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MOUNT THORLEY COAL OPERATIONS
Deposit - Coal project at 12km south west of, Singleton, NSW 2330 In The Council Area Of Singleton of Private. Dragline operation. 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...

LIDDELL COAL COLLIERY - RESOURCE
Mine - Coal New project In The Singleton Council Area. Existing operation produces 4.5 Mtpa of Rom coal and the CHPP processes 700 tonnes per hour. A proposal has been approved to increase ROM coal production to 8 Mtpa. Associated development will comprise the construction of a new Coal Handling Plant, establishment of a new supplementary stockpile with capacity of 450,000 tonnes, alter the planned 1500 ML Dam 13B footprint, construct a bridge over the main Northern Railway to improve transport between existing coal pits, alter an access road to the CHPP, relocation of offices, workshop and storage area and an associated access road, and the construction of a desalination unit within the CHPP area for the treatment of mine water. Capital expenditure on the Washplant upgrade alone was approx $100 million. Click for more details...

SOUTHLAND COLLIERY
Deposit - Coal New project In The Cessnock Council Area. A pre-feasibility study is in progress for open-cut mining of up to 2 million tonnes of steaming coal on existing mining leases. 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...

TRITTON COPPER PROJECT - MURRAWOMBIE - MINING/EARTHWORKS CONTRACTS
Private ownership Mining (Open Cut) project In The Bogan Council Area for New development. The construction of the box cut and the ROM development contract has been awarded to a local contractor ahead of full mobilisation to site later in February 2004 by the principal mining contractor. Click for more details...

CUMNOCK NO 1 COLLIERY
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Singleton Council Area of Mine - Coal type. The mine produces soft coking coal used in Asian steel mills. Coal is loaded at adjacent Ravensworth coal terminal and railed to Newcastle for export. Production for 2006 was 1,416,666 tonnes of raw coal. 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...

RAVENSWORTH EAST COAL OPERATIONS
Mining (Open Cut) project for New development. The contract involves mining, coal beneficiation, stockpiling and loading of coal for both domestic and export markets.Planed production is 1.2 million tonnes per annum, with 600,000 tonnes per annum contracted to Macquarie Generation and the remainder to be sold to the export market. Click for more details...

WERRIS CREEK COAL MINE - INFRASTRUCTURE
Werris Creek Coal Mine - Infrastructure is currently at the Planning stage, valued at about $ 1000000 it is Includes haul road, coal screening, crushing equipment and rail loadout area. Coal washery will be transferred from the former Gunnedah Colliery and will include conveyors, transfer towers and a 350 tonne capacity raw coal bin. Click for more details...

WERRIS CREEK COAL MINE - RESOURCE
Deposit - Coal project at "Narrawolga" property approx 4 km south of, Werris Creek, NSW 2341 In The Council Area Of Tamworth of Private. Open cut mining operation over an area of approx 80 ha. Construction and operation will include coal screening, crushing equipment, rail load out facility. Coal will be transported from the processing area on private haul road to the rail loadout facility. A mine access road, various support services, structures and transportable building will be installed. Click for more details...

BENGALLA COAL OPERATIONS EXPANSION PHASE 1
Mining (Open Cut) New project at 4 km west of, Muswellbrook, NSW 2333. This type is Operating Mine - Expansion - Phase 1 with Private ownership. Expansion of open cut operations with Phase 1 to increase Run-of-Mine (RoM) coal to 9.3Mtpa for 7.5Mtpa approx product coal. To include upgrade of the existing 8.7million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) capacity coal washery to 2 stage washing. Purchase of additional mining equipment. Upgrades of associated mine infrastructure including a heavy vehicle workshop, bathhouse & wash bay. Click for more details...

BROKEN HILL PORPHYRY PROJECT
Mining (Open Cut) project at via, Broken Hill, NSW 2880 of Resource - Copper/Gold type of New development. Newcrest expects to commence drilling at the Broken Hill Porphyry Project in late June/early July 2002. Drilling will be conducted on two target areas considered to have potential for porphyry style copper-gold mineralisation. Click for more details...

MURRAY BASIN MINERAL SANDS PROJECT - MAZAR/MAGIC/KIMBERLY/BUDGEREE
Currently at the Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage In Broken Hill is a project estimated to be $ 1000000. This project Recent drilling on three drill lines has confirmed a minimum seven kilometre strike length to the Mazar Prospect strand line. Click for more details...

OAKLANDS COAL PROJECT - RESOURCE
Approx 100 kms north west of Albury, Oaklands, NSW 2646 Has Oaklands Coal Project - Resource currently at Early Planning stage. Thermal coal suitable as feedstock of domestic power station. 1250 mt measured in-situ resource containing 1120 mt recoverable reserves of which 880 mt was marketable. Click for more details...

MUNDI SOUTH PROJECT - ANOMALY B
Mining (Open Cut) project at West of, Broken Hill, NSW 2880 of Resource - Base Metals/Gold type of New development. A percussion/core hole to 318 metres has been completed at the Anomaly B prospect. There are two weakly mineralised zones of 10.9 and 16.2 metres width with 3 - 5% finely disseminated pyrite. Selected intervals are being analysed currently. Click for more details...

OTTERY-INVERELL PROJECT - TENT HILL
Resource - Tin project at 7 km north east of, Emmaville, NSW 2371 in the Mining (Open Cut). A re-evaluation of resources at the Ottery tin mine has resulted in a significant increase. The current resource estimate is: Indicated Resource 15,000t @ 3.0% tin; Inferred Resource 185,000t @ 0.8% tin. The Inferred Resource not previously reported. An in-situ bulk density factor of 2.6 tones per cubic metre has been used in this estimate and a cut-off grade 0.3% tin. Average width is aproximately 4 metres. The basis of calculations has been archival underground channel sampling results, supplemented by rc drilling by the Company. Click for more details...

HEBBURN NO 2 COLLIERY - MINING & RECOVERY OF WASTE MATERIALS
Mining/Recovery Of Waste Materials project at Via, Cessnock, NSW 2325 In The Council Area Of Cessnock of Private. This tender includes the rehabilitation of the site. Click for more details...

MOUNT ARTHUR NORTH COAL PROJECT
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Muswellbrook Council Area of Deposit - Coal type. The project is a high value brownfield expansion of the Existing BHP Billiton Bayswater mine. Production of 6.3 million tonnes of coal from the Bayswater/Mount Arthur North complex is expected to be achieved in 2006. Full production from Mount Arthur North of 12.1 million tonnes is expected by 2006. Mining activities have now been handed over to operations. Click for more details...

ADELONG PROJECT - BATLOW
A project in the NSW Within Tumut. A 6,500 metre drilling programme is planned for February 2004 to test some of the 60 gold reefs mined in the late 1880s and expand gold resources already established within the mining ;lase. Click for more details...

LAKE INNES PROJECT - HURLLS HILL/PACIFIC HIGHWAY
via, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Has Lake Innes Project - Hurlls Hill/Pacific Highway currently at Early Planning stage. In order to standardise with the Young and Beaconsfield Laterite resources, the resources at Hurl's Hill, the largest deposit at Lake Innes, have been calculated in lithological categories. Hurll's Hill has a resource of 10.6 million tonnes of which 68% fall in the Saprolite and Weathered Serpentine lithologies - the most favourable for the atmospheric pressure leach metallurgical process. 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...

TRITTON COPPER OPERATIONS
Currently at the Construction stage In Bogan is a project estimated to be $ 5000000. This project The Tritton copper processing plant has surplus capacity and Budgery is within trucking distance of Tritton. However, the indicated extent of mineralisation may lead to an investigation of a stand alone operation with administrative support. Click for more details...

NORTHPARKES COPPER/GOLD OPERATIONS - E22
Mining Contract - Open-Cut project at 30 km north west of, Parkes, NSW 2870 In The Council Area Of Parkes of Private. Northparkes Mines is a copper-gold producer near Parkes in central western NSW. Northparkes produces 1.1 mtpa of ore from open pits and 4.1 mtpa from underground block cave mine for processing through the sulphide flotation plant. Safety and environmental standards of the highest order are expected from all contractors. The Northparkes culture is an open and cooperative environment with a strong customer focus. Currently two opencut mines exist each around 100 metres in depth, with a further 40 metres to be mined for completion. In addition one opencut will be cutback 40 metres to allow mining to proceed to a final depth of 150 metres to meet stockpile ore and mill feed requirements. The terms of the contract will be to provide the required mining services for two years, with the possibility of extension options, at the discretion of the company. The contract scope will include bulk ore and waste mining with approximate quantities of 3M cubic metres per annum and drilling and blasting activities for the same. A second schedule at lower production rates is currently under review and may be included as part of the tender. Additional on site works to be tendered during this time may include tailings dam wall lift construction and ore rehandling activities, the inclusion of grade control drilling is optional and may be considered during the tender phase. 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...

COWAL GOLD PROJECT - ENDEAVOUR 42/ENDEAVOUR 46
Mining (Open Cut) project at Approx 45 kms north east of, West Wyalong, NSW 2671 of Resource - Gold/Infrastructure/Plant type of New development. The Cowal project has proven and probable reserves of 2.8 million ounces. The mine is expected to produce 220,000 to 235,000 ounces of gold per year on average. Mine and process plant construction is expected to take 21 months. Click for more details...

GLENELLA SILICA PROJECT
Resource - Quartz Silica project at Glenella via, Cowra, NSW 2794 In The Council Area Of Cowra of Private. Quartz from the Glenella deposit likely to be used for the first 3.5 years of operations.In the long term quartz is likely to be supplied from a site in close proximity to the proposed silicon smelter. 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...

RAVENSWORTH/NARAMA COAL OPERATIONS - RAVENSWORTH EAST - RESOURCE
Approx 25 kms west of, Singleton, NSW 2330 Has Ravensworth/Narama Coal Operations - Ravensworth East - Resource currently at Construction stage. Current production of 2.0 million tonnes per annum will be increased to 2.5 million tonnes per annum. This will involve the dragline changing to a 7 day operation. Click for more details...

WHITEHAVEN COAL PROJECT STAGE 1 - BULK SAMPLE/TRIAL MINE
Whitehaven Coal Project Stage 1 - Bulk Sample/Trial Mine is currently at the Construction stage, valued at about $ 800000 it is A bulk sample mining operation for 50,000 tonnes over 4 months approx early 2000. Dependent on the results of trial mining , market appraisals and any further necessary approvals , the operation may expand to stage 2 - full scale mining. Click for more details...

INVINCIBLE COAL OPERATIONS - RESOURCE
Private ownership Mining (Open Cut) project In The Lithgow Council Area for New development. The company has an existing power station supply contract. The company has additional reserves. 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...

BULGA/WALLERAWANG COAL OPERATIONS
New project of Mining (Open Cut) project at South of, Singleton, NSW 2330. Part of contract let for whole of Oceanic coal operations. Various sites, hunter Valley area. Click for more details...

COWRA COPPER GOLD PROJECT
Resource - Copper/Gold New project In The Cowra Council Area. Exploration for porphyry related copper & gold mineralisations & volcanic massive sulphides within the southern extension of Ordovician strata that host the Cadia-Ridgeway copper-gold deposit. A 960km airborne electromagnetic (VTEM) survey covering 205sq km indicated a significant number of bedrock anomalies. Follow up drilling of targets investigated through ground electromagnetic & magnetic surveys. Click for more details...

COWAL GOLD PROJECT
Site Office project at North west of, West Wyalong, NSW 2671 In The Council Area Of Bland of Private. Includes the construction/supply of buildings and services required to establish a site office at the Cowal Gold Project. Capabilities required include-supply/fabrication of steel industrial shed, construction management, transportable office accommodation, fencing, electrical, concrete works, sewerage plant and plumbing. 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...

MANDALONG COAL OPERATIONS - MANDALONG SOUTH - RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) project at South of Mandalong Coal Mine, west of, Wyee, NSW 2259 of Resource - Coal type of New development. An execution of agreement with Hunter Valley Energy Coal Limited (a subsidiary of BHP Billiton) has been achieved in relation to the transfer of a part of exploration licence A405 held currently by the Wyong Areas Coal Joint Venture, to Centennial Mandalong Pty Ltd. This area immediately adjoins the existing Mandalong Mine. Click for more details...

DONALDSON COAL MINE - EXTENSION OF MINED AREA - RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Cessnock Council Area of Private ownership. Development will comprise the extraction of 650,000 tonnes of coal over an area of 7 hectares. The application is to allow mining in an additional area that would not be economic as a stand alone operation. No additional infrastructure is required. Donaldson is a thermal coal operation, with plant capacity of 2.5Mtpa. Click for more details...

BRAIDWOOD GOLD & SILVER PROJECT - RESOURCE
Currently at the Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage In Palerang is a project estimated to be $ 1000000. This project Previous drilling outlined inferred gold resource of 1.5 million tonnes at 1.03g/t, with low copper and silver values. Click for more details...

HUNTER VALLEY COAL OPERATIONS - RIVERVIEW EXTENSION
Currently at the Planning stage In Singleton is a project estimated to be $ 1000000. This project Extension of pit by approx 37 hectares. 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...

BOGGABRI COAL OPERATIONS EXPANSION
Mining (Open Cut) project at 17km northeast of, Boggabri, NSW 2382 of Operating Mine - Expansion - Stage 2 type of New development. Expansion of existing Boggarbri open cut coal operations. Upgrade of the coal handling & preparation plant (CHPP) to increase throughput from 1.5 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) to 2.5Mtpa in 2011 & 4.3Mtpa in 2013. Installation of a new 132kV switchyard/sub-station/overhead power lines. Installation of modular buildings for offices & bathhouse extension. Construction of a light vehicle workshop, a heavy vehicle workshop with warehouse & a car park. 150 construciton jobs expected as well as 500 operational jobs. Click for more details...

COLLAROY COPPER GOLD PROJECT
Mining (Open Cut) New project at Northwest of, Nyngan, NSW 2825. This type is Resource - Copper/Gold with Private ownership. The company believes this northeast-southwest trending zone is highly prospective for copper and gold. Click for more details...

GLEN ISLA GOLD PROJECT
Mining (Open Cut) New project at 50km southeast of, Dubbo, NSW 2830. This type is Resource - Gold with Private ownership. Drill results from the northern-most hole completed at Glen Isla returned a strongly anomalous gold intersection, which indicates the potential for a near surface mineralized system extending north of current drilling. Click for more details...

MOUNT OWEN COAL OPERATIONS - OPERATING CONTRACT
Mining (Open Cut) project for New development. Continued operations of an open cut mine. To include specialised terrace mining using seam blasting techniques to work 0.4-0.9m thick seams at angles of 2-45 degrees up to 240m deep. Operation also of 7 mining fleets moving 40cubic m of waste & 8.5million tonnes (Mt) of run-of-mine (ROM) coal annually. Click for more details...

WHITE DAM GOLD OPERATIONS REGIONAL EXPANSION
Operating Mine - Expn project at 85km west of, Broken Hill, NSW 2880 in the Mining (Open Cut). A project in the environs of the operating White Dam gold mine which has a resource estimate of 6 million tonne (Mt) containing 188,000 ounces of gold (White Dam + Vertigo). Exploration amongst historic gold-copper mines to extend White Dam's mine life including at Vertigo & White Dam North. 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...

MOUNT BOPPY GOLD MINE RECOMMENCEMENT
Mining (Open Cut) New project at 46km East of, Cobar, NSW 2835. This type is Mine - Recommencement with Private ownership. Mount Boppy Mine recommencement. Ore to be delivered to the recently refurbished Manuka Silver Mine (formerly Wonawinta Silver Mine) Processing Plant for processing. 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...

LIDDELL COAL OPERATIONS EXPANSION
Mining (Open Cut) project at Old New England Hwy, Ravensworth, NSW 2330 for New. A project for a 5 year life-of-mine (LoM) extension by expanding the existing South pit followed by expansion of the Entrance pit after which a new MIA pit to be developed involving relocation of the current mine infrastructure area. Construction of a new conveyor & transfer point to link to the existing overland conveyor to allow transfer of up to 1.5 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of coal to the Ravensworth coal handling & preparation plant (CHPP) now that the demolished Cumnock CHPP is no longer available to take excess run-of-mine (ROM) coal. A new 50,000t stockpile at the new conveyor & expansion of the existing ROM stockpile capacity to 200,000t as well as a new tailings emplacement area in the South Pit void. Associated infrastructure expected to include access & haul roads, surface water management systems, new dewatering bores for the Hazeldene, Entrance & South pit workings, an explosive reload facility, powerlines, pipelines & a water truck fill point. Click for more details...

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