March 2001 by Scott HarnGATA’s claims of gold market manipulation “were publicized by the South African press and were presented to important South African officials,” stated Murphy in a recent press release. Here are a few of the highlights:
The focus of attention by the financial media during past month has shifted considerably away from the international political and terrorist outlook and turned clearly toward important developments as they appear likely to affect the outlook for the US and worldwide economies in the coming year.
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“But first and foremost you have to have the geology. With respect to the geology, the Goodnews Bay placers, which actually were won from the Salmon River drainage and its tributaries, produced on the order of 650,000 ounces,” Foley says.
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