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2002 News Archive

Regolith makes Page 1 of the "Barrier Daily Truth"

On November 29, twelve members of CRC LEME (Steve Hill, Glen Fisher, Anthony Senior, Patrice de Caritat, Kylie Foster, Richard Barratt, Kingsley Mills, Barney Stevens, Martin Smith, Lea Hill, Pat James and Keith Scott) from 6 core parties (University of Canberra, NSW DMR, Geoscience Australia, ANU, Adelaide University and CSIRO) gathered in the Art Gallery, Broken Hill, to participate in the release of information about the Broken Hill region. The Hon Peter Black (deputising for the NSW Minister of Mineral Resources) and Lindsay Gilligan (Assistant Director, NSW DMR) told the assembled representatives of industry and government of data now available in the region and paid tribute to the excellent regolith work being done as part of the LEME Western NSW project, under the leadership of Steve Hill and Patrice de Caritat.

The regolith products officially released were the LEME-produced Mt Gipps, Pinnacles and Tibooburra 1:25 000 regolith-landform maps. These maps involved work by Kylie Foster, Ancret Lewis, Anthony Senior, Simon Debenham, Tessa Chamberlain and Steve Hill. Discussions with company representatives after the data launch revealed considerable interest in these maps. Extensive coverage of the data release was given on local TV that evening but the next day brought front page coverage of regolith in the "Barrier Daily Truth".

Not content with being associated with regolith making page 1 (surely a world first!), members of the LEME team then conducted additional field studies in the region for the next 5 days to prepare for the generation of the next series of regolith maps.

Keith Scott
Acting Program 2 Leader
4 December 2002



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