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December 2016 (Vol. 86, No. 04)

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2. Where will the gold price per troy ounce be at the end of 2015?
3. We host a tradeshow in Placerville California every other year. (Next one is scheduled for 2016.) Would you prefer the show occur in April toward the beginning of the mining season or in September toward the end of the mining season?
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11. For those of you who were able to attend our 2011 Gold Prospecting and Mining Summit in Placerville: How would you rate it?
12. We will be hosting "hands-on" training sessions in conjunction with our own gold show April 23-25, 2011, in Placerville California. What type of instruction would you be most interested in?
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