Newsflash - 9 September, 2005

Significant new copper-gold discovery in South Australia

Carrapateena, an exciting new copper-gold discovery by a small privately owned company RMG Services under cover, has aroused strong renewed interest for IOCG mineralisation on the Gawler Craton in South Australia. The discovery was made with the assistance of collaborative drill funding provided by the South Australian Government's PACE program (http://www.pir.sa.gov.au/pages/minerals/initiatives/pace/pace_summary.htm) aimed at encouraging exploration in that state. The initial intersection in the second hole in July 2005 included 67 metres at 3.03% copper and 0.4 grams per tonne gold in a 185m mineralised interval (minimum). The discovery is in the same region as the Olympic Dam and Prominent Hill deposits.

Photographs of the core, together with key geophysical data, are displayed in a new data gallery in Data Metallogenica. These can be compared with extensive data sets from both Olympic Dam and Prominent Hill.

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