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Alasdair Macleod: Where can we find 20,000 tonnes of gold?

Section: Daily Dispatches

1:53p ET Friday, October 22, 2010

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

In new commentary, the economist and former banker Alasdair Macleod examines the fractional-reserve nature of the London gold market and estimates that the major bullion banks have sold about 20,000 tonnes more gold than they have, the imaginary metal residing in "unallocated" accounts. As central banks undertake their currency war and investors are only starting to realize what the Bank for International Settlements knows -- that gold's true value is far above its nominal price -- Macleod asks: "Where can we find 20,000 tonnes of gold?" That's the headline on his commentary and you can find it at his Internet site, Finance and Economics, here:

Or try this abbreviated link:

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


Prophecy Resource Goes Into Production
at Ulaan Ovoo Coal Mine in Mongolia

A commission appointed by Mongolia's Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy has conducted the final permit inspection at Prophecy Resource Corp.'s Ulaan Ovoo mine site and has instructed the company to begin coal production. Prophecy Resource (TSX.V: PCY) has begun production of its first 10,000 tonnes of coal as a trial run of supply to be taken by rail to electric power stations in Darkhan and Erdenet, Mongolia's second and third largest cities after the capital, Ulaanbaatar. The company is the second-ever Canadian mining company to get a permit to mine in Mongolia and start production there.

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