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					                                                      Issue #9
                                                                                                              May 2009
                 Message From             Congratulations to Omar (Daniel)       Congratulations to Finders
                   Jim Calder             Maloney and Kishwar Salam who          Resources for the successful start
                                          were united in marriage on March       up of their Wetar Copper demo
                     Director             14th 2009. Daniel                      plant. After some small electrical
                   Calder                 and Kishwar recently                   hiccups in February, the plant is
              Projects Services           returned from a                        now producing above its 5 tonne
                                          honeymoon in Bali                      per day nameplate capacity and
 Since the last newsletter the global     and Lombok,                            several 60 tonne shipments of
financial crisis (GFC) has started to     Indonesia. We wish                     cathodes have been dispatched.
impact on the local engineering scene.    the newlyweds all the                  Calder were proud to be part of the
Alcan Engineering are no more and         best in the future!                    team in conjunction with Millermet
availability of people in Brisbane is                                            and Electrowinn Consulting in
good. Coal, tin and gold are holding      Congratulations to Seamus Hasson designing the SXEW plant. Finders
up reasonably well. Aluminium and         Calder’s Construction Supt - who       are now looking to re activate their
nickel seem to be in trouble price        has successfully launched his Food Feasibility Study ( which had been
wise. Copper fell away but looks to be    Grade Plastic Bee hives onto the       suspended) for the commercial
regaining strength due to its             international market. Seamus was operations and we look forward to
fundamental usefulness and tighter        profiled in the very first ever Calder assisting them again in the very
supply and its long term outlook          Projects Newsletter.                   near future.
seems strong. Rare earth metals such      Seamus has spent many years
as Rhenium are now in the limelight       developing his product, and it’s
with Ivanhoe Australia announcing         wonderful to see that his hard work
the discovery of Merlin the world’s       and dedication has resulted in a
richest deposit in Qld. Interest rates    successful outcome. Well done
and energy costs have come down.          Seamus and all the best to Hasson
Forecasters give widely differing         Hives.
views on what lies ahead for the          If you are interested in his
minerals markets. China is still a key    innovative products, be sure to
factor. Despite all this uncertainty,     check out Seamus’ website at
good engineering advice remains an
invaluable commodity.
                                          Calder has once again upgraded its      5tpd Copper SXEW Demonstration
We counsel clients not to get
                                          server capacity and its IT                Plant—Wetar Island, Indonesia.
distracted by the short term drivers.
                                          infrastructure. We have also been
Developing resource projects is a
                                          receiving a great deal of praise      SILVER HILL PRE-
long haul business and future
                                          about our new look website,
commodity prices will always be                                                 FEASIBILITY STUDY
                                          designed by our very own Susan
uncertain. Quality mineral deposits
                                          Fox. Good work Suzie!                 Calder have concluded their capital
which apply innovative engineering
                                          If you haven’t already checked it
and result in low capital and                                                   cost estimates and process plant
                                          out click on the link below to see
processing costs will make profits                                              layout work for the Silver Hill Pre-
                                          our new look webpage!
and sustain themselves in any                                                   feasibility Study for AustralAsian
market. Calder offer our clients                                                Resource Consultants. Conquest
innovative thinking and deliver good      Congratulations to Cape Alumina       Mining’s board have now decided
engineering value for money. We are       for the new office opening and
responsive to client needs and flexible                                         the project is robust financially and
                                          recent appointment of a new           will to take the project to Definitive
in our approach which we believe          chairman George Lloyd and Study
delivers a superior service to our        Manager David Byrom.                  Feasibility Study level.
clients, many of whom provide repeat      Calder partners Jim Calder and                 Level 8, 320 Adelaide St
business. We do well if our clients do    Daniel Maloney attended the late                    GPO Box 212
well. Luckily most of our clients have    April opening function of Cape
                                                                                           Brisbane, Qld, 4001
avoided the worst of the GFC but          Alumina’s new offices in Cordelia              Phone: +61 7 3010 9924
storm clouds are still ahead.             St South Brisbane.                             Fax:     +61 7 3010 9001
                                                          Calder’s foundation client Citigold continues to provide
Calder are assisting AARC with conceptual layouts         Calder with repeat business. This time around, the work
and process inputs for a garnet project targeting         involves an upgrade to the underground ventilation
abrasive blasting product's as part of a feasibility      system at the Warrior Gold Mine located in Charters
study. Mt Allison is located in central Queensland,       Towers, North Queensland. Calder assisted with the
north of Biloela.                                         original ventilation design and installation back in 2006,
                                                          when the mine was at 110 metre level.
                                                          Now once again Calder has been commissioned to
The EPCM project for the additional No 4 Roller Mill
                                                          carry out another expansion to the underground
continued to make good progress, on time and
                                                          ventilation system at a depth of 370 metres. This will
budget as part of the Parkhurst expansion in early
                                                          involve a new fan, power and services supply, raise
2009. This project is now on hold pending
                                                          boring contracts, surface works and general project
improvements in the magnesia market place. A
                                                          management of the installation.
detailed cost estimate was carried out by Calder.
                                                          The budget and schedule are currently being
                                                          developed by Calder for approval by Citigold’s board.
The Mt Dore Scoping study is marking time waiting
for metallurgical test results– meanwhile Ivanhoe         SAM
have confirmed Merlin as the richest Rhenium              Congratulations to ‘The Dutchman’ on the successful
deposit in the world which has seen a resurgence in       granting of a gold mining license to his company,
their share price.                                        Solomans Alluvial Gold (SAM).

                       STAFF PROFILE — Thisara (Tim) Adikari
                             Thisara is a young Project   very effective on several     whilst working, he’s also
                             Engineer who has already     occasions, including          the Vice President of the
                             achieved a great deal        expressions of interest,      2009 Civil Engineering
                             even before he’s             client introductions and      Social Society at QUT.
                             completed his engineering    bidding for potential jobs.
                             degree at QUT. Already       It is not an uncommon         Tim says he has enjoyed
                             equipped with a Bachelor     occurrence to see Jim,        his time at university, but
                             in Business Marketing,       Danny or other members        is looking forward to the
                             Thisara or Tim as he’s       of the Calder team ask        pace of fulltime work and
                                                                                        not having to worry about
 “It’s great to get          known around the office,     Tim to add a ‘magic-
                                                                                        assignments and exams
                             is graduating with his       touch’ to their documents
    ‘hands-on’               second degree, a             or letters.                   for a little while to come.
 experience with             Bachelor in Engineering
                                                                                        He still has a significant
     a team of               (Civil) from Queensland      According to Tim, his role
                                                                                        milestone to overcome
                                                          at Calder is challenging
professionals that           University or Technology
                                                          but also very rewarding.      before graduating. His
                             this Semester.
have confidence in                                        “It’s great to get ‘hands-    thesis on ‘fibre reinforced
    my work ”                Since commencing with        on’ experience with a         concrete’ is due for
                             Calder in mid 2008, Tim      team of professionals         submission around the
                             has excelled, not only in    who have confidence in        same time as his end of
                             the engineering field, but   my work”.                     semester examinations.
                             also on the business
                                                          This year serves as a         We wish Tim all the best
                             development side.
                                                          milestone for Tim. Not        with his thesis and his final
                             Tim’s marketing and          only is he studying full      examinations, which are
                             written skills have proved   time for his final semester   only a few weeks away.


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