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MYALL CREEK - CULTANA PROJECT
A project in the SA Within Port Augusta. The area lies approximately halfway between the Moonta and Mt Gunson copper mines within the prospective 'Olympic Dam' corridor and covers prospects of known copper mineralisation. The survey will cover EL application 105/00, held by Minotaur Resources Ltd where Eagle Bay may earn a 75% interest by expenditure of $350,000, and part of EL 3098, 100% owned by Eagle Bay. Gravity Capital may elect to spend $200,000 to earn a 55% interest in the overflown area; and will be entitles to assign its interst to BHP Billiton. Click for more details...

GREENBUSHES TANTALUM OPERATIONS
Contract Mining project at via, Greenbushes, WA 6254 in the Mining (Open Cut). Double the output to 600,000 pounds per annum. Click for more details...

MOUNT OWEN COAL OPERATIONS
Mining (Open Cut) New project at Via, Singleton, NSW 2330. This type is Open Cut Mine - Production Increase with Private ownership. Includes proposal to increase Run of Mine (ROM) coal production at Mount Owen from 8Mtpa to 10Mtpa; extending mining operations at Mt Owen in the approved pit C area and the development of a shallow resource adjacent to the pit C area, referred to as the Eastern Rail Pit; developing an out of pit overburden dump known as the West Dump; continuing to operate a ROM receival facility. Click for more details...

MOUNT ELIZABETH PROJECT
Currently at the Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage In Wyndham-E Kimberley is a project estimated to be $ 5000000. This project The WA Government has granted EL 80/2459 to Austar for a term of 5 years. A Prospectus for an IPO of Austar (to be re-named Brilliant Diamonds Ltd), is in the coarse of preparation. Click for more details...

MOUNT CELIA PROJECT
New project of Mining (Open Cut) 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...

MAGELLAN LEAD CARBONATE PROJECT - RESOURCE
Mine - Lead Carbonate project at 30 km west of, Wiluna, WA 6646 In The Council Area Of Wiluna of Private. Tailings storage facility completed. Prestripping of mine in progress. Phase two includes the capital intensive refinery and is expected to be producing lead metal of 99.95 per cent purity at a capital cost of $40. Click for more details...

BROADS DAM GOLD RECOVERY PROJECT
Mining (Open Cut) project at 40 km northwest of, Kalgoorlie, WA 6430 for New. 300,000t of stockpiled low grade ore to be heap leached at a rate of 25,000t - 50,000t per month. Operation expected to extend over 12 - 18 months. Click for more details...

SOUTH WALKER COAL MINE
Coal Mine - Initial Development project at Approx 25 kms west south west of, Nebo, QLD 4742 in the Mining (Open Cut). Suitable for open pit mining with soft overburden and relatively low stripping ratios. Click for more details...

ROLLESTON COAL PROJECT
Resource - Coal project at 16 km west of, Rolleston, QLD 4702 in the Mining (Open Cut). A large low ash thermal coal deposit. Coal does not require washing. Initial production of 1 million tpa expected in late 2005, with pmpta export and 2 mtpa domestic production expected in 2008. the project has further expansion potential to 12 mtpa approx with minor additional capital. A low strip ratio, high productivity dragline will be used. Coal to be railed to the port of Gladstone. Click for more details...

YARRABEE COAL OPERATIONS
Mining (Open Cut) New project at Near, Blackwater, QLD 4717. This type is Deposit - Coal with Private ownership. Production 1.2 million tonnes of coal last year. Click for more details...

MIITEL PROJECT - NICKEL RESOURCE
New project of Mining (Open Cut) project at Approx 4 km north of, Kambalda, WA 6442. An open pit operation producing 240 000 tonnes of ore per annum at an average of 2.7% Nickel. Miitel consists of a 1-in-7 decline from the surface, providing access to the ore body which is located at a depth of between 100 and 400 metres below the surface. The decline has a cross-sectional area allowing large-size diesel mining equipment to travel to the mining areas, and 40-tonne haulage trucks to bring ore to the surface. The ore body is mined using jumbo drilling machines to excavate level drives within the ore body, at vertical intervals of approximately 21 metres. Stoping of the ore proceeds upwards from these levels using the same jumbos, with manned and remote-controlled boggers used to extract the broken ore. The ore and then trucked to the mill by a local haulage contractor. Click for more details...

HAZELWOOD COAL MINE/POWER STATION
Mining (Open Cut) project In The La Trobe Council Area of Private ownership. Manufacture, supply & delivery. Click for more details...

ZEEHAN SLAG DUMP BASE METALS RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) New project at Near, Zeehan, TAS 7469. This type is Resource - Base Metals with Private ownership. The Zeehan slag dump contains residue material from lead smelting over 100 years ago. It includes 450,000 tonnes of material grading 13.4% zinc, 1.7% lead, 54g/t silver and 50g/t iridium. It is located approx 90 km southwest of the Hellyer metals project by road. Click for more details...

COBRA PROJECT - LOST SHOE/HOUND DOG/BEAGLE
A project in the WA Within Upper Gascoyne. Stream sediment & soil sampling along with geological mapping continued during the quarter. A total of 127 regional stream sediment samples were collected while detailed investigations were carried out at three prospect areas; Lost Shoe, Hound Dog & Beagle. Click for more details...

CLAYPAN DAM PROJECT - CROSSROADS
20 km north northeast of, Kalgoorlie, WA 6430 Has Claypan Dam Project - Crossroads currently at Early Planning stage. A 73,000 ounce Indicated and Inferred Resource has been defined at the Crossroads prospect. Exploration potential at depth is considered encouraging. Placer likely to explore for source of supergene mineralisation. Click for more details...

MCARTHUR RIVER BASE METALS MINE - UNDERGROUND OPERATIONS
Near, Borroloola, NT 0854 Has Mcarthur River Base Metals Mine - Underground Operations currently at Construction stage. Up to 1.5 mil. tonnes of ore will be extracted annually from an underground mine to produce 350,000 tonnes of mixed concentrate containing 160,000 tonnes of zinc, 45,000 tonnes of lead and 1.6 million ounces of silver. Click for more details...

WALHALLA WOODS POINT PROJECT - COHENS REEF/PINNACLE
Mining (Open Cut) New project at via, Woods Point, VIC 3723. This type is Resource - Gold/Nickel/Cobalt/Pgm with Private ownership. Computer modelling of historical data and more recent development work continued with the objective of estimating the remaining stockwork resource and defining mineralisation controls to assist in further exploration targeting. Click for more details...

FORT CONSTANTINE SOUTH COPPER & GOLD PROJECT
Currently at the Early Planning stage In Cloncurry Shire is a project estimated to be $ 5000000. This project The Fort Constantine South Project is located 10 km south of the Ernest Henry Copper-Gold deposit and covers the same sequences and structures that host this deposit. Previous work focusing on magnetic anomalism has intersected strong alteration and anomalous copper mineralisation in drilling at several prospects. Click for more details...

SALT CREEK PROJECT
Currently at the Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage In Northern Grampians is a project estimated to be $ 500000. This project Based on a lineament analysis the geology of the area shows striking similarities with the Stawell gold deposit. Click for more details...

SOUTH LAKE COWAL PROJECT - PHOENIX
South Lake Cowal Project - Phoenix is currently at the Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage, valued at about $ 1000000 it is Infill aircore drilling on 200 m centres at the Phoenix prospect produced a coherent anomalous gold zone with four adjacent holes containing intercepts of over 0.5 g/t gold from monzodiorite and andesite units. The best result was 2 m at 1.6 g/t gold plus 780 ppm copper. from a regional aircore programme, one hole returned 2 m at 1.6 g/t gold plus 1000 ppm copper. Click for more details...

BROWNS POLYMETALLIC PROJECT
Mining (Open Cut) New project at Approx 60 km south east of, Darwin, NT 0800. This type is Bulk Sample Extraction with Private ownership. A contract has been prepared to re-enter the bulk sample pit at Browns. The pit will be dewatered and a clear floor prepared ahead of mining a 400 tonne sample. The sample will be typical of the sulphide to be treated during the first five years of mining. This will be freighted to Adelaide for processing through the flotation prototype plant to be constructed at Amdel. This plant will operate during the June quarter to produce 50 tonnes of concentrate for prototyping through the Ausmelt process and subsequent matte segregation and hydrometallurgical studies. Click for more details...

BAYSWATER & LIDDELL POWER STATIONS
State ownership Mining (Open Cut) project In The Muswellbrook Council Area for New development. 1,000,000 to 1000,000,000 gigajoules. Click for more details...

TARCOOLA PROJECT - WIGGETY
Resource - Gold/Nickel/Copper/Cobalt/Zinc project at North west of, Tarcoola, SA 5710 In The Council Area Of Far North of Private. Iluka has completed a detailed gravity and magnetic survey at the Wiggety prospect. The results are being compiled and interpreted currently to define drilling targets to test for hard rock titanium mineralisation. Following Aboriginal and heritage site clearance, Iluka will commence a percussion drilling programme. Click for more details...

LAKE FROME JOINT VENTURE - URANIUM/COPPER RESOURCE
Resource - Uranium/Copper New project In The Far North Council Area. Geophysical surveys identified an additional structural target extending south from the Beverly mine into Lake Frome joint venture tenements. Click for more details...

MIDDLEBACK RANGES OPERATIONS - PROJECT MAGNET - IRON ORE RESOURCE
Middleback Ranges Operations - Project Magnet - Iron Ore Resource is currently at the Planning stage, valued at about $ 100000000 it is Total cost of Project magnet to be $250 million. Includes mine cut back, beneficiation facilities, slurry pipeline, conversion of Whyalla pellet plant, construction of a desulphurisation plant and upgrade of port storage and handling facilities. Click for more details...

ASHTON COAL PROJECT - RESOURCE
Resource - Coal project at via, Ravensworth, NSW 2330 in the Mining (Open Cut). Open cut operation initially, with underground planned at a later stage. Click for more details...

GOLDEN GROVE PROJECT - ZINC/COPPER/GOLD RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Yalgoo Council Area of Minesite type. At Scuddles Deeps four drillholes all intersected significant mineralisation, defining the new Zeewijk mineralised zone. The Zone is interpreted to have a strike length of around 135m, a vertical extent of around 135m, and is around 20 m thick at an average grade of 14.5% zinc. This is a significant addition to the Scuddles resource, with positive implications for future development of the adjoining deep Batavia resource. At Gossan Hill, two further diamond drillholes into the new Ethel zone returned significant results. Click for more details...

MOORVALE COAL PROJECT
Mining (Open Cut) project at 10 km South of Coppabella mine Bowen Basin via, Nebo, QLD 4742 of Deposit - Coal type of New development. The Moorvale deposit is located approximately 10 km south of the township of Coppabella in Central Queensland, and 5 km east of the Goonyella-Hay Point rail line. Click for more details...

KOOLYANOBBING IRON ORE OPERATIONS
Private ownership Mining (Open Cut) project In The Yilgarn Council Area for New development. Resources at Koolyanobbing are as follows: 157.4 Mt at 62.14% iron, .0110% P, 2.45% SiO2, 1.04%Al2O3 and 0.067% S. Reserves are: 63.8MT at 63.04% iron, 0.082% P, 2.60% SiO2. 1.06% Al2O3, 0.054% S. An exploratio budget of $A5million has been approved,for 2004. The programme will continue to focus on expanding the resource base at Koolyanobbing, Windarling and Mount Jackson. Click for more details...

HAIG PROJECT - PLATINUM RESOURCE
Currently at the Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage In Kalgoorlie-Boulder is a project estimated to be $ 1000000. This project The tenements cover a 25 km long magnetic anomaly interpreted to be part of a larger differentiated layered mafic-ultramafic intrusion. The target is prospective for reef type PGM deposits and magmatic sulphide related nickel-copper-PGM deposits. Click for more details...

NEWLANDS WOLLOMBI NO2 COAL OPERATIONS EXPANSION PROJECT
13 km west of, Glenden, QLD 4743 Has Newlands Wollombi No2 Coal Operations Expansion Project currently at Construction stage. Development into the western portion (77ha approx) of Wollombi Open Cut Mine mining lease (ML4761). Production is expected to be up to 2.5 million tonnes of coking coal per annum of Run of Mine (ROM) coal for nominal annual average of 1.9 Mtpa product coal. It is proposed to use an excavator and truck fleet combined with a dragline to produce high grade, medium volatile steaming coal & premium coking coal for the export market. Development to involve open cut mining, clearing of vegetation, topsoil removal and replacement, overburden stockpiling, coal extraction and final rehabilitation of disturbed areas. Coal is to be processed at the existing Newland's Coal Handling and Preparation plant and transported 200km via rail to the Abbot Point Bulkcoal Terminal for export. Click for more details...

WILLUGUDINNA HILL PROJECT - VARIOUS MINERALS RESOURCE
Willugudinna Hill Project - Various Minerals Resource is currently at the Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage, valued at about $ 1000000 it is The drilling programmes are designed to investigate three priority targets considered to have potential for nickel/copper sulphide mineralisation similar to that at Voisey's Bay in Canada. Demonstrated potential exists within the Musgrave Province of South Australia for base metals (copper, lead, zinc), ferrous metals (chromium, nickel, vanadium, titanium) and uranium. Potential also exists for precious metals (platinum group metals, gold), precious stones (diamonds, rubies), heavy mineral sands and rare earths. The prospectivity of Proterozoic rocks is well recognised and, with the exception of those contained within the Musgrave Province, have generally been subject to intense exploration for a considerable period of time yielding a number of World Class mineral deposits. Click for more details...

ANERINNA HILLS PROJECT - GOLD RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Richmond Shire Council Area of Resource - Gold type. A further 12 months of exploration is planned, including deeper drilling to the hard rock. Click for more details...

MOUNT RAWDON GOLD & SILVER PROJECT - OUTER RAWDON - RESOURCE
A project in the QLD Within Bundaberg Regional. A total of 1,190 soil samples of 19 rock chips were collected and analysed with encouraging results with a best sample value of 30.85 g/t gold and 5.8 g/t silver. Low order anomalous gold and arsenic results were obtained over several targets south of Mt Rawdon. Click for more details...

KOOLAN ISLAND PROJECT - MINING/CRUSHING CONTRACT
Private ownership Mining (Open Cut) project In The Derby-W Kimberley Council Area for New development. Approximately 61 million bcm of ore and waste will be mined in the five year contract. Click for more details...

WORSLEY ALUMINA EXPANSION EFFICIENCY & GROWTH PROJECT
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Collie Council Area of Mine Expansion/Refinery - Upgrade type. Development comprises two parts. Expansion of the existing bauxite mining activities and an upgrade of the refinery. Mining will expand into the Saddleback, Marradong, Hotham North, East Quindanning, Morgans, Hotham North Extension, Central and Brookton mining envelopes. Throughput will expand to 16.5 Mtpa. The expansion of mining activities will involve the addition of three new primary crushers and a new crushed ore stockpile will be needed next to the existing secondary crusher to provide extra surge material to feed the overland bauxite conveyor. Additional conveyors include a 34 km extension from the Hotham North mining envelope which will cross both the Albany Highway and the Wandering-North Bannister road, a 16 Km spur from the south east of the Central mining envelope to the Luptons mining envelope and lastly a 28 Km extension from the Central mining envelope to the Brookton mining envelope. Additional bauxite conveyors spurs and haul truck transport may be needed in the future. Refinery expansion will involve an increase in the Bauxite stockpile of 0.5 Mt. At the Milling and Digestion plant an additional mill, an additional desilication tank and eight new slurry heaters will be required. At the Seperation plant, an extension of the residue washing tanks and an expansion of capacity of the causticiser circuit. At the Calcination plant an additional gas fired calciner with bag house with a new hydrate filtration building. Addition of a coal-fired co-generation facility with bag house designed to produce 350 tonnes of steam per hour (equivalent to 204 Mw) and 35 Mw of electrical power. Click for more details...

LINDSAYS GOLD PROJECT
Resource - Gold project at Approx 50km North Northeast of, Kalgoorlie, WA 6430 in the Mining (Open Cut). Upgraded indicated and inferred resource estimate of 5.141 Mt at 2g/t gold for 323 600 ounces gold. A binding term agreement for an initial two-year Ore Processing Agreement has been signed for KalNorth to have ore processed at Saracen's Carosue Dam Processing Plant located 72km from the Lindsay's Field via Saracen's private access road. Click for more details...

SAVAGE RIVER - LONG PLAINS IRON ORE PROJECT
New project of Mining (Open Cut) project at 68 km south of Burnie, Savage River, TAS 7321. This will be a stand alone project as it is too far away from the Savage River Mine for haulage to processing facility. Click for more details...

BAMBOO CREEK/SPINIFEX RIDGE PROJECT - COPPER/MOLYBDENUM/GOLD/BASE METAL RESOURCE
Via, Marble Bar, WA 6760 Has Bamboo Creek/Spinifex Ridge Project - Copper/Molybdenum/Gold/Base Metal Resource currently at Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage. The Company has identified several areas that are prospective for a number of mineralisation styles, which include porphyry hosted copper-molbdenum, gold and base metals. Field investigations have identified taht the northern project area contains geological and structural setting similar to that at Spinifex Ridge. Of particular interest is the presence of quartz veins containing visible copper and galena mineralisation which is commonly found together with molybdenum. A total of four possible kimberlite pipes have also been identified of which one, a near perfect bullseye anomaly, has been given a top priority rating. Click for more details...

FIMISTON OPERATIONS EXTENSION - STAGE 3 - GOLDEN PIKE CUTBACK - OPEN PIT EXPANSION
New project of Mining (Open Cut) project at Bulong Rd, Fimiston, WA 6433. The Company is proposing to undertake the Golden Pike Cutback, along a section of the western edge of the existing Fimiston Open Pit. The cutback would allow for the widening and deepening of the pit to 600m, an increase of approx 46 hectares which is planned in 2008. Two storage options are also proposed to accommodate the additional tailings as a result of the treatment of the gold-bearing ore. Option 1 is to increase the heights of the Fimiston 1 & 2 tailings dams from 40m & 45m to 50m & 60m respectively. Option 2 is to recommission the historic Kaltails tailing dam and raise its height from 25m to 45m. Click for more details...

CAIRN HILL MAGNETITE COPPER GOLD PROJECT - OPEN CUT MINING CONTRACT
Mining (Open Cut) project at Stuart Highway 55 Km South East of, Coober Pedy, SA 5723 for New. For the provision of open cut mining services at an approximate rate of 1.4 Mtpa. Click for more details...

LONG NICKEL MINE EXTENSION - MORAN
near, Kambalda West, WA 6444 Has Long Nickel Mine Extension - Moran currently at Construction stage. Independence Group NL has announced a JORC compliant resource estimate of the recently discovered Moran Nickel Deposit at the Long Nickel Mine. The initial resource for Moran is 456,000t @ 7.1% Ni (32,400 Ni t), which currently has a strike extent of 480m and is up to 110m wide. The deposit remains open. The Moran deposit is located in a Kambalda-style, open contact (ultramafic hangingwall and basaltic footwall) komatiite lava channel position, and consists of massive and matrix nickel sulphides (Figure 2). The nickel sulphides are medium to high tenor, with grades ranging from 1% to 23% nickel. The deposit remains open to the north (limited), south and east. The current northern resource limit is located 200m south of the end of the Long South decline and is 70m east of a 30m x 50m geophysical down-hole TEM target (Northern EM target). Click for more details...

YANDICOOGINA SOUTH IRON ORE PROJECT EXPANSION - JUNCTION SOUTH WEST & OXBOW
Private ownership Mining (Open Cut) project In The East Pilbara Council Area for New development. Replacement upon exhaustion of existing open cut locations at Junction Central (JC) & Junction South East (JSE) with 2 replacement pits at Junction South West (JSW) & another further west at Oxbow. Continuation of drill, blast, load & haul methods to extract 320million tonnes (Mt) over a total of 12 years. New Run-of-Mine (ROM) pads & primary crushing & screening plants at JSW & Oxbow prior to overland conveyors taking ore to the existing processing plants at JC. New wet processing plant. New topsoil & subsoil stockpiles as well as out-of-pit waste dumps until space made in pits for backfilling. Reuse of groundwater from pit dewatering for processing with the surplus to be released to Marillana Creek. Associated infrastructure to include access & haul roads, refuelling facilities, extension of existing power & communications, administration buildings & maintenance workshop. Expansion also expected of existing wastewater treatment plants. Floodway across Marillana Creek. Click for more details...

MINDARIE MINERAL SANDS OPERATIONS RECOMMENCEMENT
A project in the SA Within Karoonda. A project to recommence operations targeting 10,000t per month of heavy mineral concentrate to be trucked to port for export for overseas processing into zircon, ilmenite & rutile. Click for more details...

COCKATOO ISLAND IRON ORE OPERATIONS STAGE 3 MINING CONTRACT
Mining (Open Cut) project for New development. A contract for open cut mining of remnant material from stage 3 operations & ship loading of direct shipping ore (DSO) at a rate of up to 1 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa). To cover all operational mining & civil infrastructure services including drill & blast, loading, haulage & processing of ore for direct shipping. To also include commissioning of a new crushing & screening facility. Click for more details...

BODDINGTON GOLD OPERATIONS EXPANSION
Operating Mine - Expansion New project In The Boddington Council Area. Life-of-mine (LoM) extension through deepening & widening the Wandoo North & South open pits. To include expansion of the existing & construction of a new 1500 million tonne (Mt) waste rock dump. Construction over 1650ha of a second 1600Mt residue disposal area (RDA) involving decommissioning of an existing water storage dam (D4). Construction of new water storage dams (D5 & D6). Expansion of existing stockpiles including provision of stockpiling any bauxite encountered for third party processing. Associated diversion of Bibbulmun track, roadworks, pipelines/pumping facilities & power lines. Click for more details...

MINE SPECIALIST CONSULTANCY PANEL SERVICES
A project in the SA Within Various. Tenders to join a consultancy panel for the provision of specialty mining services over various projects. Areas of expertise to include geotechnical, geochemistry, landform/performance post closure & cover design. Click for more details...

ISAAC PLAINS COAL OPERATIONS - MINING SERVICES CONTRACT
Currently at the Construction stage In Isaac Regional is a project estimated to be $ 249000000. This project A 3 year mining services contract at a rate of 2.7 million tonnes (Mt) of run-of-mine (ROM) coal. To include dragline operations & supply & maintenance of mobile plant & equipment. Click for more details...

HEY POINT BAUXITE PROJECT
A project in the QLD Within Weipa Shire. Development of an open cut bauxite mining operation with an expected mining life of approximately 3 years. To produce up to 4 Mt of product bauxite, exporting up to 1.6Mt per annum. Click for more details...

IMPERIAL/MAJESTIC GOLD PROJECT - MINING SERVICES CONTRACT
Currently at the Construction stage In Kalgoorlie-Boulder is a project estimated to be $ 38000000. This project For the provision of mining services including the clearing of vegetation & stockpiling of topsoil to allow the commencement of mining operations at the Majestic deposit followed by activities at the Imperial deposit. Total of 6.4 million bank cubic metres of ore & waste will be mined over a period of 25 months, with the provision of drill & blast services on site. Click for more details...

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