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Word search Coober Pedy News Vol 3 No 7, September 30, 2009
NEW IRON ORE DISCOVERIES AT MT WOODS AND CAIRN HILL
IMX Resources Limited (ASX:IXR) announced yesterday that regional drilling has successfully intersected new iron ore mineralisation during reverse circulation (RC) drilling at their 100% owned Mt Woods project, which includes the Cairn Hill magnetite project, 35 km south east of Coober Pedy.
Significant widths of iron ore mineralisation have been intersected at a number of regional targets including Snaefell (magnetite and specular hematite), Bumblebee (Banded Iron Formation), Fitzgerald Dam (magnetite) and MW78 (magnetite). MW78 forms part of the Cairn Hill Phase 3 area.
The 10,000metre drilling program is testing geophysical and geochemical targets that may represent IOCG and / or Tennant Creek style copper-gold targets as well as potential new iron ore mineralisation, which could form extensions to the planned Cairn Hill development, within the highly prospective Mt Wood Inlier.
IMX Managing Director Duncan McBain said "The Bumblebee, Fitzgerald Dam and Snaefell discoveries are exciting as they indicate additional iron ore potential within IMX's Mt Woods tenements within close proximity to infrastructure being developed for Cairn Hill." Cont. on page 2
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"Iron ore mineralisation is not just confined to what has been designated the Cairn Hill project, with its three phases, opening up new scope for further exploration", Mr McBain said.
IMX is developing the Cairn Hill magnetite iron - copper - gold project within the Mt Woods tenements in three phases. The Company has received all of the approvals required to commence mining for the phase one development, which will involve direct shipment of ore to China. Subject to funding, first shipment could occur within 4 months of a shipping license being granted. The grant of the shipping licence is anticipated around the end of October.
At Bumblebee, 15km south of Cairn Hill Phase 1, new banded iron mineralisation up to 45m thick was intersected, while at Fitzgerald Dam approximately 1km from the old Stuart Highway up to 123m of magnetite was intersected, which is yet to be followed up as a second hole was abandoned due to drilling problems. Laboratory analytical results are awaited, however portable XRF results from both prospects reported Fe grades above 50%.
Drilling at Snaefell, 12km south west of Cairn Hill Phase 1, has intersected significant widths of up to 197m of both magnetite and specular haematite mineralisation over a 1.6km strike length which is open to the east and west. Assessment is continuing with preliminary ICP laboratory results reporting a Fe range of 25% to 42% and up to 0.2g/t Au. Final XRF Fe analyses are awaited.
At the copper-gold target MW78, which is within the Cairn Hill Phase 3 area, drilling has successfully identified indications of copper and gold mineralisation with a best result of 0.43g/t Au and up to 0.1%Cu reported. These first pass intersections provide encouragement for further exploration. While the primary target was copper - gold mineralisation, these holes also intersected magnetite mineralisation with grades between 25% to 32% Fe.
A total of 37 holes for 6,350m have now been completed as part of the planned 10,000m regional program. The drill rig has now left site and is scheduled to resume in late October. In the intervening period the drill data will be integrated with the geophysical data to maximise the prospects for success from the remaining drilling.
The second round of drilling will comprise both RC and diamond core and will target copper-gold mineralisation at Aquila, and Black Hills as well as targeting magnetite mineralisation in the Cairn Hill Phase 3 area.
Greyhound Bus Terminal Re-location Update.
The SA Courts Administration Authority website listed a Conference Hearing on Monday 28 September in the Environment Resources and Development Court in Adelaide in the matter of M. Nance v. District Council of Coober Pedy.
Acting DCCP CEO Damien Clark said today that the court is expected to give a favourable decision on Mr Nance's application however a written judgement has not been received to date. This means that the Application by Mr Nance has been approved by the Court.
Mr Nance told the Coober Pedy News yesterday that he has agreed to accept the offer by the DCCP to pay for half the cost of infrastructure changes needed to make a safe bus exit from his property onto Hutchison Street.
There will need to be some modifications done to the south side of St Nicholas Street 10 metres east of the Hutchison St intersection.
He said that the work would be done by the DCCP, and as soon as possible, Greyhound Australia would be using his Hutchison Street property as the Coober Pedy terminal.
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WPG Soldiering on for Hawks Nest
Western Plains Resources Ltd (ASX: WPG) announced yesterday that it and Wugang Australian Resources Pty Ltd (WISCO) have today agreed to a three month extension to the condition precedent period in the Hawks Nest joint venture transaction documents.
The extension of time has been agreed in order for WPG and WISCO to more fully assess the impact of the position taken by the Department of Defence referable to the Company's announcement last Wednesday, 23 September 2009 and to engage in further discussions with Defence.
WPG said that they are thankful for the strong support evident in statements issued by the SA Minister for Resources Development, the Hon. Paul Holloway.
WPG said that, according to media reports, SA Premier the Hon. Mike Rann has indicated that he is personally approaching Prime Minister the Rt Hon. Kevin Rudd seeking Defence's return to the negotiating table.
From the DCCP September Meeting
MAYOR'S REPORT (extracts)
It was my pleasure to attend the dinner hosted by the Region Communities Consultative Committee on the 26th August.
I had the opportunity on the morning of the 27th of August to meet privately with the members of the Regional Communities Consultative Committee and was able to have an open and frank discussion with them about some of the challenges facing Coober Pedy and the region. Some of the issues discussed were the reduction in RAES subsidy, the decision by the NRMB to licence our bore and charge for water taken, infrastructure funding, lack of doctors, policing, government housing, and impacts of mining.
I am happy to advise that on the 8th September I conducted a citizenship ceremony at the Council chambers for long time resident Geoff Squires. I congratulate Geoff on his citizenship and am sure he will enjoy the benefits that come with Australia Citizenship. Steve Baines, Mayor
Recommendations passed -
That the Chief Executive Officer write to local contractors that have shown interest in the operation of the Fitzgerald Dam Quarry, seeking feedback on issues arising during the drafting of a suitable Agreement for the Operation of the Fitzgerald Dam Quarry and Supply of Sand and Aggregate.
That Council offer the Public Trustee the amount of $500 for the purchase of all fixtures, fittings, goods and chattels contained in and on the property known as Crocodile Harry's and that this amount be allocated against Administration (Other Expenses).
That Council advise Mr Richard McGlynn that he will not be reimbursed for expenses incurred in undertaking work to the residence at Crocodile Harry's.
Trevor McLeod - Gem Trade Show
Advised that the 2009 Gem Trade Show has left the committee in a sound position financially to launch the 2010 Show, despite sponsorship being significantly down this year. The Committee is also considering moving the show back to Easter or shortly afterwards in an endeavour to attract more booth exhibitors.
The Coober Pedy court office is now closed when the court is not sitting.
Daylight Saving Time
On Sunday 4 October at 2am in South Australia clocks are put forward by one hour.
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The More Dirt You Shift ...
… the more chance you have of finding opal.
Paul Reynolds sure is increasing his chances, as shown in the photos.
Putting in a drive with an excavator is an aeon away from shots and bucket barrow, as is using a loader instead of a winch.
But there is still no substitute for a good sharp pick and sharp eyes at the face, on the level.
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It’s Mr and Mrs Carroll now, for Greg and Bev, married recently in the Coober Pedy Community Church
Lowest photo: Francine Haoni, Katie Gibson, Mr and Mrs Carroll, Charmaine Mungkari
Above: Rear - Richard Dodd, Tasha Dodd, Marty Dodd. Front - Katie Gibson, Raelene Dodd, David Carroll, Bev Carroll, Cindy Dodd, Greg Carroll, Dorothy Williams, Pamela Dodd, Renee Dodd, Liana Haoni, Francine Haoni, Charmaine Mungkari.
Second to top photo: Rear - Tosha O’Toole, Charmaine Mungkari, Edie King, Jocelyn King, Katrina King, Adrian, Tria Walkabout, Bundy King. Front - Priscilla Walkabout, Nancy Ward, Julie Walkabout, Kinesha Walkabout, Greg and Bev Carroll, Sandra Taylor.
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Church Meeting Times
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Wed 7.30 pm
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So do not worry about tomorrow; it will have enough worries of its own. There is no need to add to the troubles each day brings.
Greg and Bev cutting the wedding cake
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CPAS Girls team wins Volleyball in Whyalla
Late in August our students competed in the regional Volleyball tournament in Whyalla.
The teams stayed in the library at Stuart High School. The tournament was held at the school. Each of the teams played the two other teams in the heats in their pool. The boys lost their first game 2-1 to Whyalla High, and lost their second game 2-1 to Samaritan College. However they won their play off for 5th against Port Augusta High 3-0.
The girls won each of their heats, beating Whyalla High 2-1 and Samaritan College 2-1. They then played Streaky Bay Area School in the Grand Final and won 3-0.
Although the girls won, the highlight of the trip seemed to be the shopping after the competition, and Pizza Hut for tea.
The girls will now continue training, as they head to Adelaide in Week 1, Term 4 to play against the other regional winners.
Thank you to Mr Shakes for coming on the trip and helping with trainings, Mr Wildy for helping with trainings, Miss Gum for leaving the nets set up on Monday and Friday nights, and Stuart High for letting us stay in their Library.
Back: Michael Corlett, Matt Cotter, Tom Smith-Absalom, Kyal Forman. Front: Patrick Kiely-Kavanagh, Jy Burns
Front: Eilish Kiely-Kavanagh, Tatiana Lyrtzis, Leah Knueppel- Nagy, Maria Doblado. Back: Kateryna Karpenko, Stacey Mibus, Zoe Crisa, Katina Georgianoudis