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DUCHESS OF YORK PROJECT - GOLD RESOURCE
60 km south east of, Kalgoorlie, WA 6430 Has Duchess Of York Project - Gold Resource currently at Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage. During the quarter, Hampton carried out 2394 m of RAB bedrock drilling on a 200 x 50 m grid pattern plus 3 RC holes totalling 270 m. The main target zone covered by the RAB drilling extends southward from the Duchess of York prospect which is situated on top of an outcropping hill associated with intensely veined quartz prophyry. The zone covers a modest but distinct gold in soil auger drill anomaly and north trending lineaments interpreted from detailed aeromagnetics. Click for more details...

ELLENDALE EAST JOINT VENTURE
Resource - Diamonds New project In The Derby-W Kimberley Council Area. Ellendale Resources NL, Kimberley Diamond Company NL (KDC) and Blina Diamonds Ltd have entered into an agreement in relation the Ellendale diamond tenements E04/801, E14/911, E04/1062, E04/1092 and E04/1093. Blina Diamonds Ltd expressed an interest in acquiring 100% of the Ellendale tenements and intends to seek an initial public offer listing. If the Blina listing date does not occur on or before 31 August 2004, or suck later date as agreed by the parties, then the sale will be at an end and the parties will seek to restore all parties to their prior positions which will include the tenements reverting back to Ellendale and KDC in terms of the KDC agreement by which KDC was earning 75% interest. Click for more details...

DAVYHURST/SIBERIA GOLD PROJECT - LADY IDA - RESOURCE
Davyhurst/Siberia Gold Project - Lady Ida - Resource is currently at the Construction stage, valued at about $ 4000000 it is Resource estimate of 7.2 Mt @ 1.8g/t for 418,660 ounces of Au. 30000 metres of reverse circulation drilling and 41000 metres of rotary airblast drilling, with the company commencing the mining of gold ore in late June 2007. Click for more details...

EVANSTON - GOLD RESOURCE
Resource - Gold project at North of, Southern Cross, WA 6426 In The Council Area Of Yilgarn of Private. Resource estimate of 1,637,000 tonnes @ 2.3g/t for 127,000 ounces of Au. In the measured category the resource estimate is 1,321,000 tonnes @ 2.4% for 100,000 ounces of Au. Click for more details...

BLACK SWAN NICKEL OPERATIONS - BLACK SWAN DISSEMINATED
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Kalgoorlie-Boulder Council Area of Private ownership. Includes development and ore production at a rate of 450,000 tpa in stage one, with a potential increase to one million tpa in stage two. Click for more details...

AREA C - MOUNT GOLDSWORTHY IRON ORE OPERATIONS EXTENSION PROJECT - RESOURCE
Currently at the Construction stage In East Pilbara is a project estimated to be $ 420000000. This project Total resource body is estimated at 2.2 million tonnes. Ore production is to remain at 8.5 Mtpa. Proposal for the expansion are the mining of three new and existing areas. At the new Cattle Gorge area mining approx 11 Mt of ore and 12 Mt of low grade ore/overburden. In the new Nimingarra hard rock mining area of approx 1mt of ore and 7.3 Mt of low grade ore/overburden. Extension to three existing crustal iron ore deposits at Yarrie to mine an additional 2.2 Mt of ore and approx 1 Mt of low grade ore/overburden. Access roads and haul roads will be developed to connect with project area. Electricity supply will be extended to the Cattle Gorge mining area. The Yarrie acccommodation village will be upgraded to 450 rooms and be a fly in fly out operation. New water lines will be entended into the new mining areas. When mining is completed rehabilitation of the site area is to be carried out. Click for more details...

LOONGANA PROJECT
Resource - Platinum project at Via, Rawlinna, WA 6434 in the Mining (Open Cut). The first drillhole into the intrusion was completed during the December 2002 quarter. The mafic-ultramafic rocks confirm the interpretation of the Loongana magnetic and gravity anomaly as a large layered intrusion and the presence of cumulus olivine and plagioclase indicates prospectivity for reef style platinum group metals deposits. Further drilling will be carried out to the north where the main region of pgm prospectivity is expected to occur. Click for more details...

BLACK SWAN NICKEL OPERATIONS - BLACK SWAN DISSEMINATED TWO EXPANSION
53 km north east of, Kalgoorlie, WA 6430 Has Black Swan Nickel Operations - Black Swan Disseminated Two Expansion currently at Construction stage. Expansion of an existing open pit mine to feed the planned upgraded Milling and Treatment facility. Resource estimate of indicated mineral resource 69,700 tonnes of contained nickel and probable reserve of 62,600 of contained nickel. Expansion is expected to be 2,000,000 Mtpa. Click for more details...

MOUNT ELIZABETH PROJECT
Currently at the Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage In Wyndham-E Kimberley is a project estimated to be $ 5000000. This project The WA Government has granted EL 80/2459 to Austar for a term of 5 years. A Prospectus for an IPO of Austar (to be re-named Brilliant Diamonds Ltd), is in the coarse of preparation. Click for more details...

WELD RANGE NICKEL PROJECT
A project in the WA Within Cue. Towards the surface, the geology has been dispersed by weathering & its character altered. Click for more details...

BULLABULLING GOLD PROJECT
Resource - Gold project at 25 km west of Coolgardie,, Bullabulling, WA 6429 in the Mining (Open Cut). Diamond Rose applications lie along strike (approx 5 km) to the north of the Phoenix, Dicksons, Bacchus and Griffin gold deposits and covers the same geological horizon. Immediately to the south (120m) of P15/4519 is the May Joy Gold Deposit and immediately north of P15/4521-4522 lies extensive gold in laterite. Click for more details...

MAGELLAN LEAD CARBONATE PROJECT - RESOURCE
Mine - Lead Carbonate project at 30 km west of, Wiluna, WA 6646 In The Council Area Of Wiluna of Private. Tailings storage facility completed. Prestripping of mine in progress. Phase two includes the capital intensive refinery and is expected to be producing lead metal of 99.95 per cent purity at a capital cost of $40. Click for more details...

MINJAR NORTH PROJECT - SILVERSTONE SOUTH
Resource - Gold New project In The Yalgoo Council Area. Intercepts have included 16 metres at 20.56g/t gold and 10 metres at 18.56g/t gold. A number of holes have been drilled below the base of the existing pit. Click for more details...

JAGUAR - GOLD
Mining (Open Cut) New project at Approximately 11 km southwest of, Southern Cross, WA 6426. This type is Mine - Open Cut with Private ownership. Gold values occur within an 800m mineralised zone. Results to date include 15m (from 25m) grading 5.42gpt gold. Mining reserve between 40,000t & 50,000t has been estimated for this deposit. Contract period of 3 to 4 months is envisaged. Click for more details...

NIMARY - GOLD
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Wiluna Council Area of Private ownership. Contract period of 2 (option 3) years envisaged during which time the first pit (Nimone/Two) is expected to be completed & the second open cut commenced. A strip ratio of 18.1:1 is anticipated for these mines. Diluted open pit reserve currently estimated at 3.4mt grading 6.35gpt gold. Nimone/Two has an initial planned depth of 110m, Nimthree 180m & Nimfour 150m. Mine site preparation, access & haul road construction, waste dumps & associated stockpiles & tailings dam to form part of this tender. Encouraging results from ongoing programme of deeper drilling including 11m grading 84.6gpt gold. Two new zones Nimsix & Nimseven have been identified. Click for more details...

GOLDEN SLIPPER - GOLD
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Kalgoorlie-Boulder Council Area of Private ownership. This project contains an indicated oxide resource of 48,000t grading 5.2gpt gold & 26,000t at 5.0gpt gold. An additional 35,000t at 1.2gpt gold (laterite) has also been delineated. An operation extending over at least 6 months (to 60m) with a strip ratio of about 12.5:1 is envisaged. Haulage of ore to company's Mt Dimer plant (2 km distant) also included in this tender. Click for more details...

SHERWOOD - GOLD
Mining (Open Cut) project at Approximately 5 km southwest of, Cue, WA 6640 of Mine - Open Cut type of Addition development. Contract details not yet finalised as drilling & pit design work are continuing. Tender expected to include haulage of ore to company's nearby Tuckabianna gold treatment plant. Work to be completed late February 1996. Click for more details...

ASHBURTON GOLD PROJECT - OLYMPUS & ZEUS
New project of Mining (Open Cut) project at Approx 60km west of, Paraburdoo, WA 6754. Some 49 000 ounces of gold remain in oxide/transition reserves at Mount Olympus, above some 490 000 ounces of gold in refractory sulphide resources. There are numerous gold prospects that have been outlined along a corridor approximately 150km long to the northwest of Mount Olympus. Click for more details...

YANDICOOGINA IRON ORE OPERATIONS
8 km north west of, Newman, WA 6753 Has Yandicoogina Iron Ore Operations currently at Early Planning stage. Additional power and other infrastructure to complement the new port and mine requirements. Click for more details...

COYOTE GOLD PROJECT - RESOURCE
Private ownership Mining (Open Cut) project In The Halls Creek Council Area for New development. Production rate is expected to be at least 60,000 tonnes per annum. The preferred development plan is based upon a three stage open pit at Coyote to be mined over a year followed by decline development off the base of the pit. Preferred mining method is high grade narrow vein techniques. Infrastructure proposed for the development will be waste rock dumps, tailings storage facility, gold treatment plant, mining contractors area, workshops and stores, office complex, airstrip, accommodation village, haul roads and access roads. Recent resource estimates are 4 metres at 70 g/t Au. The Coyote gold project includes Coyote and the jv Kookaburra and Sandpiper deposits at Larraganni. Click for more details...

ANTRIM NICKEL PROJECT - RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) project at Kalkarindji region NT and East Kimberley, ., WA 6999 of Resource - Nickel type of New development. Reconnaissance ground electromagnetic surveys. Click for more details...

WEST PILBARA DIAMOND JOINT VENTURE - RESOURCE
West Pilbara Diamond Joint Venture - Resource is currently at the Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage, valued at about $ 5000000 it is Results from the process sampling has yielded probale additional kimberlites. Fieldwork included first pass collection of 470 stream samples, 219 soil samples and 21 rock samples. Reconnaissance heavy mineral stream sampling was conducted at a sample density of approx one sample per 4sqkm. 70% of the samples have been visually examined to date. 249 samoles reported spinel. A further 131 follow up stream, soil and rock samples were collected in all three areas and anomalous spinel has been found in all three areas. Click for more details...

MOUNT KEITH NICKEL OPERATIONS - OPEN CUT MINING CONTRACT
Private ownership Mining (Open Cut) project In The Wiluna Council Area for New development. Mining will be at the current rate of 95 million tonnes per annum. The depth of the pit will be eventually 600 metres. Click for more details...

YERILLA PROJECT
Currently at the Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage In Kalgoorlie-Boulder is a project estimated to be $ 5000000. This project The project covers an area of approximately 18.5 sq km. Click for more details...

BROADS DAM JOINT VENTURE GOLD PROJECT - BLUE FUNNEL
Broads Dam Joint Venture Gold Project - Blue Funnel is currently at the Construction stage, valued at about $ 2000000 it is Extraction using a 65t excavator & 3 trucks of 86,000t from the floor of the existing pit. Toll processing at Fortescue Mine Group's Greenfield Mill for 9000 ounces (oz) of gold. Click for more details...

TENT HILL PROJECT
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Halls Creek Council Area of Private ownership. Lag sampling programmes have returned anomalous gold-arsenic values from subcrop and shallow cover areas within the tenement. At Tent Hill North, gold values ranging from 2 to 5 ppb gold outline an area of subcrop covering approximately 5 square km, on a 200 x 200 metre sampling grid. At Tent Hill South, regional lag sampling has returned a zone of gold-arsenic-bismuth anomalism through shallow sand cover (approx 1 metre). Infill lag sampling is in progress and RAB/vacuum drilling will target the anomalous zones. The Tent Hill anomalies occur within interpreted Kookaburra-Larranganni stratigraphy. Click for more details...

YUNDAMINDRA GOLD PROJECT
Currently at the Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage In Leonora is a project estimated to be $ 1000000. This project The Yundamindra project is located about 90km southeast of Leonora adjacent to Lake Carey, and covers an area of approximately 30 sq km. Wide spaced vertical drilling has identified a 2km long geochemically gold anomalous zone. Goldfields expects to commence exploration in the near future. Click for more details...

MOUNT GIBSON IRON ORE PROJECT - TALLERING PEAK
Mining (Open Cut) project In The City Of Greater Geraldon - Mullewa Council Area of Private ownership. Owner operated with leased equipment. Click for more details...

HOPE DOWNS IRON ORE PROJECT
Hope Downs Iron Ore Project is currently at the Construction stage, valued at about $ 3000000 it is Likely to include RC & diamond drilling & larger diameter drilling. Click for more details...

RAVENSTHORPE NICKEL PROJECT - BANDALUP HILL - INFRASTRUCTURE
Infrastructure project at 50km north of, Hopetoun, WA 6348 in the Mining (Open Cut). A combination of multi user regional infrastructure and project infrastructure. The multi user infrastructure includes upgrade of local roads, new shire airstrip, emergency services, sewered land, housing, power and water. Project infrastructure includes site buildings, communication, plant roads, construction camp and port facilities at Esperance. Click for more details...

BURBANKS GOLD PROJECT - RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Coolgardie Council Area of Private ownership. Indicated and inferred resource estimate is 517,000 tonnes at 4.5 grams per tonne gold for a total of 74,000 ounces. Underground diamond drilling will focus on extensions to the Wahloo Shoot and to upgrade the resource estimate to indicated category. Click for more details...

MOUNT DIMER EXPLORATION PROJECT - GOLDEN SLIPPER/FRODO/LIGHTNING/SILVERWING
Resource - Gold project at 150 km northwest of, Kalgoorlie, WA 6430 In The Council Area Of Kalgoorlie-Boulder of Private. Two exploration drill programmes and a review of goechemical and geophysical data were completed over the mine leases during the quarter. In total, 7 underground exploration diamond drill holes for 1,177.9 m were undertaken on lode extensions on Lo3 and to follow up a near surface intercept on 9 metres at 21.2 g/t gold on the Silverwing prospect. A drill programme comprising 38 angled holes and totalling 2,587 m was completed on the Anomaly 2, EMI, Lo5, Ultramafic Contact and Silverwing prospects. This drill programme was designed to further evaluate prospect areas known to have the potential to host economic open pit mineralisation within a 600 metre radius of the Lo2 open pit. This drilling mainly confirmed narrow Mt Dimer lode structures. The current exploration activities on the Mount Dimer mine leases are directed toward the generation of new supergene exploration targets in the Frodo, Golden Slipper and Karli West regions. Reprocessing of existing Mt Dimer aeromagnetic survey data resulted in the delineation of several targets coincident with areas of high soil geochemical response and in keeping with the revised geological model. Click for more details...

CAROSUE DAM GOLD OPERATIONS - PROCESSING PLANT UPGRADE STAGE 2
Mining (Open Cut) project at 80 km south of, Laverton, WA 6440 for New. Expansion involving staged upgrade of the processing facility. Stage 1 expansion from 2.4 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) to 3.2 Mtpa by installing 2 x 5HP crushers for a 3rd crushing circuit, a new screenhouse & additional tankage. Stage 2 increase to 4Mtpa through an additional ball mill running in series or parallel with the existing 4.5MW mill. Initial feed from a cut back at Whirling Dervish pit involving removal of 7 million cubic metres overburden. Other sources to be ore blended from the Whirling Dervish, Wallbrook & Million Dollar pits along with ore blended from the Red October, Deep South & Whirling Dervish underground mines. Click for more details...

MEEKATHARRA GOLD OPERATIONS - NORIE EAST/MULLA MULLA/CASSIA
Resource - Gold project at Great Northern Hwy, Meekatharra, WA 6642 In The Council Area Of Meekatharra of Private. Mulla Mulla is a 1,400 x 1,200 metre transported alluvium covered gold anomalous target zone approximately 7 km south-east of the companies Meekatharra process plant. Analysis of recently completed drill programmes has significantly advanced Mulla Mulla (Eastern Trend) and Bluebush/Mingah, and identified two new targets. A further 33 RC and two RC/core drill holes (5,370 metres) have been completed at the Mulla Mulla 800 x 100-300 metre Eastern Trend, 7 km south-east of the Bluebird gold treatment plant. The aircore drill programme has also identified and partially defined a number of other gold target areas, including Kanji and Miniritchie, in the 8 km of strike immediately south of Mulla Mulla. Click for more details...

KOOLYANOBBING IRON ORE OPERATIONS - RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) New project at 50 km north north east of, Southern Cross, WA 6426. This type is Resource - Iron Ore with Private ownership. Northern Tenements Expansion. Click for more details...

MEEKATHARRA GOLD OPERATIONS - LUKES JUNCTION
Resource - Gold project at 10 km north of Bluebird plant via, Meekatharra, WA 6642 In The Council Area Of Meekatharra of Private. A re-assessment of this deposit which previously held an Indicated resource of 370,000 tonnes at 1.6 g/t (18,000 oz), suggested the possibility of economically recovering around 87,000 tonnes of oxide material at a grade of 2.0 g/t. 20 infill RC holes were subsequently drilled, giving significant intercepts. An OBM was subsequently constructed which contained 430,000 tonnes at 1.6 g/t (22,000 oz). Click for more details...

LAKE JOHNSTON PROJECT - MOUNT DAY - RESOURCE
Resource - Gold New project In The Dundas Council Area. Three deep RC holes are planned to test for extensions of mineralisation identified by previous exploration. Click for more details...

TURNER RIVER GOLD PROJECT - RESOURCE
A project in the WA Within Port Hedland. Previous drilling (late 2003) made significant intercepts of gold mineralisation. Click for more details...

PILBARA IRON ORE & INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT - CHICHESTER RANGE - RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) project In The East Pilbara Council Area of Private ownership. Initial production target will be 45 Mtpa. Resource budget for the iron ore definition program will increase $4 million to $11 million for the quarter. Infill drilling program at Christmas Creek area and Cloud break deposits has increased the probable ore reserve estimate to 1.07 Billion Tonnes. Christmas Creek is 619 Million tonnes and Cloud break is 447 Million tonnes. The drilling program is designed to improve the JORC classification levels of the current 1.6 billion tonne resource esitmate. Mineralisation at Mount Lewin remains open with potential to add to the resource base. Click for more details...

ELLENDALE EAST & ELLENDALE SOUTH JOINT VENTURE PROJECT
Resource - Diamond project at 160km east of, Derby, WA 6728 in the Mining (Open Cut). A previous drilling program confirmed the presence of a coarse fragmental unit & identified it as a discrete phase with the Permian-aged, Grant Formation. Petrological studies completed during the currnt period suggest that the lithology has a distinct marine component & is most likely to be a sub-unit of the Grant Formation. Click for more details...

HOPE DOWNS IRON ORE PROJECT - EPCM CONTRACT
Mining (Open Cut) project at 70 Km Northwest of, Newman, WA 6753 of Epcm Contract type of New development. EPCM contract will comprise design and construction of a process plant and the construction of the mine and associated infrastructure. Click for more details...

MOUNT NEWMAN IRON ORE OPERATIONS - OREBODY 25 EXTENSION - RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) New project at 8 Km North east of, Newman, WA 6753. This type is Resource - Iron Ore with Private ownership. Development comprises increasing ore production from approximately 7 Mtpa to 8 Mtpa. Mining will continue and be extended in Pits 1 and 3 into approved areas and in the case of Pit 3 below the water table. Overburden Storage Areas (OSA) and low grade ore stockpiles will be extended as well the progressive development of new OSA's and the placement of overburden in existing and new mined out pits. Haul roads and light vehicle access roads will be constructed to open pits, OSA's and mine infrastructure. Click for more details...

COPPER RANGE COPPER PROJECT
Mining (Open Cut) project In The East Pilbara Council Area of Private ownership. The Company controls 9km of strike length of the Copper Range unit - a continuous sequence of felsic volcanic rocks that hosts known disseminated copper occurrences. The geological setting is also considered favourable for volcanogenic massive sulphides deposits (VMS). The strategy is to evaluate the project in terms of a large tonnage low grade open cut project with multiple satellite sources of higher grade ore. Click for more details...

WANBANNA JOINT VENTURE NICKEL PROJECT
Mining (Open Cut) project at East of, Leonora, WA 6438 of Resource - Nickel type of New development. The project area contains a significant inferred nickel laterite resource and is considered to be highly strategic as it abuts the Company's Murrin North project and provides a material increase in the overall resources held in the NiWest Nickel Laterite Project. The resource estimate is 14.9 million tonnes @ 1.00% Ni and 0.07% Co for a 0.70% cut off grade. Click for more details...

LOUNGE LIZARD NICKEL PROJECT
Currently at the Construction stage In Yilgarn is a project estimated to be $ 5000000. This project Upgraded resource estimate of over 2.5 million tonnes at an average grade of 5.5% nickel containing approximately 140 140 tonnes nickel. The resource remains open at depth, along strike. The project potentially represents a low cost and low risk underground development option with a very short development lead time. Click for more details...

MOUNT NEWMAN IRON ORE OPERATIONS - OREBODY 18 - MINING CONTRACT EXTENSION
Mining (Open Cut) project for New development. Provision of complete surface mining services including drill & blast, mining, crushing & on-site train loading. To include an increase in the level of production which will require an additional 50 approx employees. Contract extended by 3 years. Click for more details...

MEEKATHARRA GOLD PROJECT - OPEN PIT CONTRACT
Mining (Open Cut) project at Around, Meekatharra, WA 6642 of Open Pit Contract - Load/Haul type of New development. For the provision of load and haul open pit works. Click for more details...

ROY HILL IRON ORE PROJECT - GENERAL - EARTHMOVING TYRE & ENGINEERING CONSULTANCY SERVICES
Mining (Open Cut) project at Approx 110km North of, Newman, WA 6753 for New. For the provision of earthmoving tyre & engineering consultancy services. Click for more details...

MULGA DOWNS IRON ORE PROJECT
Private ownership Mining (Open Cut) project In The Ashburton Council Area for New development. A direct shipping ore (DSO) project based on the 14 million tonnes (Mt) Murray Hill bedded & detrital ore deposit at the Mulga Downs pastoral station. A single, above watertable open pit (2.5km x 1.8km) worked at a rate of 5 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) for a life-of-mine (LoM) of 5 years. Conventional drill & blast, excavators & loader methods with ore trucked to a run-of-mine (ROM) stockpile prior to crushing & screening (mobile or modular/skid-mounted plant). Product ore to be trucked along the upgraded, 30km long Fenceline Rd to the Great Northern Highway for haulage 60km to join the proposed Roy Hill Infrastructure Railway by either the Coonarie or Two Camel roads. Associated infrastructure to include waste rock dumps, explosives store, generator power supply with associated double-skinned diesel storage tanks (18 x 110kL) & lined refuelling pads, potable water borefield & turkeys nest storage dam, access roads. A mines operation centre of transportable buildings plus contractor's facilities (offices, amenities, ablutions, fuel storage, refuelling area, heavy & light vehicle workshops, washdown area, laydown areas, parking). Permanent on site accommodation for up to 400 workers fly-in fly-out via Newman. Packaged wastewater treatment plant. Click for more details...

BODDINGTON GOLD OPERATIONS EXPANSION
Operating Mine - Expansion New project In The Boddington Council Area. Life-of-mine (LoM) extension through deepening & widening the Wandoo North & South open pits. To include expansion of the existing & construction of a new 1500 million tonne (Mt) waste rock dump. Construction over 1650ha of a second 1600Mt residue disposal area (RDA) involving decommissioning of an existing water storage dam (D4). Construction of new water storage dams (D5 & D6). Expansion of existing stockpiles including provision of stockpiling any bauxite encountered for third party processing. Associated diversion of Bibbulmun track, roadworks, pipelines/pumping facilities & power lines. Click for more details...

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