Manholes! Full Speed Ahead!
September 22, 2004
If the success
of a mining/investment conference was a direct result of the
enthusiasm of the organisers and sponsors, then for sure The
Silver Summit 2004 in Coeur d'Alene and Wallace, Idaho is The
Best of The Best -- before it's even started.
Valley is positively beside itself with excitement.
I am broken
hearted that I am not there myself. Bob and I had planned to
go, if for no other reason than to meet the infamous Mogambo
Guru, with whom - although he lives but a few hours north of
us in Florida - we have so far been unable to manage nothing
more than a few (wordy!) chinwags on the phone.
But Bob had
a big China trip planned that couldn't be scheduled around the
Silver Summit, and I dropped out, truth be known, because I've
been a bit under the weather lately, and I just couldn't face
the long journey, alone. And as it turns out, it's fortunate
that I didn't go, because I'm down with a rotten chest cold,
But I'm certainly
there in spirit, and plan to be on the hotline to the Silver
Valley at every opportunity over the next few days. Indeed, I
was on the red phone at 1:15 Pacific this very afternoon, to
personally welcome the MoGu - who in future, will be known as
The Masked Rider of The Plains (TMROTP) - to the Sleepless Valley,
and to check up that he had managed to borrow a pair of warm
shoes for the trip. By the way, he did forget to take his fiddle.
By all accounts
there are going to be upwards of 400 people at the Summit, which
is truly astounding considering Idaho is so darned awkward to
get to from everywhere except Idaho. Although according to Ray
deMotte and the other Sleeplessniks, Wallace is probalistically
the Center of the Universe. And as you may have read already,
there is to be a big knees up at precisely 9PM Pacific on Saturday,
when the city fathers will dedicate the new, specially-made sewer
manhole cover, to mark the spot. If you look closely at the picture
above, you will see the mining company symbols on The Cover!
Off the record,
and strictly as devil's advocate, I did happen to mention to
Ray DeMotte that some of the rest of the world may view this
Sewer Manhole Dedication "Feature" as a sign that the
Silver Valley had completely lost its marbles. Whereupon he became
ultra defensive, and I think if it had been anyone other than
me - a fellow Northern Brit, fellow smoker too, no less - posing
that outrageous suggestion, he'd have crossed me off his Christmas
card list, before you could say "boo!" to a goose.
and Gals, Happy (Here's
your tune, Ray/Dave/Richard) Silver Summit! to one and all.
SUMMIT 2004 Schedule
Sept. 23, 2004 $100.00
6:00 AM Mine tours @ Lucky Friday, Galena, Bunker Hill, Golden
Chest. Transportation from Coeur d'Alene Inn to Wallace, Mullan
7:00 AM Arrive at mines ready to tour.
8:00 AM Kimberly Shareholders meeting-Breakfast, Coeur d'Alene
10:00 AM Jason Hommel: Silver is Money workshop, Idaho
Room. Open to the Public.
1:00 PM Lunch at the Snake Pit for Mine Tour attendees
2:00 PM Geological Round Table Discussion-Moderator, David Morgan.
Norm Radford, Stan Huff, Geologist from each mining property.
3:00 PM EXHIBITORS HALL opens
5:00 PM David Morgan: For the Private Investor. Idaho
Room. Reserved seating only, fee $99.00
7:00 PM END OF THE DAY
6:00 AM REGISTRATION
7:00 AM EXHIBITORS HALL opens
8:00 AM WELCOME by Pennaluna & Company
INTRODUCTION by Robert Hopper,
The New Bunker Hill Mining Company
8:15 AM Dr. Glen Almquist: History of the Silver Valley
8:40 AM David Morgan silver-investor.com
9:20 AM Phillips S. Baker, Jr., President, Hecla Mining Company
10:20 AM Dennis E. Wheeler, CEO, Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation
10:45 AM Fred Brackebusch, CEO, New Jersey Mining Company
11:30 AM Glenn Dobbs, CEO, Mines Management
on your own
1:00 PM WELCOME BACK by
1:10 PM Keynote: "Mogambo Guru" Richard Daughty,
"The Angriest Guy in Economics"
1:45 PM Silver Valley Juniors Penny Stocks Shoshone Silver, Timberline Resources,
Mascot Silver, others TBA
2:30 PM Canadian Mining Companies: Silver Crest, Tumi Resources,
Pan American Silver, Canadian Zinc, Minera Andes, others TBA
3:45 PM Laura Skaer, Executive
Director, Northwest Mining Association
4:15 PM WRAP-UP Robert Hopper, owner The New Bunker Hill Mining
COCKTAIL HOUR, hosted by
7:00 PM END OF THE DAY
Sept. 25th $75.00
(Silver Valley tour day with Robert Singletary etc.)
8:00 AM Motorcoach departs Coeur d'Alene Inn
9:00 AM Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho
10:00 AM New Jersey Mine, Elizabeth Park, Idaho
11:30 AM Sunshine Mine Big Creek, Idaho
12:30 PM Mining Heritage Exhibition, Wallace, Idaho (I-90,
1:00 PM Arrive in Downtown Historic Wallace
Lunch at Jameson Saloon
Celebration Carriage Company horse
with buggy rides throughout Wallace
Museum & Sierra Silver Mine tours
and Crystal Gold Mine
2:00 PM OPTION
- Investing in the Silver Valley - Round table discussion at Wallace Elks:
D. Bond, R. DeMotte, G. Almquist, D. Lavigne, Silver Mountain,
Dave Smith Motors
4:00 PM Motorcoach departs Wallace to return to Coeur d'Alene
5:00 Arrive Coeur d'Alene
Silver Summiteer Dinner
6:00 PM Cocktails
7:00 PM Dinner
DEDICATION THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE
September 26, 2004
9:00 AM Breakfast at
the Best Western, Wallace
inure to the benefit of the Silver Valley Mining Association
for public education purposes.
companies of the 3-day (Sep 23-25) Silver Summit 2004 include
Hecla Mining Co. (HL), Coeur d'Alene Mines Corp.
(CDE), Pan American Silver (PAAS), Silver Standard
Resources (SSRI), Canadian Zinc (CZN), Endeavour
Silver (EDR), Lakota Resources (LAK), Mag Silver
(MSLRF), Macmin Silver (MCAJF), the New Bunker Hill
Mining Co., Mines Management (MGN), Sterling Mining
Co (SRLM) and New Jersey Mining Co. (NJMC). Amongst
junior hosting companies are Vindicator Silver-Lead (VINS),
Mascot Silver-Lead (MSLM), Idaho-General (IGMI),
Silver Buckle Mining Company (SBUM), Little Squaw Gold
(LITS), Mineral Mountain (MMMM), Shoshone Silver
(SHSH), and Timberline Resources (TBLC). Presenters include
David Morgan of Silver-Investor.com, and the "Mogambo
Guru," Richard Daughty.