California Budget Deficit: Trailer Bills are Loophole Goldmine for Legislators Pet Projects

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: Gold Pan California, a gold prospecting supply shop located in the Bay Area, is shining light on a California State Budget loophole which is being exploited by Legislators to enact last minute laws on pet projects and further increase California’s budget deficit.

Platinum Group Metals Heading Toward Tight Supplies, Soaring Prices and Competition from Cheaper Alternatives

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: Platinum group metals (PGMs), namely, platinum, palladium, rhodium, iridium, ruthenium and osmium, are heading toward a period of exceptional volatility with supply constraints and dramatic fluctuations in price, according to a new report published by Thintri, Inc. The same materials are threatened in the longer term by competing materials in some of their largest markets.

Smith McKenna Reports that 2012 Marks Time to Invest in Silver

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: Smith McKenna, LLC announced this week that 2012 is the time to invest in silver. Stephen M. Smith, managing member Smith McKenna, has 20 plus years of experience in commodity-market analysis and advises that silver will emerge as king.

Governor Brown Vetoes Attack on Suction Dredge Gold Miners, says Gold Pan California – Directs Secretary of Resources to Publish EIR

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: Gold Pan California, a gold mining supply shop located in the Bay Area, is full of suction dredge gold miners celebrating a line-item veto that Governor Brown made in the final State Budget today. ‘This is the vindication we’ve been waiting for,’ says owner Mike Dunn.

Attorney General Jerry Brown: California Gold Mining Program Solvent – Legislature on Eve of Killing Industry over $1.8M Math Mistake

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: Gold Pan California, a gold mining supply shop located in the Bay Area, is bustling with suction dredge gold miners who are anxiously trying to get information about what is going on in Sacramento. ‘This is a new financial disaster headed straight to the heart of the Golden State,’ says GPC owner Mike Dunn.

California Budget Committee Attempts to Prohibit Gold Mining Science, says Gold Pan California

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: Gold Pan California has been building inventory of gold mining equipment in anticipation of the season re-opening in November. That anticipation is quickly fading and scorn for the Calif. Legislature is taking its place, for owner Mike Dunn. Pointing to a hefty 1,500-page scientific report, Dunn declares ‘The Legislature is trying to prohibit the science from being published.’

California Legislature Fails to Check Math: Proposed Gold Mining Budget Cut of $1.8 Million Increases Deficit by $23 Million, says Gold Pan California

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: Gold Pan California, a gold mining supply shop located in the Bay Area, has been building inventory of gold mining equipment in anticipation of the season re-opening in November. Pointing to a simple desk calculator, owner Mike Dunn cringes, ‘Can you believe the budget committees have made such a stellar math mistake?’

Giving Back With Gold, Silver, and Precious Metals

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: With the economy in the state it has been over past few years, and the price of gold as high as it has ever been, some may find it ironic, that charity fundraising is at an all-time high, says The Gold Exchange. Fundraising parties, often with cheese, wine, and entertainment are springing up all over the United States.