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SNAKE CREEK PROJECT - COPPER & GOLD RESOURCE
Private ownership Mining (Open Cut) project In The Cloncurry Shire Council Area for New development. The soil sampling by Xstrata Copper (previous JV partner) recorded numerous anomalous gold (up to 150ppb) and copper ( up to 757ppb) values. The infill sampling will define targets with potential to meet Glengarry's size parameters. Strongly anomalous uranium (248ppm) was recorded by on the rock ship samples associated with high gold (0.6g/t) and copper (8.6%) values. The Snake Creek Project is in the same geological province that hosts the Mary Kathleen uranium deposit approx 70 km to the west-north-west. Click for more details...

KUNWARARA MAGNESITE OPERATIONS - KG2 EXTN
A project in the QLD Within Rockhampton Regional. Installation of a new crushing and screening circuit. Click for more details...

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...

FREITAG CREEK
South western corner Bowen Basin, west of, Rolleston, QLD 4702 Has Freitag Creek currently at Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage. The tenement covers 350 sq km and is located west of Rolleston in the south western corner of the Bowen Basin. Click for more details...

MOUNT ISA MINES - BLACK STAR - OPEN CUT MINE
Open Cut Mine- Zinc/Lead project at North-west Queensland via, Mount Isa, QLD 4825 In The Council Area Of Mt Isa City of Private. Includes pre-stripping of waste ($22.5 million approx) and infrastructure ($5 million approx). Production is expected to be 1.5 million tonnes of ore per year to supplement the George Fisher underground. There is potential for further extensions to the mine. Click for more details...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

ROLLESTON COAL PROJECT
Resource - Coal project at 16 km west of, Rolleston, QLD 4702 in the Mining (Open Cut). A large low ash thermal coal deposit. Coal does not require washing. Initial production of 1 million tpa expected in late 2005, with pmpta export and 2 mtpa domestic production expected in 2008. the project has further expansion potential to 12 mtpa approx with minor additional capital. A low strip ratio, high productivity dragline will be used. Coal to be railed to the port of Gladstone. Click for more details...

ERNEST HENRY COPPER/GOLD OPERATIONS
Mining (Open Cut) project at East of, Cloncurry, QLD 4824 of Minesite - Resource Definition Drilling type of New development. Open pit copper-gold resources have increased by 32 million tonnes to 120 million tonnes. A new underground copper/gold resource of 5 million tonnes has also been established. 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...

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...

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...

CLONCURRY COPPER SULPHIDE PROJECT - PADDOCK/ORPHAN SHEAR
Resource - Base Metals New project In The Cloncurry Shire Council Area. Inferred resource at Paddock is 220,000 t at 2.5% copper. Inferred resource at Orphan Shear is 50,000 t at 1.5% copper. Click for more details...

KESTREL COAL OPERATIONS - KESTREL WEST
Private ownership Mining (Open Cut) project In The Central Highlands Regional Council Area for New development. This property has recoverable reserves of 126 million tonnes. 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...

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...

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...

MILLMERRAN POWER STATION - COMMODORE/BRINGALILY COAL DEPOSITS
Mining (Open Cut) project at via, Millmerran, QLD 4357 of Mining Contract type of New development. Includes supply of 3.6 Mtpa of coal from the mine direct onto the overland conveyor which will supply the power station. The contract is for a maximum 7 year term. The contract requires the mining of 65 million ban k cubic metres (mbcm) of over overburden, suply of 22.8 million tonnes (mt) of coal and the disposal of eight mt of ash. 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...

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...

NEWLANDS WOLLOMBI NO2 COAL OPERATIONS EXPANSION PROJECT
13 km west of, Glenden, QLD 4743 Has Newlands Wollombi No2 Coal Operations Expansion Project currently at Construction stage. Development into the western portion (77ha approx) of Wollombi Open Cut Mine mining lease (ML4761). Production is expected to be up to 2.5 million tonnes of coking coal per annum of Run of Mine (ROM) coal for nominal annual average of 1.9 Mtpa product coal. It is proposed to use an excavator and truck fleet combined with a dragline to produce high grade, medium volatile steaming coal & premium coking coal for the export market. Development to involve open cut mining, clearing of vegetation, topsoil removal and replacement, overburden stockpiling, coal extraction and final rehabilitation of disturbed areas. Coal is to be processed at the existing Newland's Coal Handling and Preparation plant and transported 200km via rail to the Abbot Point Bulkcoal Terminal for export. Click for more details...

MILLENNIUM MORANBAH COAL PROJECT - MINING CONTRACT
New project of Mining (Open Cut) project at North of Poitrel via, Moranbah, QLD 4744. Includes infrastructure, administration facilities, workshops etc. 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...

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...

PEAK DOWNS COAL OPERATIONS - PRE-STRIPPING CONTRACT
Mining (Open Cut) project at Peak Downs South of, Moranbah, QLD 4744 for New. Contract is an extension to current prestripping at the mine site. Click for more details...

ROCKLANDS COAL PROJECT
New project of Mining (Open Cut) project at 50 km S of, Blackwater, QLD 4717. A project based on a resource estimate (inferred) of 700 million tonnes (Mt). 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...

HANDLEBAR HILL ZINC & LEAD PROJECT
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Mt Isa City Council Area of Private ownership. Recent drilling, metallurgical testing and design has confirmed a 3.4 million tonne open pit reserve in an area south of the George Fisher underground mine. Ore will be mined at a rate of up to 1.75 million tonnes per annum, crushed at George Fisher and trucked to the Mount Isa zinc-lead concetrator from mid 2008. The concentrator is currently being expanded from 6.5mtpa to 8mtpa. The open cut mine has an expected life time of two and a half years with the potential for underground mining operations into the future. 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...

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...

RED HILL COAL PROJECT
Currently at the Early Planning stage In Isaac Regional is a project estimated to be $ 5000000. This project The current program is targeting the open cut and underground mining potential within the Rangal Coal Measures (Leichardt and Vermont Seams) contained in the project area. JORC Resource Statement (Indicated & Inferred) of 83.4 million tonnes of insitu coal. Coal potential is similar to that being mined at Isaac Plains. 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...

SILVER VALLEY COPPER-SILVER SULPHIDE PROJECT
32km south-southeast of, Kilkivan, QLD 4600 Has Silver Valley Copper-Silver Sulphide Project currently at Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage. High-grade copper-silver sulphides of up to 1.5% Cu & 107 g/t Ag have been intersected in a 5km long, 500m wide soil geochemical anomaly suggests a major mineralised system. 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...

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