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Commencement of exploration program in the Gawler Craton area of SA

From 4-Traders.com
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.

Legalising marijuana: problem, not solution

FamilyVoice Australia
“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.
“Has he chosen to ignore the serious mental health and other risks linked to cannabis use?”
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 episodes.
“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!” ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////


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


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.
r> 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 potential.
> 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 nominated.
"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 coversprogram@sensis.com.au * 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 following ways:
* 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.


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