2 1/4 ounces of gold!
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Dave_Mack
21:38:37 Tue
Feb 19 2008
2 1/4 ounces of gold!
Hello Everyone,

Long-time member and supporter, Roger Larson, has donated 46 pennyweights (over 2 1/4 ounces) of beautiful gold to our legal fund. There are more than 90 nice-sized nuggets in the batch. This was a fantastic contribution, and I personally want to thank Roger very much!

Now, what to do with this gold? While Roger has left it up to us, he did make a suggestion that we distribute the gold into numerous bags of gold panning ore which can either be sold to raise money for the legal fund, or can be used as prizes in a drawing. With that in mind, Roger sent the 90+ gold nuggets so that we could disburse them to make some bags more interesting than others (nice to pan out a surprise gold nugget!) Some of the nuggets are real nice pickers!

We need to decide what to do with this gold before the March newsletter goes out in about 2 weeks. So if anyone has any ideas, please place them in this thread. A little friendly debate would certainly be welcome!!



Thanks a lot, Roger!!

Dave Mack

chickenlip_willie
22:29:22 Tue
Feb 19 2008
Re: 2 1/4 ounces of gold!
Wow !! First off I would like to give Roger Larson a "GREAT BIG THANK YOU" !!!.
His idea of making up bags of cons salted with nice little nuggets is a great idea. To sweeten the pot some Dave? You could kick in a sweet little nugget from your stash? into one of these bags and offer them up as prizes in a drawing. Say for every $5.00 sent in a person would have one ticket put into the pot for the drawing. Just food for thought? ..... Jim ...

liveneasy
00:02:42 Wed
Feb 20 2008
Re: 2 1/4 ounces of gold!
What a great donation. I'll add my thinks to Roger.

While bags of concentrates salted with gold is a good idea for prize drawings and maybe an auction or two.... based on the response and prices that the auctions for clean gold has been getting for the defense fund I would humbly suggest that auctioning various size/quantity lots of clean gold would provide the greatest monetary benefit for the defense fund.

Greg

UncleMark
20:33:40 Wed
Feb 20 2008
Re: 2 1/4 ounces of gold!
Dave,
I agree with Greg.
With the current price of gold, clean gold is selling very well.
There are many sources for gold in dirt with no guaranty as to how much gold is in a given bag and I don't think the 49ers will get as many bids for an unknown quantity as they will get for a known quantity that is being auctioned by a trusted and respected source.
On the other side of the coin, why not do both? Auction some clean gold at a known weight and make some bags of "ore" with some suprise nuggets

Roger Larson,
Thank you!!!!!!


Mark Chestnut

Dave_Mack
19:28:38 Sun
Mar 9 2008
Re: 2 1/4 ounces of gold!
Here is what we decided to do with this:

With Roger’s suggestion in mind, we will create 46 bags of gold panning ore, each to contain a pennyweight or more of gold, including at least one gold nugget. The remaining nuggets will be disbursed throughout the bags. This will place the gold-weight value of each bag at around $50 or more at today’s gold price. Since some of the nuggets are bigger and more valuable than others, some of the bags will be worth more than others. Surprise, surprise!



While we are not selling raffle tickets, we have been authorized by Roger to submit a drawing ticket for each $10 in contributions that we receive from those of you who support our legal fund ($100 would create 10 tickets, etc.). Our girls in the office will print your tickets as we receive contributions. The prize drawing will take place during our weekly potluck at the Happy Camp Lions Hall on the evening of 7 June.

Contributions can be directed to New 49’er Legal Fund, P.O. Box 47, Happy Camp, CA 96039. You can also call in a debit or credit card contribution to our office at (530) 493-2012. Or you can make a contribution through the "Make A Donation" link further up on this page.

Thanks for whatever you can do to help!


blues_dad
19:56:28 Sun
Mar 9 2008
Re: 2 1/4 ounces of gold!
Dave, question on the drawing tickets since I missed the last one. Is this drawing for 1 bag per drawing # drawn? And are these drawings for members only?

Dave_Mack
20:39:46 Mon
Mar 10 2008
Re: 2 1/4 ounces of gold!
Good question!

The drawing is open to everyone. One ticket for each $10 ($100 = 10 tickets). There will be 46 prizes drawn. If you win more than one prize, good for you!

blues_dad
21:17:39 Mon
Mar 10 2008
Re: 2 1/4 ounces of gold!
thanx dave for the reply



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