Subject: File No. S7-40-10
From: Martin J. Bauwens, LLB
Affiliation: MJB Consulting

October 9, 2011

Good Morning,

I wrote a short article/comment on gold:

http://www.mjbconsulting.co.za/Conflict-Minerals-Is-Gold-Doomed.php

In addition, I would like to find out about the requirements to attend the SEC roundtable on conflict minerals.

Kind regards,

Martin J. Bauwens, LLB . MJB Consulting