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KOOLYANOBBING IRON ORE OPERATIONS - EXPANSION
Mining - Earthworks/Civil Engineering (Open cut mining, Overburden, Draglines) project for New development. To lift production to approx 8 million tonnes. An interim production upgrade to 6mtpa from 1 January 2005 has also been announced. Cost estimates include $5.5 million for pre-stripping and mine development. Click for more details...

MOUNT GIBSON IRON ORE PROJECT - STAGE 1
Mining - Earthworks/Civil Engineering (Open cut mining, Overburden, Draglines) New project at Approx 100 km north east of, Dalwallinu, WA 6609. This type is Mining Contract - Open-Cut with Private ownership. To mine approx 2 Mtpa of hematite ore. Includes crushing & screening. Click for more details...

COBURN MINERAL SANDS PROJECT - MINING CONTRACT
Private ownership Mining - Earthworks/Civil Engineering (Open cut mining, Overburden, Draglines) project In The Shark Bay Council Area for New development. Mining will be carried out in a three stage process. Firstly top soil removed by scrappers and stockpiled for rehabilitation. Secondly, overburden removed by bucket wheel excavator and conveyed into the void left by mining of the ore. Lastly the ore mined by a second bucket wheel excavator is screened in the pit, mixed with water and pumped to the concentrator near the edge of the pit. Click for more details...

PAULSENS GOLD PROJECT
Mining Contract - Open-Cut project at Approx 186 km west of, Paraburdoo, WA 6754 In The Council Area Of Ashburton of Private. Pre-strip and earthmoving contract. Open pit equipment likely to be conventional truck and excavator fleet moving approximately 18.5 million bcm of waste and 3.3 million tonnes of ore. 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...

MENZIES GOLD PROJECT - RESOURCE
Operating Mine project at Near, Menzies, WA 6436 in the Mining - Earthworks/Civil Engineering (Open cut mining, Overburden, Draglines). Mining has commenced at the Menzies Project. Currently there are 10 114 tonnes @ 4018 g/t stockpiled on a ROM pad near the Lady Shenton, with an additional 3050 tonnes @ 2.69 g/t AU ready to be added to the stockpile. The Menzies Project has the potential to economically mine 157 500t at an average grade of 4.90 g/t Au (for approximately 25 000 ounces) over a 16 month perios. Mining will occur from five pits. They are Selkirk, First Hit, Lady Shenton, Lady Harriet and Yunndaga. Click for more details...

MIITEL PROJECT - NICKEL RESOURCE
New project of Mining - Earthworks/Civil Engineering (Open cut mining, Overburden, Draglines) project at Approx 4 km north of, Kambalda, WA 6442. An open pit operation producing 240 000 tonnes of ore per annum at an average of 2.7% Nickel. Miitel consists of a 1-in-7 decline from the surface, providing access to the ore body which is located at a depth of between 100 and 400 metres below the surface. The decline has a cross-sectional area allowing large-size diesel mining equipment to travel to the mining areas, and 40-tonne haulage trucks to bring ore to the surface. The ore body is mined using jumbo drilling machines to excavate level drives within the ore body, at vertical intervals of approximately 21 metres. Stoping of the ore proceeds upwards from these levels using the same jumbos, with manned and remote-controlled boggers used to extract the broken ore. The ore and then trucked to the mill by a local haulage contractor. Click for more details...

COPERNICUS NICKEL & COPPER JV PROJECT - OPEN CUT MINING CONTRACT
Mining - Earthworks/Civil Engineering (Open cut mining, Overburden, Draglines) New project at East Kimberley area via, Halls Creek, WA 6770. This type is Open Cut Mining/Haulage with Private ownership. The resource estimate is 852,000 tonnes of ore. A haul road is to be constructed as well. Click for more details...

MOUNT KEITH NICKEL OPERATIONS - OPEN CUT MINING CONTRACT
Private ownership Mining - Earthworks/Civil Engineering (Open cut mining, Overburden, Draglines) 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...

MUNGARI EAST GOLD PROJECT - FROGS LEG
Currently at the Construction stage In Kalgoorlie-Boulder is a project estimated to be $ 2000000. This project Includes drill and blast. Click for more details...

WEST WHUNDO COPPER/ZINC PROJECT - RESOURCE
New project of Mining - Earthworks/Civil Engineering (Open cut mining, Overburden, Draglines) project at 39 Km South southeast of, Karratha, WA 6714. Resource estimate of 627,000 tonnes @ 1.6% Cu for 10,000 tonnes of Cu ore and 1.7% Zn for 10,600 tonnes of Zn. The ore body is 20 metres below the surface. Click for more details...

BALD HILL TANTALUM PROJECT
Mining - Earthworks/Civil Engineering (Open cut mining, Overburden, Draglines) project In The Kalgoorlie-Boulder Council Area of Mining Contract - Open-Cut type. Includes drill and balst and haulage to mill. Click for more details...

GRANNY SMITH GOLD OPERATIONS - WALLABY
Pre-Strip Contract New project In The Laverton Council Area. Mining will be shared between an owner-operated fleet & a contractor during the pre-strip & will thereafter be entirely owner-operated. Ore will be trucked 11 km to the Granny Smith plant. Click for more details...

MOUNT WELD RARE EARTHS PROJECT - MINING CONTRACT
Mining - Earthworks/Civil Engineering (Open cut mining, Overburden, Draglines) project In The Laverton Council Area of Mining Contract - Opencut type. Work comprises the development of an initial pit 150 metres wide x 300 metres long x 65 metres deep, comprising 35 metres of overburden and 30 metres of ore zone. The total mining quantity of ore and waste is 2,890,800 BCM. Of this, 541,256 tonnes of high grade ore (318,230 BCM) is scheduled to be crushed and stockpiled at the site. Optional work that can be included in the contract include the construction of 8.8 km of haul roads to the site. Also the supply and operation of a comminution circuit, which may comprise a jaw crusher or potentially a trommel screen that is to produce 100%<100 mm HG CZ 15% moisture content ore product for stockpiling on load out stockpiles at a minimum annual rate of 137,000 wet tpa. Click for more details...

PILBARA IRON ORE & INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT - MINING CONTRACT
Pilbara Iron Ore & Infrastructure Project - Mining Contract is currently at the Construction stage, valued at about $ 200000000 it is Work will be carried out in two stages. The first stage comprises mine planning, equipment selection, procurement and commissioning, mine infrastructure planning, operator input to design, pre-production of initial bulk earthworks, pre-strip, pre-production ore mining, construction of haul roads, service reticulation, dewatering, installation and commissioning of mine site conveyancing and development of all mine site management systems. The second stage comprises ore production and mine planning to optimise annual operations and annual operating targets of the mine. Click for more details...

GINGIN MINERAL SANDS PROJECT - RESOURCE
Mining - Earthworks/Civil Engineering (Open cut mining, Overburden, Draglines) project In The Gingin Council Area of Resource - Mineral Sands type. Proved Ore Reserve of 8.3Mt at 16% contained Heavy Mineral. Click for more details...

GINGIN MINERAL SANDS PROJECT - PRESTRIP
Adjacent to Brand Highway, approximately three kilometres west north west of, Gingin, WA 6503 Has Gingin Mineral Sands Project - Prestrip currently at Construction stage. The prestrip earthworks will remove the overburden at the start of the project rather than over the life of the mine. Click for more details...

FIMISTON GOLD MINE OPERATIONS EXTENSION STAGE 3
Gold Mine Expansion project at Goldfields Highway Via, Kalgoorlie, WA 6430 In The Council Area Of Kalgoorlie-Boulder of Private. Development will comprise the expansion of the open pit, waste rock dumps and Tailings Storage Facility (TSF). The open pit expansion known as the Golden Pike Cutback will be widened and deepened to approx 670 metres and therby extending the life of the mine until 2017. The Golden Pike Cutback is estimated to hold 2 million ounces of gold. There a number of options for tailings disposal. Option preferred is to heighten the level of the two existing TSF from 30 metres to 40 metres. Other options include recommissioning the Kaltails TSF or constructing Fiminsto 3 TSF. This would cover an area of 150 hectares and would comprise associated infrastructure such as roads and recant ponds. Associated infrastructure include the realignment of the environmental noise bund, extension of the loopline railway. Click for more details...

COYOTE GOLD PROJECT - OPEN PIT MINING CONTRACT
Open Pit Mining Contract project at Tanami Region Wa - Northern Territory border south east of, Halls Creek, WA 6770 In The Council Area Of Halls Creek of Private. Mining will be conducted by a conventional 100 tonne excavator and an associated fleet of 95 tonne dump trucks. Open pit mining has commenced and will continue for a year followed by underground mining. Click for more details...

KOOLAN ISLAND PROJECT - MINING/CRUSHING CONTRACT
Private ownership Mining - Earthworks/Civil Engineering (Open cut mining, Overburden, Draglines) project In The Derby-W Kimberley Council Area for New development. Approximately 61 million bcm of ore and waste will be mined in the five year contract. Click for more details...

MOUNT NEWMAN IRON ORE OPERATIONS - OREBODY 25 EXTENSION - RESOURCE
Mining - Earthworks/Civil Engineering (Open cut mining, Overburden, Draglines) 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...

IRON ORE RAPID GROWTH 3 PROJECT - AREA C - BULK EARTHWORKS
Bulk Earthworks project at Near, Newman, WA 6753 In The Council Area Of East Pilbara of Private. Civil and Concrete Work comprises moving about 1 million cubic metres of dirt. More specifically the construction of the E deposit primary crushing area and mechanically stabilised earth wall (MSE). To construct a 7.5 km long overland conveyor from the E deposit primary crusher to a new Ore Handling Plant 2 (OHP 2), Stockyard 2 located within the rail loop, associated earthworks and heavy vehicle park-up and upgrade of the infrastructure for the operation. This will include office, amenities and waste water services. Click for more details...

JIMBLEBAR IRON ORE OPERATIONS - MINING CONTRACT
Open Cut Mining Contract project at 60 Km East of, Newman, WA 6753 In The Council Area Of East Pilbara of Private. Work will comprise drilling, blasting, mining, crushing and train loading operations. Click for more details...

BODDINGTON GOLD MINE EXPANSION PROJECT - PRESTRIPPING MINING CONTRACT
Mining - Earthworks/Civil Engineering (Open cut mining, Overburden, Draglines) project at Pinjarra -Williams Rd, Boddington, WA 6390 for New. Development comprises the Wandoo North and South pits. Gold reserve for the mine is 11 Moz. Click for more details...

COOKES HILL PROJECT - DOLERITE RESOURCE
Mining - Earthworks/Civil Engineering (Open cut mining, Overburden, Draglines) project for New development. Resource estimate is 60,000 ounces of gold at 100 metre depth. Click for more details...

MOUNT NEWMAN IRON ORE OPERATIONS - OREBODY 18 - MINING CONTRACT EXTENSION
Mining - Earthworks/Civil Engineering (Open cut mining, Overburden, Draglines) 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...

LAKE NERRAMYNE ATTAPULGITE OPERATIONS
Mining - Earthworks/Civil Engineering (Open cut mining, Overburden, Draglines) project In The City Of Greater Geraldton Council Area of Mining Contract - Open Pit type. An attapulgite (Fuller's Earth) mine based on a 21.5 x 5km deposit with 4 million tonnes (Mt) of measured reserves & inferred reserves of 10 Mt. The mine plan anticipates 28.000 billion cubic metres (BCM) to be recovered, followed by rehabilitation. From inception in 1980 the operations have been conducted as intermittent campaign mining. The most recent mining commenced February 2010. Click for more details...

COCKATOO ISLAND IRON ORE OPERATIONS STAGE 4
Cockatoo Island Iron Ore Operations Stage 4 is currently at the Construction stage, valued at about $ 22000000 it is Continuation of open cut operations based on a resource estimate of 1.2 million tonnes (Mt). Construction of a 300m long extension to the existing onshore seawall to enclose a pit enlargement. Associated relocation of surface infrastructure. Click for more details...

COCKATOO ISLAND IRON ORE OPERATIONS STAGE 3 MINING CONTRACT
Mining - Earthworks/Civil Engineering (Open cut mining, Overburden, Draglines) project for New development. A contract for open cut mining of remnant material from stage 3 operations & ship loading of direct shipping ore (DSO) at a rate of up to 1 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa). To cover all operational mining & civil infrastructure services including drill & blast, loading, haulage & processing of ore for direct shipping. To also include commissioning of a new crushing & screening facility. Click for more details...

TALLERING PEAK IRON ORE OPERATIONS EXTENSION - T1
New project of Mining - Earthworks/Civil Engineering (Open cut mining, Overburden, Draglines) project at North northeast of, Mullewa, WA 6630. Extension of the 2-2.5 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) operations at Tallering Peak mine by open pit working of the 1.4Mt T1 satellite deposit located 1km east of the T6 main pit which is nearing exhaustion. Hydraulic excavators & dump trucks to take ore to the existing plant for crushing & screening prior to trucking to the Ruvidini rail siding for export via Geraldton port. Click for more details...

PAYNES FIND GOLD OPERATIONS RECOMMENCEMENT - PROCESSING PLANT
Mining - Earthworks/Civil Engineering (Open cut mining, Overburden, Draglines) project In The Perth Council Area of Private ownership. Plant to produce eluvial/alluvial gold, from small scale open cast workings, utilising its existing alluvial gravity circuit plant with mill & knudsen concentrator. The plant is capable of processing at a rate of 50 tonnes/hour, current expectations are targetting the processing of approximately 9,000 tonnes per month with an average head grade based on historical results of between 0.3 to 0.5 grams per tonne. Click for more details...

CANNON GOLD PROJECT
A project in the WA Within Kalgoorlie-Boulder. Planned contract mining over 3 years for 484,000t to be treated off site for 68,200 ounces (oz) of gold. Open cut operations followed by underground workings via a portal & decline from the footwall of the open pit. Ore is to be processed at Metals X Ltd Jubilee Mill. Click for more details...

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