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STRANGWAYS PROJECT - DIAMOND RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) project for New development. Two short 60 metre HQ diamond drillholes are in progress to obtain samples for determination of mica flake size. Core from the first 31 metres is estimated to contain over 60 per cent vermiculite. Click for more details...

KINTORE JOINT VENTURE PROJECT - GOLD RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Alice Springs Town Council Area of Resource - Gold type. Geochemical surveys over the Worman Rocks area in the Kintore Joint Venture detected only scattered low level gold anomalism. The survey has significantly downgraded the project's prospectivity. Click for more details...

YIMUYN MANJEER GOLD MINE - MOUNT TODD TENEMENTS
Currently at the Early Planning stage In Katherine Town is a project estimated to be $ 1000000. This project The first mortgagee is offering for sale by tender a number of exploration titles. These are highly prospective tenements near Mount Todd, located in the historic Pine Creek geosyncline. Potential also exists for base metal mineralisation. 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...

AUQUEST PROJECT- STEVES HILL - GOLD RESOURCE
Resource - Gold project at 15 km west of Toms Gully 100 km SSE of, Darwin, NT 0800 in the Mining (Open Cut). A 12 hole 1200m RC drilling program is to be conducted at the Steve Hill deposit. Steves Hill is located 15 km from the Toms Gully CIP processing plant. Potential open cut. Click for more details...

TIMBER CREEK PROJECT
Timber Creek Project is currently at the Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage, valued at about $ 10000000 it is In 2004 kimberlite had been put through an on-site rented Dense Media Separation plant and the heavy mineral concentrate produced shipped to the Company's diamond recovery facility in South Africa for final diamond recovery. Rehabilitation of the areas where previous bulk sampling had been undertaken is planned. Click for more details...

UNION REEFS GOLD OPERATIONS - MINE & PLANT
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Katherine Town Council Area of Mine/Infrastructure type. Includes Union Reefs Gold Project and a 2.8mtpa gold plant, on care and maintenance since late 2003, and related site infrastructure. Situated 50 km south of Bocks Creek and Cosmo Deeps and approx 20 km north of Pine Creek. Click for more details...

CENTRAL AUSTRALIAN PROJECT
A project in the NT Within Alice Springs Town. Tanami Gold NL has entered into an agreement to joint venture with BHP Billiton and Teck Cominco. The Alliance (being BHP Billiton and Teck Cominco) has the option to earn a 51% interest in the EL's after expenditure of $2million. The Alliance may then elect to continue sole funding through to completion of a bankable feasibility study or dilute. Tanami Gold has the right to explore the tenements for mineral deposits other than base metals provided such programmes do not interfere with the Alliance programmes. Click for more details...

BOOTU CREEK MANGANESE MINE
Private ownership Mining (Open Cut) project In The Barkly Shire Council Area for New development. Resource estimate is 15.9 Million tonnes @ 25.2% Mn, with reserves at 7.2 Million tonnes @ 25% Mn. Production for 2006 was 868,677 tonnes @ 22.3% Mn. Infrastructure includes an open cut mine, processing plant, airstrip and tailings dam. Click for more details...

QUEST 29 GOLD OPERATIONS
Quest 29 Gold Operations is currently at the Construction stage, valued at about $ 500000 it is A 6-7 week mining campaign. 170,000 tonnes to leach pad. (Ore to be dump leached on site). 1:1 strip ratio. Click for more details...

MERLIN DIAMOND PROJECT - STAGE 1
Approx 200 km east of, Daly Waters, NT 0852 Has Merlin Diamond Project - Stage 1 currently at Construction stage. First ore is likely to be available from the pits during November 1998. Work on the tailings dam is expected to be completed within 10-11 weeks of commencement. Click for more details...

CENTRAL DESERT JV TANAMI DESERT - GOLD
Central Desert Jv Tanami Desert - Gold is currently at the Construction stage, valued at about $ 20000000 it is Work to date includes resource definition, pit planning, metallurgical testwork & scoping studies (on several deposits). Area contains Jim's Find, Jim's South, Dogbolter & Redback deposits with a total estimated resource of 4.6mt grading 3.4gpt gold. Initial mining involving 7 small pits is envisaged with an average strip ratio of 9:1. Earlier drilling results included 8m grading 76.5gpt gold from Dogbolter's main zone. First deposits to be mined to also include the Harleys area. Mining reserves currently estimated at 2mt grading 3.8gpt gold with potential to prove up additional reserves. Haulage of ore to the plant site approximately 8 km distant & up to 25 km (Jim's Find deposit) is included in this tender. Original contract period is for 2 years with a 2 year option. These deposits to be mined to various depths up to 110m for this 1mtpa operation. Haulage roads to be constructed as mine site are developed. Click for more details...

MUD TANK VERMICULITE OPERATIONS
New project of Mining (Open Cut) project at Plenty Hwy 160 km northeast of, Alice Springs, NT 0870. An insitu resource of several million tonnes of vermiculite is indicated & a net saleable yield of 750,000t has been estimated. A mine life in excess of 20 years is currently envisaged. This contract to form a shallow gravel pit with extraction using a bulldozer for ore extraction. Minimal cartage required for this initial work. Click for more details...

ATLEE CREEK PROJECT
New project of Mining (Open Cut) project at Approximately 580 km west of, Alice Springs, NT 0870. A Rab drilling programme has commenced at the Atlee project 200 km south-east of the Granites Mine. Click for more details...

BROWNS EMBAYMENT PROJECT - BROWNS/AREA 55/BROWNS EAST
Resource - Copper/Cobalt/Nickel project at 65 km south of, Darwin, NT 0800 In The Council Area Of Darwin City of Private. The joint venture covers portions of the highly mineralised Embayment Structure that hosts Browns and Bro-wns East and the Area 55 copper cobalt deposit. It excludes the currently defined polymetallic resources at Browns to a vertical depth of 350 metres and at Browns East to a depth of 300 metres as well as the defined Area 55 deposit. The recent gravity survey recorded encouraging result. Additional surveying is required to help refine deep drill targets. Click for more details...

BROWNS OXIDE PROJECT - NICKEL/COBALT/COPPER/LEAD RESOURCE
7 Km North West of, Batchelor, NT 0845 Has Browns Oxide Project - Nickel/Cobalt/Copper/Lead Resource currently at Construction stage. The ore is to be mined, crushed, ground and slurried on site. Ore will be processed in a onsite process plant and tailing will be stored in a onsite tailings dam. The in-ground oxide resource estimate for the Batchelor region projects has an estimated value at over 1 billion dollars. Measured resource is 18 million tonnes, indicated is 27 million tonnes and inferred is 37 million tonnes. Metals in the ground are lead at 1,865,000 tonnes, copper 622,000 tonnes, cobalt at 98,000 tonnes and nickel at 90,000 tonnes. There are also significant exploration prospects at Mount Fitch and Mount Burton. Click for more details...

THE GRANITES GOLD OPERATIONS - BUNKERS HILL/TWIN HILLS
The Granites Gold Operations - Bunkers Hill/Twin Hills is currently at the Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage, valued at about $ 1000000 it is Results from the December 2000 quarter drilling to test lithologies between Bunkers Hill and Twin Hills were disappointing, with best 60 at 0.5g/t. Click for more details...

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

PINE CREEK GOLD OPERATIONS - BROCKS CREEK
Mining (Open Cut) project for New development. Testwork to date indicates ore is free milling & that high gravity concentrates are obtainable. Mine life in excess of 6 years currently envisaged. Sacred site clearance has been granted. Department of Minerals & Energy assessing mining lease application. Present plan envisages a carbon-in-leach gravity processing plant operating at about 1mtpa capacity. Feasibility study undertaken by Signet included reserve estimates, mine planning & scheduling plus pit optimisation. Process engineering, metallurgical testwork & infrastructure & environmental costings conducted. Proposed plant purchase includes semi-autogenous grind & ball mills plus primary crusher. Carbon-in-leach circuit, gold stripping circuit & miscellaneous support infrastructure also form part of proposed acquisition. Due diligence being conducted on the 1.3mtpa Moline plant which is in storage (Indochina). Selected tenders expected to be called for mining, power supply & general construction requirements. The Draft Environmental Impact Study is awaiting assessment by the NT Government. Click for more details...

MERLIN DIAMOND PROJECT - STAGE 1
Screening For Dam Walls For Tailings Dam project at Approx 200 km east of, Daly Waters, NT 0852 In The Council Area Of Darwin City of Private. Providing plant, equipment and services for screening materials for the dam walls. Click for more details...

TANAMI GOLD OPERATIONS - LEGS
Approximately 650 km northwest of, Alice Springs, NT 0870 Has Tanami Gold Operations - Legs currently at Early Planning stage. Drilling immediately south of the Legs Pit during February and March yielded pleasing results. On the basis of this programme, a southern extension of the current pit is presently being designed. Mineralisation at Legs remains open to the south. A resource has also been identified below the abandoned Battery and Bastille pits close to the treatment plant. Click for more details...

MERLIN DIAMOND PROJECT - STAGE 1
Mining (Open Cut) project at Approx 200 km east of, Daly Waters, NT 0852 for Subcontract. Work on tailings dam expected to be completed within 10 - 11 weeks of commencement. Click for more details...

PINE CREEK GOLD OPERATIONS - BROCKS CREEK
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Katherine Town Council Area of Mine - Open Cut type. First mining to be based on the Alligator & Faded Lily deposits. Selective & bulk mining methods expected to be utilised on the areas which have an average strip ratio of 3.5:1. Total measured & indicated resource now stands 16.4mt grading 1.94gpt gold (uncut) with preliminary reserves of 6.1mt at 1.73gpt gold. A 750,000tpa-1mtpa operation is anticipated for this project which has as estimated mine life of 6-12 years. This contract will include run-of-mine (ROM) pad delivery & tailings dam construction. An additional low grade inpit reserve of 1.76mt at 0.65gpt gold has been advised for the Faded Lily/Aligator area. An initial contract period of 3 years involving 5 million bank cubic metres of material is proposed. 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...

PETERMANN RANGE BASE METALS PROJECT - RESOURCE
Currently at the Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage In Macdonnell Shire is a project estimated to be $ 5000000. This project Follow-up sampling could not replicate the results of first pass samplina nd further investigation is required. Click for more details...

MOUNT BLEECHMORE PROJECT - VERMICULITE RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) project at 100 km north east of, Alice Springs, NT 0870 of Resource - Vermiculite type of New development. The Mount Bleechmore vermiculite prospect is part of the Strangways diamond project area, and was discovered as part of a drilling programme for that area. Click for more details...

TOMS GULLY GOLD OPERATIONS - QUEST 29
Toms Gully Gold Operations - Quest 29 is currently at the Construction stage, valued at about $ 3000000 it is Over the first 2-3 years of the project ore will be mined from a number of small open pits at Quest 29, approx 17 km from Tom's Gully. Approx 250,000 tpa of higher grade ore will be hauled to Tom's Gully for processing through the existing CIL processing plant. Lower grade ore will be dump leached on site. The final length of the contract will be dependent on further exploration success within the company's prospective tenement holdings. The open pit mining contract will include mainly drill & blast mining, ore & waste haulage & maintenance of haul roads. Mining will be a rate of about 2000 bcm per day. Other services will include pit de-watering & the construction of siltation ponds & a diversionary berm. Click for more details...

TANAMI GOLD OPERATIONS
Mining (Open Cut) project at 650 km northwest of, Alice Springs, NT 0870 of Mines - Open Cut/Infrastructure type of New development. Work to date includes resource definition, pit planning, metallurgical testwork & scoping studies (on several deposits). Area contains Jim's Find, Jim's South, Dogbolter & Redback deposits with a total estimated resource of 4.6mt grading 3.4gpt gold. Initial mining involving 7 small pits is envisaged with an average strip ratio of 9:1. Earlier drilling results included 8m grading 76.5gpt gold from Dogbolter's main zone. First deposits to be mined to also include the Harleys area. Mining reserves currently estimated at 2mt grading 3.8gpt gold with potential to prove up additional reserves. Haulage of ore to the plant site approximately 8 km distant & up to 25 km (Jim's Find deposit) is included in this tender. Original contract period is for 2 years with a 2 year option. These deposits to be mined to various depths up to 110m for this 1mtpa operation. Haulage roads to be constructed as mine site are developed. Click for more details...

GOLF/TOLLIS - GOLD
A project in the NT Within Katherine Town. An indicated resource of 8.76mt grading 0.85gpt gold has now been estimated (oxide, transition & primary ores) for this area. These deposits are being considered as future feed for the heap leach circuit at the Company's Mt Todd plant. Additional zone of mineralisation also undergoing evaluation & is included in current pit optimisation studies (Golf & Tollis). It is envisaged the Golf pit will provide waste for a new tailings dam to be constructed nearby. Click for more details...

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

WHITE RANGE GOLD OPERATIONS - RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Alice Springs Town Council Area of Private ownership. Orex will construct a new leach pad to treat the residual stockpile of ore. The December Quarter 2006 saw the mine produce 346 ounces of gold. At present Orex is shifting over 7000 tonnes of ore @ 2 g/t au for leaching. Click for more details...

QUEST 29 GOLD OPERATIONS - NORTH KOOLPIN/TAIPAN
A project in the NT Within Darwin City. A six week open cut mining campaign. Click for more details...

CHARIOT GOLD PROJECT
Mining (Open Cut) project at 9 km west of, Tennant Creek, NT 0860 for New. Underground mine plan includes establishment of a decline portal towards the base of the Chariot open pit. decline to be developed to a depth of 300 metres below the surface with the first ore development level at 120 metres below the surface. Flat back cut and fill stoping. production rates 10,000 to 12,000 tonnes per month. Click for more details...

BATCHELOR MAGNESIUM PROJECT - WINCHESTER
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Darwin City Council Area of Private ownership. Construction of a small pit and extraction of a sample of 2,000 tonnes approx for stockpiling and use as required for testing at Mintek pilot plant. Click for more details...

HARTS RANGE PROJECT-MOUNT RIDDOCH/KONGO/COPPER KING/COPPER QUEEN
Harts Range Project-Mount Riddoch/Kongo/Copper King/Copper Queen is currently at the Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage, valued at about $ 1000000 it is A helicopter supported stream sediment sampling programme was completed in mid April as follow-up to the anomalous results returned from the 2002 reconnaissance programme. Click for more details...

GROUNDRUSH GOLD OPERATIONS - RIPCORD
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Alice Springs Town Council Area of Private ownership. A major drilling programme to test for both strike and depth extensions of the Groundrush deposit was completed during the June 2002 quarter. Drilling to test for extensions to the south of the current pit returned a number of positive results and assays on three diamond drill holes testing extensions to the north were also completed during the June 2002 quarter. All results will be incorporated into a review or mining options at Groundrush. The Groundrush open pit production was 371, 248 tonnes at 37.5g/t gold. Tanami plant throughput was 310,382 tonnes at 4.06g/t gold. Click for more details...

STANTON PROJECT
A project in the NT Within Roper Gulf Shire. Proposed as a small open cut to supply feedstock to the company's cobalt chemicals business in Newcastle, New South Wales. Following a scoping study carried out by an independent engineer, the board is considering Infill drilling to confirm the preliminary reports. timing of infill drilling is dependent on weather conditions and availability of contractors for this exercise. Click for more details...

BARROW CREEK PROJECT - NICKEL/COPPER RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) project at Via, Barrow Creek, NT 0872 of Resource - Nickel/Copper type of New development. Nickel, copper and silver mineralisation intersected over a strike extent of 800 metres. Click for more details...

MOUNT HARCUS PROJECT - VARIOUS MINERALS RESOURCE
South east of Pipalyatjara, 200 km from, Yulara, NT 0872 Has Mount Harcus Project - Various Minerals Resource currently at Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage. The drilling programmes are designed to investigate three priority targets considered to have potential for nickel/copper sulphide mineralisation similar to that at Voisey's Bay in Canada. Demonstrated potential exists within the Musgrave Province of South Australia for base metals (copper, lead, zinc), ferrous metals (chromium, nickel, vanadium, titanium) and uranium. Potential also exists for precious metals (platinum group metals, gold), precious stones (diamonds, rubies), heavy mineral sands and rare earths. The prospectivity of Proterozoic rocks is well recognised and, with the exception of those contained within the Musgrave Province, have generally been subject to intense exploration for a considerable period of time yielding a number of World Class mineral deposits. Click for more details...

PEKO TAILINGS DAM PROJECT - EARTHMOVING CONTRACT
Peko Tailings Dam Project - Earthmoving Contract is currently at the Construction stage, valued at about $ 1000000 it is Earthmoving contract is for moving 4 million tonnes of magnetite stockpile to plant. Click for more details...

HALE RIVER URANIUM PROJECT - RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) New project at 90 km north east of, Alice Springs, NT 0872. This type is Resource - Uranium with Private ownership. A 10km strike length of identified redox boundaries, producing advanced targets for roll-front or sandstone-type uranium deposits have been identified at Hale River. Click for more details...

DARWIN TERRITORY WILDLIFE PARK - COMMUNICATIONS
State ownership Mining (Open Cut) project In The Darwin City Council Area for New development. Upgrade wildlife parks communications system. Click for more details...

BURNSIDE GOLD OPERATIONS - FOUNTAIN HEAD - RESOURCE
Private ownership Mining (Open Cut) project In The Katherine Town Council Area. Indicated resource is 1,985,000 tonnes @ 1.7 g/t for 106,100 ounces of Au and an inferred resource of 661,000 tonnes @ 1.6 g/t for 34,000 ounces of Au. Click for more details...

GROOTE EYLANDT MANGANESE OPERATIONS - POWER SUPPLY
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Darwin City Council Area of Power Supply type. GEMCO is considering the option of outsourcing power generation and electricity supply to the mine site and surrounding town area into the future. The current average load is approx 8 MW with a peak of 9 MW depending on production, ship-loading and seasonal influences. Increases in power demand to the Eylandt are expected over the next 10 years. Click for more details...

CHINESE SOUTH EXTENDED & MOTTRAMS GOLD MINE PROJECT
Mining (Open Cut) project at Doulgas Station, Stuart Hwy, 12km North of Hayes Creek Wayside Inn, via, Pine Creek, NT 0847 for New. The company proposes to recommence gold mining operations. Mining is proposed to commence on two deposits within this area. The proposed mining development consists of two open cut pits and will employ conventional open cut excavation methods. No mineral processing will occur on these sites. The ore will be transported by road, approximately 62km south-east, for processing. The major components of the proposed Chinese South Extended and Mottrams development include: construction of two open cut mines, pit dewatering, water storage and management, stockpiling of ore, construction of access and haul roads; and construction of two waste rock storage facilites. Click for more details...

COSMO DEEPS UNDERGROUND GOLD PROJECT - PIT DEWATERING
40 km south east of, Adelaide River, NT 0846 Has Cosmo Deeps Underground Gold Project - Pit Dewatering currently at Construction stage. Detailed design is scheduled for completion late March 2008. The Company will need to hire pumps for the pit dewatering. Click for more details...

VICTORIA RIVER JOINT VENTURE PROJECT - URANIUM RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Victoria Daly Shire Council Area of Resource - Uranium type. The eight tenements all contain radiometric anomalies and are variously prospective for a range of uranium mineralisations styles, including primary and secondary. Click for more details...

MOUNT TODD MINE
Consultancy For Materials Source Assessment project at ., Darwin, NT 0800 In The Council Area Of Darwin City of State. Consultancy for Materials Source Assessment Click for more details...

MCARTHUR RIVER BASE METALS OPERATIONS PHASE 3 EXPANSION
Operating Mine - Expn - Phase 3 project at 60km southwest of, Borroloola, NT 0854 in the Mining (Open Cut). A project to extend the existing pit to the east to cover 210ha (1750m x 1500m). Mining to 420m deep should increase mineable reserves from 54 million tonnes (Mt) to 115Mt. Expansion of the current fleet of rope shovels, hydraulic excavators & large haul trucks to increase the mining capacity from 2.5Mtpa to 5.5 Mtpa. Upgrade of the processing plant (expanded crushing facilities, additional grinding mills, flotation cells & thickeners) to produce up to 800,000tpa of bulk zinc/lead concentrate containing 368,000t zinc. New overburden emplacement facilities (OEF) to the east & south of the expanded pit as well as expansion of the existing North OEF from 375ha to 860ha & a height increase from 55m to 80m. Installation of a new water management dam with a low permeability liner & drainage to allow it to eventually be converted to Cell 4 of the tailings storage facility. Increase using the existing pipeline of gas fired power generation from 20MW to 45-40MW. Expansion of the permanent accommodation village by 30 then later 80 rooms. Construction of a 300 room temporary workers camp serviced by a packet sewerage treatment plant. Workforce to peak during construction at 930 & operationally at 735 permanent staff & contractors. Click for more details...

ROPER BAR IRON ORE PROJECT - MINING CONTRACT
Mining Contract project at Via St Vidgeon pastoral lease, 80km Southeast of Roper Bar via, Ngukurr, NT 0852 in the Mining (Open Cut). For the provision of mining services. Click for more details...

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