If it is a dollar "bubble" that means that the cost of gold is going to skyrocket, which is what you are predicting, but others are speculating that the cost of gold is going to fall, which would be a gold "bubble".
Only time will tell which of these scenerios is going to come about.
The last thing I want to do is argue semantics.
While I agree with you 100% one situation will play itself out i think the dollar is the one more likely to happen.
As I've said before; I prefer to look at history and trends. Both of them, with the support of those that know a heck of a lot more about this than I do, show that at the very least we are in for a whole lot of trouble.
I will say this, and again I'm repeating myself. Gold is merely reflecting and responding to the dollar and the actions of market as driven by the FED and the fiscal decisions of the government.
When the dollar bubble pops gold will still have value in and of itself as a commodity or a currency. The dollar, on the other hand will be useful for wallpaper or burning for heat.
That is why I say it is a dollar, not a gold bubble.
There is a video available that explains it way better than I could. If you are interested, just say the word and I will post up a link.
I also agree with you about kitco. I have been keenly watching the speed of the private and government mines ramping up for record rates of production. I don't think this is solely driven by monetary interests! With private mints having trouble getting silver and gold on the open market, and demand for private currencies going up, someone has to get it out of the ground!
I love the fact people are quickly buying up private currencies. It lays a frame work, in the hands of the people, a ready and capable currency to replace the dollar in the event of it's demise. As long as we can prevent actions by the government similar to those taken by FDR in the 30's.
If the government does try to ban the sale or use of gold or silver again, or, attempt to sieze it, the people will know the jig is up!