Rickards sees dollar collapse prompting new gold standard at +$5,000/oz


5:43p ET Saturday, September 25, 2010

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Omnis Senior Managing Director Jim Rickards was interviewed for six minutes on CNBC a week ago and talked matter-of-factly about the ongoing collapse of the dollar and the likely necessity for the United States to return to a gold standard to support its currency, only this time with convertibility at anywhere from $5,000 to $11,000 per ounce. Gold isn't going up, Rickards observed; rather the dollar is going down, and it is better practice to start pricing everything in terms of gold. Rickards already has been inducted by GATA into the Order of the Tin-Foil Hat so we'll send him his first oak-leaf cluster. The interview starts with comments on the currency valuation controversy between China and the United States and the gold comments begin at 4:10. You can watch it at the CNBC archive here:


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


Sona Resources Expects Positive Cash Flow from Blackdome,
Plans Aggressive Exploration of Elizabeth Gold Property

On May 18, 2010, Sona Resources Corp. (TSXV: SYS, Frankfurt: QS7) announced the release of a preliminary economic assessment for gold production at its flagship Blackdome and Elizabeth properties in British Columbia.

Sona Executive Chairman Nick Ferris says: "We view this as a baseline scenario for gold production. The project is highly sensitive to the price of gold. A conservative valuation of gold at $1,093 per ounce would result in a pre-tax cash flow of $54 million. The assessment indicates that underground mining at the two sites would recover 183,600 ounces of gold and 62,500 ounces of silver. Permitting and infrastructure are already in place for processing ore at the Blackdome mill, with a 200-tonne per day throughput over an eight-year mine life. Our near-term goal is to continue aggressive exploration at Elizabeth and develop a million-plus-ounce gold resource, commencing production in 2013."

For complete information on Sona Resources Corp. please visit: www.SonaResources.com

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Prophecy to Become Coal Producer This Year
with 1.5 Billion Tonnes of Resource

Prophecy Resource Corp. (TSX.V: PCY) announced on May 11 that it has entered into a mine services agreement with Leighton Asia Ltd. to begin coal production this year. Production will begin with a 250,000-tonne starter pit as planned in August, with production advancing to 2 million tonnes per year in 2011. Prophecy is fully funded to production and its management team includes John Morganti, Arnold Armstrong, and Rob McEwen.

For Prophecy's complete press release about its production plans, please visit: