executive of Bank Lips, former managing director of Rothschild Bank AG in Zurich, and author of "Gold Wars."

Hugo Salinas Price of Mexico City, founder and honorary president of Grupo Elektra, author of the seminal essay "Silver's Three Flags," and leader of the campaign to remonetize silver in Mexico.

Reginald Howe of Massachusetts, proprietor of Golden Sextant Advisors LLC, Harvard-trained lawyer, and plaintiff in the groundbreaking antitrust case of Howe vs. Bank for International Settlements et al. in U.S. District Court in Boston.

James Turk of New Hampshire, founder of GoldMoney and editor of the Freemarket Gold & Money Report.

Peter George of South Africa, a veteran mining company executive and perhaps his country's foremost advocate of gold as money.

Dr. J.K. Mortensen of Vancouver, professor of earth and ocean sciences at the University of British Columbia.

Hans Boge of Winnipeg, president of Klondike Star Mineral Corp., which holds mining rights to the territory at the center of the great Yukon Gold Rush.

Bill Murphy, GATA's chairman and proprietor of, the leading Internet site of commentary on the gold market.

Your conference registration fee of US$2,950 will include round-trip charter air transportation from Whitehorse, Yukon, to Dawson City, Yukon plus all accommodations, transportation, and meals in Dawson City. All you have to do is get to Whitehorse, and our reception personnel will take care of the rest.

We want to assist you in making your travel arrangements as seamless as possible.

Dawson City is located in the Yukon Territory, Canada’s last frontier, in the northwest part of the country. The Yukon is about the size of California with a population of approximately 30,000. August is summer in the Yukon with temperatures from 15-25 degrees Celsius, 59-77 Fahrenheit. We recommend packing casual clothing for a range of temperatures. The Yukon is the land of the midnight sun, so expect to see daylight even as you emerge from evening functions at the oldest gambling hall in Canada.

Dawson City is home of the greatest gold discovery in history, the Klondike Gold Rush of 1896, and thus is a community that thrives on tourism and placer mining. It is located north of Whitehorse and offers historic buildings, friendly service, and comfortable accommodations.
You won't find cell phone service in Dawson (try to enjoy the break) but high-speed Internet access is standard throughout the community. Myths about the mosquitoes in northern Canada are bigger than the bugs themselves. There are few annoyances in Dawson City or Whitehorse in August. More information about the Yukon and answers to frequently asked questions are available at our Internet site,

We will have an exciting agenda and special programs waiting for you when you arrive. Formal presentations and small discussion groups with GATA's experts will be held around our welcoming reception, dinners, and special excursions. For delegates traveling with family members, we also will be providing a spousal program and children's and youth program.

Travel to the Yukon is available via Air Canada, Air North ‘Yukon’s Airline’, and Condor. Vancouver, British Columbia, is the hub for most air travel, but Air North also connects from Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta, and Condor flights come direct from Frankfurt, Germany. When traveling to Dawson City, you may expect to stay overnight in either Vancouver or Whitehorse, the Yukon’s capital. Our Internet site suggests accommodations in both cities, and our event coordinator, Janet Lee, is available to assist with your travel inquiries.

You can learn more about Janet at and can reach her by e-mail at

Of course you may contact me as well for information about the conference.

I hope to see you in Dawson City.

With good wishes.

CHRIS POWELL Secretary/Treasurer