Monday 15 July 2013
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Commencement of exploration program in the Gawler Craton area of SA
WPG Resources Ltd (ASX:WPG) has commenced a program of exploration on its tenements in the Northern Gawler Craton region near Coober Pedy.
The Gawler Craton is host to several large producing mines and emerging mineral deposits including Olympic Dam, Prominent Hill, Challenger, Carapateena and Hillside.
Several important iron ore deposits also occur in the Northern Gawler including Cairn Hill, Giffen Well and Snaefell
together with the Peculiar Knob and Hawks Nest deposits that were sold by WPG in 2011 for approximately $320 million.
WPG has completed a detailed review of past exploration on the five exploration licences that it holds over some of the most
prospective ground in this area.
These tenements cover a combined area of 2,629 square kilometres and are considered to have excellent potential for the discovery of several
types of mineral occurrences including iron oxide copper gold (IOCG), massive sulphide copper-gold-nickel, DSO haematite,
banded iron formation (BIF) and gneiss hosted magnetite iron ore deposits.
The review has defined a total of 14 targets for follow-up exploration within the Muckanippie (EL 5154), Robins Rise (EL 4525) and
Lake Woorong (EL 4907) tenements.
The Muckanippie EL covers part of the north-western side of the large Malbooma anorthosite complex, a large circular
intrusion that covers an area of approximately 800 square kilometres and comprises anorthosite, gabbro, diorite, syenite,
granodiorite and granite. Elsewhere in the world similar anorthosite complexes are host to significant nickel and copper massive sulphide deposits.
The Muckanippie project area also has good potential for the discovery of DSO iron ore deposits.
A number of outcropping areas of laterite and goethite are known including the Muckanippie ironstone where previous sampling returned
assays up to 50.2% Fe from an outcrop measuring 600 metres x 90 metres. Significant iron intersections were also recorded from previous
RAB drilling at Nardoo South including 15 metres at 44.8% Fe. Previous drilling at the Queenie prospect intersected BIF with assays of up to
45.4% Fe over narrow intervals.
The Robins Rise and Lake Woorong projects are located on the southern side of the geological terrain known as the Coober Pedy ridge.
Basement rocks comprise a mixed suite of gneiss, schist, quartzite and BIFs of Lower Proterozoic age
intruded by adamellite and granite.
Several of the former sedimentary units contain high levels of magnetite. In addition to total aeromagnetic coverage, over
80 percent of the combined project area has been subjected to detailed gravity surveying by past explorers.
WPG considers the Coober Pedy ridge highly prospective for the discovery of DSO haematite deposits and exploration on four of the targets will focus on this style of mineralisation. The Company is using a target model developed from the comprehensive in-house knowledge of the ore controls of the Peculiar Knob DSO iron deposit. A high priority target is the Lady Isabella prospect where two inclined RC percussion holes drilled by a previous explorer intersected broad intervals of magnetite bearing gneiss with grades up to 39.5% Fe. Re-processing of geophysical data has shown that these holes were sited on the eastern extremity of a 3 km long co-incident magnetic and gravity anomaly.
Although WPG has held these tenements for some time, the Company has conducted very limited work in them.
WPG completed a heritage survey last week, and exploration on the ground will commence this week. This work will include a program of
reconnaissance geological mapping and rock chip sampling followed by detailed ground magnetic surveying over each of the prospect areas.
Results will be used in combination with other existing data to define targets for follow-up drilling.
Commenting on the exploration program, WPG's Executive Chairman Bob Duffin said that the Company's activities over the last
six years had been focussed on other deposits and prospects in the Coober Pedy area.
"These new prospects which we have identified have genuine exploration appeal", he said. "It's now time to allocate some of our resources to testing their potential".
Mr Duffin also said that the Coober Pedy exploration program would be conducted in parallel with WPG's review of mining investment opportunities that has been previously announced.
"Our sweet spot is for projects with a resource or near resource, that we can add value to and de-risk by completing
feasibility studies and securing all necessary permits, approvals and funding to allow mining to proceed", he said.
marijuana: problem, not solution
“Professor Robin Room is right to be concerned about the
harms of binge drinking (Herald
Sun, 10/7/13), but legalising another poison is not the
solution,” FamilyVoice research officer Ros Phillips said today.
chosen to ignore the serious mental health and other risks linked to cannabis
A new study by scientists from Melbourne and Wollongong
universities last year showed significant
brain damage in long-term cannabis users – especially those who
started using in their teens, the age when binge drinking also begins.
More recently, UK statistics show that hospital admissions for mental
disorders linked to cannabis use have risen
by half in four years. A British Medical
Journal study has shown a clear link between regular teen cannabis
use and increased rates of depression and anxiety.
“The combination of alcohol and marijuana is particularly
harmful, since alcohol magnifies
the negative effects of marijuana,” Ros Phillps said.
“Binge-drinking and pot-smoking teens are more likely to experience
psychotic symptoms, with the mindless violence that often accompanies such
“Legalising a new poison does not reduce the harms of an old
one. Prof Room’s proposal would put Australia’s young people at greater
risk. Hospitals already coping with alcohol-related admissions would then
have to cope with more cannabis-related ones!”
FAR NORTH FOOTBALL LEAGUE INC
ROUND 11, 13TH JULY 2013
Roxby Districts 26.19 (175) def Andamooka 5.9 (39)
GOALS Roxby Districts Sporting Club
Luke Godfrey 6, Kain Zeptner 6, Jared Greenbank 3, James Hicks 2, Justin Watson 2, Jordan Mandemaker 2, Matthew Hayball 2, Callan Haugum 1, Jake Ford 1, Cody Kenny 1
BEST Roxby Districts Sporting Club
Kain Zeptner, Cody Kenny, Jared Greenbank, Justin Watson, Luke Godfrey
GOALS Andamooka Football ClubJeremy Oldfield 2, Craig Rainsford 2, Ryan Mills >1
BEST Andamooka Football ClubJack Orr, Ty Kirkwood, Matt Tuohy, Joel Vanzati, Aaron Hand
Hornridge 13.12 (90) def Coober Pedy 8.13 (61)
GOALS Hornridge Sporting Club
Joel Harman 8, Luke Webb 3, Matthew Stone 1, Nigel Tutthill 1
BEST, Hornridge Sporting Club
Peter Bowey, Joel Harman, Paul Watkinson, Luke Webb, Warwick Giles
GOALS Coober Pedy Football Club
Roy Murray 2, Kelvin Henry 2, Dylan Cameron 1, Andrew Wooden 1, Andrew Dingaman 1, Matthew Lynch 1
BEST Coober Pedy Football Club
Roy Murray, Caleb Warren, Bobby Warren, Dylan Cameron, Benjamin Buller
CALLING COOPER PEDY'S MOST INSPIRING LOCALS
Sensis is on the hunt for the most inspirational people in Cooper Pedy to feature on
the cover of next year's Yellow Pages(r) and White Pages(r) book.
The 2014/2015 Cover's Program theme, Inspiring Others to Achieve, honours the
mentors, role models, coaches and teachers who go above and beyond to help others
achieve their best.
Sensis is searching for locals in locals on the Eyre Peninsula, in northern South
Australia, Whyalla, Port Augusta, Port Pirie and surrounding towns who selflessly
give their time to motivate others in their community and help them reach their full
White Pages(r) Product Manager Sarah Simpson said unsung heroes who inspire others
to be the best they can be are examples of the sort of people who could be
"Sensis wants locals to nominate people in their community who dedicate their lives
to helping other people achieve their goals. They might be fantastic teachers,
dedicated sports coaches, inspiring disability advocates, or people who break down
barriers," Ms Simpson said.
"They're probably very humble people, but they deserve recognition for their efforts
in creating an environment that encourages and rewards hard work and determination,
and promotes the pursuit of excellence.
"Their selfless efforts are the reason behind the success of others - no matter how
big or small that success might be."
People can nominate their local hero via the following channels:
* Visit www.whitepagescommunity.com.au
* Email firstname.lastname@example.org
* Like White Pages(r) Australia on Facebook and send us a private message
* Direct message @Whitepages_au
* Fax your nominations to 03 8416 6779 or
* Post your nominations to Inspiring Others to Achieve, Locked Bag 6005,
Richmond, VIC, 3121.
The nominated cover subject/s must have contributed to their community in one of the
* Helped someone achieve in an individual or team sport
* Provided education opportunities in pursuit of academic success
* Mentored another person to help them achieve a goal
* Initiated programs/activities that have helped others achieve
* Undertaken a stirring feat to inspire or motivate others in their community
* Regularly donated their time to help guide others
* Created tools/resources to assist others in pursuing greatness
Nominations close on 18 August 2013. Shortlisted nominees with be contacted by
Sensis or its agency. The cover subject will be selected by a panel of judges.
Did you know? The previous local people to appear on the Port Augusta Yellow
Pages(r) and White Pages(r) covers were:
2013/14: Stirling North resident Glenise Coulthard appears on the current cover
under the theme Keeping Our Communities Healthy. Glenise is recognised for her
efforts improving access to health services in local isolated Aboriginal
communities. In 1995, Glenise became the first Aboriginal board member of the Royal
Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Central Operations and has played a major role putting
Aboriginal health issues at the top of the RFDS agenda.
2012/13: Andamooka resident Peter Allen featured on the cover under the theme A
Helping Hand, The Aussie Way. Peter's selection recognised his work as volunteer
mayor of Andamooka. Donating more than 60 hours a week, Peter manages everything
from rubbish collection and coordinating the town's water supply, to the rescue of
stray dogs and the roll out of road maintenance.
2011/12: Cowell residents Ashley Turner, Geoff Turner and Tony Shutz featured on the
cover under the theme Australians Creating a Better Future. Ashley, Geoff and Tony's
selection recognised their investment in transforming traditional oyster farming
practices, by developing an environmentally friendly and efficient system.