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ALCAN GOVE REFINERY EXPANSION - EPCM CONTRACT
Private ownership Mining - Primary And Secondary Processing (Minerals Processing) project In The East Arnhem Shire Council Area for New development. The JV team will work with Alcan on the Definitive Feasibility Study preliminary to the Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management for the proposed expansion of Alcan's alumina reinfery at Gove. The Expansion is planned to increase the refinery's capacity from 3 million tonnes to about 3.5 million tonnes per annum. Click for more details...

ALCAN GOVE BAUXITE OPERATIONS - REFINERY EXPANSION - INFRASTRUCTURE
Mining - Primary And Secondary Processing (Minerals Processing) New project at Gove Peninsula, North West Arnhem Land via, Nhulunbuy, NT 0880. This type is Infrastructure with Private ownership. Refinery expansion will increase production from a current 2 Mt/y to 3.8Mt/y in 2007. All new process areas will be concrete bunded with sumps installed. Stormwater drainage and utilities will be extended to all new areas and facilities. The existing sewerage treatment facility will be upgraded by the addition of seperate reticulation and package sewerage plants. Proposed expansion includes stockpiling and handling. Bauxite will not be exported from Gove anymore but will be directed to the refinery. Stockpile sizes will remain the same, but stacker and feed conveyor systems will be upgraded or replaced and the refinery reclaimer will also be replaced. Three new grinding mills will be installed to replace the old rod and ball mills. One new mill slurry tank and pump transfer system together with one train of indirect mill slurry equipment will be installed. The heated feed will now be processed in a new high temperature double digestion process. A third low temperature digestion plant will be installed, as well as deep-cone thickners and high pressure pumps. The mud and liquor residue will be seperated in pressure decanters and processed through a train of new high rate washers and a single train of five deep cone thickners. The existing washers and thickners will be used for storage of residue liquids. Some will be demolished. Six new vertical pressure filters will be installed in a new security filtation area to process most of the turbid liquor flow from the thickners. Agglomeration precipitators and growth precipitators will be added to increase capacity as well as two interstage cooling facilities will be installed on each growth precipitator train. Flash vessels and a barometric condenser will be installed using cooling water from new cooling towers. A new hydrocyclone classification system with three classification stages allowing three different sized hydrate streams to be produced will be installed. A new filtration area and equipment will be installed to conduct filtration of various hydrate streams. Equipment will include six drum filters, vacum pumps and air blowers. Three new stationary calciners will be installed in conjunction with new hydrate conveyors and upgraded aluminia transfer systems. A new evaporation plant will be installed as well as cooling towers for vapour removal in the last three flash stages. Lime plant capacity will be increased from 140 t/h to 200 t/h by installing a new burner system and modifying the kiln's internal geometry. A new burnt lime storage silo will be installed. The existing power station will be converted from fuel oil to gas that will involve a new boiler and associated turbine units. The neutralisation plant will include a mixing tank and two thickners in a bunded area. New liquor purification plant will be constructed involving two seperate plants for the mixing and drying stage. Click for more details...

BURNSIDE JV GOLD OPERATIONS - BROCKS CREEK PROCESSING PLANT
Mining - Primary And Secondary Processing (Minerals Processing) project at Approximately 40 km southeast of, Adelaide River, NT 0846 of Processing Plant type of New development. A 1.5 mtpa facility and asscoiated infrastructure. Click for more details...

MOUNT BUNDY PROJECT - GOLD RESOURCE
Mining - Primary And Secondary Processing (Minerals Processing) project In The Coomalie Community Council Area of Resource - Gold type. Indicated resource estimate is 15,141,000 tonnes of ore @ 1.34 g/t Au for 652,278 ounces of gold and an inferred resource of 1,461,000 tonnes of ore @ 1.23 g/t Au for 57,773 ounces of gold at an 0.7 cut off. Click for more details...

UNION REEFS GOLD OPERATIONS - MINE & PLANT
Mining - Primary And Secondary Processing (Minerals Processing) project In The Katherine Town Council Area of Mine/Infrastructure type. Includes Union Reefs Gold Project and a 2.8mtpa gold plant, on care and maintenance since late 2003, and related site infrastructure. Situated 50 km south of Bocks Creek and Cosmo Deeps and approx 20 km north of Pine Creek. Click for more details...

BOOTU CREEK MANGANESE MINE
Private ownership Mining - Primary And Secondary Processing (Minerals Processing) project In The Barkly Shire Council Area for New development. Resource estimate is 15.9 Million tonnes @ 25.2% Mn, with reserves at 7.2 Million tonnes @ 25% Mn. Production for 2006 was 868,677 tonnes @ 22.3% Mn. Infrastructure includes an open cut mine, processing plant, airstrip and tailings dam. Click for more details...

RANGER URANIUM MINE
Mining - Primary And Secondary Processing (Minerals Processing) project for Addition development. Mill currently designed to produce 3,500tpa of uranium oxide from 1.5mtpa of ore averaging 0.3% uranium oxide. Expansion plans envisage throughput to be lifted to 5,000tpa (product). Current process uses crushers, screens, grinding in open circuit with 4 cyclones & solvent extraction. Click for more details...

CHARIOT GOLD PROJECT - WARREGO TREATMENT PLANT
Mining - Primary And Secondary Processing (Minerals Processing) New project at West of, Tennant Creek, NT 0860. This type is Long Lead Equipment Items with Private ownership. Consep are supplying the concentrator. Orders for cyclones, silo and mill linings likely to be placed shortly. Click for more details...

BROWNS OXIDE PROJECT - NICKEL/COBALT/COPPER/LEAD RESOURCE
7 Km North West of, Batchelor, NT 0845 Has Browns Oxide Project - Nickel/Cobalt/Copper/Lead Resource currently at Construction stage. The ore is to be mined, crushed, ground and slurried on site. Ore will be processed in a onsite process plant and tailing will be stored in a onsite tailings dam. The in-ground oxide resource estimate for the Batchelor region projects has an estimated value at over 1 billion dollars. Measured resource is 18 million tonnes, indicated is 27 million tonnes and inferred is 37 million tonnes. Metals in the ground are lead at 1,865,000 tonnes, copper 622,000 tonnes, cobalt at 98,000 tonnes and nickel at 90,000 tonnes. There are also significant exploration prospects at Mount Fitch and Mount Burton. Click for more details...

WHITE RANGE GOLD OPERATIONS - RESOURCE
Mining - Primary And Secondary Processing (Minerals Processing) project In The Alice Springs Town Council Area of Private ownership. Orex will construct a new leach pad to treat the residual stockpile of ore. The December Quarter 2006 saw the mine produce 346 ounces of gold. At present Orex is shifting over 7000 tonnes of ore @ 2 g/t au for leaching. Click for more details...

MCARTHUR RIVER BASE METALS OPERATIONS - MRM EXPANSION PROJECT
Mining - Primary And Secondary Processing (Minerals Processing) project for New development. Looking at options from a feasability study. Click for more details...

BROWNS POLYMETALLIC PROJECT - PROCESSING FACILITY
Processing Facility project at Approx 60 km south east of, Darwin, NT 0801 In The Council Area Of Darwin City of Private. The company had selected the Flubor hydrometallurgical process flow sheet for the treatment of the polymetallic resource to metals. Click for more details...

ALCAN GOVE BAUXITE OPERATIONS - REFINERY EXPANSION
A project in the NT Within East Arnhem Shire. Refinery expansion will increase production from a current 2 Mt/y to 3.8Mt/y in 2007. All new process areas will be concrete bunded with sumps installed. Stormwater drainage and utilities will be extended to all new areas and facilities. The existing sewerage treatment facility will be upgraded by the addition of separate reticulation and package sewerage plants. Proposed expansion includes stockpiling and handling. Bauxite will not be exported from Gove anymore but will be directed to the refinery. Stockpile sizes will remain the same, but stacker and feed conveyor systems will be upgraded or replaced and the refinery reclaimer will also be replaced. Three new grinding mills will be installed to replace the old rod and ball mills. One new mill slurry tank and pump transfer system together with one train of indirect mill slurry equipment will be installed. The heated feed will now be processed in a new high temperature double digestion process. A third low temperature digestion plant will be installed, as well as deep-cone thickners and high pressure pumps. The mud and liquor residue will be seperated in pressure decanters and processed through a train of new high rate washers and a single train of five deep cone thickners. The existing washers and thickners will be used for storage of residue liquids. Some will be demolished. Six new vertical pressure filters will be installed in a new security filtation area to process most of the turbid liquor flow from the thickners. Agglomeration precipitators and growth precipitators will be added to increase capacity as well as two interstage cooling facilities will be installed on each growth precipitator train. Flash vessels and a barometric condenser will be installed using cooling water from new cooling towers. A new hydrocyclone classification system with three classification stages allowing three different sized hydrate streams to be produced will be installed. A new filtration area and equipment will be installed to conduct filtration of various hydrate streams. Equipment will include six drum filters, vacum pumps and air blowers. Three new stationary calciners will be installed in conjunction with new hydrate conveyors and upgraded aluminia transfer systems. A new evaporation plant will be installed as well as cooling towers for vapour removal in the last three flash stages. Lime plant capacity will be increased from 140 t/h to 200 t/h by installing a new burner system and modifying the kiln's internal geometry. A new burnt lime storage silo will be installed. The existing power station will be converted from fuel oil to gas that will involve a new boiler and associated turbine units. The neutralisation plant will include a mixing tank and two thickners in a bunded area. New liquor purification plant will be constructed involving two seperate plants for the mixing and drying stage. Click for more details...

CHARIOT GOLD PROJECT
Mining Contract - Open Cut New project In The Barkly Shire Council Area. For the greater part, Chariot will be an underground mine. An open pit will be excavated to a depth of 45 m from which a portal for a decline will be established to access the orebody. Click for more details...

BATCHELOR MAGNESIUM PROJECT
Infrastructure project at Rum Jungle district 85 km south of, Darwin, NT 0800 in the Mining - Primary And Secondary Processing (Minerals Processing). Following completion of the Stage one Feasibility study, locations were selected for each of the facilities necessary for development of the Project. All available technical data relating to each site was compiled and reviewed. Some further exploration drilling was carried out. Based on this review it has been concluded that the sites seem suitable for the assigned purpose. Click for more details...

BOOTU CREEK MANGANESE PROJECT - PROCESS PLANT
Process Plant project at 130 km north of, Tennant Creek, NT 0860 in the Mining - Primary And Secondary Processing (Minerals Processing). The process plant will have a dense media plant, which is a necessary to gain a consistent grade of ore. The ore to be processed near the extractive area by crushing, screening, washing and separation into lump manganese and fine manganese. Click for more details...

BROWNS OXIDE PROJECT - PROCESSING PLANT/ LEACHING FACILITIES
Processing Plant/Leaching Facilities project at South East of, Darwin, NT 0800 in the Mining - Primary And Secondary Processing (Minerals Processing). The plant will treat 1.3 million tonnes per year. All major items of equipment for the plant have been acquired including grinding and classification circuit, Cawse solvent extraction, electrowinning plant, thickners and tanks have also been acquired. Other equipment is being custom designed and fabricated offsite. Detailed engineering design works of the plant are in progress. Finalisation of processing plant flowsheet and confirmatory metallurgical testwork are also in progress. Testwork has already shown that the valuable copper, cobalt and nickel minerals are dissolved in acid. Once the metals are in the solution, the liquor is separated from the leached solids which are then washed and sent to the tailings storage facility. Testwork is confirming solvent extraction design criteria for concentrating metals in solution ahead of copper electrowinning of high purity cathode product. The facility will comprise a solvent extraction plant, electrowiring plant, tankage and product filtering equipment. Click for more details...

DARWIN EAST ARM WHARF - BULK MATERIALS HANDLING INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT
Mining - Primary And Secondary Processing (Minerals Processing) project In The Darwin City Council Area of Private ownership. Expressions of interest are sought to design, procure and construct common user bulk materials handling facilities for the export of bulk ore. The package includes rail and road bottom dump facilities, including an associated conveyor system to a stockpile area and headworks and a ship loader and associated headworks. Click for more details...

DARWIN EAST ARM WHARF - FIRE PROTECTION
Mining - Primary And Secondary Processing (Minerals Processing) New project at East Arm Wharf, Darwin, NT 0800. This type is Fire Protection-Design/Supply/Install/Commission Fire Fighting Equipment with Private ownership. Design, supply, install and commissioning of a fully operational wharf-based fire protection system for bulk liquid vessel loading and unloading operations. Click for more details...

DARWIN EAST ARM WHARF - OPERATORS/TESTING BUILDING
Darwin East Arm Wharf - Operators/Testing Building is currently at the Construction stage, valued at about $ 289000 it is The contract comprises the design, construction and installation of two buildings. The buildings are to comprise split system air conditioning, all fixed furniture, the installation of a safety shower and additional security fencing with gates. Connections to existing power, water and sewerage services is to be carried out. Click for more details...

WARREGO TAILINGS PROJECT - SAMPLING DRILLING
Private ownership Mining - Primary And Secondary Processing (Minerals Processing) project In The Barkly Shire Council Area for New development. Project to process existing tailings. Sample drilling & assaying program underway mid-2010. Click for more details...

ALCAN GOVE BAUXITE OPERATIONS - REFINERY EXPANSION - STRUCTURAL/MECHANICAL
Mining - Primary And Secondary Processing (Minerals Processing) project for New development. Refinery expansion will increase production from a current 2 Mt/y to 3.8Mt/y in 2007. Proposed expansion includes stockpiling and handling. Bauxite will not be exported from Gove anymore but will be directed to the refinery. Stockpile sizes will remain the same, but stacker and feed conveyor systems will be upgraded or replaced and the refinery reclaimer will also be replaced. Three new grinding mills will be installed to replace the old rod and ball mills. One new mill slurry tank and pump transfer system together with one train of indirect mill slurry equipment will be installed. The heated feed will now be processed in a new high temperature double digestion process. A third low temperature digestion plant will be installed, as well as deep-cone thickners and high pressure pumps. The mud and liquor residue will be seperated in pressure decanters and processed through a train of new high rate washers and a single train of five deep cone thickners. The existing washers and thickners will be used for storage of residue liquids. Some will be demolished. Six new vertical pressure filters will be installed in a new security filtation area to process most of the turbid liquor flow from the thickners. Agglomeration precipitators and growth precipitators will be added to increase capacity as well as two interstage cooling facilities will be installed on each growth precipitator train. Flash vessels and a barometric condenser will be installed using cooling water from new cooling towers. A new hydrocyclone classification system with three classification stages allowing three different sized hydrate streams to be produced will be installed. A new filtration area and equipment will be installed to conduct filtration of various hydrate streams. Equipment will include six drum filters, vacum pumps and air blowers. Three new stationary calciners will be installed in conjunction with new hydrate conveyors and upgraded aluminia transfer systems. A new evaporation plant will be installed as well as cooling towers for vapour removal in the last three flash stages. Lime plant capacity will be increased from 140 t/h to 200 t/h by installing a new burner system and modifying the kiln's internal geometry. A new burnt lime storage silo will be installed. The existing power station will be converted from fuel oil to gas that will involve a new boiler and associated turbine units. The neutralisation plant will include a mixing tank and two thickners in a bunded area. New liquor purification plant will be constructed involving two seperate plants for the mixing and drying stage. Click for more details...

ALCAN GOVE BAUXITE OPERATIONS - REFINERY EXPANSION - ELECTRICAL/INSTRUMENTATION
Mining - Primary And Secondary Processing (Minerals Processing) New project at Gove Peninsula North West Arneham Land via, Gove, NT 0880. This type is Electrical/Instrumentation with Private ownership. Refinery expansion will increase production from a current 2 Mt/y to 3.8Mt/y in 2007. Proposed expansion includes stockpiling and handling. Bauxite will not be exported from Gove anymore but will be directed to the refinery. Stockpile sizes will remain the same, but stacker and feed conveyor systems will be upgraded or replaced and the refinery reclaimer will also be replaced. Three new grinding mills will be installed to replace the old rod and ball mills. One new mill slurry tank and pump transfer system together with one train of indirect mill slurry equipment will be installed. The heated feed will now be processed in a new high temperature double digestion process. A third low temperature digestion plant will be installed, as well as deep-cone thickners and high pressure pumps. The mud and liquor residue will be seperated in pressure decanters and processed through a train of new high rate washers and a single train of five deep cone thickners. The existing washers and thickners will be used for storage of residue liquids. Some will be demolished. Six new vertical pressure filters will be installed in a new security filtation area to process most of the turbid liquor flow from the thickners. Agglomeration precipitators and growth precipitators will be added to increase capacity as well as two interstage cooling facilities will be installed on each growth precipitator train. Flash vessels and a barometric condenser will be installed using cooling water from new cooling towers. A new hydrocyclone classification system with three classification stages allowing three different sized hydrate streams to be produced will be installed. A new filtration area and equipment will be installed to conduct filtration of various hydrate streams. Equipment will include six drum filters, vacum pumps and air blowers. Three new stationary calciners will be installed in conjunction with new hydrate conveyors and upgraded aluminia transfer systems. A new evaporation plant will be installed as well as cooling towers for vapour removal in the last three flash stages. Lime plant capacity will be increased from 140 t/h to 200 t/h by installing a new burner system and modifying the kiln's internal geometry. A new burnt lime storage silo will be installed. The existing power station will be converted from fuel oil to gas that will involve a new boiler and associated turbine units. The neutralisation plant will include a mixing tank and two thickners in a bunded area. New liquor purification plant will be constructed involving two seperate plants for the mixing and drying stage. Click for more details...

BURNSIDE GOLD OPERATIONS - UNIONS REEF GOLD PLANT UPGRADE
Currently at the Early Planning stage In Katherine Town is a project estimated to be $ 15000000. This project The Union Reef gold plant is 2.5 Mt dual mill CIL plant. It has recently been recommissioned and did its first gold pour in late September 2006. The developer has signed a licence agreement with GeoBiotics to use the GEOCOAT refractory ore treatment process. Using this process the developer is proposing to construct a new flotation plant and a bio-oxidation heap leach facility. Ore production is targeted at 250,000 ounces per annum. Click for more details...

RANGER URANIUM MINE - LATERITE PROCESSING PLANT
Mining - Primary And Secondary Processing (Minerals Processing) project In The Unincorporated North Council Area of Private ownership. To construct a plant to process lateric ore, which is a material containing a high proportion of clay. The plant will process the ore before it is introduced to the main processing plant. The minesite has stockpile of 1.6 million tonnes of lateric ore. Click for more details...

MCARTHUR RIVER BASE METALS MINE - CONCENTRATOR UPGRADE
Currently at the Construction stage In Katherine Town is a project estimated to be $ 50000000. This project Zinc Concentrator upgrade from 1.8 million tpa to 2.5 million tpa. The expansion of capacity will allow production capacity to increase from 320,000 tonnes to 430,000 tonnes of zinc-lead concentrate. Click for more details...

MCARTHUR RIVER BASE METALS OPERATIONS PHASE 3 EXPANSION
Operating Mine - Expn - Phase 3 project at 60km southwest of, Borroloola, NT 0854 in the Mining - Primary And Secondary Processing (Minerals Processing). A project to extend the existing pit to the east to cover 210ha (1750m x 1500m). Mining to 420m deep should increase mineable reserves from 54 million tonnes (Mt) to 115Mt. Expansion of the current fleet of rope shovels, hydraulic excavators & large haul trucks to increase the mining capacity from 2.5Mtpa to 5.5 Mtpa. Upgrade of the processing plant (expanded crushing facilities, additional grinding mills, flotation cells & thickeners) to produce up to 800,000tpa of bulk zinc/lead concentrate containing 368,000t zinc. New overburden emplacement facilities (OEF) to the east & south of the expanded pit as well as expansion of the existing North OEF from 375ha to 860ha & a height increase from 55m to 80m. Installation of a new water management dam with a low permeability liner & drainage to allow it to eventually be converted to Cell 4 of the tailings storage facility. Increase using the existing pipeline of gas fired power generation from 20MW to 45-40MW. Expansion of the permanent accommodation village by 30 then later 80 rooms. Construction of a 300 room temporary workers camp serviced by a packet sewerage treatment plant. Workforce to peak during construction at 930 & operationally at 735 permanent staff & contractors. Click for more details...

GROOTE EYELANDT MANGANESE OPERATIONS EXPANSION
Mining - Primary And Secondary Processing (Minerals Processing) project at At, Groote Eylandt, NT 0822 for New. Part of a project to expand production from 4.2 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) to 4.8Mtpa along with road & port capacity to 5.9Mtpa. Processing plant upgrade to include replacement of desliming screens with banana screens & a new lump bypass facility in the heavy media circuit. Replacement of stacker & hopper cars at the port stockpile. Increase of the ship loading conveyor & road train receival capacities. Upgrade of 2 intersections on the Rowell Highway. Click for more details...

OLD PIRATE GOLD PROJECT - TRIAL MINING
Private ownership Mining - Primary And Secondary Processing (Minerals Processing) project In The Central Desert Shire Council Area for New development. A project based on a Resource Estimate of 1.88 million tonnes at 11.96 g/t gold for 723 800 ounces gold. Trial mining will include the extraction of 10 000 tonnes of gold bearing material, installation of a pilot plant & tailings facility, associated site works & ground water extraction. Pilot plant will include 15tph gravity gold plant including crushers, coarse gold jig, ball mill Knelson gravity concentrator & tabling/gold room. Click for more details...

ALCAN GOVE BAUXITE OPERATIONS - REFINERY SHUTDOWN
Gove Peninsula North West Arnhem Land via, Gove, NT 0880 Has Alcan Gove Bauxite Operations - Refinery Shutdown currently at Construction stage. Phased shutdown of refinery in order to suspend production. Click for more details...

GROOTE EYLANDT MANGANESE MINE EXPANSION
Mining - Primary And Secondary Processing (Minerals Processing) New project at Groote Eylandt, Groote Eylandt, NT 0822. This type is Sands Benefication Plant with Private ownership. Extension to facility to increase the capacity by 0.5Mt/a by re-processing manganese ore stored in tailings stockpiles. Works to include detailed design, supply, fabrication, construction & commissioning of a sands beneficiation plant, port stockpile expansion & associated infrastructure. Click for more details...

MERLIN DIAMOND OPERATIONS RECOMMENCEMENT - PLANT UPGRADE
Mining - Primary And Secondary Processing (Minerals Processing) New project at 100km South of, Borroloola, NT 0854. This type is Processing Plant - Upgrade with Private ownership. Upgrade of existing processing plant. Click for more details...

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