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MT WOODS PROJECT
Mining (Underground - including longwall) 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...

STRANGWAYS PROJECT - DIAMOND RESOURCE
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project for New development. Two short 60 metre HQ diamond drillholes are in progress to obtain samples for determination of mica flake size. Core from the first 31 metres is estimated to contain over 60 per cent vermiculite. Click for more details...

YIMUYN MANJEER GOLD MINE - MOUNT TODD TENEMENTS
Currently at the Early Planning stage In Katherine Town is a project estimated to be $ 1000000. This project The first mortgagee is offering for sale by tender a number of exploration titles. These are highly prospective tenements near Mount Todd, located in the historic Pine Creek geosyncline. Potential also exists for base metal mineralisation. Click for more details...

WINDERA PROJECT - GOLD RESOURCE
Currently at the Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage In Cobar is a project estimated to be $ 2000000. This project Regolith studies indicate that the previous shallow drilling programme may have ineffectively targeted a potential supergene horizon as gold may have migrated as deep as 80 metres. Click for more details...

CURRANS WELL PROJECT - NICKEL/COPPER/PGM REOURCE
A project in the WA Within Murchison. The massive semi massive sulphide mineralisation was located at the contact between talc magnesite and amphibolite rocks and have some of the highest PGE intercepts. Best intersections include 7m @ 0.97% Ni, 1.44 g/t PGE and 0.49Cu including 3m @ 1.42% Ni, 1.82g/t PGE and 0.56% Cu. Click for more details...

LEIGH CREEK PROJECT - DIAMOND RESOURCE
New project of Mining (Underground - including longwall) 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...

EAST KUNDANA GOLD PROJECT - RUBICON - RESOURCE
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project at North West of, Kalgoorlie, WA 6430 of Resource - Gold type of New development. A bankable feasibility study is in progress for an underground development at Rubicon. Total resource is 965,000 tonnes @ 6.6 g/t for 204,768 ounces of gold. Click for more details...

SALLY MALAY NICKEL PROJECT
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project at 160 km southwest of, Kununurra, WA 6743 for New. The first twelve months of operations will involve mining waste for construction of the water and tailings storage facilities followed by a 12 month period of ore and waste mining. Underground development is scheduled to start during the 12 months of open pit mining. This will allow decline development to advance to the first stoping level and ore production to ramp up to full capacity as the open pit nears completion. The majority of underground ore will be produced using the sub-level open stoping method. Remaining ore to be mined by up-hole benching. Click for more details...

BLAIR NICKEL MINE - AREA 57 - RESOURCE
Currently at the Construction stage In Coolgardie is a project estimated to be $ 10000000. This project Recent mining at the southern end of the Area 57 shoot has highlighted the possibility of remnant ore remaining south of the upper developed levels. Click for more details...

PLUMRIDGE PROJECT - COPPER RESOURCE
Resource - Copper/Nickel/Platinum Group Elements project at Approx 400 km east of, Kalgoorlie, WA 6430 In The Council Area Of Kalgoorlie-Boulder of Private. A major airborne electromagnetic survey has identified a number of high priority targets coincident with magnetic anomalies under thin cover and extending over a strike length of 1.5 km. Click for more details...

REVENGE MINE -GOLD
Mining Contract - Underground project, Kambalda, WA 6442 In The Council Area Of Coolgardie of Private. Contract comprises underground mining Click for more details...

WOODCUTTERS BASE METALS MINE
Addition project of Mining (Underground - including longwall) project at 80 km south of, Darwin, NT 0800. Supply & installation of steelwork for shaft extension. Works to be carried out over 325m from the RL730 to the RL405 level. Click for more details...

THE PEAK GOLD OPERATIONS
Hillston Rd, Cobar, NSW 2835 Has The Peak Gold Operations currently at Planning stage. Mining operations include an open cut at New Cobar. The new underground will be off the base of the open cut. Click for more details...

NORTH WIDGIEMOOLTHA GOLD PROJECT - RESOURCE
North Widgiemooltha Gold Project - Resource is currently at the Early Planning stage, valued at about $ 1000000 it is This area is similar to that of the Spargoville area to the north and consists of komatite ultramafic and basaltic units overlain by volcaniclasic and sedimentary rocks with minor dolerite, felsic and pegmatite intrusives. The Spargos Reward Shear, a reidel fault between the regional Kunanalling and Zuleika shear zones extends south from the Wattle Dam area through the North Widgiemooltha project area. A number of gold deposits, workings and occurrences are located along or inproximity to this shear and are defined by anomalous gold in soils. Click for more details...

CHARTERS TOWERS SHAFT REPAIR PROJECT
Charters Towers Shaft Repair Project is currently at the Tenders & Building stage, valued at about $ 10000 it is The Department of Mines and Energy has commenced capping abandoned mine shafts in the urban areas of the City of Charters Towers. Management of the project has been assumed by the Charters Towers City Council. Concrete capping up to $10,000. Cubic Metre rate per cap finished. Click for more details...

SALLY MALAY NICKEL PROJECT - THE DEEPS - UNDERGROUND DEVELOPMENT
A project in the WA Within Wyndham-E Kimberley. Equipment includes drilling jumbos, LHDs and trucks. Click for more details...

CHARTERS TOWERS GOLD OPERATIONS - VENTILATION SHAFT
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project at Via, Charters Towers, QLD 4820 for New. Work comprises the installation of the primary ventilation shaft. This will involve the excavation of the 2.4 metre diameter 110 metre long shaft and the installation of a second exit method from the underground workings. Click for more details...

MIITEL NICKEL OPERATIONS - SOUTH MIITEL
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project In The Coolgardie Council Area of Private ownership. An initial Probale Ore Reserve resource estimate of 376,000 tonnes @ 2.6% for 9,790 tonnes of nickel. Development work will comprise an extension to the existing Miitel decline and the excavation of a ventilation shaft to the surface. The mining method will be mechanised flat back cut and fill. Click for more details...

COBRA PROJECT - LOST SHOE/HOUND DOG/BEAGLE
A project in the WA Within Upper Gascoyne. Stream sediment & soil sampling along with geological mapping continued during the quarter. A total of 127 regional stream sediment samples were collected while detailed investigations were carried out at three prospect areas; Lost Shoe, Hound Dog & Beagle. Click for more details...

YELLOW MOUNTAIN PROJECT - COPPER/GOLD RESOURCE
Currently at the Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage In Lachlan is a project estimated to be $ 5000000. This project Drilling will target the Melrose Magnetic Anomaly. Click for more details...

COOLGARDIE GOLD OPERATIONS - EMPRESS/LINDSAYS
Resource - Gold New project In The Coolgardie Council Area. Empress is an operating underground mine. Click for more details...

JAGUAR BASE METALS PROJECT - RESOURCE
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project In The Leonora Council Area of Private ownership. RC/DC drilling program will undertaken with the intention of doubling the announced resource estimate. Resource estimate of 1,600,000 Mt @ 3.07% Cu, 11.73% Zn, 0.72% Pb, 120 g/t Ag. A proposed underground mining development employing long-hole open stoping techniques. The resource is high-grade copper, zinc and silver. The current mine plan sees the initial development phase of the mine being conducted over an 18 month period. During this time the box cut, decline, main ventilation rise and associated infrastructure will be installed and commissioned. Mine life on the current mine reserves is 6 years, at a design throughput of 350000 tpa of ore. Click for more details...

GOONYELLA NO 2 COAL PROJECT
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project for New development. Includes exploration adit & small scale mining prior to commencement of longwall. Click for more details...

NEW CELEBRATION GOLD OPERATIONS - MOUNT MARION
A project in the WA Within Kalgoorlie-Boulder. 500,000 tonnes per annum at 4.7 g/t gold. 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...

COUNTESS REGIONAL GOLD PROJECT
Private ownership Mining (Underground - including longwall) project In The Coolgardie Council Area for New development. The Mount is a granted mining lease covering the current Mount underground mine and surrounded by five granted prospecting licences. The total project area covers approximately 900 hectares and is located near Widgiemooltha, 100 km south of Kalgoorlie. Despite having been previously mined, the area had no stated resource. A global inferred resource of 2.06 million tonnes at an average grade of 5.5g/t containing 370,000 ounces has been announced. Click for more details...

DUKETON REGIONAL GOLD PROJECT - MOOLART WELL
Resource - Gold project at 100 km North of, Laverton, WA 6440 In The Council Area Of Laverton of Private. The new estimate is 25 095kt at 0.46g/t for 375koz Au. The mining method have been chosen to best suit the style of gold mineralisation and provide the optimal movement rates: excavator and haul trucks. The developer will be manager for the mining-related construction activities (including ROM pad and haul road construction), maintenance during mining operations and the supply of lighting and pumping equipment. The process plant will comprise crushing, crushed ore stockpile and reclaim facility, grinding, gravity separations, leach and CIL adsorption, elution and regeneration and a gold room. The treatment plant is designed for a nominal 300tph milling rate and capacity of 2 000 000 tonnes per year. Run of mine (ROM) ore will be fed to the crushing plant at a design rate of 408tph and stored on the crushed ore stockpile. A maximum capacity of 450 tph has been allowed within the crushing circuit to cater for softer or and increased mill throughput. A gravity separation circuit is included in the design to enhance the recovery of gold that concentrates in the cyclone underflow system. The leach and CIL adsorption circuit design is based on the mill feed grade of 2.0 g/t Au and 20% gravity gold recovery. Tailings will be thickened using a high rate thickener with the underflow being pumped to the tailings storage facility (TSF). Water shall be reclaimed via a central decant and returned to the process facility. gold recovery by electrowinning. Dore and gold bearing product will be stored in the secure goldroom which has electronic surveillance systems installed. Raw water will be supplied from the mine dewatering network or from dedicated bores. Process water will be stored adjacent to the plant in a polyethylene lined process water dam. The following reagents will be required in the process and suitable systems for storage and controlled dosing have been provided in the process design: sodium cyanide, oxygen, quicklime, sodium hydroxide (Caustic Soda) and hydrochloric acid. The process facility will be controlled from PC based HMI systems located in the two control rooms for all other operations. Other infrastructure to include mine access roads (29kms new and approximately 90km upgrade), airstrip (suitable for Dash 8 100 - 36 persons), accommodation camp (140 persons), borefield, earthworks for process plant, accommodation camp, access road and access tracks, mechanical infrastructure for the process plant including potable water supply, sewerage treatment plants (camp and process plant), RO plant (potable water), process plant buildings and workshop, power station and light vehicle fuel storage facility and site communication system, administration offices, workshops and stores, mechanical infrastructure for the mine including fuel storage facility, heavy vehicle workshop and stores, heavy vehicle wash bay, tailings storage facility (TSF), electrical power supply via diesel operated power station (Build/Own/Operate) and light mobile vehicles. Click for more details...

SARAJI COAL OPERATIONS
Exploration Drilling Programme project at via, Dysart, QLD 4745 in the Mining (Underground - including longwall). The potential longwall mine down-dip of the existing open cuts will not now proceed. The coal is likely to be mined by open cut methods using company personnel. Click for more details...

CAROSUE DAM GOLD OPERATIONS - PROCESSING PLANT UPGRADE STAGE 2
Mining (Underground - including longwall) 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...

BAYSWATER & LIDDELL POWER STATIONS
State ownership Mining (Underground - including longwall) project In The Muswellbrook Council Area for New development. 1,000,000 to 1000,000,000 gigajoules. Click for more details...

CHARIOT GOLD PROJECT
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project at 9 km west of, Tennant Creek, NT 0860 for New. Underground mine plan includes establishment of a decline portal towards the base of the Chariot open pit. decline to be developed to a depth of 300 metres below the surface with the first ore development level at 120 metres below the surface. Flat back cut and fill stoping. production rates 10,000 to 12,000 tonnes per month. Click for more details...


KOOLYANOBBING IRON ORE OPERATIONS
Private ownership Mining (Underground - including longwall) project In The Yilgarn Council Area for New development. Resources at Koolyanobbing are as follows: 157.4 Mt at 62.14% iron, .0110% P, 2.45% SiO2, 1.04%Al2O3 and 0.067% S. Reserves are: 63.8MT at 63.04% iron, 0.082% P, 2.60% SiO2. 1.06% Al2O3, 0.054% S. An exploratio budget of $A5million has been approved,for 2004. The programme will continue to focus on expanding the resource base at Koolyanobbing, Windarling and Mount Jackson. Click for more details...

COCKATOO ISLAND IRON ORE OPERATIONS
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project at 130 km north north east of, Derby, WA 6728 of Resource - Iron Ore Below Mean Sea Level type of New development. The review of operations included resource definition, geotechnical stability, capital expenditure, operating costs and open pit dewatering. The results of the resource defintion review were better than originally believed. The geotechnical review of the seawall was positive. Water inflows from the test bores are lower than forecast, enabling a simpler dewatering model. Open sump pumps will be able to handle the revised inflows. The dewatering system is efficiently controlling all the current water inflows to the pit. Fortnightly export shipments are to resume in August 2004. (Current shipments monthly). Click for more details...

SMITHFIELD PROJECT - TANTALUM RESOURCE
Near, Bridgetown, WA 6255 Has Smithfield Project - Tantalum Resource currently at Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage. EM survey will be over two anomalies termed zone O and L. Click for more details...

LITCHFIELD PROJECT - NICKEL RESOURCE
New project of Mining (Underground - including longwall) project at South west of, Darwin, NT 0800. A 450 metre drilling program targeting the Cobia and barra prospects. 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...

HIGGINSVILLE GOLD PROJECT - POSEIDON SOUTH
Between St Ives and, Norseman, WA 6443 Has Higginsville Gold Project - Poseidon South currently at Construction stage. Total resources estimate is 199kt @ 7.2 g/t for 46 koz. Click for more details...

EURIOWE PROJECT - GOLD/COPPER RESOURCE
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project for New development. RAB drilling program will focus on Fairy Hill copper prospect and then at Smith Well and Yalcowinna Creek. 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...

ENDEAVOR BASE METAL OPERATIONS - COPPER RECOVERY CIRCUIT
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project at 40 Km North west of, Cobar, NSW 2835 for New. Copper recovery circuit is in design. Construction is expected to commence shortly. Testwork and detailed design has been completed. The circuit will treat the lead concentrate to extract a copper concentrate estimate to be 1000 tonnes of copper per annum. Click for more details...

MOUNT RAWDON GOLD & SILVER PROJECT - MOUNT SHAMROCK - RESOURCE
New project of Mining (Underground - including longwall) 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...

FOWLER GOLD & NICKEL PROJECT - RESOURCE
Private ownership Mining (Underground - including longwall) 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...


CARBOROUGH DOWNS COAL MINE EXPANSION PROJECT
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project at 15km East of, Moranbah, QLD 4744 of Mine - Expansion type of New development. A project increasing the annual production capacity from 1.9 million tonnes (Mt) to approximately 5Mt per annum. The existing underground longwall operations expanded including application for 2 new mining leases. Coal from the expanded operations processed in a second 500tonne per hour capacity coal handling and processing plant. Coal transported via train to the Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal for export. The project also including ventilation upgrades, electrical works, civil infrastructure, a new switchroom & conveyor installations including a 4.2km overland conveyor system. Click for more details...

STYX BASIN COAL PROJECT
Mining (Underground - including longwall) 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...

MARCOLLAT JOINT VENTURE PROJECT - GOLD/BASE METALS RESOURCE
Mining (Underground - including longwall) 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...

LONG NICKEL MINE EXTENSION - MORAN
near, Kambalda West, WA 6444 Has Long Nickel Mine Extension - Moran currently at Construction stage. Independence Group NL has announced a JORC compliant resource estimate of the recently discovered Moran Nickel Deposit at the Long Nickel Mine. The initial resource for Moran is 456,000t @ 7.1% Ni (32,400 Ni t), which currently has a strike extent of 480m and is up to 110m wide. The deposit remains open. The Moran deposit is located in a Kambalda-style, open contact (ultramafic hangingwall and basaltic footwall) komatiite lava channel position, and consists of massive and matrix nickel sulphides (Figure 2). The nickel sulphides are medium to high tenor, with grades ranging from 1% to 23% nickel. The deposit remains open to the north (limited), south and east. The current northern resource limit is located 200m south of the end of the Long South decline and is 70m east of a 30m x 50m geophysical down-hole TEM target (Northern EM target). Click for more details...

MEEKATHARRA GOLD PROJECT - OPEN PIT CONTRACT
Mining (Underground - including longwall) 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...

LADY LORETTA BASE METALS OPERATIONS- ACCELERATED DEVELOPMENT
Private ownership Mining (Underground - including longwall) project In The Mt Isa City Council Area for New development. A project to increase ore production at Lady Loretta to 1.6 million tonnes (Mtpa) by developing the upper ore bodies independently of the deeper underground resources. To include larger ore handling facilities, increased mobile & fixed plant equipment with associated expanded ventilation system. Upgraded or expanded infrastructure including concrete batch plant, paste plant, warehouse, fuel farm & power station. Increased village accommodation & utility upgrades. Click for more details...

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