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BONNIE DOON COAL PROJECT
Currently at the Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage In Central Highlands Regional is a project estimated to be $ 1000000. This project Bonniedoon covers an area of 378 sq km in the central part of the Bowen Basin and lies in an area underlain by the Rangal Coal Measures. Exploration drilling by the Queensland Department of Mines has verified that at least four coal seam are present, dipping gently to the west and are variable in distribution and thickness. The Aries II seam appears to be the most persistent. Aquila executed an agreement with Bowen Central Coal Pty Ltd to form a Joint Venture to be known as the Bowen Central Coal Joint Venture, to explore, develop and mine for coal on all its current coal portfolio in the Surat and Bowen Basins, except a large portion of EPC 755 (Moranbah East). Aquila will share in the co-management of all JV activities through a jointly owned management entity. Click for more details...

DRUMMOND PROJECT - GOLD RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Mackay Regional Council Area of Private ownership. Drilling will target the wild horse prospect. The drilling programme will consist of up to six drill holes. Assay results from recent soil sampling survey have indicated a thin hardpan layer just below the surface. Grid based surface soil surface sampling over selected structural targets is planned for the June quarter. Sedimentary rocks intersected below the alluvial cover support the conceptual model. Click for more details...

COPPABELLA COAL OPERATIONS - CREEK PIT
Private ownership Mining (Open Cut) project In The Isaac Regional Council Area for New development. Mining services contract beginning when the Marion 8200 dragline becomes operational at end first quarter 2003 approx. Roche will refurbish and assemble the dragline, due to arrive in Mackay May 2002 approx. Click for more details...

CLONCURRY COPPER PROJECT - RESOURCE
A project in the QLD Within Cloncurry Shire. A 1000 metre RC drilling program to depths of 150 metre will target Winston Churchill. Follow up drilling will then target Mount Debbie and Little Beauty. Click for more details...

LAKE LINDSAY COAL PROJECT
New project of Mining (Open Cut) project at Approx 25 km from, Middlemount, QLD 4746. Overburden removal to commence July 2006; coal will be washed in existing washplant & construction on site will commence shortly. Production of export coking coal, & pulverised coal injection coal, expected to reach its peak in 2008. Coal to be hauled by truck or overland conveyor to German Creek. Blasting necessary prior to conventional truck and shovel strip mining. Dragline operations to 80 metres later in the mine life. Flood levee banks to be constructed parallel to Oaky Creek. Click for more details...

BURTON COAL OPERATIONS EXPANSION
Mining (Open Cut) project for New development. A terrace mining, truck & shovel open cut operation based on the Broadmeadows, Plumtree & Wallanbah pits. A project to increase production to over 2.5million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) through reopening of the original Burton pit including its deepening to 240m. Processing to continue through the existing central coal handling & preparation plant (CHPP) with 2 x 400tonnes per hour modules. Product coal trucked 36km south along the Mallawa haul road to a train loadout facility for export through the Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal. Life-of-Mine (LoM) to be extended until 2016 while employing more than 500 people. Click for more details...

MOUNT GARNET PROJECT - DRY RIVER SOUTH - BASE METALS RESOURCE
Mount Garnet Project - Dry River South - Base Metals Resource is currently at the Construction stage, valued at about $ 15000000 it is The proven and probale reserve for Dry River South is 1,051,000 tonnes at 8.2% zinc, 2.9% lead, 1.0% copper, 69 g/t silver and 0.65g/t gold . Inferred Resource is 1.559 million tonnes at 7.8% zinc, 2.8% lead, 1.0% copper, 68 g/t silver and 0.67 g/t gold. Click for more details...

SOUTH WALKER COAL MINE
Coal Mine - Initial Development project at Approx 25 kms west south west of, Nebo, QLD 4742 in the Mining (Open Cut). Suitable for open pit mining with soft overburden and relatively low stripping ratios. Click for more details...

MOUNT CUTHBERT COPPER MINE
Mining (Open Cut) New project at West of Kajabbi, QLD 4824. This type is Mining Contract with Private ownership. 4 year mining contract. Click for more details...

COPPER KNOB PROJECT
Mining (Open Cut) project for New development. The Copper Knob Lease contains a low grade resource of approximately 700,000 tonnes at 1.4g/t gold. Development of a commercial resource will depend on whether the sulphide ore can be processed economically. Sulphide mineralisation currently being appraised from samples from an early May 2003 driling programme. A small number of exploration RC holes will be drilled to further investigate the previously untested subsidiary structures on the Copper Knob lease. Click for more details...

SELWYN CENTRAL PROJECT
Resource - Base Metals project at 100 km south of, Cloncurry, QLD 4824 In The Council Area Of Cloncurry Shire of Private. BHP Billiton have identified the tenement as having the potential to host lead-zinc-silver mineralisation as part of an in-house regional targeting initiative. Click for more details...

ROLLESTON COAL PROJECT
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Central Highlands Regional Council Area of Private ownership. An open cut thermal coal mine with two draglines as the prime waste stripping machines. Click for more details...

AURUKUN ALUMINA PROJECT - BAUXITE RESOURCE
A project in the QLD Within Weipa Shire. Preferred development is a mine based on the Aurukun bauxite resource, a washing plant at the mine site, and a new alumina refinery of at least 600,000 tonnes per annum output located in either Bowen, Townsville or Gladstone and all necessary supporting infrastructure and associated facilities. A resource of 480 Mt of dry beneficiated bauxite. Click for more details...

HORSE CREEK PROJECT
via, Mount Isa, QLD 4825 Has Horse Creek Project currently at Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage. BHP Billiton has completed a drilling programme to test seven Cannington style targets. Seven mud/diamond core holes were completed for a total of 2,450.6 metres. No visible mineralisation or alteration indicative of Broken Hill Style lead-zinc-silver mineralisation was intersected. Samples have been despatched for analysis and results should be available shortly. Click for more details...

MOUNT GARNET PROJECT - BALCOOMA - BASE METALS RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) project at via, Mount Garnet, QLD 4872 of Resource - Base Metals type of New development. Resource estimate is 3,965,000 tonnes of ore @ 3.5% Cu, 15 Ag g/t and 0.36 Au g/t. Ore stockpiled is 43,000 tonnes. Click for more details...

MINERVA COAL PROJECT - RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Central Highlands Regional Council Area of Private ownership. To be developed as an open cut mine producing 2.5 million tonnes per annum of high volatile PCI and thermal coal for export. Click for more details...

ALICE RIVER GOLD MINE
Cape York Peninsula 140 km northwest of, Laura, QLD 4871 Has Alice River Gold Mine currently at Planning stage. The Company plans to produce gold from tailings, underpinned by pre-existing on site and fully operational infrastructure including: a CIP Processing Plant, a water supply dam, a Tailings dam with a capacity of approximately 200,000 tonnes, and accessibility by road and air. Accommodation units, laboratory, communications facilities are also included. Click for more details...

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

ROSEBY PROJECT - COPPER/GOLD RESOURCE
Roseby Project - Copper/Gold Resource is currently at the Early Planning stage, valued at about $ 20000000 it is The exploration joint venture. The company is working towards delineating an open-pittable resource within the exploration area. Drilling at Bedford north and south continues to produce encouraging results. Assay results are pending for recently completed drilling at Burke & Wills. Additional drillig is required to test resources to depth of 200 metres approx. Click for more details...

THALANGA COPPER OPERATIONS- MOUNT WINDSOR/REWARD DEEPS - RESOURCE
Resource - Copper/Gold/Silver New project In The Charters Towers Regional Council Area. Production from Reward Deeps in the previous quarter was 17,781 tonnes of copper concentrate containing 27.28% copper and 0.8g/t gold. Click for more details...

LISKEARD PROJECT
New project of Mining (Open Cut) project at North east of, Emerald, QLD 4720. This deposit is north of the existing Gregory coal mine. Click for more details...

NEWLANDS COAL OPERATIONS
Currently at the Construction stage In Isaac Regional is a project estimated to be $ 100000. This project Longwall production. 2-3 longwall moves per year. Click for more details...

KINGOWER COAL PROJECT
North of, Emerald, QLD 4720 Has Kingower Coal Project currently at Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage. Previously, vitrinite reflectances were measured for coal samples recovered from the open-hole drilling conducted previously on the Kingower tenement. The Corvus Seam gave a range of values from 0.59 to 0.65, which is indicative of a coal of this rank. Only two samples of the German Creek Seam could be measured and these gave values of 0.63 and 0.99 respectively. The high value recorded from drill hole KG 001 is of interest. It indicates that the German Creek Seam may contain coal of higher rank that was previously interpreted and shows that it is possible that coking coal can be found in this tenement. Aquila executed an agreement with Bowen Central Coal Pty Ltd to form a Joint Venture to be known as the Bowen Central Coal Joint Venture, to explore, develop and mine for coal on all its current coal portfolio in the Surat and Bowen Basins, except a large portion of EPC 755 (Moranbah East). Aquila will share in the co-management of all JV activities through a jointly owned management entity. Click for more details...

KOGAN CREEK COAL/POWER STATION PROJECT
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Western Downs Regional Council Area of Private ownership. Proposed open cut coal mine and associated power station Click for more details...

NORTH GOONYELLA COAL OPERATIONS - NORTH GOONYELA/EAGLEHAWK
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Isaac Regional Council Area of Private ownership. A Bowen basin underground longwall mining operation, North Goonyella produces high quality coking coal for export to steel mills in Japan, other parts of Asia and Europe. The underground is owner operated and the nearby Eaglefield open cut is operated by contractor Macmahon. Both are included in the sale. Click for more details...

KENNEDY SILKSTONE QUARRY OPERATIONS
Currently at the Construction stage In Mt Isa City is a project estimated to be $ 1000000. This project Includes drill & blast, crushing & haulage. Click for more details...

MOORVALE COAL PROJECT
Mining (Open Cut) project at 10 km South of Coppabella mine Bowen Basin via, Nebo, QLD 4742 of Deposit - Coal type of New development. The Moorvale deposit is located approximately 10 km south of the township of Coppabella in Central Queensland, and 5 km east of the Goonyella-Hay Point rail line. Click for more details...

BOMBANDY PROJECT - BOMBANDY EXTENDED
Mining (Open Cut) project at 30 km south of Peak Downs Highway via, Nebo, QLD 4742 for New. Bombandy Extended is approximately 50km south of the Peak Downs Highway. This Permit competes the coverage of the Coxendean syncline feature. Exploration in the December 2001 quarter was designed to quantify a potential resource area on Wilunga and Bombandy stations where three seams, Leichhardt Lower 2 (4m), Leichhardt Lower 3 (2m) and Vermont Upper (4.5m), subcrop around the nose of a local synclinal block. The work is ongoing, but so far, slimcore drilling has defined 38 million tonnes of Inferred Resources between 50 to 100m of cumulative overburden and interburden. Click for more details...

LEICHHARDT COPPER OPERATION - MOUNT WATSON - RESOURCE
Leichhardt Copper Operation - Mount Watson - Resource is currently at the Tenders & Building stage, valued at about $ 40000000 it is Resource estimate is 8,030,000 tonnes @ 1.1% Cu. Measured resource is 910,000 tonnes @1.1%. Oxide copper will be mined from the project and hauled 25 kilometres to the Mount Cuthbert processing plant. Click for more details...

MOORVALE COAL PROJECT
Mining Contract project at 10 km south of Copabella mine Bowen Basin via, Nebo, QLD 4742 In The Council Area Of Isaac Regional of Private. Life of mine contract. (Approximately 10 years based on current knowledge of the resource). Click for more details...

TEXAS NORTH GOLD PROJECT - RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Goondiwindi Regional Council Area of Resource - Gold/Silver type. The Company is principally targeting silver and gold mineralisation similar to that discovered by Macmin at their Mt Gunyan and Twin Hills sites (Texas Silver Project). Click for more details...

NORNICO PROJECT - MOUNT GARNET SOUTH-RUDD CREEK - GOLD & PLATINUM RESOURCE
Nornico Project - Mount Garnet South-Rudd Creek - Gold & Platinum Resource is currently at the Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage, valued at about $ 1000000 it is As previously reported, anomalous gold, platinum and palladium mineralisation intersected in hole RCRC-02 was contained within a zone of 20m of +0.14% zinc. The Company believes the presence of elevated zinc levels in hole RCRC-07 is encouraging and further work is required to adequately test the gold, platinum basemetal potential. Click for more details...

MONARCH GOLD MINE - SALE OF MINE
Mining (Open Cut) project at (via Dimbulah) 75 km north west of, Cairns, QLD 4870 of Sale Of Mine type of New development. Expressions of interest should be sent to Tim Michael C/- Ferrier Hodgson (QLD) GPO Box 838 Brisbane QLD 4001. Email: fhqld@fh.com.au Telephone 07 3831 4833. Current work defined a target by representative sample drilling. Target consists of 320,000 t along strike to a depth of 10m at 4.6g/t gold and a further 65,000t to a depth of 100m @ ~ 15g/t gold. Reserves: 369,000t including 49,000t drill indicated and measured with a potential of 900,000t updip from strike. A further known potential exists outside the subject area and at greater depth. Click for more details...

WOLFRAM CAMP PROJECT - TUNGSTEN MOLYBDENUM & BISMUTH RESOURCE
Private ownership Mining (Open Cut) project In The Tablelands Regional Council Area for New development. Total resources in Wolfram Camp were increased by some 45% to 876,500 tonnes measured plus indicated @ 0.41% WO3 and 0.20%MoS2 and inferred is 211,500 tonnes @ 0.4%WO3 and 0.3%MoS2. Infrastructure to include processing plant, pipeline and electrical. Click for more details...

ISAAC PLAINS SOUTH (IPS) COAL OPERATIONS
Mining (Open Cut) project for New development. A project to the south of Isaac Plains North operations. Click for more details...

MOUNT RAWDON GOLD & SILVER PROJECT - OUTER RAWDON - RESOURCE
A project in the QLD Within Bundaberg Regional. A total of 1,190 soil samples of 19 rock chips were collected and analysed with encouraging results with a best sample value of 30.85 g/t gold and 5.8 g/t silver. Low order anomalous gold and arsenic results were obtained over several targets south of Mt Rawdon. Click for more details...

MOUNT RAWDON GOLD & SILVER PROJECT - MOUNT SHAMROCK - RESOURCE
New project of Mining (Open Cut) project at West south west of, Bundaberg, QLD 4670. Soil sampling in the area, o a 200 metre by 50 metre grid, has defined two continuous zones of gold and arsenic anomalism at the 50 ppb gold contour. Each of these anomalous zones had dimensions of 900 metres by 150 metres, with a highest value of 8,430 ppb. Click for more details...

CENTURY MINE EARTHWORKS/WASTE STRIPPING PROJECT
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Carpentaria Shire Council Area of Private ownership. Waste stripping of 36 million cubic metres of overburden to be removed over three years to support the stability of the pit walls. Click for more details...

TWIN HILLS GOLD PROJECT - LONE SISTER - RESOURCE
Private ownership Mining (Open Cut) project In The Charters Towers Regional Council Area for New development. Resource estimate is 435,000 tonnes @ 7.3 g/t containing 102,000 ounces of Au. Part of the mine planning involves the feasibility of processing high grade ore through a conventional CIP treatment plant and low grade material for heap leach recovery of gold. The plant is proposed to be located at the mine site to save transporting 280 Km to the Rishton treatment plant. Click for more details...

ENSHAM CENTRAL UNDERGROUND COAL PROJECT
New project of Mining (Open Cut) project at 40 km north east of, Emerald, QLD 4720. A project to extend Ensham's Life-Of-Mine by 20-30 years by expanding into underground mining. Operations at around 7.6 million tonnes per annum (Mt/y) expected initially to be bord & pillar. New surface facilities likely to include access roads, workshop & vehicle servicing facilities, administration building, accommodation camp, washplant, tailings dams, conveyors, coal stockpile areas, coal handling & preparation facilities, ventilation shafts & access boreholes. A new conveyor to connect the underground product coal stockpile to the existing conveyor serving the train loading bin. Click for more details...

STYX BASIN COAL PROJECT
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Mackay Regional Council Area of Private ownership. 14m aggregate seams outlined during recent coal seam gas exploration, high head values of 34kj/kg swell to 7 1/2, prospective belt is 3km wide 20km long on the west side of the basin. Target is open cut and underground coking coal. Click for more details...

CAMEBY DOWNS COAL PROJECT - MINING CONTRACT - OPEN CUT
Mining Contract - Open Cut - Stage 1 project at 17km northeast of, Miles, QLD 4415 In The Council Area Of Western Downs Regional of Private. Mining will commence in the northeast corner of the site & progress in a westerly & southwesterly direction using strip mining methods at a rate of 1.8Mtpa. Initial activities to include clearing vegetation, topsoil stripping & stockpiling, overburden removal from the initial area to be mined & storage of the overburden in permanent overburden dumps. Coal extraction using excavators & trucks & progressive rehabilitation of overburden emplacement areas. Construction of surface water management structures to manage the quality and quantity of surface waters on the site including diversions, drains & sediment control dams. Storage of coal rejects & tailings in an appropriately designed & engineered Tailings Dam. Loading of coal product into a dedicated rail loading facility for transport off-site to the Port of Brisbane. McMahon's stage1 contract includes planning, mine development, waste stripping, coal mining, coal preparation & train loading. Click for more details...

ANTHILL COPPER PROJECT
via McNamara's Hwy 100km northwest of, Mount Isa, QLD 4825 Has Anthill Copper Project currently at Construction stage. A project based on a resource estimate (inferred, indicated) of 2.4 million tonnes (Mt) containing 27,000t of copper. Conventional drill & blast open cut operations to develop a pit 500 x 800m & 120m deep. After removal by hydraulic excavators, ore to be trucked to an interim run-of-mine (ROM) stockpile prior to haulage along McNamara Road to the existing processing plant at Mt Kelly. A mine infrastructure area (office building, first aid room, crib room, ablutions). Also heavy vehicle workshop with down pad & oil water separator, storage (explosives, fuel, scrap steel, stores, waste hydrocarbon). Diversion of Johnson Creek. Dewatering bores. Bunded waste rock dumps up to 40-50m high. Sediment dams. Haulage & access roads. Sewerage treatment plant. Click for more details...

CURRAGH COAL OPERATIONS EXPANSION
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Central Highlands Regional Council Area of Private ownership. The proposal will release approximately 33.6Mt of ROM coal reserves which is within the current Blackwater Creek Corridor. Infrastructure requirements will include a new services corridor of 20m width which will be established to provide for the relocation and installation of infrastructure and utility services. The services corridor will be located on the mine side of the diversion channel, 50m from the diversion batters. Existing 66kV and 22kV electricity distribution lines will require relocation to within this corridor. Additional light vehicle access roads will be established within the Curragh East Mining Lease. The 2.4km relocation and extension to the existing haul road on the mining leas will allow the transfer of ROM coal to the existing CHPP. Progressive rehabilitation works would commence in November 2008 and will run concurrently with the construction works. Blackwater Creek is proposed to be diverted from its current alignment to a newly constructed channel alignment. The diversion channel will be constructed using large earthmoving equipment. The total volume of cut material require to construct the channel is estimate at approximately 16 million bank cubic metres (MBCM) and the total volume of fill would be approximately 0.7 MBCM. The channel will be constructed on a single grade of 0.143% over a length of 10.2km, which is some 800m longer than the existing creek route, eliminating the need for the current drop structure. Approximately 6.1km of levee, including diversion embankments, will be constructed as part of the proposal, with batter 1V to 3H on the water and dry side and with 10m crest width. Diversion embankments will be constructed upstream and downstream to enable the diversion of to be achieved and to prevent the potential inundation of the future working coal pits. The low flow channel will be lined with clay material in some sections of the creek to provide a low permeability layer. The creek diversion will be topsoiled and appropriately vegetated over the total disturbed profile. Click for more details...

MT RUBY PROJECT - IRON ORE RESOURCE
Private ownership Mining (Open Cut) project In The Tablelands Regional Council Area for New development. The tenement covers an outcropping hill of ironstone and surrounding zone of magnetite-rich float. The iron at the tenement comprises a magnetite skarn and the iron assays up to 69.48% Fe with low phosphorous and silica. On the western side of the hill, zones of higher garnet content (up to 30%) were observed, but the garnet should be easily removed by crushing and magnetic separation producing a high-quality iron concentrate. Click for more details...

KUNIOON CONSULTANCY FOR COST REVIEWER OF SURFACE MINE INFRASTRUCTURE
Mining (Open Cut) project In The South Burnett Regional Council Area of Consultancy For Surface Mine Infrastructure Cost Reviewer type. To provide services as a Cost Reviewer as to provide an independent review of detailed cost estimates that will be prepared by a third party, to support its business case for the development of a new coal mine at Kunioon in the South Burnett region. The Cost Reviewer will provide independent review and advice to Tarong Energy with regards to the completeness and accuracy of the cost estimates. Click for more details...

VOMACKA BASE METALS PROJECT
Resource - Base Metals project at 35 km s-w of, Charters Towers, QLD 4820 In The Council Area Of Charters Towers Regional of Private. Resource estimate (inferred and indicated) 743 000 tonnes grading 4.7% zinc, 1.8% copper, 1.4% lead, 0.5g/t gold and 46g/t silver. Click for more details...

BARALABA COAL MINE - MINING CONTRACT
Currently at the Construction stage In Gladstone Regional is a project estimated to be $ 30000000. This project The contract includes a fully integrated range of mining services including provision of a Senior site Executive, equipment, operators, maintenance, service & support, & drilling & blasting services. Click for more details...

MOUNT COLIN COPPER GOLD OPERATIONS EXPANSION
Mining (Open Cut) project at North of Barkly Hwy 50km west of, Cloncurry, QLD 4824 for New. A project located on the Mount Roseby station & based on a resource estimate (indicated, inferred) of 1.9 million tonnes (Mt) containing 50,000t of copper & 26,000 ounces (oz) of gold. Expansion of 130,000tpa open cut operations to 350,000tpa including progressing to new underground workings for an additional 7 year life-of-mine (LoM). Expansion over 18 months of the existing pit using excavators & dump trucks with ore trucked to run-of-mine (ROM) stockpiles prior to trucking by double or triple road trains for off-site processing at the Great Australian Operations Cloncurry. Once the pit is expanded (440m along strike x 220m wide x 170m deep), underground operations (open & backfilled longhole stoping) to commence via a portal to be located within the pit. Workings to include twin boom development jumbos, production drills & ventilation including auxiliary fans & vent ducting in working areas. Underground loaders (boggers) & haul trucks to bring ore from the decline to the surface. Upgrade of the 8.7km unsealed road from the Barkly Highway as well as internal haul & access roads. Water to be sourced from workings dewatering, a surface water management system & truck deliveries to site. Power to continue to be supplied by diesel generators with associated fuel storage. Some 80 operational staff expected to be bussed in from Cloncurry or Mt Isa. Click for more details...

ISAAC PLAINS COAL OPERATIONS - MINING SERVICES CONTRACT
Currently at the Construction stage In Isaac Regional is a project estimated to be $ 249000000. This project A 3 year mining services contract at a rate of 2.7 million tonnes (Mt) of run-of-mine (ROM) coal. To include dragline operations & supply & maintenance of mobile plant & equipment. Click for more details...

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