DATE: Thursday 22nd June 2000 – 5.30pm for 6pm With ASEG
VENUE: 1st Floor, Rugby Club, Rugby (Crane) Place, Sydney
SPEAKER: Bruce Hooper
TOPIC: “Nifty Copper Deposit – W.A.”
The Nifty Copper Deposit in north-western WA is an operating SX-EW copper producer with leachable reserves of 23Mt @ 1.4% Cu. Straits Resources Ltd. are currently evaluating the development options for unlocking the resource base of 99Mt @ 1.4% Cu.
This talk will discuss new understandings of the deposit geology based on a recently completed PhD. by Bruce Anderson at CODES and from recent structural interpretations in the pit.The potential for increases in the reserves will be outlined along with the regional exploration potential based on the geophysical and geochemical signatures of the deposit.
Bruce Hooper has been an exploration geologist for over 15 years in Australia, Europe, S.America and SE.Asia. He has worked for CRA Exploration and North Ltd. He is currently in charge of exploration for Straits Resources Ltd.