Newmont to combine with Normandy and Franco-Nevada


2:30p ET Wednesday, November 14, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Please excuse the erroneous transmission to you
earlier today of my newspaper column in Connecticut,
which had nothing to do with GATA and gold. It was
caused by my hasty mistake, pushing the wrong buttons
on the computer. Sorry for the clutter.

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer