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To: Gord Bolton who wrote (480)2/2/2002 2:20:13 AM
From: CIMA
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Thanks Gord. Wonder if there's a site that gives the spot price? Does Donner produce the stuff? Isn't it a must for the guts of fuel cells?

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To: CIMA who wrote (481)2/2/2002 7:35:52 AM
From: Gord Bolton
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CIMA, the comment about Donner was tongue in cheek. I believe graphite is very common and cheap. It does however create geophysical anomolies that excite explorers looking for nickel or kimberlites and when drilled creates bitter disappointment.

roskill.co.uk

graphit.de

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To: CIMA who wrote (481)2/2/2002 8:10:51 AM
From: Gord Bolton
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crystalgraphite.com

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To: CIMA who wrote (481)2/2/2002 12:13:52 PM
From: Bruce Robbins
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There is no spot price for graphite, like many industrial minerals. It does not trade like gold or silver on a market like the COMEX. Graphite is mined and sold as various products with different properties. The "price" is set by the producers and consumers.

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To: Gord Bolton who wrote (482)2/2/2002 3:27:30 PM
From: CIMA
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I didn't think Donner had ever produced anything but admittedly I haven't followed it for two or three years now. Thanks for the links. I've heard that hi-quality, large flake graphite is fetching $850 USD per tonne. Demand is supposedly increasing and it is a necessary part of the fuel cell technology that is coming. Haven't found many sources of info for the stuff. It does seem to be an up and coming commodity though. China will supposedly be consuming all of it's own production in the next couple of years or so. Just hunting around for companies that produce the stuff and trying to understand their markets.

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To: CIMA who wrote (485)2/2/2002 4:27:14 PM
From: Gord Bolton
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DDH 84
This hole was drilled to test an electrical anomaly and a gold anomaly
detected by soil geochemistry. The cause of the electrical anomaly was a
fault zone found to be rich in graphite.
Within 20 m of the fault, a
horizon was intersected consisting of graphitic argillite flooded with
quartz veins, and mineralized with pyrite (5-10%) and chalcopyrite. The
best assay results came from a 2.40-m-thick vein between 189.50 and
191.90 m along the drill core interval. From 185.50 to 193.00 m the drill
core interval averaged 517 PPB GOLD OVER 7.50M, INCLUDING A SUB-INTERVAL
THAT ASSAYED 911 PPB GOLD OVER 1.90 M.

newswire.ca

- RLG-D14, located 400 metres south of RLG-D9, intersected a basement
conductor within an altered pelitic gneiss. The hole encountered a 40
metre wide graphitic zone, including several zones of massive graphite,

80 metres below the unconformity starting at a depth of 803 metres.
Previous downhole EM work on RLG-D9 indicated that another more
conductive zone might exist to the south - further analysis of the
ground survey data proved that interpretation to be correct. The NE
strike of the conductor appears to lead to an area where RLG-D8
intersected a graphitic conductor in 1999. An off-set in the basement
rocks of approximately 160 metres exists between the two graphitic
zones. Future exploration will attempt to locate the offset which could
be the focus of a hydrothermal event

newswire.ca

Holes NK00-3, 4, 5 and 6 did not intersect mineralization. The targeted
geophysical anomalies are attributed to graphite or are unexplained.

newswire.ca

Lots of companies have located graphite accidently. Their response is typically, NEXT.

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To: Gord Bolton who wrote (486)2/6/2002 3:55:22 PM
From: CIMA
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Starfield Retains Corporate Finance Advisor

VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 6, 2002--
Starfield is pleased to announce that the Company has retained
Warrior, a division of Standard Bank of London as corporate finance
advisor.
Warrior provides corporate finance and strategic advice
exclusively to the mining, metals and minerals industries and will
provide these services to Starfield for the Ferguson Lake project.
Starfield's exploration work to date has identified a resource
exceeding 60 million tonnes at the 100% owned Ferguson Lake property
as summarized below:

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*T
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Tonnes
Cutoff (mill- Copper Nickel Pd Pt
Grade ions) (%) (%) (g/t) (g/t)
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1.0% Cu+Ni 60.1 0.93 0.59 1.32 0.19
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1.5% Cu+Ni 30.6 1.17 0.77 1.69 0.25
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2.0% Cu+Ni 12.7 1.39 0.85 1.92 0.28
---------------------------------------------------------------

*T

Additionally, on December 28, 2001 the Company announced discovery
of a discreet new horizon assaying 103 g/t (3.29 oz/t) Palladium, 26.7
g/t (0.85 oz/t) Platinum and 2.74 g/t (0.09 oz/t) Rhodium. Starfield
is currently awaiting startup of the 2002 drill program.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

"Glen Macdonald"
Glen Macdonald, P.Geol., Director

The CDNX neither approves nor disapproves of the information
contained herein.

Corporate Office:
Suite 420-625 Howe Street
Vancouver, BC CANADA
V6C 2T6
Tel: (604) 608-0400
Fax: (604) 608-0344
Toll Free: (877) 233-2244
email: info@starfieldres.com
website: starfieldres.com

--30--rr/cgo*

CONTACT: Starfield
Glen Macdonald, 604/608-0400

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To: Bruce Robbins who wrote (484)2/26/2002 2:38:46 PM
From: CIMA
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Starfield Resources Inc. - 2002 Exploration Program Commences (enews)
Ferguson Lake Nickel-Copper-Cobalt-Platinum-Palladium Project, Nunavut, Canada #SRU-02-02 SRU.CDNX SRFDF - OTC BB

Starfield Resources Inc. has commenced mobilization for the 2002 exploration drilling program at the Ferguson Lake project, with drill crews to arrive during the first week of March. Since acquiring a 100% interest in the Ferguson Lake property in 1999, Starfield has expended over $14,000,000 on exploration including geophysical surveys, geological mapping and over 43,000 meters of diamond drilling. Together with some 30,000 meters of drilling done by Inco during the 1950's, a massive sulphide resource of 60.1 million tonnes is currently defined with only 25% of the known target explored.

The 2002 drilling program is designed as a three-phase project. Initial drilling has been planned to expand a high grade zone (0.35 meters grading 103 g/t Pd (3.29 oz/t), 26.7 g/t Pt (0.85 oz/t) and 2.74 g/t Rh (0.09 oz/t)) discovered in the last and furthest west hole, FL01-101, completed in 2001 on Section 6800 West. The new Platinum-Palladium-Rhodium mineralization is located in a discrete sulphide-poor horizon apparently parallel to the main massive sulphide system and possibly located near a mineralizing source area.

Drilling is also planned during this first phase of exploration to test deep targets recently indicated by new geophysical survey interpretation methods ("inverse magnetic method") to occur at depth below the known massive sulphide system. Inverse magnetic modelling has defined a strong anomaly in the area of Section 5720 where Hole FL00-67 will be extended an additional 500+ meters, the objective being to test for the lower limb or hinge of this folded system.

The 2002 exploration program is also designed to outline and define higher grade bodies of Copper-Nickel-Palladium-Platinum partially located within the already defined 60.1 million tonne massive sulphide resource; and to further expand the base resource by tracing the West Zone mineralization, identified by the strongest known UTEM and magnetic geophysical signals on the property, for an additional 2 kilometers to Section 8800 West from Section 6800 West to 8800 West. On behalf of the Board of Directors

"Glen Macdonald"

Glen Macdonald, Director

Corporate Office: Suite 420-625 Howe Street Vancouver, BC CANADA V6C 2T6 Tel: (604) 608-0400 Fax: (604) 608-0344 Toll Free: (877) 233-2244 email: info@starfieldres.com website: starfieldres.com

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To: Ptaskmaster who started this subject3/11/2002 2:39:23 PM
From: ali
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Evidence Suggests That The Magmatic Hydrothermal System At Flag
Resources (1985) Limited's Cobalt Hill, Mackelcan Township, (Wanapitei
Anomaly), Is Comparable To The Late-Magmatic Hydrothermal System Of The
Sudbury Igneous Complex.

CALGARY, March 11 /CNW/ -
Cobalt Hill
Dr. Eva Shandl, Geological Consultant, Research Associate, Department of
Geology, University of Toronto, has reported to Flag Resources that:

1. Detailed fluid inclusion study demonstrated that salinity and
temperature of hydrothermal fluids, which crystallized the quartz
veins and pyrite at Cobalt Hill, were comparable to the late-magmatic
hydrothermal fluids of the Sudbury Igneous Complex. Just as in
Sudbury, fluid inclusions in quartz at Cobalt Hill contains halite
daughter minerals and the calculated salinity of fluid in the fluid
inclusions is 32 - 40 eg wt % NaCl.
2. Hypersaline brines that formed the halite crystals in fluid inclusions
in the Cobalt Hill quartz also mobilized Ni (nickel) rich sulfides and
gold from depth, including them in pyrite within the quartz veins. The
Ni-sulfide inclusions in pyrite are small, but ubiquitous, and
represent a wide variety of nickel-bearing sulfides; pentlandite,
bravoite, gersdorfitte as well as pyrrhotite, chalcopyrite,
coloradoite (Hg-telluride) and gold. All of the above Ni-sulfides and
gold are present in the Sudbury ores.

Thus, says Dr. Shandl, fluid inclusion, systematics and detailed
mineralogy at Cobalt Hill suggests there is overwhelming evidence in support
of a magmatic-hydrothermal system at some depth comparable to the
late-magmatic hydrothermal system of the Sudbury Igneous Complex.
On basis of the present fluid inclusion and earlier mineralogical study,
Dr. Schandl considers Cobalt Hill to have an excellent potential for Sudbury
type mineralization.
Cobalt Hills, is 2 miles south of the western magnetic peak of the
Wanapitei anomaly.

Exploratory Licence of Occupation
Flag's Exploratory Licence of Occupation (E.L.O.), an area of 780
hectares (1750 Acres), in Rathbun and Aylmer Township is located on the
northeast flank of the Sudbury Igneous Complex, 20 miles north of Sudbury.
In a report prepared for Flag, Dr. Peter Giblin, Consulting Geologist,
Sudbury, Ontario, noted that the E.L.O. covers two gold occurrences, known
from the 1890's as the Bennett and Aylmer occurrences. The Bennett occurrence
was little explored by modern techniques until drilled by Flag in 1998. The
nearby Aylmer occurrence has yet to be explored by modern techniques.
Recent prospecting has found three sulfide occurrences, a copper
occurrence, a pyrite breccia and a gold-bearing gossan zone in other
unexplored portions of the E.L.O. These occurrences have not received any
exploration.
Dr. Giblin concludes that the Aylmer occurrence, untested portions of the
Bennett occurrence and the interval between them merit further exploration,
and investigations of the copper occurrence, pyrite breccia and gossan zone
should be carried out, at an estimated cost of $114,800.

Rathbun Lake Occurrence
The Occurrence is a mined out surface lens of copper, nickel, gold,
silver, platinum and palladium bearing massive sulfides, located on the
southeast shore of Rathbun Lake, Rathbun Township.
In Ontario Geological Survey Report 213, 1982, Dr Burkhard Dressler,
after studying the Occurrence, suggested that it may have been part of a
bigger sulfide body, separating from it during the intrusion of gabbro into
the Gowganda sedimentary rocks or dislocated from it by faulting after the
intrusion.
To explore the suggested source of the Occurrence, Flag is asking its
Advisory Committee to consider drilling a deep exploratory drill hole between
100 to 200 feet due west of the shaft of the mined out Occurrence, as there
has been no exploratory drilling below 500 feet, up to 300 feet west of the
shaft.
A selected grab sample of the massive sulfides by Dr. Dressler, O.G.S.
Report 213, 1982, yielded.

10.2% copper, 0.14% nickel, 2.22 oz silver, 0.02 oz gold,
0.056 oz platinum and 34.6 oz palladium per ton

Wolf Lake-Gold Copper Deposit
Prior to preparing a report on estimated tonnage and grade on the Wolf
Lake Gold-Copper Deposits, Mackelcan Township, Flag is drilling additional
fill-in drill holes.
Wolf Lake 02-06, located 50 feet east of WL81-8, was drilled to a depth
of 500 feet, at 60 degrees east, with 105 feet of the drill core being assayed
for gold and copper. Depending on assay results, the drill hole may be
deepened to 1000 feet.

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To: ali who wrote (489)4/22/2002 9:24:08 AM
From: Natasha_Kidd
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Something nice is going on here....see the volume on Friday!
Chatted with IR rep, and everything sounds positive.

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