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CAIRN HILL MAGNETITE COPPER GOLD PROJECT
Resource - Copper/Gold/Magnetite project at Stuart Highway 55 Km South East of, Coober Pedy, SA 5723 in the Mining (Open Cut). Resource of 10.5million tonnes indicated & 4.2million tonnes inferred of ore @ 51.9% Fe, 0.4% Cu, 0.12g/t Au. Phase 1 of the mine operations to consist of 2 open pits located to extract the northern and southern mineralisations. The project will initially involve a trial mining operation to remove and crush 20 000 tonnes of ore in order to refine engineering parameters. The main mining operation will then involve mining of an estimated 7.3 million tonnes of reserves in the western portion of the ML area, using open pit techniques. The project will involve on-site crushing with direct export of ore for processing. The ore will be transported in bulk by road to a proposed new rail siding (the Mast) and then by rail to Darwin for export by ship. Facilities at the site will include a mobile crushing plant, two waste rock dumps, diesel power plant and reverse osmosis plant. Associated infrastructure will include a water supply borefield and a site access/haulage road to the proposed rail siding. Phase 2 will target low copper & sulphur magnetite deposits immediately to the east of Phase 1 activity. Phase 3 involves expansion further east again. Detailed aeromagnetic surveys have identified targets for drilling to identify these easterly deposits. It is hoped these will come into operation when additional port capacity becomes available at Port Bonython or Darwin, leading to operations expanding up to 5Mtpa. Click for more details...

MT WOODS PROJECT
Mining (Open Cut) project for New development. These tenements are located within the Gawler Craton, and three of the tenements border the BHP-Billiton/Minotaur Joint Venture area. Click for more details...

LEIGH CREEK PROJECT - DIAMOND RESOURCE
New project of Mining (Open Cut) project at Leigh Creek Coalfield 250km north of, Port Augusta, SA 5700. Flinders Diamonds Ltd are currently assessing the Leigh Creek Basins for diamonds by analogy with similar basins at Springfield and Boolcunda. A small exploration licence of 11 square kilometres has been applied for to cover the area around an anomalous drill hole. Click for more details...

WILCHERY HILL/GAWLER CRATON PROJECT - VALLEY DAM
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Port Augusta Council Area of Private ownership. The exploration licence covers the north-east margin of the Wilcherry Hill gravity and magnetic anomaly that is related to a Hiltaba Suite granite complex. The anomaly trends into the East Houlderoo gold anomaly on the Wilcherry Hill tenement. Pyrite-silica and silica-carbonate alteration with arsenipyrite has been intersected in air-core drilling and brecciated quartz veins carrying anomalous gold values have been mapped in outcrop. Click for more details...

WHEAL ELLEN ZINC & BASE METALS PROJECT
Resource - Zinc & Base Metals project at Via, Kanmantoo, SA 5252 in the Mining (Open Cut). A 4 sq km area around the former copper and base metals Wheat Ellen Mine. Click for more details...

COOPER HILL PROJECT - NICKEL RESOURCE
A project in the SA Within Roxby Downs. The diamond drilling will test a conductive body associated with an intrusive body, which was identified by an electromagnetic survey in 2003 An aircore drilling programme of up to 1,000 metres will be undertaken on several additional geophysical targets. Click for more details...

MYALL CREEK - CULTANA PROJECT
A project in the SA Within Port Augusta. The area lies approximately halfway between the Moonta and Mt Gunson copper mines within the prospective 'Olympic Dam' corridor and covers prospects of known copper mineralisation. The survey will cover EL application 105/00, held by Minotaur Resources Ltd where Eagle Bay may earn a 75% interest by expenditure of $350,000, and part of EL 3098, 100% owned by Eagle Bay. Gravity Capital may elect to spend $200,000 to earn a 55% interest in the overflown area; and will be entitles to assign its interst to BHP Billiton. Click for more details...

HAWKS NEST PROJECT - GOLD RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) New project at Gawler Craton region of, South Australia, SA 5999. This type is Resource - Gold with Private ownership. No significant mineralisation was encountered in recentg drilling. Red Metal and PDAI are reviewing other possible drill targets and their involvement in the joint venture. Click for more details...

LAKE TORRENS PROJECT - CLARA ST DORA/WEST MOUNT/AIRPORT/HOMESTEAD/SHELF 6
Private ownership Mining (Open Cut) project In The Various Council Area for New development. Drilling at Marathon South intersected significant hematite breccia, similar to Olympic Dam. Click for more details...

LAKE TORRENS BASE METAL & URANIUM PROJECT
Resource - Base Metals/Uranium project at 40km northeast of Olympic Dam via, Roxby Downs, SA 5725 In The Council Area Of Roxby Downs of Private. A diamond drilling program to test the strongest SDP soil is in progress, with the prospect on part of a complex structural zone known known as the Torrens Hinge. Click for more details...

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MAGNESIUM METAL PROJECT (SAMAG) - COLLABY HILL
New project of Mining (Open Cut) project at Via Weerona 8 km north east of, Port Pirie, SA 5540. The Collaby Hill area is approximately 12 km from the smelter site. Mapping was undertaken in the June 2003 quarter and agreement has been reached with Primary Industries and Resources SA to allow commencement of costeaning of potential magnesite bearing areas. Click for more details...

EYRE PENINSULA GYPSUM - BARNA
Mining (Open Cut) New project at Via, Kimba, SA 5641. This type is Resource - Gypsum with Private ownership. Agricultural use. The current god season has increased demand for the product. Further deposits on site likely to be developed. Click for more details...

MIDDLEBACK RANGE IRON ORE OPERATIONS - IRON DUKE/IRON KNOB
Mining Contract New project In The Flinders Ranges Council Area. Five year mining contract. Click for more details...

ULEY GRAPHITE OPERATIONS RECOMMENCEMENT
A project in the SA Within Port Lincoln. A project to recommence mining at the Uley high-grade flake graphite resource based on a Resource Estimate (Indicated & Inferred) at the Main Road deposit of 6.6 million tonne (Mt) @ 8.7% graphite carbon. Refurbishment of the existing plant to process 6000-8000t of stockpile fines for an initial product. Development of further external processing operations to feed the stage 1 plant some 80,000t of raw material stockpiled from campaign mining to produce a refined graphite product. Click for more details...

PENRICE SODA OPERATIONS
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Port Adelaide Enfield Council Area of Private ownership. Gravels plant at mine. Click for more details...

OLYMPIC DAM COPPER/GOLD/URANIUM OPERATIONS - EXPANSION - MINING
Mining (Open Cut) project for New development. Options include underground cave with a development time of three years, followed by three years ramp up. Mine life 27+ years and production of 30Mtpa - average. Options also include open pit with 33Mtpa average production, 42+ year mine life. Development lead time involves three year pre-strip . Click for more details...

MIDDLEBACK RANGE IRON ORE OPERATIONS
Currently at the Construction stage In Adelaide is a project estimated to be $ 170000000. This project Includes mining, crushing, trainloading. Click for more details...

MYALL CREEK PROJECT
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Port Augusta Council Area of Resource - Copper/Gold type. This mineral belt is approximately 400 kilometres long, stretching from Minotaur's Prominent Hill discovery in the north, through the Olympic Dam, Mount Gunson and Cattlegrid mines to the old Wallaroo and Moonta mines in the south. The Myall Creek deposit is approximately half way between Olympic Dam and Moonta/Wallaroo. Click for more details...

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MAGNESIUM PROJECT-WITCHELINA/MT HUTTON/SCREECHOWL CRK/MYRTLE SP
Mine - Magnesite project at Leigh Creek &, Port Augusta, SA 5700 in the Mining (Open Cut). The environmental monitoring ans management plan for the proposed Mont Hutton mine site is being reviewed by the Department of Primary Industries and Resources (PIRSA)> Click for more details...

FLINDERS ISLAND DIAMOND PROJECT - MONROE/DUNSTAN/GEM/FLINDERS PADDOCK/KAPARA
Mining (Open Cut) New project at North western area of Flinders Island, ., SA 5999. This type is Resource - Diamonds with Private ownership. Results of chemical analysis of kimberlitic indicator minerals recovered from samples in this project area show a high percentage of picroilmenites displaying chemical attributes which are characteristic of minerals associated with diamond bearing kimberlites. Drill programmes to test electro-magnetic gravity and kimberlitic indicator mineral anomalies within the 33 hectare West Gem Pan area were completed. This resulted in the identification of a well defined concentration of kimberlitic indicator minerals at the bedrock/overburden interface in an area to be west of Gem Pan. Click for more details...

CHALLENGER GOLD OPERATIONS
Private ownership Mining (Open Cut) project In The Roxby Downs Council Area for New development. The first gold bar at the Challenger Gold project was poured on 12 October during the commissioning process with the first shipment of gold bullion, expected to total 750 ounces, scheduled for 24 October. Ramp-up to full production levels is expected by the end of October. The initial open pit will recover 105,000 ounces of gold over a 20 month operating period from the start-up in October 2002 with head grades expected to average 5.9 g/t. Click for more details...

EMILY STAR PROJECT - GOLD RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) project at Mount Lofty Ranges 55 km southeast of, Adelaide, SA 5000 for New. The major round of RC and diamond drilling targeted previously untested areas to the north and south of the Kanmantoo Open Cut. These zones are highly prospective and have the potential to material increase the previously reported JORC compliant 18.37MT Indicated and Inferred 1.1% copper and 0.2 g/t gold resource by linking the 500 metres of strike between the Main Zone and Emily Star and Paringa to the south. Click for more details...

KANMANTOO - TAILINGS RETREATMENT FOR COPPER PROJECT
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Mount Barker Council Area of Tailings Retreatment - For Copper type. Old open-pit mine with host rocks to the mineralisation that are garnet-andalusite-biotite schist of the Cambrian Kanmantoo Group. Stockpiles of copper oxide ore are expected to be a 3 year project. They are to be crushed to 25mm with a leaching period of approximately 12 months using natural acid mine drainage (consisting of 145 megalitres at PH 2-3). Rehabilitation will be undertaken in-house simultaneously as stockpiles diminish. Click for more details...

PARTRIDGE RANGE PROJECT - COPPER/GOLD RESOURCE
A project in the SA Within Far North. Two RC drill holes will test the mariner range in the present drilling programme. Results from the initial drilling programme were of a low tenure, but the mineralised breccia system intersected is encouraging and the company believes that a economic copper gold mineralisation may still be located within the larger Mariner system. Click for more details...

MIRIKATA PROJECT - BASE METALS RESOURCE
At Mirikata 120 km northeast of, Tarcoola, SA 5710 Has Mirikata Project - Base Metals Resource currently at Early Planning stage. Drilling has returned stongly anomalous zinc, lead and silver values for quartz-carbonate-sulphide veinlets hosted in a broad clay-chlorite-sericite altered fault zone. Click for more details...

FLINDERS RANGES PROJECT - BELTANA - ZINC RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Far North Council Area of Resource - Zinc type. Mining operation will be 150-180,000 tonnes per annum. Indicated-Inferred resource is 941,000 tonnes @ 30.6% zinc for 300,000 tonnes of zinc. Beltana deposit resource is 365,200 tonnes @ 31.2% zinc for 57,400 tonnes of zinc. The Beltana deposit will be mined first with the existing pit to be deepened from 65 metres by another 30 metres. Click for more details...

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MAGNESIUM METAL PROJECT (SAMAG) - LEIGH CREEK/MOUNT HUTTON
Mining (Open Cut) New project at 20 km north west of, Leigh Creek, SA 5731. This type is Resource - Magnesite with Private ownership. Following the strategic review, the company will retain enough magnesite in the Leigh Creek area to run the smelter for 100 years. All prospective areas, not considered environmentally sensitive around the Port Pirie area are to be retained. Some magnesite tenements around Leigh Creek not of use for SAMAG are to be sold or relinquished, as are Northern Territory tenements. Click for more details...

TARCOOLA PROJECT - WIGGETY
Resource - Gold/Nickel/Copper/Cobalt/Zinc project at North west of, Tarcoola, SA 5710 In The Council Area Of Far North of Private. Iluka has completed a detailed gravity and magnetic survey at the Wiggety prospect. The results are being compiled and interpreted currently to define drilling targets to test for hard rock titanium mineralisation. Following Aboriginal and heritage site clearance, Iluka will commence a percussion drilling programme. Click for more details...

LAKE FROME JOINT VENTURE - URANIUM/COPPER RESOURCE
Resource - Uranium/Copper New project In The Far North Council Area. Geophysical surveys identified an additional structural target extending south from the Beverly mine into Lake Frome joint venture tenements. Click for more details...

MIDDLEBACK RANGES OPERATIONS - PROJECT MAGNET - IRON ORE RESOURCE
Middleback Ranges Operations - Project Magnet - Iron Ore Resource is currently at the Planning stage, valued at about $ 100000000 it is Total cost of Project magnet to be $250 million. Includes mine cut back, beneficiation facilities, slurry pipeline, conversion of Whyalla pellet plant, construction of a desulphurisation plant and upgrade of port storage and handling facilities. Click for more details...

KEVIN SALT OPERATIONS
A project in the SA Within Ceduna. Contract is for duration of harvest. No firm date for next harvest. Click for more details...

EYRE PENINSULA GYPSUM - WHITE LAKES 1 & 2
Mining (Open Cut) project for New development. Agricultural gypsum. Click for more details...

MULYANGARIE PROJECT - COPPER - GOLD RESOURCE
New project of Mining (Open Cut) project at 50km NW of Broken Hill, ., SA 5999. The joint venture project area covers part of Mulyangarie and all of Mundi Mundi. Associated project ID no 290917 reported Mining Report this Issue Exploration Secn. Click for more details...

WILLUGUDINNA HILL PROJECT - VARIOUS MINERALS RESOURCE
Willugudinna Hill Project - Various Minerals Resource is currently at the Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage, valued at about $ 1000000 it is The drilling programmes are designed to investigate three priority targets considered to have potential for nickel/copper sulphide mineralisation similar to that at Voisey's Bay in Canada. Demonstrated potential exists within the Musgrave Province of South Australia for base metals (copper, lead, zinc), ferrous metals (chromium, nickel, vanadium, titanium) and uranium. Potential also exists for precious metals (platinum group metals, gold), precious stones (diamonds, rubies), heavy mineral sands and rare earths. The prospectivity of Proterozoic rocks is well recognised and, with the exception of those contained within the Musgrave Province, have generally been subject to intense exploration for a considerable period of time yielding a number of World Class mineral deposits. Click for more details...

MOUNT CAROLINE PROJECT - VARIOUS MINERALS RESOURCE
Resource - Nickel/Copper/Gold/Platinum Group Elements/Precious Stones project at 40 km south west of Amata, 250 km west of, Marla, SA 5724 In The Council Area Of Far North of Private. The drilling programmes are designed to investigate three priority targets considered to have potential for nickel/copper sulphide mineralisation similar to that at Voisey's Bay in Canada. Demonstrated potential exists within the Musgrave Province of South Australia for base metals (copper, lead, zinc), ferrous metals (chromium, nickel, vanadium, titanium) and uranium. Potential also exists for precious metals (platinum group metals, gold), precious stones (diamonds, rubies), heavy mineral sands and rare earths. The prospectivity of Proterozoic rocks is well recognised and, with the exception of those contained within the Musgrave Province, have generally been subject to intense exploration for a considerable period of time yielding a number of World Class mineral deposits. Click for more details...

MONGOLATA GOLD PROJECT
New project of Mining (Open Cut) project at 30km East of, Burra, SA 5417. Drilling has commenced, and a total of six holes are planned to depths of 350m for a total of 2100m to test coincident geochemical and geophysical anomalies for intrusion related gold-copper mineralisation derived from the White Dam layered granitoid. Click for more details...

FOWLER GOLD & NICKEL PROJECT - RESOURCE
Private ownership Mining (Open Cut) project In The Ceduna Council Area for New development. The Fowler Project contains numerous large Hiltaba Suite intrusives and large structures which were active and controlled the emplacement of these large intrusive bodies. This area has the necessary ingredients to produce orogenic gold deposits and has not been tested. Calcrete sampling will be used to define anomalies which will be drill tested. Click for more details...

KIMBA GOLD & BASE METALS PROJECT - RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) project for New development. The Kimba Project contains interpreted Hutchinson Group metasediments, which host mineralisation at Minninnie Dam and these will be targeted for similar style base metal deposits. The exploration work will centre on the search for Tanami Style Orogenic Gold and Broken Hill style stratiform lead-zinc-silver deposits. Click for more details...

PROMINENT HILL GOLD/COPPER PROJECT - MINING CONTRACT
100 Km South East of, Coober Pedy, SA 5723 Has Prominent Hill Gold/Copper Project - Mining Contract currently at Construction stage. Work comprises the extraction of approximately 153 million cubic metres of overburden and waste, and 38 million tonnes of treatable ore over six years. The open pit is expected to be 1.2 kms wide, 1.4 kms long on the surface and 500 metres deep. Click for more details...

WINJABBIE JOINT VENTURE IOCGU PROJECT
Mining (Open Cut) project at Via, Roxby Downs, SA 5725 for New. Investigations into viability of an open cut or underground mine. Click for more details...

MARCOLLAT JOINT VENTURE PROJECT - GOLD/BASE METALS RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) project at Via, Roxby Downs, SA 5725 for New. The targets consist of a gravity anomaly within a high magnetic area, pwith the potential for base metals and gold within the basement rocks. Click for more details...

FLINDERS ZINC PROJECT
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Far North Council Area of Resource - Zinc type. A resource of 966 000 tpmmes at 31% zinc, containing almost 300 000 tonnes of zinc metal, has been estimated for the Flinders project and additional resources are expected from ongoing work. The project is a small scale mining operation involving the winning of ore using open cut mining methods. Topsoil and vegetation will be removed from areas of working and stockpiled for later use in restoration/rehabilitation activities. Ore block definition (grade control) will be carried out using a reverse circulation drill rig. Blasting of ore and waste will be reuqired from the surface to the base of pit. Material will be loaded and hauled from the pit using hydraulic excavators and dump trucks. Overburden and waste rock will be deposited in a waste rock dump, and ore grade rock will be transported to the pre-crushed ore stockpile at the Beltana Mine. The ore will be transported to Port Pirie for shipping to overseas markets. Site rehabilitation will be carried out on completion of mining and ore transport. This will include the grading windrows back over tracks or cleared areas, the reshaping and re profiling of the waste rock dump, covering the disturbed areas with available topsoil and re-establishing vegetation. The site will be fenced as a barrier to fauna and for public safety. Click for more details...

TRAFFORD/MINOTAUR JOINT VENTURE PROJECT - IRON/COPPER/GOLD/URANIUM/LEAD/ZINC DOUBLE ENTRY REFER ID 682536
Resource - Iron/Copper/Gold/Uranium/Lead/Zinc project at Immediately West of, Port Augusta, SA 5700 in the Mining (Open Cut). The company believes that the abundance of mineralisation evident throughout the area is related to it's geological location - at the southern limit of the Gawler Range Volcanics. Click for more details...

PECULIAR KNOB IRON ORE PROJECT - MINING CONTRACT
Peculiar Knob Iron Ore Project - Mining Contract is currently at the Construction stage, valued at about $ 285000000 it is A mining services contract for export at a rate of 3.3million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) over 70 months. To include drilling, blasting, loading & haulage of ore & waste material. Over 100 people expected to be employed once full production reached. Click for more details...

CAIRN HILL MAGNETITE COPPER GOLD PROJECT - OPEN CUT MINING CONTRACT
Mining (Open Cut) project at Stuart Highway 55 Km South East of, Coober Pedy, SA 5723 for New. For the provision of open cut mining services at an approximate rate of 1.4 Mtpa. Click for more details...

MIDDLEBACK RANGE OPERATIONS - PROJECT MAGNET PHASE 2
New project of Mining (Open Cut) project at via Lincoln Hwy 55km south of, Whyalla, SA 5600. Extension of OneSteel's current mining & export operations through the North SMR (Southern Middleback Range) Development project. Construction in an area between existing rail corridor & mine pit on MPL51 of a new train loading facility serviced by a mobile crushing plant. To include a new rail spur line & siding & a short interconnecting haul road to the Iron Knight pit. Expansion over second half of 2009 of the existing Iron Knight mine pit by further cutting back & increase of associated waste rock dump areas. Construction around 2011/2012 of the new Iron Chieftain pit to the east of Iron Knight. Construction afterwards of a new haul road between the two pits. Click for more details...

CAIRN HILL PHASE 2 IRON ORE PROJECT
Mining (Open Cut) project for New development. Resource estimate of 8.37 Mt at 46.7% Fe using a 35% Fe cut off grade. Likely infrastructure to include a dry magnetic separation plant. Click for more details...

MINDARIE MINERAL SANDS OPERATIONS RECOMMENCEMENT
A project in the SA Within Karoonda. A project to recommence operations targeting 10,000t per month of heavy mineral concentrate to be trucked to port for export for overseas processing into zircon, ilmenite & rutile. Click for more details...

MINE SPECIALIST CONSULTANCY PANEL SERVICES
A project in the SA Within Various. Tenders to join a consultancy panel for the provision of specialty mining services over various projects. Areas of expertise to include geotechnical, geochemistry, landform/performance post closure & cover design. Click for more details...

TARCOOLA GOLD PROJECT - MINING MOBILISATION & ESTABLISHMENT
Mining (Open Cut) project for New development. For the provision of mining mobilisation & establishment. Click for more details...

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