The entries for this year’s gold price competition have now all been tallied and are visible in the table below.

There was a fairly wide range of estimates, and one clear outlier.

William Greenacre, who admitted that his was, indeed, a wild guess predicted that the metal would hit $10,000 an ounce during the year and average, $5,000.

The second highest peak was predicted by Bill Ruesewald who suggested that the metal would trade as high as $3,418 per ounce and average $2,630.

At the other end of the spectrum, Filipe Pinto maintained that gold would only trade as high as $1,670 this year. His predicted average of $1,582, was not however, the lowest, nor was his price low of $1,513 the most bearish prediction.

Bob Loblaw, holds that honour suggesting that the price could trade as low as $1,240 during the course of the year.

On average, however, Mineweb readers believed that the gold price will hit a high of $2,106, a low of $1,575 and average $1,824.

If Greenacre’s significantly higher predictions are omitted, then the average drops to $1,795 and the high falls to $2,035. This figures are a little more bearish than last year when Mineweb readers average predictions came in as follows:  High: $2222, Low: $1515, Year-end: 2002, Average: $1849

Now all that is left to do is to wish each of the contestants the best of luck and hope the price of the metal continues upwards. 

Entrant name or nickname: 

Gold Price High:

Gold Price Low:

Year End Gold price:

Average Gold Price:

Agman

$2,511

$1,645

$1,837

$1,935

AL JOHNSON

$1,846

$1,630

$1,796

$1,760

And’Or

$1,943

$1,421

$1,694

$1,705

Ashok Damarupurshad

$1,979

$1,435

$1,864

$1,825

Asilak

$1,950

$1,605

$1,945

$1,860

Bageo

$1,978

$1,573

$1,843

$1,820

Bernie

$2,197

$1,716

$1,875

$1,846

Bill Rook

$1,784

$1,600

$1,640

$1,647

Bill Ruesewald

$3,418

$1,612

$3,285

$2,630

Billo68

$1,909

$1,566

$1,800

$1,737

Bob Loblaw

$1,710

$1,240

$1,250

$1,460

Bob Schafer

$1,827

$1,596

$1,743

$1,726

Brad Humphrey

$2,020

$1,490

$1,806

$1,795

Brimstone

$1,885

$1,585

$1,685

$1,785

Bruce Winfield

$1,960

$1,589

$1,846

$1,830

Cam Birge

$1,743

$1,556

$1,702

$1,652

Cappy

$1,890

$1,624

$1,865

$1,884

Check Cheah

$1,718

$1,548

$1,588

$1,603

chih-yang han

$2,200

$1,400

$2,000

$1,800

Chip Blank

$2,150

$1,595

$2,095

$1,950

Chris Patterson

$1,971

$1,556

$1,906

$1,803

Clement Lephaga

$1,800

$1,650

 

$1,700

Colin Porter

$1,995

$1,666

$1,890

$1,775

Dang

$2,245

$1,589

$2,209

$1,795

Daniel Rickleman

$2,030

$1,596

$1,890

$1,790

Daniel Thornton

$1,960

$1,574

$1,810

$1,775

DANNY

$1,990

$1,492

$1,962

$1,860

Dave

$2,300

$1,602

$1,954

$1,685

David Tretbar

$1,821

$1,636

$1,705

$1,722

Denominator 

$2,260

$1,610

$2,120

$2,150

Deon van Wyk

$2,120

$1,680

$1,950

$1,850

Doug Silver

$1,700

$1,350

$1,400

$1,400

Douglas Cundey

$3,200

$1,630

$3,200

$2,450

Dr. Fred Quimby

$2,322

$1,647

$2,148

$1,980

Dynamic Hugh

$1,952

$1,650

$1,850

$1,817

Eduan Burger  

$1,895

$1,588

$1,732

$1,721

egarf

$2,146

$1,632

$2,054

$1,847

Euan Worthington

$1,909

$1,559

$1,557

$1,711

Farzad Mahdavi

$1,920

$1,640

$1,750

$1,654

Faustino

$1,814

$1,584

$1,784

$1,724

Filipe Pinto

$1,670

$1,513

$1,503

$1,582

FUBAR

$2,407

$1,631

$2,307

$1,916

garth cooper

$2,650

$1,645

$2,500

$1,965

Geoff Candy

$1,890

$1,560

$1,732

$1,750

George McLagan

$1,782

$1,645

$1,765

$1,720

GoldMiner

$1,985

$1,535

$1,925

$1,885

GOLDREAPER

$1,950

$1,650

$1,850

$1,764

graham colquhoun

$1,996

$1,664

$1,830

$1,780

Graham Roberts

$2,017

$1,658

$1,870

$1,780

Graham Smith

$2,121

$1,649

$1,972

$1,978

Gungho

$1,957

$1,651

$1,924

$1,875

Henning Pawelka

$2,940

$1,540

$2,639

$2,200

Hugh Miller

$2,020

$1,460

$1,997

$1,720

J A van der merwe

$2,086

$1,594

$1,885

$1,785

Jacques Despres

$1,896

$1,631

$1,880

$1,762

Jalafar

$2,050

$1,590

$2,035

$1,962

JIM CARLESS

$2,686

$1,486

$2,486

$1,886

Jimmy Mac #99

$1,876

$1,632

$1,829

$1,754

John Falconer

$2,113

$1,576

$2,011

$1,805

Jon Leng

$1,732

$1,478

$1,565

$1,590

Jonathan Pierce

$1,897

$1,632

$1,826

$1,777

KAZZA666

$1,868

$1,606

$1,821

$1,704

Keith Porter

$1,775

$1,647

$1,747

$1,715

Kieron Hodgson   

$1,750

$1,500

$1,600

$1,575

Lawrence Williams

$1,898

$1,622

$1,830

$1,712

Leonel López    

$1,850

$1,600

$1,810

$1,730

Lookout

$2,400

$1,590

$2,100

$1,910

Louis Utsumi

$2,325

$1,600

$1,925

$1,850

Lubumbashi

$2,345

$1,654

$2,345

$2,013

Maguana 106

$2,060

$1,665

$1,780

$1,760

Mal

$2,123

$1,686

$2,123

$1,934

Mal Wilson

$1,960

$1,560

$1,860

$1,810

Manie Maree

$2,400

$1,615

$2,230

$1,921

Maria Steyn

$1,878

$1,612

$1,738

$1,746

Michael Morrison

$1,923

$1,613

$1,887

$1,765

Molly

$2,029

$1,589

$2,011

$1,891

Ophir

$2,525

$1,665

$2,275

$2,125

Paul van Heerde

$1,750

$1,625

$1,750

$1,700

Peter

$2,301

$1,632

$2,212

$1,902

Peter Bordian

$2,120

$1,550

$2,010

$1,780

Peter Salditt

$1,850

$1,550

$1,750

$1,690

petrogia

$1,849

$1,549

$1,799

$1,764

Philip Polos

$2,590

$1,660

$2,250

$1,970

PrimFi

$1,950

$1,580

$1,810

$1,780

pulumine

$1,932

$1,654

$1,823

$1,793

Rahmat

$2,010

$1,667

$1,947

$1,835

Raysgold

$2,040

$1,643

$2,010

$1,768

RCR

$1,936

$1,548

$1,863

$1,711

RHF

$2,037

$1,650

$1,873

$1,799

Rich Greene

$2,927

$1,643

$2,753

$2,300

Robert Broncel

$1,783

$1,526

$1,717

$1,675

Robert Wallace

$2,101

$1,545

$1,751

$1,751

Ron Berger

$2,100

$1,514

$2,088

$1,807

Sid

$1,795

$1,475

$1,750

$1,680

Simon Gillibrand

$2,011

$1,610

$1,983

$1,854

StampyHowden

$2,187

$1,546

$1,962

$1,835

Steve Ledig

$1,921

$1,610

$1,775

$1,750

Stuart Howell

$1,942

$1,613

$1,893

$1,879

T. Kelly

$1,965

$1,635

$1,901

$1,788

Tim Colman:

$1,947

$1,588

$1,899

$1,766

Tim Shaw

$2,154

$1,588

$2,133

$1,848

Tim Taschler

$2,518

$1,645

$2,372

$1,945

Tom Hartanto Soendoro

$1,825

$1,615

$1,672

$1,681

TUCSONBILL

$1,879

$1,712

$1,804

$1,737

Ula

$2,230

$1,626

$2,230

$1,890

Vince Garcia

$1,891

$1,598

$1,732

$1,789

Wessel Green

$1,750

$1,590

$1,665

$1,640

William Greenacre

$10,000

$1,400

$10,000

$5,000

Wilze

$1,845

$1,609

$1,803

$1,745

WRW

$2,200

$1,580

$2,065

$1,825

ydnar6

$1,775

$1,655

$1,775

$1,725

Average

$2,106

$1,575

$1,984

$1,824