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LRMA News 8 October 2008

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS COURSE


The Department of Primary Industries will be holding two Environmental Awareness Courses on Wednesday 15 October 2008 at the Bowling Club. One will start at 9am and one will start at 2pm. Places are going fast so book your spot with the Department – Ph: 6829 9200.

For all those miners who have titles on Wyoming or OPA 4 or plan to you will need to have attended this course before your titles are registered. Keep in mind that Barfield will hopefully be opened up in the next couple of months and you will need to have attended the Environmental Awareness Course before you can hold a title.

WYOMING TITLES


The Department of Primary Industries will be notifying all claimholders on Wyoming of their obligations under the Access Management Plan (AMP) determined by the Mining Warden some months ago. It is important to read the AMP carefully and some of the most important things to keep in mind is that there is to be no traffic on Wyoming before sunrise or after sunset. It is also vital that miners stay on the designated tracks marked on the plan and take the shortest and most practicable route from those tracks to their claim and share the same track with other claimholders.

When a new field is found and a new primary track needs to be created this first must be negotiated with the landholder in writing or you can ask the LRMA to negotiate on your behalf.


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Maxine O'Brien
Secretary/Manager
Lightning Ridge Miners' Association Ltd
PO Box 177, Lightning Ridge NSW 2834
Ph: 02 6829 0427, Fax: 02 6829 0830
Mob: 0427 920 474
Email: lrma@lightningridge.net.au

8 October 2008 05:42pm
LRMA News 1 October 2008

BIG WIDE WORLD


There are a few exciting promotional opportunities happening for opal out in the big wide world.

Once again the National Opal Miners Association is sponsoring the Opal Fashion Bash which will be held in Townsville on 16-19 April 2009. We see this as an excellent vehicle to promote opal to the youth of Australia and based on the results from last year they love it. The opal industry through NOMA donate 50 opal pendants worth a total of $30,000. If anyone has a pendant or even an opal they can donate it would be most appreciated.

It would be excellent to see some Lightning Ridge kids participating in the Opal Fashion Bash. It is a great experience and all the kids must participate in a number of workshops including catwalk training. You can really see the kids improve and become much more confident as the event unfolds. There are several age groups from 8 years old up to 27 years old. You can log onto www.fashionbash.com.au for more details. If anyone would like to watch the DVD from last year’s event you can borrow a copy from the LRMA office or you can watch a snippet on You Tube.

Another promotional opportunity is the International Coloured Gemstone Association’s (ICA) first gem show being held in Dubai on 13-15 October 2008. The ICA International Gemshow Dubai is especially for loose coloured gemstones and will the largest coloured gemstone show outside of Tucson and the location is easily accessible from Europe and Arabia. There are about six or seven opal companies exhibiting and hopefully they can generate some business.

We believe two beautiful, young ladies from the Opal Fashion Bash, Kendal Schuler and Rachael Finch will be attending the Dubai gemstone show to model opals.


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Maxine O'Brien
Secretary/Manager
Lightning Ridge Miners' Association Ltd
PO Box 177, Lightning Ridge NSW 2834
Ph: 02 6829 0427, Fax: 02 6829 0830
Mob: 0427 920 474
Email: lrma@lightningridge.net.au

1 October 2008 06:42pm