The Australian exploration community has demonstrated great resolve in a tough year, with an excellent show of enthusiasm at the Sydney 2014 RIU Resources Round Up.
The three-day event, held at the Sofitel Wentworth Hotel, attracted explorers, junior miners, service companies, analysts, investors, and brokers from around Australia to present the latest industry news, discoveries and technology.
Doug Bowie, manager for resources of event organiser Vertical Events, said the success of the show was well above expectations.
“We know it’s been a tough couple of years for the junior resources market, and we didn’t realise that sentiment was so strong,” Bowie said.
“We were expecting a moderate year, but everyone seemed to be very enthusiastic, cautiously of course.
“The investors and various funds were all interested, and we were quite amazed at the level of interest shown here at the event, it was a really good result.”
The Resources Round Up was hosted by RIU Conferences, which is a joint venture between Vertical Events and Resource Information Unit.
Rob Waugh, Ian Warland and John Percival of Musgrave Minerals.
Charles Dowsett of NSW (government) Trade and Investment delivers an address on improving the exploration landscape in NSW.
Geologist Todd Williams of PepinNini Minerals, scouring through a fairly high-grade sample.
Ted Van Heemst and Richard Homsany of Redstone Resources.
High grade Brazillian hematite from Cabral Resources.
Steve Finlayson and Geoff McLean from ALS Global.
Mining engineering students Tyler Kaplan and Lacklan Eccles.
Melissa Narbey, Paola Rojas, Genevieve Riviere, Christabel Brano.
Dorothy and David Jones, with Alex Thin of Investigator Resources.
Genevieve Riviere, morris dancing enthusiast Fritz Fitton, Christabel Brano.
Marie Parekh and Lenore Green of MacPherson's Resources.
Suzanne Blake waxes lyrical with Jamie Gibson.
Genevieve Riviere, Joel Forwood and Damien Kennedy.
Jeff Latimer, Ian Levy, Julie Young and Mick Gerrard of Australian Bauxite.
Ross Smyth-Kirk and Richard Thompson, with a cheeky Yolanda Torrisi.
The MacPherson's team: Raymond Wright, Ashok and Marie Parekh, Lenore Green and Morrie Goodz..
Ross Smyth-Kirk, Yolanda Torrisi, Suzanne Blake, Jamie Gibson, Genvieve Riviere, Damien Kennedy.