DATE: Thursday 18th November 2004 - 5.30pm for 6pm VENUE: 1st Floor, Rugby Club, Rugby (Crane) Place, Sydney SPEAKER: Ian Stockton TOPIC: "Geochemical Exploration around the CSA mine, Cobar NSW"

In the past, 'exploration' and 'CSA' have been two terms that are not generally used in the same sentence. Things have changed! In 2004 the surface exploration budget was $1 million. More importantly the budget was approved in 2003 when the Cu price was 80c/lb, reflecting current managements firm commitment to exploration. Exploration at and around the mine is now a major and ongoing process. This talk will describe some of the regolith/geochemical aspects of exploration on CSA leases and Near Mine Exploration in detail. This is an update of the talk given at the CRC-LEME / SMEDG Cobar conference in May 04. Ian obtained His B.Appl.Sc. from Canberra University in 1989. He worked for CRAE for a year and MIM for five years in NSW, Queensland and Indonesia. He then worked for Aurora in Indonesia followed by a couple of years contracting. Since 2001 he has worked at the CSA mine, first as Underground Geologist and now as Senior Exploration Geologist. Future 24th February 2005 Russell Korsch – Seismic surveys across the MacArthur Basin NT. meetings: Friday 17th December – Xmas cruise - see http://smedg.org.au/Xcruise04.pdf Note- This year the SMEDG Xmas cruise with AIG is also co-sponsored by AusIMM. We expect the cruise will be full. Approximately one third booked so far. Don't miss out, book now. Web page: Check the SMEDG web page for more details http://smedg.org.au

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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