'Top five gold commentators' all have GATA connection

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9:22p ET Thursday, May 24, 2012

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Will Bancroft of The Real Asset Co. in London has identified those he considers the top five gold commentators in the world -- gold trader, educator, and mining entrepreneur Jim Sinclair; Hinde Capital CEO Ben Davies; Sprott Asset Management CEO Eric Sprott; GoldMoney founder and Free Gold Money Report editor James Turk; and geopolitical analyst, author, and investment banker James G. Rickards.

What do these five have in common? For starters, they all spoke at GATA's Gold Rush 2011 conference in London last August. They also are often interviewed by King World News.

Bancroft adds that he would have liked to include the late Swiss gold banker and author Ferdinand Lips, who died in 2005 just weeks before he was to have spoken at GATA's Gold Rush 21 conference in Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada. Lips' address, titled "Three Revolutions," was delivered to the GATA conference by his business partner, J.P. Schumacher, and is posted at the Lips Institute's Internet site here:

http://lips-institute.ch/en/wp-content/uploads/file/speeches_pdf/Three_R...

In his book, "Gold Wars," published in 2001, Lips wrote that in the United States, "in spite of its concentration of huge financial and political powers, one still finds courageous men ready to speak up for honest business practices and freedom. Such people are Bill Murphy and Chris Powell, who set up GATA. Their goal is to restore gold to a free and transparent market."

GATA gold market rigging lawsuit litigator Reginald H. Howe memorialized Lips here:

http://www.goldensextant.com/In%20Memoriam%20Lips.html

Bancroft's commentary is headlined "The Top Five Gold Commentators" and it's posted at The Real Asset Co.'s Internet site here:

http://therealasset.co.uk/gold-investment-quintet/

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



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Prophecy Platinum (TSXV: NKL) and Ursa Major Minerals
Sign Combination Agreement

Company Press Release
Friday, March 2, 2012

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada -- Prophecy Platinum Corp. (TSX-V: NKL, OTC-QX: PNIKF, Frankfurt: P94P) and Ursa Major Minerals Inc. have signed a binding letter of agreement for a business combination through a proposed all-share transaction. In doing so Prophecy and Ursa have acted at arm's length and the transaction has been negotiated at arm's length.

Prophecy will issue one common share in exchange for every 25 outstanding common shares of Ursa. Ursa options and warrants will be exchanged for options and warrants of Prophecy on an agreed schedule.

Prophecy's offer represents a value of about $0.15 per each common share of Ursa based on Prophecy's share price of $3.70 as at March 1, representing a premium of 130 percent to Ursa's March 1 closing price of $0.065.

Prophecy is to subscribe for $1 million common shares of Ursa by way of private placement financing at $0.06 per share, subject to regulatory approval. Upon placement completion, John Lee and Greg Hall, current Prophecy directors, will be appointed to Ursa's board.

Prophecy thus will become a mid-tier resource company with a robust and diversified pipeline of platinum nickel projects, including:

-- The fully permitted open-pit Shakespeare PGM-Ni-Cu mine close to Sudbury, Ontario, infrastructure with near-term production capabilities.

-- The flagship Wellgreen (Yukon) PGM-Ni-Cu project with more than 10 million ounces of Pt-Pd-Au inferred resource. Drilling is under way and a preliminary economic assessment study is pending.

-- Manitoba's Lynn Lake Ni-Cu project with more than 262 million pounds Ni and 138 million pounds Cu measured and indicated.

For the complete announcement, please visit Prophecy Platinum's Internet site here:

http://www.prophecyplat.com/news_2012_mar02_prophecy_platinum_ursa_major...



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Sona Discovers Potential High-Grade Gold Mineralization
at Blackdome in British Columbia -- 13.6g over 1.5 Meters

From a Company Press Release
November 22, 2011

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- With its latest surface diamond drilling program at its 100-percent-owned, formerly producing Blackdome gold mine in southern British Columbia, Sona Resources Corp. has discovered a potentially high-grade gold-mineralized area, with one hole intersecting 13.6 grams of gold in 1.5 meters of core drilling.

"We intersected a promising new mineralized zone, and we feel optimistic about the assay results," says Sona's president and CEO, John P. Thompson. "We have undertaken an aggressive exploration program that has tested a number of target zones. Our discovery of this new gold-bearing structure is significant, and it represents a positive development for the company."

Sona aims to bring its permitted Blackdome mill back into production over the next year and a half, at a rate of 200 tonnes per day, with feed from the formerly producing Blackdome mine and the nearby Elizabeth gold deposit property. A positive preliminary economic assessment by Micon International Ltd., based on a gold price of $950 per ounce over eight years, has estimated a cash cost of $208 per tonne milled, or $686 per gold ounce recovered.

For the company's complete press release, please visit:

http://www.sonaresources.com/_resources/news/SONA_NR18_2011-opt.pdf