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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...

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...

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...

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...

TAROOM PROJECT
New project of Mining (Open Cut) project at Approx 5kms south of, Taroom, QLD 4420. Suitable for open pit operations. 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...

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...

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...

MOUNT MOSS PROJECT - MAGNETITE/COPPER/ZINC RESOURCE
Resource - Magnetite/Copper/Zinc project at Ewan Road via, Greenvale, QLD 4816 In The Council Area Of Charters Towers Regional of Private. Resource estimate is 3.5 Mt of magnetite ore and 600,000 tonnes of copper oxide ore. The operation comprises of open cut mining of magnetite, copper and zinc in one to three pits. Processing facility for the crushing and magnetic separation/enrichment of magnetite, stockpile area and loadout facilities and vat leaching processing facility for the production of copper concentrate. Other infrastructure included the upgrade of a 30 km haul road, waste rock dumps, ore stockpiles and the upgrade of an accommodation camp for 60 persons. 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...

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...

FORT CONSTANTINE SOUTH COPPER & GOLD PROJECT
Currently at the Early Planning stage In Cloncurry Shire is a project estimated to be $ 5000000. This project The Fort Constantine South Project is located 10 km south of the Ernest Henry Copper-Gold deposit and covers the same sequences and structures that host this deposit. Previous work focusing on magnetic anomalism has intersected strong alteration and anomalous copper mineralisation in drilling at several prospects. 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

WEST WALKER PROJECT - WEST WALKER EXTENDED/CARBOROUGH CREEK - COAL RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) project at Via, Nebo, QLD 4742 of Resource - Coal type of New development. West Walker is west of Kemmis Walker. Westerly dipping Rangal Coal Measures sediments which form part of the Kemmis Walker coal deposit crop out 2 km to the east of EPC 657 and extend beneath the permit. At West Walker Extended it is believed that a further occurrence of Rangal Coal Measures may occur within the area in an upthrown block but this concept has yet to be tested. 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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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