Vancouver conference offers spectacular cruise next Sunday evening


10:40p ET Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

If you're looking for another reason to attend next weekend's Vancouver World Resource Invetsment Conference, here it is: A spectacular 2 1/2-hour evening cruise around that beautiful port city on the first night of the conference, Sunday. The cruise will have door prizes, hors d'ouevres and refreshments, and plenty of networking with mining company representatives and financial experts. Admission is only C$25-$40 with the proceeds going to the children's charity of the British Columbia mining industry, Mining for Miracles.

Information about the cruise is posted in PDF format here:

The GATA delegation to the conference -- Chairman Bill Murphy, Board of Directors member Ed Steer, and your secretary/treasurer -- plan to join the cruise and hope to see many friends there as well as at the conference itself. Speakers will include GATA favorites Al Korelin of the Korelin Economics Report, Peter Grandich of the Grandich Letter, David Morgan of, Jeff Berwick of The Dollar Vigilante, financial writer Thom Calandra, U.S. Global Investors CEO Frank Holmes, Jay Taylor of J. Taylor's Gold, Energy, and Tech Stocks letter, and proprietor Peter Spina, and Doug Casey of Casey Research.

Admission is free if you register in advance.

The conference will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre East at Canada Place on Coal Harbour. The conference's Internet site, complete with registration and hotel reservations information, is here:

At the conclusion of the conference Monday, GATA's delegation will greet friends at the Lions Pub, 888 West Cordova St., just a couple of blocks from the convention center, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. We'll have some free snacks and a cash bar and hope to be celebrating the resumption of gold's and silver's rise. If not, we'll find something else to celebrate -- like a summer evening in Vancouver.

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


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:

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Sunday-Monday, June 3-4, 2012
Vancouver Convention Centre East
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Prophecy Platinum (TSXV:NKL) Announces Encouraging Rhodium, Ruthenium, Osmium,
Iridium Assays from WS11-188 of Wellgreen Project in Yukon Territory, Canada

Company Press Release
May 25, 2012

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada -- Prophecy Platinum Corp. (TSX-V: NKL; OTC-QX: PNIKF; Frankfurt: P94P) is pleased to provide results of full spectrum 6E (Platinum, Palladian, Rhodium, Ruthenium, Osmium, and Iridium) analysis of platinum group elements on the first batch of samples from the company's wholly-owned Wellgreen PGM-Ni-Cu project in the Yukon Territory, Canada.

The company enlisted Activation Laboratories (Actlabs) of Ancaster, Ontario, to conduct a full-spectrum 6E analysis of samples taken from the 2011 drill hole WS11-188. Adding Rh, Ru, Os, and Ir to Pt and Pd increased the total PGE content (6E) by an average of 28 percent, based on a population of 90 samples, most of which are from disseminated sulphide-type mineralization.

Assay results with 6E exceeding 0.50 ppm (0.5 g/t) (excluding copper and gold assays) are tabulated at Prophecy's Internet site and are available with assay results from the entire batch of 90 samples here: