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D O M I N I O N M I N I NG L I M I T E D
December Quarterly Report 2009
Challenger Mine Operations Summary
• Quarterly gold production of 20,082 ounces of gold at an operating cash cost of A$627/ounce and
production for the 6 months of 37,687 ounces of gold at an operating cash cost of A$653/ounce.
These results were primarily due to:
.. a focus on developing sufficient underground accesses to enable more areas to be mined to
facilitate the plant expansion;
.. greater proportion of lower grade ore mined from the M2 shoot;
.. lower gold endowment encountered from the M1 Shoot; and
.. lack of access to some higher grade stopes at lower levels due to poor ventilation.
• Plant expansion progressing on schedule and on budget with increased annual production rates
building to around 120,000 ounces from February 2010.
• Sinking of the 4.5 metre diameter 730 metre deep Ventilation Shaft recently completed and is
scheduled to be in full operation by early February.
• Underground percussion drilling continues to support the continuity of high grade mineralistion
within future mining levels. Results include 21.7 metres grading 13.6 g/t, 7.55 metres grading
41.1 g/t, 2.25 metres grading 221.4 g/t, 2.60 metres grading 321.3 g/t, 14.25 metres grading
136.0 g/t, 3.75 metres grading 113.7 g/t and 4.50 metres grading 137.9 g/t gold.
Exploration. WPG has withdrawn from the Commonwealth Hill farm-in and joint venture. Exploration:
• Drilling has highlighted the potential of the SEZ Target (not included in current resources but close
to existing development of the M3 Shoot) with intersections including 3.75 metres grading 25.7
g/t, 1.50 metres grading 20.9 g/t and 3.00 metres grading 21.9 g/t gold.
• Drilling has confirmed continuity of the M3 Shoot below the level of current reserves with
intersections including 7.2 metres grading 14.6 g/t, 4.50 metres grading 19.7 g/t and 1.00
metres grading 98.7 g/t gold
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MY SCHOOL, ONE OF MANY TOOLS FOR PARENTS & SCHOOLS
by Garry Le Duff, Executive Director of the Association of Independent Schools of SA
Used in conjunction with existing school reporting and accountability to parents, the new Federal Government My School website can help parents learn more about the performance of their children's school and assist their choice of school for their child.
Garry Le Duff, the Executive Director of the Association of Independent Schools of SA, said Independent schools support any initiative that aids reporting to parents and helps to involve them in their child's education.
"My School will augment each Independent school's existing reporting protocols to parents, including their own website and regular communication with parents," Mr Le Duff said.
"If My School encourages parents to further engage with the school and teachers, that's good. Ultimate accountability across everything that a school does remains, of course, with direct engagement between the school and the family.
"Our schools have a culture of continuous improvement and will use My School - along with other data and sources - to inform parents and help ensure overall performance. They routinely use all manner of data and measurement to drive performance and accountability
"So, My School is but one signpost on the road to accountability. It is not the destination or anywhere near the complete answer.
"Also, there are many, many things other than NAPLAN (National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy) results on My School that drive school performance - pastoral care, quality teachers, their depth of knowledge and experience, security and safety, the school environment, values, individual responsiveness, the right class size, good facilities and resources, discipline, co-curricular programs, sport, leadership and recreation. "So, My School is but one signpost on the road to accountability. It is not the destination or anywhere near the complete answer.
"Also, there are many, many things other than NAPLAN (National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy) results on My School that drive school performance - pastoral care, quality teachers, their depth of knowledge and experience, security and safety, the school environment, values, individual responsiveness, the right class size, good facilities and resources, discipline, co-curricular programs, sport, leadership and recreation.
Independent schools will carefully monitor My School, look forward to its development over time and will offer suggestions to make it more comprehensive.
The Association and Independent schools do not support simplistic 'league tables' but would always support excellence, transparency and accountability in education.
About My School (From http://www.myschool.edu.au)
My School enables you to search the profiles of almost 10,000 Australian schools. My School is an Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) information service. ACARA is an independent authority with functions including the publishing of nationally comparable data on all Australian schools. This responsibility is derived from the ACARA Act (www.comlaw.gov.au), and through the decisions of the Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs (MCEECDYA) (www.mceecdya.edu.au).
Information on this site has been provided by individual schools and education authorities.
The performance of schools on NAPLAN tests is greatly affected by a range of student intake and school location characteristics. When comparing schools, it is important to compare like with like. The My School website allows and encourages comparisons with schools that are statistically similar in terms of a range of factors known to affect test performance.
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FEATURE - Coober Pedy - a great place to live, a great place to visit.
Sometimes one needs to spend time away from home to appreciate how great home is. This feature sets out to provide a comparison between the town of Coober Pedy and Caloocan City, Metro Manilla, Philippines.
In Coober Pedy it has been said from time to time that there is nothing for kids to do. Various agencies have worked on the problem, resulting in a skate park, football club etc. In a street in Caloocan a daily popular ocurrence is a man sitting on his haunches on the side of the street surrounded by 15 to 20 eager boys who buy spiders from him at five pesos each (about 12 cents Australian - you can buy a small bottle of Coca Cola for eight pesos and get a haircut for $1.00). Apparently the boys gamble between themselves on whose spider will win the battle to stay on the stick the longest.
Top left: “Spiderman” Left: Many spiders to choose from. Top right: The contest begins - two spiders on one stick
Above: Transferring the second spider onto one stick Left: There’s only one winner!
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In much of outer suburban Metro Manila is it commonplace and quite acceptable for men to walk to the side of the road beside a motor car or up against a building and in full view, urinate. Not so for women - they must find a Comfort Room (CR), which is not all that easy sometimes. In Coober Pedy’s main street the one and public toilet provides music ‘while you work’.
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New lead on missing person
BY ROSALIE PANETTA, The Transcontinental
03 Feb, 2010 01:46 PM
A recent letter received by South Australian police may shine a new light on a former Port Augusta woman who went missing almost 20 years ago Major Crime investigators in Adelaide have confirmed they received information regarding missing woman Karen Williams earlier this month. Brought up at the Umeewarra Mission in Port Augusta, Miss Williams was reported missing on Friday, August 3, 1990 after she failed to return home after attending a disco at the Coober Pedy Hotel. The investigation was declared a major crime and was conducted by the Major Crime Investigation Branch. Almost 20 years later information has been provided to Major Crime investigators in Adelaide on Miss Williams. Major Crime Operations Detective Inspector Denise Gray said an anonymous source had provided police with the new information. She said the information provided "scant" details on the case, which were now being investigated further by Major Crime investigators. Detective Inspector Gray said investigators were urging the anonymous person to come forward to police.
"We would recommend that person come forward to police and provide any more information that they have with respect to Karen Williams." Anyone with information can call Bank SA Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Miners Store Christmas Party 2009.
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Coober Pedy Police Station has its ‘knockers’, but it doesn’t have to resort to propaganda to convince the people that it is doing the job, and it is not sited in the grounds of the District Council of Coober Pedy, nor do the vehicles advertise the mayor.
Psalm 95 verses1 & 2: Come let us praise the Lord! Let us sing for joy to God, who protects us! Let us come before him with thanksgiving and sing joyful songs of praise.
Church Meeting Times Catacomb (Anglican) Sunday 9.30am Catholic Saturday 6.30pm Sunday 10am Coober Pedy Revival Fellowship Sunday 10.15 am, 7 pm Wed 7.30 pm Coober Pedy Brethren Sunday 10am
Coober Pedy Christian Home Church Sunday 3pm Ph 0417 814 559 or 0408 890 280 Coober Pedy Community Church - Assembly of God, Paxton Rd Sunday 10:00 am Wednesday 7:00 pm Friday Prayer Meeting: 7:30pm