With luck this soon will be an important estate-planning question


Leaving Your Gold Fillings to Your Heirs

By Clay Thompson
Arizona Republic, Phoenix
Thursday, January 12, 2012


Today's question: "With the price of gold being so high, how does a person make arrangements for his gold fillings and/or caps to be removed after his death and left to his heirs? If it is written in a will, wouldn't the person be dead and buried or cremated before the family might know? How many fillings and/or caps would make it worthwhile?"

Well, that's sort of a morbid question, isn't it? Have we been feeling a sense of our own mortality lately? I bet you and your fillings are good for a lot more years, or at least I hope you and those fillings are.

Now this is a matter I don't believe I have ever had need to ponder before. All of my grandparents and both my parents have joined the choir invisible without any of their heirs wondering what their teeth might be worth, or at least not as far as I know.

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But if this is something you truly are concerned about, I think you should not wait until you have shuffled off this mortal coil to do something about it.

Tell your potential heirs or your potential undertaker or whatever person might be taking care of your remains that you want that gold extracted and passed along to others.

If you don't mind -- and I am sure this never occurred to you -- please don't leave any of that tooth gold to me. I think that would be sort of creepy.

As to what such gold tooth stuff might be worth, beats me. The price of gold fluctuates. So if you are planning on dying any time soon and your gold fillings are in situ, so to speak, you might want to check the markets and plan accordingly.

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Golden Phoenix Receives Inferred Gold Resource Estimate
For Santa Rosa Mine in Panama: 669,000 Oz. Gold, 2.1 Million Oz. Silver

Company Press Release
January 3, 2012

Golden Phoenix Minerals Inc. (OTC: GPXM) reports that on behalf of Golden Phoenix Panama S.A., the joint venture entity that owns and operates the Santa Rosa gold mine in Panama, it has received from SRK Consulting (U.S.) an initial resource estimate for Mina Santa Rosa.

The Santa Rosa project is a volcanic-hosted epithermal gold-silver deposit previously operated as an open pit-heap leach operation. Production ceased in 1999 in part because of low gold prices.

SRK Consulting reports an in-situ inferred resource at the former Santa Rosa and ADLM pits totaling 23.1 million metric tonnes at 0.90 grams/tonne gold, for a contained 669,000 ounces of gold at a 0.30 g/t gold cutoff. The resource also contains an average grade of 2.87 g/t silver for a contained 2.1 million ounces of silver.

John Bolanos, Golden Phoenix's vice president of exploration, remarks: "In addition to SRK's inferred resource estimate of 669,000 contained ounces of
gold, the Santa Rosa project has an additional unspecified volume of mineralized material on former heap leach pads throughout the property. We expect to begin assessing this additional material in the near future."

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