I am gathering information on IPO gold mine investments. It would be appreciated if you could provide your views and answers on the following questions pertaining to investing into a gold mining company through a new IPO. 1. HOW MANY GOLD COMPANY IPO'S HAVE YOU INVESTED IN? (how many, provide details and how many have been successful in the sense you made profit) 2. GOLD PRODUCTION TIME FRAME (TIME TO BE PRODUCING), WHAT IS YOUR PREFERENCE? a. immediately (producing or former producing gold mine) b. short term (within 6 months) c. medium term - drilling required (12 months+) d. other or mixture of above (please comment) 3. WOULD YOU PREFER TO INVEST IN A GOLD IPO WITH DEFINED (HISTORIC or RECENT) RESOURCES WHETHER JORC OR NOT? a. yes b. doesn't matter as long as prospective area (please comment if desired) 4. WOULD AN ALLUVIAL/PLACER GOLD PROJECT IN AN IPO BE OF INTEREST TO YOU, WHERE GOLD CAN BE EXTRACTED IMMEDIATELY? (AS WELL AS HARD ROCK EXPLORATION PROSPECTS WHERE DRILLING IS REQUIRED) a. yes (provide comment if you wish) b. no (provide comment if you wish) 5. RISK. WHICH COUNTRIES FOR GOLD EXTRACTION & EXPLORATION IS RISKY AND DOES NOT INTEREST YOU? a. Australia b. Africa c. South America (Brazil/Peru) d. USA (Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, California, Colorado) e. Mexico f. Canada (all states) g. Alaska h. India I. Philippines J. China K. Mongolia L. other Asia (Indonesia/Thailand) M. Middle East N. Europe O. any other country you would not invest into gold operations (provide details) 6. WOULD A YEAR ROUND PRODUCING GOLD MINE IN ALASKA BE TOO RISKY FOR YOUR INVESTMENT? a. yes (too risky and not of interest) b. No (sounds interesting and given it is producing I may be interested) (provide comments if desired) 7. WOULD YOU INVEST IN AN IPO THAT HAD ONE OR MORE GOLD MINES THAT PRODUCED GOLD (CURRENTLY OR FORMALLY) WITH PROVEN RESOURCES AND HAS THE POTENTIAL FOR ANNUAL GOLD SALES 2 - 3 TIMES THE CAPITAL RAISED IN THE IPO? a. absolutely and of high interest to me b. I would more than likely invest c. no interest to me (provide comments if desired) thank you.