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East Lachlan Field Workshop-Presenters Dick Glen, Max Rangott and in thte field

East Lachlan Field Workshop, NSW, Australia  -   After their arrival in Sydney at 6:35 am on the overnight flight from Denpasar in Indonesia, the group had transferred to the Sydney Airport Holiday Inn for breakfast. They had then assembled in the hotel function room for the first presentation of the East Lachlan Field Workshop which marked the beginning of the Australian segment of the tour.
Top left: This began with Dick Glen of the NSW Department of Mineral Resources providing an expert presentation on the tectonic and geologic setting of the fold belt and Macquarie Arc, which began at 8:40 am and was completed in time to catch the 11:05 am shuttle bus to the terminal for the Noon flight to Orange.   Orange is ~200 km west of Sydney, within the Macquarie Arc, and the nearest city to the major Cadia porphyry gold-copper deposit that was to be visited next day.
Top right:   Following the 45 minute flight to Orange, the group went straight into the field in a hire van with expert consultant Max Rangott (third from left) of Rangott Mineral Exploration to be shown the geology, structure and lithologies of the belt hosting significant Cu-Au mineralisation of the arc.
Bottom left: This included historic mines and their dumps, as well as other indications of mineralisation   Bottom right:   In the field in rural New South Wales.

Photographs by Mike Porter

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