The 62nd Sydney Mining Club Meeting

with the support of



Thursday, 6th March at 12.30 p.m.


Presents a triple header

Howard Walker, Andrew McIlwain, Keith McKay


“Lion Selection’s Story

And Meet Two of its 13 Bright Cubs – Lafayette Mining & Gallery Gold” 

PowerPoint Presentations:Lion Selection PowerpointLafayette Powerpoint


On Australia’s minerals investment horizons, Lion Selection stands as an enigma and a unique model in successful minerals finance. In 1997, when then JB Were Resource Research Manager and Gold Analyst Robin Widdup walked into MD Terry Campbell’s office to say he was leaving the company, there was an unusual request tacked onto the end and I’d like $100m to start my own company.


This grand vision that Widdup, Howard Walker, Kevin Robinson and Chris Melloy went on to build is now Lion Selection Group Ltd. It has around $80m invested in 13 vibrant companies and in February paid its second dividend. (Last month’s MPI Mines is another of Lion’s investees). Lion’s choices took time and were heavily researched (see list Set up as a pooled development fund, its companies had to be Australian but their projects did not. Projects span the far-flung countries where Lion sees a better bang for the exploration buck. We present two of its energetic progeny which both sit astride exciting resources in exotic places, Lafayette Mining in the Philippines and Gallery Gold in Botswana. Their strong progress is testimony to the Lion investment model. With a robust pre-feasibility completed Lafayette has mandated Macquarie Bank and Standard Bank to secure Project Finance to develop a copper-gold-zinc mine at Rapu Rapu. Gallery is completing a BFS on its 6.0Mt at 3.2g/t gold reserve at Mupane in Botswana’s Tati Greenstone belt and exploring its frontier of hot prospects. Not to be missed!


Julian Malnic RSVP 4th February 2003


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The Forum is held at the Tattersalls Club at 181 Elizabeth St, Sydney (adjoining the Sheraton on the Park). There has been a relaxation of dress rules at the Tattersalls Club and ties and jackets are no longer required but men must wear long trousers and a smart collared shirt.

Thank you for supporting your Sydney Mining Club and for your interest in the current affairs and issues that drive our industry.


Dear Sydney Mining Clubbers,


The excellent lunch at Tattersalls in 2003 is $40.00 per person with complimentary drinks on arrival. Wine for the table can be ordered and settled directly with Tattersalls staff. All students remain at $10 so you should remind your student friends of this (Student ID to be presented at door). I can assure you we are working hard to minimise the cost of your forum lunches.


At some time in the future we may move to a formal membership arrangement for the Sydney Mining Club so if you have any friends and colleagues to add to our ‘virtual membership list’ – that is our e-mail list – now is the time to ask them to send their name and e-mail address to Sharon.


Students $10, Concession Rate $30, Everyone else $40. Corporate Table bookings (10 people) $400.00 (incl GST) per table

Please note any bookings received after close of business on the Tuesday prior to the lunch will automatically be charged a late fee of $10 per person. .


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