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Thursday, July 30, 2009


Page 1

Third Gem Trade Show   Photos - Gem Importers and Jewellers from India and China: Zhang Xiaofang, Ahalan Khalifa, Gu Miaozhen, Sultan Mohideen, Ashley Yeo and Phil Hart (SA Department of Trade and Economic Development), Rakshanda Raisa, Rajeen Bafna, Dhanu Agranar, Chandrakanta ‘Mr Roy’ Roychowdhury, Hua Zheng. Paul Reynolds, Qing (Katharine) Wang.

The rare and genuinely precious nature of natural, mined opal - By Lachlan Blatchford

New Drilling program east of Oodnadatta

Page 2

Development Assessment Panel July Meeting

New Visiting Dentist Update

Page 3

House burns down

Page 4

Draft Private Works Policy accepted

Linc Energy Arckaringa Basin Update

Coober Pedy Historical Society Display

Environment Resources and Development Court Case

Page 5

Opal thief still on the run

Pigeon Racing

Wind Turbine turning again

  Page 6 

Out and About - THIRD COOBER PEDY GEM TRADE SHOW - Photos - Exhibitor Vijo Misic; Exhibitor Stewart Jackson; Exhibitor Ken Kelfand; Michael Vatsilas; Val and Debbie Clee; Exhibitors Brian Jones and Colin Clarke; Eric Hayward, opal miner; Exhibitor Tony Tramaglino; Pommy John Cruse; Chris and Clare Richards; Exhibitor James Mougris; Sophie Provatidis; Exhibitor Raymon Pek; Albert Fesus - Opal Miner; Jordan Angelidis; Exhibitor Doug Ilich.

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Out and About - Photos: COOBER PEDY GEM TRADE SHOW - Exhibitors Erica and Gerry Mayer - Rainbow Opal, Andamooka; Exhibitors Dale Price and Tanja Burk - Tada Opals; John Provatidis checking out Exhibitor Sam (Slavko) Jausnik’s opal; Exhibitors Tony and Ying Wong. 2009 FAR NORTH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FORUM (SOME OF THE SPEAKERS) Martin Jacobsen – Western Plains Resources; Chris Schrape – Altona Energy; Matt Buchanan – Linc Energy; Warren Andrews – Lin Andrews Real Estate; Simon Parsons – IMX; Bonjour. Our grandfathers were fishermen and worked the opal, gold mines. We are interested in information from the miners for our ‘Walkabout’ next year. Miners can write: Suzanne, Brenda or Sue Bilodeau, 532 Montreal Rd # 440, Ottowa, Ontario, Canada KIK YRY

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OZ Minerals Quarterly Report

Sam Jausnik Remembers   Photo - Sam (Slavko) Jausnik

Coober Pedy Area School turns 50 next year

 Page 11

Coober Pedy Opal Fields Golf Club - 19th July - Bob’s into the quarter final of the Bob Von Bertouch Trophy and Chris wins Par

The Previous Ten Years SA Opal Mining Statistics (Provided by PIRSA Coober Pedy)

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Coober Pedy Opal Fields Golf Club    Photos - Mijo hits ten fairways!  Bob's happy - through to the next round.  WDFL  Photos courtesy of Roxby Downs Sun - Greg Warren, Damien Kenny, Mark Bell 

Against Olympic Dam...  ..............................................................

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