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.
Acting Program 2 Leader
4 December 2002