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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

YARRABEE COAL OPERATIONS
Mining (Open Cut) New project at Near, Blackwater, QLD 4717. This type is Deposit - Coal with Private ownership. Production 1.2 million tonnes of coal last year. 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

BHP BILLITON MISUBISHI ALLIANCE (BMA) & BHP MITUSI (BMC) COAL OPERATIONS
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Mackay Regional Council Area of Private ownership. Mines owned by BHP Mitsui include South Walker Creek, Blackwater. BMA owned mines include Goonyella, Saraji, Peak Downs, Norwich Park, Gregory, Crinum, Blackwater. BMA also manages and markets coal for the BHP Mitsui mines. This stage two expansion will involve an increase in production capacity to 59Mtpa by second half 2006. This stage includes acquisition of additonal stripping and mining equipment. Further expansions in capacity are planned with an overall production capacity of around 100 million tonnes per annum by 2010. 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

HEY POINT BAUXITE PROJECT
A project in the QLD Within Weipa Shire. Development of an open cut bauxite mining operation with an expected mining life of approximately 3 years. To produce up to 4 Mt of product bauxite, exporting up to 1.6Mt per annum. Click for more details...

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