Cadia and Ridgeway drill core. Following the pit visit, the group returned to the Newcrest Exploration office for lunch, over which a presentation was given to Newcrest geologists by one of the tour group geologists on a major gold deposit elsewhere. When lunch was complete the group was taken to the CVO core facility at Ridgeway to study core from a selection of representative drill holes through the different ore and alteration zones from the Cadia Hill, Cadia East and Ridgeway deposits. The core inspection was assisted by Newcrest geologists Melissa Morgan (upper- and lower-left images) and Catherine Small (right image) who took the group through the core and responded to the discussion and queries that arose. Then in the late afternoon, the group travelled to the Spring Hill airport to catch the afternoon flight to Sydney, where the tour ended.
Photographs by Mike Porter.