DATE: Thursday 22nd July 2004 - 5.30pm for 6pm VENUE: 1st Floor, Rugby Club, Rugby (Crane) Place, Sydney SPEAKER: Russell Fountain TOPIC: "Exploration in the Noughties, Chronic Ailments and Alternate Therapies" The talk comprises a personal view of the ugly, the bad and the good of the current state of play in minerals exploration, and an ageing bull's perspective of the field of heifers presented by the current resurgence in metal prices. Russell has a PhD in Geology from the University of Sydney, and is entering his 5th major cycle in the exploration industry since his first job as a field geologist at Panguna in 1966. He has held senior technical and exploration management positions with both junior and major mining companies, and currently works as a consultant in the exploration industry. Future 26 August - Phil McInerney - Geological modelling of Broken Hill meetings: Sometime soon SMEDG/NSWDMR Exploration Seminar September – Gordon McLean - Adelong Goldfield Update Note: If you are interested in free workshops on 5-8 August on the transfer of technology from the Space Industry to mining and exploration, visit the following web site: Web page: Check the SMEDG web page for more details

Organising Committee:

Steve Collins 9489 6836 Vicki Diemar 9488 7573 Lindsay Gilligan 9901 8301 Phil Hellman 9858 3863 Kim Stanton-Cook 0411 504512 Chris Torrey 9482 8833