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REPUBLICAN GOLD/NICKEL PROJECT
Currently at the Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage In Coolgardie is a project estimated to be $ 1000000. This project Equinox has completed a mobile metal ion soil sampling programme. Click for more details...

MIITEL NICKEL OPERATIONS - MARINERS/MIITEL/WANNAWAY
Currently at the Construction stage In Coolgardie is a project estimated to be $ 5000000. This project Includes production and development of the Mariners Nickel Mine, as well as ongoing production and development at Miitel and Wannaway. Click for more details...

WACKALINA PROJECT - GOLD RESOURCE
Mining (Exploration - Drilling) project for New development. Drilling to test previously identified conceptual magnetic targets. Click for more details...

PARKER RANGE PROJECT - GOLDEN VIRGIN
Parker Range Project - Golden Virgin is currently at the Early Planning stage, valued at about $ 5000000 it is The project includes the partly developed golden Virgin Open Cut Gold Mine, south of Marvel Loch in the Yilgarn. RC Drilling at Golden Virgin will be completed on a 20 metre by 10 metre spacing to test lateral extensions of known mineralisation the the north and west to a depth of 75 metres approx, and depth extensions of the known high grade shoot to 120 metres approx. Click for more details...

STAG OIL OPERATIONS
Mining (Exploration - Drilling) project at North west of Dampier, ., WA 6999 for New. The peak rate at the Stag oil field is 30,000 barrels of oil per day. Santos has now increased its share of production by 300,00 barrels in 2003 and 500,000 barrels in 2004. Click for more details...

KAMBALDA NICKEL OPERATIONS - NICKEL RESOURCE
Mining (Exploration - Drilling) New project at Via, Kambalda, WA 6442. This type is Minesite - Ongoing Exploration with Private ownership. Drilling programme for long south is planned for mid 2005. Encouraging drill results have been recorded in the resource extension drilling programme. Mineralisation at Victor remains open in many directions at Victor South. Click for more details...

MUNGARI PROJECT - GOLD RESOURCE
Private ownership Mining (Exploration - Drilling) project In The Kalgoorlie-Boulder Council Area for New development. The tenement is located 15km southwest of Kalgoorlie, and lies 10km south of, and along strike from, the Frog's Leg gold deposit. The project tenement, which has no recorded drilling, contains a 4km segment of the prospective Zuleika Shear and adjacent stratigraphy. Earlier reconnaissance surface geochemistry conducted by Avoca confirmed the prospectivity of the project tenement with 0.3 g/t gold being identified from surface gravels and rock chips. Drilling will commence immediately following an ethnographic clearance survey currently being planned and detailed surface geochemistry. Click for more details...

BETA HUNT NICKEL PROJECT
Resource - Nickel New project In The Coolgardie Council Area. The project includes a remnant resource at the Hunt nickel mine and the developed but un-mined Beta nickel project. Access to the mine is via a portal situated on the northern shoreline of Lake Lefroy, 5 km by road from the WMC nickel concentrator. The Hunt deposit is accessed by a 4 km decline and has remnant blocks available for mining. The Beta deposit is accessed via a 2 km decline developed from the base of the Hunt decline. The Beta deposit is partially developed but is otherwise unmined and requires only pumping and rehabilitation to recommence production in the first quarter of 2004. The acquisition of the project is via a sub-lease associated with agreements and rights in relation to the mining of nickel. Targets within the project area that have the potential to significantly increase the resource base have been identified. Click for more details...

LIGHTS OF ISRAEL GOLD OPERATIONS
New project of Mining (Exploration - Drilling) project at Approx 140 km northwest of, Kalgoorlie, WA 6430. Ore reserves have been extended by 50,000 ounces. Click for more details...

CENTRAL NORSEMAN GOLD OPERATIONS - BULLEN DECLINE - MINESITE EXPLORATION
Currently at the Early Planning stage In Dundas is a project estimated to be $ 10000000. This project Feasibility study is ongoing to develop O'Briens reef. A conceptual mine study to utilise the existing Bullen decline has been completed. The ore reserve for O'Briens's reef is 104,000 tonnes at 11.1 g/t gold for 36,000 ounces. Total mineral resource is 142,000 tonnes at 16.0 g/t gold for 73,000 ounces gold. Drilling will contine to to permit completion of the feasibility study. Scotia area is being driiled and is considered for open pit mining. Resource estimate for Scotia is 109,500 tonnes at 7.9 g/t for 28,000 ounces gold. Click for more details...

BLAIR NICKEL MINE - AREA 57 - RESOURCE
Currently at the Construction stage In Coolgardie is a project estimated to be $ 10000000. This project Recent mining at the southern end of the Area 57 shoot has highlighted the possibility of remnant ore remaining south of the upper developed levels. Click for more details...

DONNYBROOK GOLD PROJECT
Mining (Exploration - Drilling) New project at 200km south of Perth, via, Donnybrook, WA 6239. This type is Resource - Gold/Base Metals with Private ownership. A 10 hole RC drilling programme will target an anomolous zone. Click for more details...

MOUNT CELIA PROJECT
New project of Mining (Exploration - Drilling) project at Via, Laverton, WA 6440. Results to date from RC drilling included 10 metres at 2.61g/t gold from 181 metre, including 4 metres at 5.23g/t gold from 187 metres. Results from a RABdrilling programme of 92 holes aor 4608 metres are also pending. Click for more details...

FORRESTANIA NICKEL PROJECT - FLYING FOX
Mining (Exploration - Drilling) project at Via, Southern Cross, WA 6426 of Underground Development & Mining type of New development. The preferred preliminary mine design includes locating the decline within an 80 metre wide dolerite dyke immediately north of T1 to take advantage of anticipated good ground conditions. Surface drilling has been undertaken to determine the site for a box cut. Click for more details...

WATTLE DAM PROJECT - NICKEL GOLD RESOURCE
Mining (Exploration - Drilling) project at Spargoville 50 km south east of, Coolgardie, WA 6429 for New. Mining will take place for 4-5 months; 2-3 months milling (commencing month 2); $3.6 million operating; profit cashflow by month 3. Click for more details...

NORTH WIDGIEMOOLTHA GOLD PROJECT - RESOURCE
North Widgiemooltha Gold Project - Resource is currently at the Early Planning stage, valued at about $ 1000000 it is This area is similar to that of the Spargoville area to the north and consists of komatite ultramafic and basaltic units overlain by volcaniclasic and sedimentary rocks with minor dolerite, felsic and pegmatite intrusives. The Spargos Reward Shear, a reidel fault between the regional Kunanalling and Zuleika shear zones extends south from the Wattle Dam area through the North Widgiemooltha project area. A number of gold deposits, workings and occurrences are located along or inproximity to this shear and are defined by anomalous gold in soils. Click for more details...

WHISTLER PROJECT
Mining (Exploration - Drilling) New project at South of, Meekatharra, WA 6642. This type is Resource - Gold with Private ownership. An inferred resource of 159,000 tonnes at 5.3g/t gold has been calculated at Whistler. The drilling programme of 6 holes tested secondary targets at the northern end of the pit and in structures identified in the eastern hanging wall. The drilling intersected anomalous gold mineralisation at 0.26g/t gold in zones up to 25 metres wide. Best intersection 6.68g/t gold over a one metre interval. Further investigation of the significance of these results that occur outside the known underground resource will be further investiagted. Click for more details...

ANTRIM NICKEL PROJECT - RESOURCE
Mining (Exploration - Drilling) project at Kalkarindji region NT and East Kimberley, ., WA 6999 of Resource - Nickel type of New development. Reconnaissance ground electromagnetic surveys. Click for more details...

MOUNT GIBSON GOLD PROJECT - WOMBAT
Mount Gibson Gold Project - Wombat is currently at the Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage, valued at about $ 1000000 it is The Wombat resource zone is situated 300m south of the plant site and encompasses a former high-grade open pit and underground resource, now largely mined out by previous operators, but which shows potential for structural repeats. Seven Rc drill holes for 838 m were put into the northern and southern flanks of the Wombat pit to resolve structural issues before planning further drill testing. Click for more details...

YERILLA PROJECT
Currently at the Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage In Kalgoorlie-Boulder is a project estimated to be $ 5000000. This project The project covers an area of approximately 18.5 sq km. Click for more details...

SHELL LAKES PROJECT - DIAMOND RESOURCE
A project in the WA Within Not Yet Determined. First pass aircore drilling to test for kimberlite pipes completed. 1,444 metres, including 586 metres of diamond core. All drill holes intersected interpreted intrusive rocks of ultramafic composition, commonly associated with kimberlitic pipes. Results from laboratory analysis will determine specific rock types, chemical compositions and diamond potential. Click for more details...

GLENVIEW PROJECT - IRON ORE/GOLD/COPPER/ZINC RESOURCE
Mining (Exploration - Drilling) project at 60 Km North west of, Cue, WA 6640 of Resource -Gold/Copper/Zinc/Iron Ore type of New development. A 16.4 line km ground based transient survey has been completed during the December 2003 quarter and a review of all past geophysical surveys was carried out. The review identified weak but distinct geophysical anomalies suggesting that significant base metal mineralisation may occur down dip or lateral to a previous drill hole intersection which returned 3.5 metres of 8.7% copper. Click for more details...

KURNALPI PROJECT - JUBILEE
A project in the WA Within Kalgoorlie-Boulder. Consultants Newexco consider that responses to the moving loop TEM survey are consistent with characteristics of a massive sulphide. Click for more details...

ST IVES GOLD OPERATIONS - EXPANSION - LAKE LEFROY/INTREPIDE/SANTA ANA
A project in the WA Within Coolgardie. Located about 12 km north of the processing plant at St Ives. The feasibility study into a possible expansion of operations at St Ives has been completed and expansion has board approval. Drilling to date has extended to mine life to 6-9 years. The exploration programme has been elevated in intensity and is ongoing. Click for more details...

COUNTESS REGIONAL GOLD PROJECT
Private ownership Mining (Exploration - Drilling) project In The Coolgardie Council Area for New development. The Mount is a granted mining lease covering the current Mount underground mine and surrounded by five granted prospecting licences. The total project area covers approximately 900 hectares and is located near Widgiemooltha, 100 km south of Kalgoorlie. Despite having been previously mined, the area had no stated resource. A global inferred resource of 2.06 million tonnes at an average grade of 5.5g/t containing 370,000 ounces has been announced. Click for more details...

GULLEWA PROJECT
Private ownership Mining (Exploration - Drilling) project In The City Of Greater Geraldton Council Area for New development. RAB drilling was completed with 103 holes for 5,681 metres. This drilling tested part of the Chulaar and Thundelarra Shear Zone as defined from aeromagnetic and surface geochem interpretation. Despite the geological environment showing considerable promise gold values were subeconomic. Click for more details...

NORSEMAN GOLD PROJECT - RESOURCES
Mining (Exploration - Drilling) New project at 4 km south of, Norseman, WA 6443. This type is Resource - Gold with Private ownership. A resource estimate of 584,000 tonnes @ 2.2 g/t au for 41,300 ounces of gold for Iron duke and 418,100 tonnes @ 1.8 g/t au for 24,200 ounces of gold for Suprise. Click for more details...

COSMOS NICKEL OPERATIONS - ANOMALY 1 - RESOURCE
Cosmos Nickel Operations - Anomaly 1 - Resource is currently at the Early Planning stage, valued at about $ 5000000 it is Resource estimate is 53 Mt @ 0.62% Ni for 328,000 tonnes of contained nickel metal. The measured and indicated estimate is 41 Mt @ 0.65% Ni for 265,000 tonnes of contained nickel. Click for more details...

MT VENN NICKEL PGM PROJECT - RESOURCE
135 km northeast of, Laverton, WA 6440 Has Mt Venn Nickel Pgm Project - Resource currently at Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage. An EM survey is to be completed by the end of April 2005 and results will be released shortly. A 4000 metre RC drilling programme is planned to commence last week of may 2005. Click for more details...

EAST KUNDANA GOLD PROJECT - HORNET - RESOURCE
Mining (Exploration - Drilling) project at Northwest of, Kalgoorlie, WA 6430 for New. A feasibility study into developing a 52 metre deep pit with a seven month mine life has been completed. A bankable feasibility into underground development of Hornet is in progress. Total resource for the open pit was 571,000 tonnes @ 2.3 g/t for 42,224 ounces of gold and for the underground development was 1,052,000 tonnes @ 7.1 g/t for 240,140 ounces of gold. Click for more details...

MUNNI MUNNI EXTENDED PROJECT - RADIO HILL SOUTH/NORTH WHUNDO/EAST WELL
Mining (Exploration - Drilling) New project at 60 km south of, Karratha, WA 6714. This type is Resource - Platinum with Private ownership. The project is located 60 km south of Karratha in Western Australia's Pilbara region and is contiguous to the Helix Resources NL Munni Munni Platinum Group Metals project. The most prospective tenement is ELA 47/1033 (Munni Munni), which further enclosed on the west, north and east of the Elizabeth Hill silver mine while ELA 47/1032 borders the sulphide nickel-copper deposit at Radio Hill being mined by Titan Resources NL. Click for more details...

TURNER RIVER GOLD PROJECT - RESOURCE
A project in the WA Within Port Hedland. Previous drilling (late 2003) made significant intercepts of gold mineralisation. Click for more details...

SMITHFIELD PROJECT - TANTALUM RESOURCE
Near, Bridgetown, WA 6255 Has Smithfield Project - Tantalum Resource currently at Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage. EM survey will be over two anomalies termed zone O and L. Click for more details...

NIQUEST NICKEL/GOLD PROJECT - RESOURCE
Niquest Nickel/Gold Project - Resource is currently at the Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage, valued at about $ 5000000 it is RAB drilling is designed to geochemically test the favourable basalt ultramafic contact at Hugo Nickel prospect. RAB drilling will also attempt to test the down plunge extent of the gold mineralisation at Lawsons. Follow up RC or Diamond drilling may follow. Click for more details...

CENTRAL NORSEMAN GOLD OPERATIONS - SCOTIA - RESOURCE
Resource - Gold project at 30 km north of, Norseman, WA 6443 in the Mining (Exploration - Drilling). Measured resource is 12,000 tonnes @ 6.7% for 2,600 ounces, Indicated resource is 741,000 tonnes @ 4.1% for 98,700 ounces and 548,000 tonnes @ 4.8% for 84,100 ounces. Click for more details...

NEW WATTLE DAM GOLD PROJECT
Mining (Exploration - Drilling) project for New development. The Western Zone is characteristically lower grade (1.8 to 2.5 g/t Au) and displays less alteration and shearing than the Eastern Zone. The two zones appear to coalesce to the north and south of the pit. Resource estimate of 226 500 tonnes at 18.0 g/t gold for 130 900 ounces gold. Click for more details...

ELLENDALE DIAMOND PROJECT - NORTHERN RECONNAISSANCE PROJECT - DIAMOND RESOURCE
Mining (Exploration - Drilling) project at Approx 125 km south east of, Derby, WA 6728 of Resource - Diamonds type of New development. Programmes to examine the potential gravels within palaeo-channels identified within NRP will also be undertaken along with bulk sampling on two microdiamond-rich lanproites already identified in the area. Click for more details...

ELLENDALE EAST & ELLENDALE SOUTH JOINT VENTURE PROJECT
Resource - Diamond project at 160km east of, Derby, WA 6728 in the Mining (Exploration - Drilling). A previous drilling program confirmed the presence of a coarse fragmental unit & identified it as a discrete phase with the Permian-aged, Grant Formation. Petrological studies completed during the currnt period suggest that the lithology has a distinct marine component & is most likely to be a sub-unit of the Grant Formation. Click for more details...

TALGA PEAK GOLD/BASE METALS PROJECT - RESOURCE
Mining (Exploration - Drilling) project at North West of, Marble Bar, WA 6760 of Resource -Gold/Base Metals type of New development. A 5000 metre RC drilling program. Click for more details...

GOLDSWORTHY JOINT VENTURE PROJECT - IRON ORE RESOURCE
Mining (Exploration - Drilling) project at 100km east of, Port Hedland, WA 6721 of Resource - Iron Ore type of New development. A drilling program of approximately 3000m is planned principally to test high priority iron ore targets. Click for more details...

PEAK HILL REGIONAL PROJECT JOINT VENTURE - DOOLGUNNA REGION - GOLD RESOURCE
Mining (Exploration - Drilling) New project at North of, Meekatharra, WA 6642. This type is Resource - Gold with Private ownership. This area has hosted a number of alluvial gold discoveries, is adjacent to the structurally complex basin margin and is considered to be a highly prospective conceptual target. The Jacques prospect is a coherent geotechnical anomaly associated with a series of quartz vein sets within deformed sedimentary rock and sheared ultramafics, with individual veins taht are strongly brecciated. Click for more details...

CHARON WA-392-P PROJECT - OIL & GAS RESOURCE
Charon Wa-392-P Project - Oil & Gas Resource is currently at the Early Planning stage, valued at about $ 5000000 it is The proposed seismic survey will map the sub surface geology of the survey area via the acquisition of 3D seismic data. The survey operations will be undertaken by a specialised seismic survey vessel towing seismic equipment along pre-determined grid. The purpose of the survey will be to evaluate potential sub-surface oil and gas deposits. Click for more details...

MCPHERSON'S BORE - URANIUM RESOURCE
New project of Mining (Exploration - Drilling) project at 120km West of, Leonora, WA 6438. The zone of uranium anomalism identified is 4km long, up to 1km wide, remains open to the north and south and is associated with a buried zone of calcrete and calcareous sediments. The project is located in a favourable geological setting. Assays over 50ppm were recorded on each drill line with the highest grades recorded on the most northern line with grades up to 324ppm U3O8 over 1.5metres. Click for more details...

EASTERN CREEK GOLD PROJECT
Private ownership Mining (Exploration - Drilling) project In The East Pilbara Council Area for New development. Gold, arsenic and antimony have been confirmed and extended by a soil sampling program. Values of up to 163ppb Au, 3870ppm As and 47ppm Sb were recorded. A number of linear geochemical anomalies up to 2km long and several hundred metres wide are associated with alteration zones, quartz veining and gossanous outcrop in the north of the area. The are subparallel to major structures mapped by the Geological Survey of Western Australia. Significant gold values of 50ppb and 68ppb Au occur on the northernmost lines and the anomalies remain open to the north. The peak gold-in-soil value occurs over a northwesterly-trending splay fault within basalts, adjacent to teh unconformity with Mosquito Creek sediments. Another gold anomaly located 1.7km to the south occurs in a simalar structural setting, and closer to the unconformity contact. Click for more details...

CENTRAL KIMBERLEY DIAMOND PROJECT
Central Kimberley Diamond Project is currently at the Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage, valued at about $ 2000000 it is The tenements includes catchments containing small tributaries which have previous records of indicator minerals and diamonds recovered from alluvial material. It is these catchments that are expected to contain the kimberlitic host rocks that have shed the minerals of interest. Click for more details...

LAKE DARLOT PROJECT - URANIUM RESOURCE
Private ownership Mining (Exploration - Drilling) project In The Leonora Council Area for New development. The prospect comprises broad calcareous sedimentary deposits estimated to be up to 10 metres thick at the margins of Lake Darlot. The calcareous sediments have been identified as being enriched by uranium by precipitation from drainage inflows from nearby catchments that host "hot" granites (high uranium levels). Regional radiometrics data identified a broad zone of anomalous uranium in sediments that is approximately 7km long x 2.4km wide. Click for more details...

SCAMP ROCK URANIUM PROJECT
New project of Mining (Exploration - Drilling) project at 140km south of, Kalgoorlie, WA 6430. The tenement covers a number of airborne uranium channel radiometric anomalies which trend in a north south orientation coincident with the Lake Johnston drainage channel, over 10km of strike. The project is prospective for surficial uranium mineralisation and buried palaeochannel mineralisation. Click for more details...

PRAIRIE DOWNS IRON ORE PROJECT
Mining (Exploration - Drilling) project In The East Pilbara Council Area of Resource - Iron Ore type. Rock chip sampling recorded a maximum value of 62.8% Fe from out cropping Marra Mamba Formation within the prospect area. The iron ore mineralisation is consistent with historical data and occurs along strike from the iron ore prospects located to the east along the Ophthalmia Ranges. Click for more details...

WA-341 & 343-P, AC-P36 PLOVER RESERVOIR OIL & GAS PROJECT
Resource - Oil/Gas project at 400km north of DERBY & 190km off Kimberley coastline, Browse Basin, WA 6999 in the Mining (Exploration - Drilling). A project to drill 3 exploration wells between 4700-5470m deep in waters 183-340m deep. To include a semi-submersible offshore drilling unit (MODU) secured to the seabed with 8 anchors. Support vessels to include 2 x anchor handle supply vessels (AHSVs), a platform supply vessel (PSV) & helicopters to transfer personnel to & from the MODU. Click for more details...

GOLDEN GROVE GOLD COPPER & BASE METALS OPERATIONS - DRILLING CONTRACT
Mining (Exploration - Drilling) project In The Yalgoo Council Area of Drilling Contract - Diamond Coring type. A 3 year contract for diamond coring at the polymetallic (copper, gold, lead, silver, zinc) underground mine. Additional 2 x 1 year contract extension options. Click for more details...

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