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YARRABEE EAST COAL PROJECT
Mining (Open Cut) project for New development. Coal production currently stands at 407 kilotonnes. Production will increase in the next half year in line with operational plans. 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...

DRUMMOND BASIN PROJECT - WIRRALIE
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Whitsunday Regional Council Area of Private ownership. Preliminary feasibility study results show heap leach processing, rather than using existing plant could improve economics. 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...

CANNINGTON PROJECT - HONEY POT - BASE METAL RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) project at Via, Mckinlay, QLD 4823 of Resource - Base Metals type of New development. Target delineation work will be required before drilling can occur. Click for more details...

WEIPA BAUXITE OPERATIONS - ANDOOM/NEWEIPA PROJECT
Bauxite Mine - Expansion New project In The Weipa Shire Council Area. Expansion of Weipa bauxite production to 16.5 million tonnes, and a move to a two mine operation. 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...

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...

TEXAS SILVER PROJECT - RESOURCE
Resource - Silver/Gold New project In The Goondiwindi Regional Council Area. Most holes encountered low grade silver, encouraging high grade silver can be encountered with zones of low grade silver mineralisation. Click for more details...

NYMBOOL GOLD PROJECT - BLACKS CREEK - RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) project at 120 km south west of Cairns & north west of, Mount Garnet, QLD 4872 for New. The Nymbool gold-copper prophyry system and associated gold mineralisation is located just north-west of the township of Mount Garnet. A small resource of low-grade gold (2.4 million tonnes grading 0.7g/t gold) has been outlined at the Nymbool Gold prospect but exploration is still at an early stage. Click for more details...

ISA NORTH PROJECT - BRONCO
Resource - Base Metals project at Approx 40 kms north north west of, Mount Isa, QLD 4825 in the Mining (Open Cut). Approx 2,000 metres of drilling in four deep holes is planned to test the Bronco and Bornco North targets, of which 1,000 metres is planned for completion in 2003. Interpretation os the MIMDAS survey data over the Pipeline area has been completed and a 500 to 600 metre drill hole is planned late 203 to test the depth extent of surface copper mineralisation. 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...

LILLEYVALE JOINT VENTURE PROJECT - IOCG RESOURCE
Lilleyvale Joint Venture Project - Iocg Resource is currently at the Early Planning stage, valued at about $ 2000000 it is The Company has identified a large & complex magnetic body that measures 4km x 3.4km & which is located under nearly 600m of cover. Click for more details...

BAYFIELD PROJECT - MINERAL SANDS RESOURCE
Resource - Mineral Sands project at Bayfield north of, Yeppoon, QLD 4703 In The Council Area Of Rockhampton Regional of Private. The Bayfield project is one of the worlds largest undeveloped minerals sands deposits and consists of an indicated resource of 2,400 million tonnes of sand at 1.14% heavy mineral. 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...

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...

HAPPY VALLEY PROJECT- COPPER/GOLD RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) project at Approx 32 kms south south east of, Cloncurry, QLD 4824 for New. Includes four copper prospects - Mount Davis, Cut Snake, Sandy Creek and Consternation. Some sampling has ben undertaken. No significant results to date. 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...

TEXAS SILVER PROJECT - TWIN HILLS - RESOURCE
Currently at the Construction stage In Southern Downs Regional is a project estimated to be $ 20000000. This project Resource estimate is 44.5 million ounces of silver. Measured resource is 7.37 million ounces, Indicated resource is 13.15 million ounces and inferred is 23.98 million ounces. Click for more details...

MONTO MINERAL INDUSTRIAL MINERALS PROJECT - ILMENITE RESOURCE
Currently at the Construction stage In North Burnett Regional is a project estimated to be $ 50000000. This project Resource estimate in the measured category is Ilmenite 57,678 tonnes @ 5.2% for 3002 tonnes of mineral, Feldspar 5260 tonnes @ 12.3% for 647 tonnes, Apatite 5,950 tonnes @ 1.9% for 114 tonne and Titanomagnetic 57,678 tonnes @ 3.1% for 1,773 tonnes. Indicated Mineral resource is Ilmenite 21,334 tonnes @ 4.4% for 934 tonnes, Feldspar 12,740 tonnes @ 14.7% for 1870 tonnes, Apatite 12,050 tonnes @2.1% for 252 tonnes and Titanomagnetic 21,334 tonnes @ 2.2% for 477 tonnes. Inferred mineral resource is Feldspar 55,000 tonnes @ 12.3% for 6800 tonnes and Apatite 55,000 tonnes @ 1.9% for 1000 tonnes. Multi product operation producing feldspar, ilmenite, titano-magnetite and apatite. 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...

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...

DRUMMOND BASIN PROJECT - WIRRALIE
300 km west of Mackay via, Mount Coolon, QLD 4804 Has Drummond Basin Project - Wirralie currently at Early Planning stage. Assets include a 315,000 ounce gold resource at the Wirralie gold mine, three tenement packages totalling some 3,200 sqkm with excellent exploration potential and the Wirralie 1.5 Mtpa CIP treatment plant, infrastructure, administration buildings, Camp Yandan heap leach pad. The Wirralie treatment plant is currently on care and maintenance. The company plans to begin mining the relatively straightforward oxide ore and then using the time and cash flow to expand the suplhide resrouce base. The sulphide resource is beneath the oxide resource. Click for more details...

TEXAS SILVER PROJECT - TWIN HILLS
Mining (Open Cut) project at Via, Texas, QLD 4385 for New. Mobile Crushing Plant comprising jaw crusher, screens and core crusher and will be on site early April 2005. Click for more details...

WARWICK WEST GOLD PROJECT - LEYBURN/TALGIA/THANES CREEK/CANAL CREEK - RESOURCE
Currently at the Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage In Southern Downs Regional is a project estimated to be $ 1000000. This project The tenement covers six small goldfields within the Warwick Mining District. They are the Leyburn, Talgai, Thanes Creek, Canal Creek, Palgrave and Pikedale Fields. 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...

ANERINNA HILLS PROJECT - GOLD RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Richmond Shire Council Area of Resource - Gold type. A further 12 months of exploration is planned, including deeper drilling to the hard rock. 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 - 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...

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...

WERRINGTON-OAK PARK JOINT VENTURE PROJECT - BASE METALS RESOURCE
Resource - Base Metals project at 50km South of, Kidston, QLD 4871 In The Council Area Of Etheridge Shire of Private. The tenement covers the Einasleigh Metamorphics that is considered prospective for world class Cannington and Broken Hill type lead-zinc-silver mines because part of the palaeoproterozoic metamorphics in the Georgetown block is correlated with Cannington and Broken Hill mine sequences. 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...

GREENVALE EAST GOLD TIN TUNGSTEN PROJECT
New project of Mining (Open Cut) project at 170km west-northwest of Townsville via, Greenvale, QLD 4816. The tenement area contains 14 known mineralised occurrences, including old workings that have produced modest volumes of tin tungsten and gold. Click for more details...

MOUNT GARNET TIN & IRON PROJECT
Private ownership Mining (Open Cut) project In The Tablelands Regional Council Area for New development. A project covering the Gillian, Pinnacles & Windermere localities on the historic Herberton tin field. A tin resource estimate of 7.3million tonnes (Mt) with iron estimates of 3Mt @ 30.8% at Gillian, 1.87Mt at Pinnacles (Wafer) & 400,000t at Deadmans Gully (Windermere). A fluorite estimate also for Pinnacles (Hartog, Llashram, Sniska, Wafer) of 0.96Mt @ 15%. A scoping study envisaged 7.5years life-of-mine (LoM) for operations in the project area at a rate of 700,000tpa producing 236,600tpa of magnetite concentrate grading 65%. Click for more details...

PERCYVALE GOLD PROJECT
Mining (Open Cut) project for New development. Initial inferred gold resource containing 14 000 oz grading 4.1 g/t Au to 40m depth only. 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...

MILLENNIUM COAL OPERATIONS EXPANSION
via Peak Downs Hwy 16km southwest of, Coppabella, QLD 4741 Has Millennium Coal Operations Expansion currently at Construction stage. A project to expand the 2million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) operations to 5.5Mtpa Run-of-Mine (ROM) coal for 3.6Mtpa product coal for up to 16 years. Development of the new Mavis Pit by contract mining comprising conventional open-cut truck & excavator terrace mining. Possibility of minor upgrade & a new ROM stockpile at the existing coal handling & preparation plant (CHPP). Temporary waste rock emplacements prior to likely ultimate disposal in the Millennium Pit void. Construction of haul roads across New Chum Creek & possible alteration of the Millennium/Poitrel access road. Establishment of a 2km long drainage system along the northern boundary of the new pit as well as 15 new sediment dams. The expansion project to involve 160 employees & contractors in addition to the existing 220 person workforce. Click for more details...

MIDDLEMOUNT COAL OPERATIONS - STAGE 2 EXPANSION
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Isaac Regional Council Area of Operating Mine - Expansion type. A pulverised coal injection (PCI) & coking coal open cut mine based on an estimated resource of 122.6million tonnes (Mt). The stage 2 expansion project to increase production from 1.8million tonnes per year (Mtpa) to 5.4Mtpa of run-of-mine (RoM) coal for 23 years. Removal of overburden & coal to continue by conventional truck, shovel & excavator. To includes a 30kL/day package potable water treatment plant (WTP), a sewage treatment plant (STP), the 650m x 200m go line area (including office, crib facility, amenities, kitchen/dining area), flood protection levees & diversion of Roper Creek & Thirteen Mile Gully. Later upgrading of feed conveyors, coal stackers, screens, valves & control systems of the existing coal handling & preparation plant (CHPP) to increase capacity from 400 to 700 tonnes per hour (t/h) for 4Mt/y product coal. Extension of the existing vehicle workshop to include 4 additional covered & 2 outdoor bays with aprons. Additional 600,00l diesel & 1.2ML fuel storage facilities. Associated out-of-pit spoil dumps & additional haul/access roads. Possibility of a dragline & associated 200m x 200m construction pad. Later diversion of part of the Bingegang (Saraji) pipeline. Some of the additional 397 operational personnel expected to be accommodated in an extension to The MAC Middlemount village. Click for more details...

GOONYELLA RIVERSIDE BROADMEADOW COAL OPERATIONS EXPANSION - OPEN CUT EXTENSION
Operating Mine - Extn - Open Cut project at 30km north of, Moranbah, QLD 4744 in the Mining (Open Cut). Contract for extension of the existing open cut to provide access to underground works. To include 8million cu m of earthworks & 12,000cu m of concrete works. Construction of associated infrastructure including access roads, dams & drainage, conveyor footings & gates. 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...

MOUNT RAWDON GOLD & SILVER OPERATIONS EXPANSION
New project of Mining (Open Cut) project at Swindon Rd 15km southeast of, Mount Perry, QLD 4671. Open cut operations based on resource estimates of 56.7 million tonnes(Mt) containing 1.276 million ounces (Moz) of gold & 37.2Mt containing 2.87 Moz of silver. Extension of the life-of-mine (LoM) through stage 4 cut back of the existing open pit. Associated development of a second waste rock dump (West Dump) & new mine water dam. 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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