Thanks for the link - lots to digest there, I've added it to my bookmarks.  I agree, I think over the next 6 months - 1 year (and probably beyond) gold is going to keep going up, just think VTR's been sidelined and is going to have a hard time participating in any eventual mining stock rally.  At best it will be late to the party, so maybe I'll get a chance to buy back at a future date.  GLTA