DATE: Thursday 18th September, 2003. 5.30pm for 6pm VENUE: Rugby Club, Rugby Place, Circular Quay SPEAKER: Vladimir David TOPIC: "Mineral Deposits of the Cobar Belt - Mineral Exploration Opportunities in the Half Inverted Sedimentary Basin" Vladimir David received a B.Sc. (Honours) from the University of Zagreb in 1988. On completion of his degree he received a scholarship for postgraduate study at the Institute of Geology, Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule, Zurich to work with John Ramsey. He then worked for the Institute of Geology, Zagreb, as a structural geologist in a regional mapping team in the lithofacies mapping of the Adriatic carbonate platform. From there he worked in a number of mines in New Zealand and Australia as a mine and geotechnical geologist. From February 1997 until late 2001 he worked at the Elura mine, Cobar, in mineral exploration as a senior geologist. He is currently employed at the New South Wales Department of Mineral Resources as geophysicist where he is using his structural geological experience as part of a team interpreting geophysical data in the Lachlan Fold Belt and Broken Hill areas. He is also enrolled at the University of New England where he is studying for his Ph.D. under the title "Structural Setting of Mineral Deposits in the Cobar Basin." The study compiles and analyses basement architecture, lithofacies, structural history, paleohydrogeological modelling and mineral deposit genesis of the Cobar Basin in central-western NSW.