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TRITTON COPPER MINE EXPANSION
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Bogan Council Area of Minesite type. A high grade copper zone has been confirmed under the eastern pit wall and ramp at Larsens. Recent drilling at Murrawombie has confirmed an extension of the sulphide ore body. 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...

RASP SILVER LEAD & ZINC OPERATIONS EXTENSION
Mining (Open Cut) project for New development. Continuation of production at the Rasp Mine through a combination of open cut & underground workings. The existing Kintore open cut pit to be extended over 4 years for an anticipated 1.5-2 million tonnes (Mt) production comprising 16% lead plus zinc & 200g/t silver. A decline from the existing Kintore pit allows underground access to another 10Mt in the previously unmined Western & Centenary Mineralisations. Initially underground workings will focus on high grade pillars with the ore trucked out for processing at the Endeavour Mine. Construction of a processing plant to accommodate Stage 2 follow on underground mining of the Western & Centenary lodes for around 750,000 tonnes per annum (tpa). Power, water and rail access already connected to the site with buildings, workshops and general amenities also in place. Click for more details...

HILL END PROJECT - GOLD RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) project at 2 km northwest of, Hill End, NSW 2850 for New. The plant is processing material from the test drive on the M2 vein set, which has averaged over two ounces per tonne recovered grade with some material producing over four ounces per down. About 80 tonnes of M2 material have been stockpiled from the high grade north end of the test drive, which face sampling indicated would contain up to four ounces per tonne. An additional 200 tonne M2 stockpile of various grades is ready to be processed and narrow driving on the high grade M2 is continuing to the north and south of the test drive to produce plant feed material. Click for more details...

GULGONG PROJECT
Resource - Gold project at via, Gulgong, NSW 2852 In The Council Area Of Mid Western Regional of Private. Targets for drilling have been modelled from low level high resolution aeromagnetic survey data. Click for more details...

THACKARINGA PROJECT
Resource - Cobalt project at 25 km south west of, Broken Hill, NSW 2880 in the Mining (Open Cut). Metallurgical testwork undertaken, focusing on the potential to reduce capital & operating costs, reflecting reduction in the cobalt price. 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...

MCPHAILS PROJECT - GOLD RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) project at Newell Highway near, Peak Hill, NSW 2869 of Resource - Gold type of New development. Deep diamond hole beneath previous gold intersection. Click for more details...

BOONOO BOONOO PROJECT - SPECIMEN GULLY/STAR OF HOPE
Mining (Open Cut) New project at 20 km northeast of, Tenterfield, NSW 2372. This type is Resource - Silver/Gold with Private ownership. Boonoo Boonoo is near the road which accesses Malachites Rivertree project. Previous sampling by the Company of dumps at old working in the Boonoo Boonoo area had shown that many were anomalous in gold and silver. As previously reported, the best result from drilling was obtained for one of the holes drilled at the Star of Hope (formerly called Browns) Lode, with a 1m intercept of 6.25 g/t gold and 285 g/t gold. Other intercepts obtained were generally of low tenor, although the intercepts in the Demonstration and Golden Crown Lodes show some promise. The more intensively worked central part of the Specimen Gully lode was not accessible for the recent program, as some track construction could be required. 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

TOOLOOM PROJECT - FRASERS/EAGLE HAWK - GOLD RESOURCE
Resource - Gold project at South west of, Tooloom, NSW 2475 In The Council Area Of Tenterfield of Private. Nine Mile, Back Creek and Pine Gully are all key targets for the drilling programme. Eight Mile, Frasers, Doctors Gully, Deep Lead and Eagle Hawk are likely to be drilled in 2004. 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...

HILLVIEW VERMICULITE PROJECT - RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Lachlan Council Area of Private ownership. A 40 tonne bulk sample of vermiculite has been processed through a pilot plant by Mintek in South Africa. The aim of the work was to test a new dry method of beneficiation which includes air tabling as well as more classical winnowing. The test work was very successful and showed that recoveries of approximately 50% of the vermiculite could be expected across most of the size ranges. These results are seen as a major step forward for the project and studies are underway to determine the economics of developing a small 5,000 to 10,000 tpa plant on the Hillview site. 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...

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...

ROCKVALE PROJECT
30 km north east of, Armidale, NSW 2350 Has Rockvale Project currently at Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage. A moderate sized area of multiple silver-gold-arsenic mineralisation. The principal workings within the licence are the Tulloch and Ruby mines, where narrow, high grade silver lodes in granite have been mined on a relatively small-scale. The Ruby line of lode is spatially associated with a poorly outcropping aplite dyke and is traceable in a northeasterly direction approx. 650 metres. It appears to comprise two sub-vertically dipping silver-rich lodes, the more westerly of which has been worked to a verticle depth of approx. 120 metres. A previous diamond drill hole intersection of this lode averaged 687.5oz/ton silver over a drill width of 1.42 metres. The more or less adjoining easterly lode averaged 40.2oz/ton silver over 2.66 metres. Eight other hole drilled either encountered old working or lower (not quantified) silver values. The results of an I.P. survey indicate extension of sulphide mineralisation (within which other rich shoots might be developed) to the immediate northeast of the main workings. Gold-silver mineralisation has been worked on a small-scale at several localities adjoining the Wollomombi River, about 2km along trend from Ruby. At Silver Point multiple quartz-silver/gold veining is developed in an aplite pipe; the nearjy Union Jack, Little Nell and Little Beauty Mines comprise gold-rich quartz veins, but little is known of their potential. 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...

COBAR PROJECT
New project of Mining (Open Cut) project at via, Cobar, NSW 2835. A limited wide spaced RAB drilling geochemical programme has been completed over a multi-element soil anomaly associated with splays of the Rookery fault. Results are encouraging with a strong zinc anomaly & elevated copper & gold responses. One hole reported 7 m at 0.12% zinc from 78 m depth in leached bedrock. 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...

RAVENSWORTH/NARAMA COAL OPERATIONS - RAVENSWORTH WEST - RESOURCE
Currently at the Construction stage In Singleton is a project estimated to be $ 30000000. This project The mine will produce coal at the rate of 1.0 to 1.5 million tonnes per year for six years. Development cost of $30 million are expected. The operation will share existing infrastructure and equipment with Ravenswood East. The Ravensworth/Narama complex, located in the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, includes the Ravensworth East operation, Ravensworth West mining tenements and Coal and Allied's share of the Narama 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...

CML 7 BROKEN HILL BASE METALS PROJECT
Mining (Open Cut) project at via, Broken Hill, NSW 2880 of Resource - Base Metals type of New development. Drilling to date has successfully intersected the shallow zinc lode mineralisation over a strike length of 120 metres with an average width of 80 metres. Drill intersections range from 4 to 13 metres at grades averaging greater than 10% lead and zinc. 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...

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...

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...

BULGA COAL OPEN CUT OPERATIONS - OVERBURDEN DUMP
Overburden Relocation/Overburden Dump - Rehabilitation/Drainage Line project at Broke Rd, 15 km south west of, Singleton, NSW 2330 in the Mining (Open Cut). The proposed development includes: (1) The reallocation of approximately 10 million cubic metres of overburden from the Bulga Open Cut Coal Mine to an existing 32 hectare open cut void at the Mount Thorley Coal Mine; (2) Shaping and rehabilitation the proposed overburden dump to a final landform of approximately 110 metres AHD; and (3) Re-instating a drainage line along the common boundary of Bulga and Mount Thorley Mines. Click for more details...

ULAN COAL OPERATIONS - EXPANSION
Coal Mine Expansion/Associated Facilities New project In The Upper Hunter Council Area. The proposed expansion will include extending the existing open cut coal mine about 180 metres to the west of the approved limits, relocating the approved Ulan West surface infrastructure, upgrading the coal handling, storage and train loading facilities, constructing the Ulan West services corridor and extending the hub stockpile. Click for more details...

ASHTON COAL EXPANSION PROJECT - RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Singleton Council Area of Private ownership. Feasibility study for the expansion of the existing mine of 1.6 mtpa to 3.7-4.1 mtpa will be completed in fourth quarter 2005. The portal site is to be excavated in the third quarter. Long hole drilling will be completed and modelled by the fourth quarter 2005. At this time also longwall equipment will be selected and ordered. It is expected by first quarter 2006 that the portal development will have commenced and by first quarter 2007 the longwall will be in operation. 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...

HUNTER VALLEY COAL OPERATIONS - CHESHUNT EXTENSION
South of Hunter River, 18 km north west of, Singleton, NSW 2330 Has Hunter Valley Coal Operations - Cheshunt Extension currently at Construction stage. To extend the pit by 20 hectares to extract approximately 8 million tonnes of ROM coal. 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...

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...

GOLDEN KING GOLD COPPER PROJECT
Addition project of Mining (Open Cut) project at 32km north of, Broken Hill, NSW 2880. A project located along strike of the historic Golden King Mine. Rock chip sampling preceded reverse circulation drilling to test multiple lodes hosted in a chlorite-altered corridor. A ground magnetic survey to detail lode outlines prior to follow up drilling. Click for more details...

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