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CAIRN HILL MAGNETITE COPPER GOLD PROJECT
Resource - Copper/Gold/Magnetite project at Stuart Highway 55 Km South East of, Coober Pedy, SA 5723 in the Mining (Open Cut). Resource of 10.5million tonnes indicated & 4.2million tonnes inferred of ore @ 51.9% Fe, 0.4% Cu, 0.12g/t Au. Phase 1 of the mine operations to consist of 2 open pits located to extract the northern and southern mineralisations. The project will initially involve a trial mining operation to remove and crush 20 000 tonnes of ore in order to refine engineering parameters. The main mining operation will then involve mining of an estimated 7.3 million tonnes of reserves in the western portion of the ML area, using open pit techniques. The project will involve on-site crushing with direct export of ore for processing. The ore will be transported in bulk by road to a proposed new rail siding (the Mast) and then by rail to Darwin for export by ship. Facilities at the site will include a mobile crushing plant, two waste rock dumps, diesel power plant and reverse osmosis plant. Associated infrastructure will include a water supply borefield and a site access/haulage road to the proposed rail siding. Phase 2 will target low copper & sulphur magnetite deposits immediately to the east of Phase 1 activity. Phase 3 involves expansion further east again. Detailed aeromagnetic surveys have identified targets for drilling to identify these easterly deposits. It is hoped these will come into operation when additional port capacity becomes available at Port Bonython or Darwin, leading to operations expanding up to 5Mtpa. Click for more details...

DURALIE COAL OPERATIONS - RESOURCE
New project of Mining (Open Cut) project at Off Bucketts Way, 5 Km North of Stroud Rd, Stratford, NSW 2422. Development comprises extending the open cut operations to recover an additional 1.4 million tonnes of coal. Also the ROM production will increase from 8.9 to 12.3 million tonnes over the life of the mine and the ROM production to increase from 1.5 to 1.8 million tonnes a year. The amount of overburden removed and emplaced will increase from 19 to 34 million BCMS over the life of the mine. Drilling is in progress to increase the mineable reserve. An economically recoverable resource greater than 20,000,000 tonnes within the initial Duralie underground area has been identified. Duralie produces coking coal. Click for more details...

ARUNTA PROJECT
Mining (Open Cut) project at Via, Alice Springs, NT 0870 of Resource - Nickel/Copper type of New development. 4,637 sq km, including one granted EL of 1,523 sq km and 5 applications. Click for more details...

FREITAG CREEK
South western corner Bowen Basin, west of, Rolleston, QLD 4702 Has Freitag Creek currently at Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage. The tenement covers 350 sq km and is located west of Rolleston in the south western corner of the Bowen Basin. Click for more details...

LAKE TORRENS BASE METAL & URANIUM PROJECT
Resource - Base Metals/Uranium project at 40km northeast of Olympic Dam via, Roxby Downs, SA 5725 In The Council Area Of Roxby Downs of Private. A diamond drilling program to test the strongest SDP soil is in progress, with the prospect on part of a complex structural zone known known as the Torrens Hinge. Click for more details...

PLUMRIDGE PROJECT - COPPER RESOURCE
Resource - Copper/Nickel/Platinum Group Elements project at Approx 400 km east of, Kalgoorlie, WA 6430 In The Council Area Of Kalgoorlie-Boulder of Private. A major airborne electromagnetic survey has identified a number of high priority targets coincident with magnetic anomalies under thin cover and extending over a strike length of 1.5 km. Click for more details...

ARDLETHAN TIN OPERATIONS - EXPANSION 3
via, Ardlethan, NSW 2665 Has Ardlethan Tin Operations - Expansion 3 currently at Construction stage. Expansion to throughput of 858,000 BCM of ore per year. Click for more details...

BROKEN HILL PROJECT - PLATINUM/BASE METAL
Private ownership Mining (Open Cut) project In The Broken Hill Council Area for New development. Drill results included TPD 1 RC percollared to 221 m and NQ-cored to 402m. TCP 2, located 200 m to northeast was RC drilled to 360m. Click for more details...

KOOLYANOBBING IRON ORE EXPANSION PROJECT
Koolyanobbing Iron Ore Expansion Project is currently at the Construction stage, valued at about $ 320000000 it is The proposal is comprised of the following main components: mining areas which include open cut mine pits, overburden landform and general operational areas. A haul road of approximately 10.7km length is required for the transport of the excavated ore from the mine to existing processing facilities at Koolyanobbing. A gravel pit will also be required for construction of the haul road. The haul road will traverse parallel to the southern side of the Mt Jackson Range and connect to an existing haul road that leads to Koolyanobbing. Click for more details...

LAVERTON GOLD PROJECT - SICKLE - RESOURCE
Resource - Gold project at 50 km surrounding the Laverton treatment plant, Laverton, WA 6440 in the Mining (Open Cut). Mine production is expected to be 90,000 ounces of gold per annum. Resource estimate is ore reserve of 6,424,000 tonnes of ore @ 1.8 g/t for 374,000 ounces of gold. Indicated Resource is 20,100,000 tonnes of ore @ 1.5 g/t for 950,000 ounces of gold and inferred resource is 10,400,000 tonnes of ore @ 1.5 g/t for 480,000 ounces of gold. The low grade stockpile is 1,160,000 tonnes of ore @ 0.7 g/t for 26,000 ounces of gold. The first gold pour occured on 19th March 2007 and a total gold poured for the month of March was 953oz compared to a forecast of 754oz. 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...

MIDDLEBACK RANGE IRON ORE OPERATIONS
Currently at the Construction stage In Adelaide is a project estimated to be $ 170000000. This project Includes mining, crushing, trainloading. Click for more details...

YAKABINDIE NICKEL PROJECT - STAGE 3
Yakabindie Nickel Project - Stage 3 is currently at the Early Planning stage, valued at about $ 50000000 it is Likely to include an increase in mining to 32,000 tpa nickel and an expansion of the concentrator. Click for more details...

MYALL CREEK PROJECT
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Port Augusta Council Area of Resource - Copper/Gold type. This mineral belt is approximately 400 kilometres long, stretching from Minotaur's Prominent Hill discovery in the north, through the Olympic Dam, Mount Gunson and Cattlegrid mines to the old Wallaroo and Moonta mines in the south. The Myall Creek deposit is approximately half way between Olympic Dam and Moonta/Wallaroo. Click for more details...

MOUNT MOSS PROJECT - MAGNETITE/COPPER/ZINC RESOURCE
Resource - Magnetite/Copper/Zinc project at Ewan Road via, Greenvale, QLD 4816 In The Council Area Of Charters Towers Regional of Private. Resource estimate is 3.5 Mt of magnetite ore and 600,000 tonnes of copper oxide ore. The operation comprises of open cut mining of magnetite, copper and zinc in one to three pits. Processing facility for the crushing and magnetic separation/enrichment of magnetite, stockpile area and loadout facilities and vat leaching processing facility for the production of copper concentrate. Other infrastructure included the upgrade of a 30 km haul road, waste rock dumps, ore stockpiles and the upgrade of an accommodation camp for 60 persons. Click for more details...

SANDSTONE/ELMINA JV - GOLD
Mining (Open Cut) project at Approximately 10 km south of, Sandstone, WA 6639 of Mine - Open Cut/Treatment Plant- Stage 2 type of New development. Work on the Bull Oak area has returned intersections between 20.0gpt & 275.0gpt gold. Total reserves stand at 1.795mt grading 1.68gpt gold. Feasibility study is now at an advanced stage & is examining the option of heap leach/carbon-in-leach operation ($3.36 million). Should project prove viable, mining to a depth of 80m with a strip ratio of 3.17:1 is envisaged. Project includes the Ladybird, Vanguard, Sandstone North, Bow, Bose, Great Kohinoor & Hillside prospects. Bull Oak deposit contains 1.5mt grading 1.7gpt gold which is included in the total reserve estimate for this area. Metallurgical testwork & engineering studies undertaken. EPA to assess proposed heap leach pad & associated trenching planned for Six Mile Flat. Click for more details...

PINE CREEK GEOSYNCLINE/ MT TYMN
Resource - Gold New project In The Katherine Town Council Area. A recent comprehensive drilling programme demonstrated that the resource previously outlined was less continuous than the earlier drilling had indicated & cannot be readily traced from drill section to drill section. A new geological resource of 1.1 million tonnes @ 1.4 gpt has been calculated for the Central Hill area & the South Hill area has shown a calculated resource of 150 000 tonnes @ 2.0 gpt. Click for more details...

TEXAS SILVER PROJECT - SILVER SPUR - BASE METAL RESOURCE
A project in the QLD Within Goondiwindi Regional. Initial production resulted from commissioning of the plant, which saw the passage of mine or through the entire mining and production circuit, including the Electrometals silver extraction electrowinning circuit, to finished product. Production of silver powder will gradually increase over the next three to six months to an annualised rate of 2.5 million ounces of silver. Mining, crushing, stacking, leaching and silver production is continuing. Click for more details...

TENNANT CREEK JOINT VENTURE - QUEEN OF SHEBA
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Barkly Shire Council Area of Private ownership. Interpretation & modelling of recently acquired detailed helicopter magnetic data has identified a high priority target at the Queen of Sheba Prospect. Previous work at this location although returning encouraging results failed to intersect economic mineralisation. With the aid of the new data & downhole magnetic probe surveys, a large magnetic body has been modelled at depth with two near surface extensions neither of which have been intersected by previous drilling. Click for more details...

JUNDEE/NIMRAY GOLD OPERATIONS - RESOURCE
A project in the WA Within Wiluna. Jundee comprises 2 underground mines and a complex of open pits. Present operations will be the development of the Thor Open Pit, Vause Laterite Open Pit and an expansion of the Hutchence Pit and associated infrastructure. Click for more details...

TANAMI DOWNS JOINT VENTURE PROJECT
Tanami Downs Joint Venture Project is currently at the Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage, valued at about $ 5000000 it is Tanami Downs is located approximately 25 km west of the +5 million ounce Callie gold deposit operated by Newmont Australia Ltd. Click for more details...

PIPELINE PROJECT
Mining (Open Cut) project at South east of, Cobar, NSW 2835 of Resource - Gold type of New development. Golden Cross recently completed a programme of RAB drilling, auger drilling and rock chip sampling at Canbelego. Encouraging results were returned from the South Mount Boppy and Birthday prospects. Click for more details...

WALLENDBEEN PROJECT
Mining (Open Cut) project for New development. Wallendbeen contains a number of old gold, manganese, copper and chromite workings. Historic drill results from the Fontenoy prospect returned broad zones of copper mineralisation including 16.1 m at 0.4% copper. Drill intercepts obtained by Michelago indicated significant zones of gold mineralisation, including 27 m at 0.42 g/t gold and 0.11% copper from surface. Of particular interest is a sequence of serpentinites, mafic volcanic rocks and gabbros, known as the Jindalee Group with potential to host nickel and platinum group elements. Click for more details...

CHARBON COAL OPERATIONS - OPERATING MINE
Charbon Coal Operations - Operating Mine is currently at the Construction stage, valued at about $ 20000000 it is Developer is proposing to expand the open cut operations into stage 2 area of the mine. It will involve the production of 600,000 tonnes of coal per annum. The existing infrastructure at the mine will not be altered. Existing infrastructure includes a Coal Preperation Plant, stockpiles and transport infrastructure. Resource estimate is 7.1 Mt measured in-situ, 18.7 Mt indicated, 25.8 Mt recoverable, 5.8 Mt marketable. 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...

GASCOYNE PROJECT - ARTHUR RIVER/BERYL HILL
New project of Mining (Open Cut) project at via, Gascoyne Junction, WA 6705. A 50 tonne per hour jig plant to assess production potential for columbite and alluvial tantalite. 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...

FRASER RANGE GRANITE OPERATIONS - MUNGARI GREY
Private ownership Mining (Open Cut) project In The Dundas Council Area for New development. Mungari Grey granite quarry produces cut granite for export and the domestic market. The granite is loaded by company personnel onto trucks supplied by the customers. Click for more details...

AGNEW GOLD OPERATIONS - KIM/CRUSADER/DELIVERER
New project of Mining (Open Cut) project at 23 km west of, Leinster, WA 6437. Operating mine. Click for more details...

KEVIN SALT OPERATIONS
A project in the SA Within Ceduna. Contract is for duration of harvest. No firm date for next harvest. Click for more details...

GASCOYNE PROJECT - ARTHUR RIVER /BERYL HILL
Mining (Open Cut) project at Approx 120 km northeast of, Gascoyne Junction, WA 6705 for New. The Gascoyne project covers an area of 400 sq km and is located in the Gascoyne mineral field of Western Australia. Tantalite has been produced predominantly from alluvial/eluvial sources, however a large swarm of rare pegamites stretches in an east west arc across the area for a strike length of about 60 km. Niobium rich columbite has been produced from a kaolinised pegamite at Arthur River and will be the focus of early bulk sampling and exploration as this product is in demand. Click for more details...

PILBARA IRON ORE & INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT - CHICHESTER RANGE - RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) project In The East Pilbara Council Area of Private ownership. Initial production target will be 45 Mtpa. Resource budget for the iron ore definition program will increase $4 million to $11 million for the quarter. Infill drilling program at Christmas Creek area and Cloud break deposits has increased the probable ore reserve estimate to 1.07 Billion Tonnes. Christmas Creek is 619 Million tonnes and Cloud break is 447 Million tonnes. The drilling program is designed to improve the JORC classification levels of the current 1.6 billion tonne resource esitmate. Mineralisation at Mount Lewin remains open with potential to add to the resource base. Click for more details...

PARKER RANGE PROJECT - NICKEL/COPPER RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) project at Via, Southern Cross, WA 6426 for New. Soil sampling has confirmed a large coincident nickel-copper-cobalt anomaly. Click for more details...

EURIOWE PROJECT - GOLD/COPPER RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) project for New development. RAB drilling program will focus on Fairy Hill copper prospect and then at Smith Well and Yalcowinna Creek. Click for more details...

TREWILGA PROJECT - GOLD RESOURCE
A project in the NSW Within Parkes. Drilling will target the Great Britain mine prospect during April/May 2005. 350 metres of aircore and RC drilling will be carried out. Previous drilling encountered 38 metres at 0.44g/t gold. Click for more details...

BHP BILLITON IRON ORE RAPID GROWTH PROJECT 2 - OREBODY 18 DEVELOPMENT
Bhp Billiton Iron Ore Rapid Growth Project 2 - Orebody 18 Development is currently at the Planning stage, valued at about $ 50000000 it is Orebody 18 contains a total resource of 178 Mt, comprising a measured resource of 136Mt, indicated resource of 38Mt and inferred resource of 4Mt. Rapid growth project 2 will involve an initial capacity of 8Mtpa, though a capacity of 12Mtpa will be installed. Click for more details...

MONGOLATA GOLD PROJECT
New project of Mining (Open Cut) project at 30km East of, Burra, SA 5417. Drilling has commenced, and a total of six holes are planned to depths of 350m for a total of 2100m to test coincident geochemical and geophysical anomalies for intrusion related gold-copper mineralisation derived from the White Dam layered granitoid. Click for more details...

COYOTE GOLD PROJECT - OPEN PIT MINING CONTRACT
Open Pit Mining Contract project at Tanami Region Wa - Northern Territory border south east of, Halls Creek, WA 6770 In The Council Area Of Halls Creek of Private. Mining will be conducted by a conventional 100 tonne excavator and an associated fleet of 95 tonne dump trucks. Open pit mining has commenced and will continue for a year followed by underground mining. Click for more details...

INVINCIBLE OPEN CUT COAL OPERATIONS - MINE EXTENSION
Mining (Open Cut) New project at Castlereagh Hwy, Cullen Bullen, NSW 2790. This type is Mine Extension with Private ownership. Big Rim will undertake the overburden removal, mining & crushing operation. The existing infrastructure will not need any upgrades. Click for more details...

BENGALLA COAL OPERATIONS - WANTANA EXPANSION
New project of Mining (Open Cut) project at Bengalla Rd, Muswellbrook, NSW 2333. Extension of mining operations into the Wantana Extension area. Minor only infrastructure modification required including extension of some buildings & carparking facilities, relocation of existing facilities within the workshop and hardstand area & relocation & construction of some in-pit facilities. Click for more details...

PROMINENT HILL GOLD/COPPER PROJECT - MINING CONTRACT
100 Km South East of, Coober Pedy, SA 5723 Has Prominent Hill Gold/Copper Project - Mining Contract currently at Construction stage. Work comprises the extraction of approximately 153 million cubic metres of overburden and waste, and 38 million tonnes of treatable ore over six years. The open pit is expected to be 1.2 kms wide, 1.4 kms long on the surface and 500 metres deep. Click for more details...

SAVAGE RIVER IRON ORE - NORTH PIT EXPANSION PROJECT
A project in the TAS Within Waratah-Wynyard. The Company currently have 150 tonne trucks. Subject to funding, the Company will need a larger New Mining Fleet, including 200 tonne trucks and associated mining equipment. 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...

NORTH DARLING RANGE JOINT VENTURE BAUXITE PROJECT
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Gingin Council Area of Resource - Bauxite type. Inferred resource of 18.2 million tonnes @ 43.1% Total AI2O3, 31.6% Available AI2O3 and 3.2% Reactive SiO2. Field verification by the Company confirms extensive bauxite laterites within its tenements. The bauxite laterites are largely preserved on plateaus and form outcropping ridges. The historical drilling has identified bauxite mineralisation from surface to a maximum depth of 12 metres. The bauxite laterites are commonly 2 to 3 metres in thickness and overlie a distinguishable saprolite weathered zone. Click for more details...

WARRAMBOO IRON ORE PROJECT
Currently at the Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage In Ashburton is a project estimated to be $ 5000000. This project The area has had radiometric survey work completed in May 2009 by Terra Search which confirmed the presece of Tertiary Iron Ore Channels. Click for more details...

RAVENSWORTH COAL OPERATIONS EXPANSION - RAVENSWORTH NORTH PROJECT
Operating Mine/S - Expansion project at Lemington Rd, Singleton, NSW 2330 in the Mining (Open Cut). A project to create a mining complex incorporating neighbouring open cut & underground operations at Ravensworth West, Narama and Cumnock No 1 Colliery & the surface facilities associated with Ravensworth Underground Mine (RUM) for mining up to 16million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of Run-Of-Mine (ROM) coal over an expected Life-of-mine (LOM) of 29 years. Establishment south of Davis Creek & west of Bayswater Creek of the new Ravensworth North Pit. Open cut operations to continue to involve prestripping, drill & blast overburden removal, coal extraction through blasting or bulldozer, transportation of the ROM coal by truck to stockpiles & then by conveyor to a local power station (Macquarie Generation) or the Ravensworth Coal Terminal (RCT). Expansion of the product coal capacity of the existing northerly Ravensworth Coal Handling & Preparation Plant (RCHPP) & RCT loadout facility to 20Mtpa. A new Raw Coal stockpile with associated conveyor & access bridge over the New England Highway to the RCT. At this coal terminal a new product coal stockpile as well as a water dam. A new rejects bin at the existing centrally located ROM pad along with new conveyor to link to the existing rejects conveyor. Establishment of new workshop & office facilities north of Davis Creek. Realignment of an existing 330kV transmission line & ancillary services. Construction of a mine access road along with realignment of Lemington Road involving a New England Highway intersection upgrade. A new explosives facility. Diversion of Emu Creek. A new main storage dam in the south of the project area with associated drains & pipelines. Expanded out of pit emplacement areas. New Cumnock 3 tailings dam to the south of the existing dams. Construction of temporary employee, maintenance & equipment storage facilities at the Narama operations. Click for more details...

MOUNT ARTHUR COAL OPERATIONS EXPANSION RX1
Operating Mine - Expn - Rx1 New project In The Muswellbrook Council Area. Increase of run-of-mine (ROM) capacity by 4million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) to reach 24Mtpa approx. 300 new full time jobs expected. Click for more details...

PINE DALE COAL OPERATIONS STAGE 2 EXTENSION
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Lithgow Council Area of Operating Mine - Extension type. A project to extend operations 10-15 years by incorporating 201ha in the Blackmans Flat area adjoining the now exhausted original Pine Dale mine & the recently approved 27ha Stage 1 Yarraboldy extension. Continued open cut operations accessing 14.2 million tonnes (Mt) at a rate of 2Mt product coal annually. Construction of a new mine industrial area to include a 600tph crushing & screening plant, 100,000t run-of-mine (ROM) stockpile, 200,000t product stockpiles & maintenance facilities. Construction or relocation of offices, amenities, workshop, water management infrastructure, electric power supply, explosives magazine & fuel storage area. Dewatering of existing pit prior to use for overburden & interburden emplacement. Reinstatement of the now derelict Wallerawang spur rail line & rail siding & construction of a rail load out facility. Internal access roads & private haul road crossing. An additional 60 employees expected at maximum production. 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...

DEFLECTOR COPPER GOLD PROJECT - OPEN PIT MINING CONTRACT
A project in the WA Within City Of Greater Geraldon - Mullewa. For the provision of Open Pit Mining. Click for more details...

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