Sprott raises stake in NovaGold; Barrick confident of keeping Donlin Creek

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12:19a ET Friday, August 18, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Sprott Asset Management Inc. of Toronto reported to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission this week that it has acquired another 421,800 shares of NovaGold, worth about $7 million, and raised its percentage of ownership of the company from 4.65 percent to more than 5 percent:

http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1173420/000127700606000040/000127...

Nickel soars, prompting metal exchange to impose trading limits

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By Matthew Craze
Bloomberg News Service
Wednesday, August 16, 2006

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=asYC7.TrNQd8&refer=h...

LONDON -- Nickel prices climbed to the highest since at least 1987 as stockpiles dwindled, forcing the London Metal Exchange to impose trading restrictions for the first time in a year.

After nickel surpassed $29,000 a metric ton, twice its level at the start of this year, the LME ordered for delivery rules to be suspended because of shortage of the metal. Inventories have plunged 83 percent in the past year.

Join GATA at the New Orleans Investment Conference in November

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6:20p ET Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

....Do you know what it means
....To miss New Orleans?

Louis Armstrong did, and GATA sure does too. Many of the contacts and friendships that got our organization going were made at the New Orleans Investment Conference, which generously (and courageously) gave us a part to play back when government intervention against the gold market was not as believed and understood as it is now.

Join GATA at the New Orleans Investment Conference in November

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6:20p ET Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

....Do you know what it means
....To miss New Orleans?

Louis Armstrong did, and GATA sure does too. Many of the contacts and friendships that got our organization going were made at the New Orleans Investment Conference, which generously (and courageously) gave us a part to play back when government intervention against the gold market was not as believed and understood as it is now.

Ted Butler: Silver is a better investment than ever

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5:42p ET Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Silver market analyst Ted Butler wrote that silver was a screaming bargain a $5 per ounce. Tonight he writes that, even above $10 per ounce, silver is a better investment than ever. His commentary explaining why is titled just that -- "Better Than Ever" -- and you can find it at GoldSeek's companion site, SilverSeek, here:

http://news.silverseek.com/TedButler/1155668561.php

Idaho Silver Summit to hear Hommel, Embry, Morgan

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2:24p ET Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Silver Stock Report editor and GATA supporter Jason Hommel's new commentary announces the annual Silver Summit in Idaho, to be held in Coeur d'Alene on Thursday and Friday, September 21 and 22, and then about an hour away in Wallace on Saturday and Sunday, September 23 and 24. Hommel will be a speaker, as will two other great silver partisans and GATA supporters, Sprott Asset Management's chief investment strategist, John Embry, and Silver-Investor.com's Dave Morgan.

GATA dispatches via YahooGroups will end Tuesday

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11p ET Monday, August 14, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

After Tuesday GATA will discontinue sending its dispatches via YahooGroups and transfer all dispatch operations to our own Internet site, GATA.org.

If you are not already receiving dispatches from GATA.org -- they're the dispatches with the colorful reproduction of Alain Despert's painting titled "GATA" -- please enroll yourself on our new e-mail list by using the enrollment mechanism below the archive calendar in the right column of the GATA.org home page here:

NovaGold CEO interviewed on ROB-TV about Barrick bid

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10:51p ET Monday, August 14, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

NovaGold CEO Rick van Nieuwenhuyse was interviewed for five minutes this afternoon on ROB-TV in Canada and answered questions about Barrick Gold's hostile bid for the company. You can watch the interview at the ROB-TV archive for one week. It's in the Monday column at 4:40 p.m., a segment of "The Wrap" with Bruce Sellery, and you can find it here:

The NovaGold share that beats the gold price suppression scheme could be yours

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9:41p ET Monday, August 14, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The Reuters story appended here about NovaGold's resistance to Barrick Gold's low-ball acquisition offer seems to be the most comprehensive one so far about today's developments.

Note that it reports that NovaGold's management controls about 10 percent of the company's shares. GATA Chairman Bill Murphy's commentary of August 10 --

NovaGold sues Barrick over misuse of confidential information in bid for Pioneer

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Company Press Release
via Market Wire
Monday, August 14, 2006

http://biz.yahoo.com/iw/060814/0153656.html

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- NovaGold Resources Inc. today announced that it has filed a lawsuit in the Supreme Court of British Columbia against Barrick Gold Corp. The lawsuit claims, among other things, that in making a competing bid for Pioneer Metals Corp., Barrick misused confidential information belonging to NovaGold. The lawsuit seeks a court order that any shares of Pioneer purchased by Barrick under its bid are held under a constructive trust for the benefit of NovaGold.