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R.I.P Joseph Cucvara – 1939-2017

It came as a shock to learn of Joseph’s passing on the 23rd March, 2017 after a short battle with a very virulent bile duct cancer … The official Obituary was published in the Sydney Morning Herald on Monday, the 27th March … Joseph’s funeral was held on Thursday, 30th March 2017 at the Northern […]

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Bob Walker – My Planet Era – W.A. 1968-70

Bob has put together a terrific summary of his time with Planet in W.A. from 1968-70, taken from his Family History Photobook … I think all ex-Planeteers will enjoy it, particularly those who worked in W.A. with Planet … Bob Walker – Planet_Era_WA_1968-70

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R.I.P. Doctor John Reed

   VALE JOHN REED Today, I added a full Obituary from the AIMM for Doctor John Reed who died on the 20th December, 2014. John was born in Wanganui, New Zealand and worked as head of the Planet Laboratory from 1968 to 1971 …  See the full obituary for Dr. John Reed under the “Planet Management” […]

See the full obituary for Doctor John Reed under the "Planet Management" page ...

KING RIVER ASSAYS RETURN GRADES UP TO 39% COPPER AT CHAPMAN (SPEEWAH DOME)

Western Australia: King River Copper (ASX: KRC) has received assay results from rock chips collected at the recent discovery at the Chapman project at Speewah Dome, which returned grades up to 39% copper, 335g/t silver and 3.96g/t gold. The company is looking for a positive impact on its market position after exploration at the Western […]

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Durack Ranges, WA – 1970, Photos by Robert Adams

Robert was a Field Assistant in the Durack Ranges in the 1970’s with Don MacCulloch et al … He is now retired in Germany and has sent through some photos from 1970 which complement Don MacCulloch’s beautifully … UPDATE: Good Friday, 2013 – Robert has sent through some more great photos of Durack Ranges 1970 […]

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Durack Ranges, WA – 1970 (Photos from Don MacCulloch)

Don MacCulloch has sent in photos from the Durack Ranges, 1970 … The photos, sadly, are somewhat degraded due to the heat/humidity and not being developed until a return to civilisation (a common problem in that environment), but I have upgraded them somewhat and included them in a PDF album … They give an interesting […]

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The Apthorpe Planet Chronicles

Ken Apthorpe has assembled a terrific chronicle of all the Planet projects he has been involved with while he was with Planet … he was one of the last employees with Planet before the lights were turned off and this is reflected in some of his photos … http://andymar.cuccfree.com/indexkaa.html  

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Current Projects with historic Planet connections (June 2012)

This is a summary (as of June 2012) of currently active projects in WA with which Planet has past historic connections … CURRENT_EX_PLANET_PROJECTS_June2012

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Planet projects in the Durack Ranges, Kimberley WA in the 1970’s

I have added two papers to the Durack Mines Planet company page from Graham Brown’s archives from the 1970’s … They are titled “Dream time in the Duracks -1970” and “Copper hope in the Kimberley – August 1970” … DreamTimeInTheDuracks_1970 KimberleyCopperHope_August1970  

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Geoff Sharrock – President of AUSIMM for 2013

AusIMM Director and Hunter Region Branch chair Geoff Sharrock (FAusIMM) has been elected AusIMM President for 2013. Geoff was elected by delegates attending the AusIMM Annual General Meeting and Congress in Auckland, New Zealand. Geoff will take up the role of President on 1 January 2013 … Our congratulations to Geoff for his election to […]

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