State

Categories

Sub Categories

Click Here to Find Current Projects

List of Open Cut Projects in NSW


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...

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...

WINDERA PROJECT - GOLD RESOURCE
Currently at the Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage In Cobar is a project estimated to be $ 2000000. This project Regolith studies indicate that the previous shallow drilling programme may have ineffectively targeted a potential supergene horizon as gold may have migrated as deep as 80 metres. 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...

BURRA JOINT VENTURE ZINC LEAD PROJECT
Currently at the Early Planning stage In Queanbeyan is a project estimated to be $ 5000000. This project Results included 25 metres at 5.05% zinc, 0.44% lead, 18.2gpt silver from 33 metres, including 6 metres at 9.5% zinc, 0.82% lead, 6.2gpt silverfrom 34 metres and 1 metre at 6.86% zinc, .047% lead, 2 gpt silver from 64 metres. Mineralisation remains open to the south. 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...

GLOUCESTER RUBY MINE
Mine - Rubies project at Mid way between Scone and, Gloucester, NSW 2422 In The Council Area Of Gloucester of Private. Mine production for December Quarter 2006 was 15,281 tonnes of gemstones. 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...

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...

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...

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...

ARDLETHAN TIN OPERATIONS
New project of Mining (Open Cut) project at Via, Ardlethan, NSW 2665. To use scrapers and dozers to extract 2,000,000 bcm per year over the next three years, then 1,000,000 tpa for 7 years. Click for more details...

TARAWONGA COAL PROJECT - RESOURCE
Resource - Coal project at Maules Creek & Goonbri Rds, 15 km north east of, Boggabri, NSW 2382 In The Council Area Of Narrabri of Private. The expected mine life between 8 to 10 years, will yield close to 12 million tonnes of export quality low sulphur, low ash, high-energy semi-soft coking coal from the Forest View, Thuin and Nagero properties east of Boggabri (formerley named East Boggabri Coal Project). 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...

MUNDI MUNDI COPPER/GOLD PROJECT - K1/POLYGONUM - RESOURCE
New project of Mining (Open Cut) project at Approx 50 kms north west of, Broken Hill, NSW 2880. A further three 500 metre core holes following the completion of further Moving Loop Electromagnetic surveys are planned to be drilled to assist in target definition. 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...

STRATFORD COAL OPERATIONS - DURALIE
Stratford Coal Operations - Duralie is currently at the Construction stage, valued at about $ 20000000 it is ROM coal production. 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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 - YARRABOLDY EXTENSION
Currently at the Construction stage In Lithgow is a project estimated to be $ 1400000. This project Further operations at the former Yarraboldy open cut pit to extract 800,000t approx of coal over a 3 year period. To commence with construction of an amenity bund prior to 2 years of open cut mining followed by 6 months of final rehabilitation works (minimally backfill/ reshaping/ revegetating of 10.3ha). Construction also of internal roads & a new intersection with the existing private coal haul road crossing. Decommissioning of the existing crushing facility & construction of new plant along with a crushing, stockpiling & maintenance area in the Extension. 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...

Copyright © CoreLogic. All rights reserved. Powered by Cordell Connect