Tim Hopwood - Short Resume.

"Ore discovery through careful observation".

His earlier years were spent at the Universities of Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and Illinois where he taught and researched structural controls of ore deposits. Between 1974 and 1985 he gave eight courses on "Geological Environments of Ore Deposits" for the Australian Mineral Foundation, in Adelaide.

As a consultant in mineral exploration, Hopwood's work contributed directly to the discovery of the Cleveland Tin Mine, for Aberfoyle in 1962, Girilambone Copper Mine in 1969, Fitzpatrick Lode for North Broken Hill in 1975, and significant intersections at the Pinnacles Mine for Pasminco in 1993. From 1980 he acquired title and was involved in the renewed start-up of the Cracow Gold Mine for Sedimentary Holdings Ltd. This project has since been taken over by Newcrest. Between 1980 and 1984 he worked as a consultant for Hamersley Iron on structural controls on the major low phosphorus low sulfur iron ore bodies Mt Tom Price and Paraburdoo.

From 1991 to 1993 he worked on MMM/Centennial Zn, Karonie Au, White Devil Au and Geko Cu-Au for Normandy-Poseidon.

Tim Hopwood has worked on mineral exploration projects in Timmins Noranda and New Brunswick Canada, Barberton Southern Africa, Tsumeb and Kombat Namibia, High Atlas Morocco, Al Masane, Jabal Sayid and Mahd adh Dahab Saudi Arabia, Bawdwin Myanmar, Chilorok and Chirotan Indonesia, Lepanto Philippines, and Wafi Papua New Guinea.

Between 1994 and 2000, based in the Urals, Russia, Tim Hopwood assessed several major gold and Cu-Au projects for western investment (Svetlinskoe, Vorontsovskoe, Karabash, Safianovka, Sultanovskoe, Gagarka). This work also resulted in several significant platinum intersections at Soloviev Hill for Eurasia Mining PLC.

Between 2004 and 2007 Tim Hopwood produced detailed maps and drill sections of the Pinnacles Mine 15km south-west of Broken Hill, NSW. This work contributed directly to the discovery of the Perseverance Lode, with an estimated target potential of between 6 million tonnes and 12 million tonnes. This has since been confirmed as a JORC compliant resource statement of 14 million tonnes prepared by an independent consultant, AMC.
 As a result of this work an estimate of the total target potential for the Pinnacles Mine Leases of up to 60 million tonnes has been announced

In 1994 seed-funded by Gulf Clay Pty Ltd, Tim Hopwood set out to find a kaolin deposit on Cape York with paper coating kaolin specifications superior to those of the Skardon River and Weipa deposits. Kendall River Kaolin title was taken out in 1994, and drilled in 1995, and 1997. Between 1995 and 2000 detailed kaolin testwork was undertaken by laboratories of major US kaolin companies. In 2000 a block of 110 drillholes was drilled out on 25m x 25m centers to demonstrate the homogeneity of the crude kaolin. The Kendall River resource comprises 100 million tonnes of degritted crude kaolin with specifications competitive with those of Brazilian kaolin (which has had a market sales growth rate of 17% pa since 1996). There is a major independent due diligence report by Steffen, Robertson & Kirsten, July   2004. Since 2008, the Kendall River Kaolin Project is now fully funded through Beijing and Hong Kong sources, and is expected to be developed in the near future.

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