Avery Goodman: Looks like Mexico purchased only imaginary gold

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8:40p ET Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Writing today at Seeking Alpha, securities lawyer and market analyst Avery Goodman elaborates on the disclosure Sunday by the Mexican journalist Guillermo Barba that the Bank of Mexico's recent gold purchase was probably only an unallocated paper gold claim against a bullion bank in London that has sold much more gold than it keeps in any vault (http://www.gata.org/node/10487). Goodman writes:

"All gold investors owe a debt of gratitude to Mr. Barba, and the English-speaking community owes part of that gratitude to Hugo Salinas Price, the president of the Mexican Civic Association for Silver, who translated Barba's essay and Banxico's response into English. The biggest debt is owed to Mr. Barba by the Mexican people. By forcing disclosure, he may have saved them from becoming victims in what may well be the biggest collective fraud the world has ever seen."

Goodman's essay is headlined "Seems Like Mexico Purchased 110 Tons of Gold that Doesn't Exist" and you can find it at Seeking Alpha here:

http://seekingalpha.com/article/296124-seems-like-mexico-purchased-110-t...

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



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Prophecy Platinum Drills 49.5 Meters Grading 1.27 g/t PGM+Au at Yukon Wellgreen Project

Company Press Release
August 22, 2011

Prophecy Platinum Corp. (TSX-V: NKL, OTC-QX: PNIKF, Frankfurt: P94P) announces results from its 2011 drilling program for its first completed hole on the Wellgreen Project in the Yukon Territory, Canada.

Borehole WS11-184 encountered 472.6 meters of mineralization grading 0.43% nickel equivalent from surface to the footwall contact. Within this larger swath of mineralization the hole encountered 49.5 meters of 1.27 grams per ton platinum group metals plus gold, 0.71% nickel, and 0.45% copper (or 1.11% nickel equivalent).

The geology transitioned from blebby disseminated to net-textured to massive sulphide approaching the footwall contact grading 6.3% nickel, 1.7% copper, 2.7 grams per ton platinum, 1.6 grams per ton palladium, 0.17 grams per ton gold, and 3.4 grams per ton silver. The drilling zones and results are tabulated here, with more information:

http://www.prophecyplat.com/news_2011_aug22_prophecy_platinum_wellgreen_...



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Sona Drills 85.4g Gold/Ton Over 4 Metres at Elizabeth Gold Deposit,
Extending the Mineralization of the Southwest Vein on the Property

Company Press Release, October 27, 2010

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Sona Resources Corp. reports on five drillling holes in the third round of assay results from the recently completed drill program at its 100 percent-owned Elizabeth Gold Deposit Property in the Lillooet Mining District of southern British Columbia. Highlights from the diamond drilling include:

-- Hole E10-66 intersected 17.4g gold/ton over 1.54 metres.

-- Hole E10-67 intersected 96.4g gold/ton over 2.5 metres, including one assay interval of 383g of gold/ton over 0.5 metres.

-- Hole E10-69 intersected 85.4g gold/ton over 4.03 metres, including one assay interval of 230g gold/ton over 1 metre.

Four drill holes, E10-66 to E10-69, targeted the southwestern end of the Southwest Vein, and three of the holes have expanded the mineralized zone in that direction. The Southwest Vein gold mineralization has now been intersected over a strike length of 325 metres, with the deepest hole drilled less than 200 metres from surface.

"The assay results from the Southwest Zone quartz vein continue to be extremely positive," says John P. Thompson, Sona's president and CEO. "We are expanding the Southwest Vein, and this high-grade gold mineralization remains wide open down dip and along strike to the southwest."

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http://sonaresources.com/_resources/news/SONA_NR19_2010.pdf