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TRITTON COPPER MINE EXPANSION
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project In The Bogan Council Area of Minesite type. A high grade copper zone has been confirmed under the eastern pit wall and ramp at Larsens. Recent drilling at Murrawombie has confirmed an extension of the sulphide ore body. 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...

HILLGROVE PROJECT - GOLD & ANTIMONY RESOURCE
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project In The Armidale Dumaresq Council Area of Private ownership. Inferred resource is 3.9 Mt @ 5.1 g/t Au & 2% Sb. A deposit of tungsten is also part of the project. The mine is expected to produce 10,000 tonnes of antimony metal, 20,000 ounces of gold and 300 tonnes of tungsten per annum. Click for more details...

RASP SILVER LEAD & ZINC OPERATIONS EXTENSION
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project for New development. Continuation of production at the Rasp Mine through a combination of open cut & underground workings. The existing Kintore open cut pit to be extended over 4 years for an anticipated 1.5-2 million tonnes (Mt) production comprising 16% lead plus zinc & 200g/t silver. A decline from the existing Kintore pit allows underground access to another 10Mt in the previously unmined Western & Centenary Mineralisations. Initially underground workings will focus on high grade pillars with the ore trucked out for processing at the Endeavour Mine. Construction of a processing plant to accommodate Stage 2 follow on underground mining of the Western & Centenary lodes for around 750,000 tonnes per annum (tpa). Power, water and rail access already connected to the site with buildings, workshops and general amenities also in place. Click for more details...

HILL END GOLD PROJECT - HAWKINS HILL/REWARD
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project In The Bathurst Council Area of Mining/Processing Equipment - Supply type. The company has sourced some additional mining & processing equipment. Click for more details...

BURRA JOINT VENTURE ZINC LEAD PROJECT
Currently at the Early Planning stage In Queanbeyan is a project estimated to be $ 5000000. This project Results included 25 metres at 5.05% zinc, 0.44% lead, 18.2gpt silver from 33 metres, including 6 metres at 9.5% zinc, 0.82% lead, 6.2gpt silverfrom 34 metres and 1 metre at 6.86% zinc, .047% lead, 2 gpt silver from 64 metres. Mineralisation remains open to the south. Click for more details...

THACKARINGA PROJECT
Resource - Cobalt project at 25 km south west of, Broken Hill, NSW 2880 in the Mining (Underground - including longwall). Metallurgical testwork undertaken, focusing on the potential to reduce capital & operating costs, reflecting reduction in the cobalt price. Click for more details...

HILLGROVE GOLD/ANTIMONY OPERATIONS - BRACKINS SPUR
Resource - Gold/Antimony project at Hillgrove, north east of, Armidale, NSW 2350 in the Mining (Underground - including longwall). Mine output has increased by 30% over the previous quarter. This increase was principally from the Metz operation. Brackins Spur will provide an additional ore source during the September 2001 quarter. The output of this mine will be significantly lower in antimony than the ore currently mined, but will contain a higher gold grade. Click for more details...

TASMAN PROJECT - MOUNT SUGARLOAF
Mine Infrastructure New project In The Newcastle Council Area. Includes mine portal, conveyor, coal stockpile and truckloading area. Click for more details...

COPETON DIAMOND PROJECT- MOUNT ROSS/DAVIS BLOCK/MALACCA/COLLAS HILL-RESOURCE
via, Copeton, NSW 2360 Has Copeton Diamond Project- Mount Ross/Davis Block/Malacca/Collas Hill-Resource currently at Construction stage. At Collas Hill, 3 km south of Mount Ross, a pit has been opened up on the north side, beneath the portal of an old diamond and tin mine, to sample previously unsuspected horizons. Heavy mineral sampling has yielded small orange garnets, and abundant black tourmaline, both historically associated with diamond. Once the deepening of the exploratory shaft occurs, samples for the base of the sediments will be processed through the plant to determine whether there are diamonds present. The shaft will then be deepened beyond the granite bedrock depth of 50 metres, and a tunnel 30 metres long within the granite basement. From this, several vetical rises will be put in to test the sediments for diamond content. Click for more details...

DOBROYDE PROJECT - GOLD RESOURCE
Resource - Gold project at Near, Junee, NSW 2663 In The Council Area Of Junee of Private. Inferred gold resource of 1.2 million tonnes at 2.0g/t. Golden Cross is reviewing data to see if resource can be expanded. It appears that the zone may be open down plunge from a depth of 150 metres and a drill hole has been proposed to test this theory. Click for more details...

TRITTON COPPER PROJECT
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project for New development. Development and first three years of mining. A 48 month contract. Click for more details...

TARAWONGA COAL PROJECT - RESOURCE
Resource - Coal project at Maules Creek & Goonbri Rds, 15 km north east of, Boggabri, NSW 2382 In The Council Area Of Narrabri of Private. The expected mine life between 8 to 10 years, will yield close to 12 million tonnes of export quality low sulphur, low ash, high-energy semi-soft coking coal from the Forest View, Thuin and Nagero properties east of Boggabri (formerley named East Boggabri Coal Project). Click for more details...

AUSTAR COAL OPERATIONS EXPANSION
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project In The Cessnock Council Area of Operating Mine - Extn - Stage 3 type. For longwall extraction from panels A1 & A2 using a new method of longwall mining known as longwall top caving. For the construction and operation of some additional surface infrastructure including a larger capacity ventilation fan, downcast shaft, substation, nitrogen injection plant, tube bundle shed, and diesel storage and dispatch system, and for the upgrading of some existing surface infrastructure including the water treatment plant, and the water reticulation and pumping system. Click for more details...

TAHMOOR COLLIERY
New project of Mining (Underground - including longwall) project at At, Tahmoor, NSW 2573. Bolt-up in progress. The clean coal stockpile level has been built up to 284,000 tonnes to ensure that coal shipment could be met during the planned shutdown. The shutdown is required to enable completion of necessary capital works during the Tahmoor North Expansion. The longwall changeover is part of normal mining operations. Click for more details...

NORTHPARKES COPPER & GOLD OPERATIONS - E48 - RESOURCE
Private ownership Mining (Underground - including longwall) project In The Parkes Council Area for New development. Development comprises a new underground mine which is 2 km north of the existing E26 underground mine. Mining operations will be conducted by rock caving and ore will be hoisted via an existing shaft. A new above ground conveyor to the existing processing plant will be constructed. Two new tailings storage facilities will be constructed for the residue. A major engineering and construction component of the project will be to set up the underground crusher chamber. Resource estimate is 22,600,000 tonnes @ 1.15% copper and 0.46 g/t gold containing 260,000 tonnes of copper and 334,000 ounces of gold. Mine is expected to produce 5.5 Mtpa and extended to 2017. Click for more details...

MUNDI MUNDI COPPER/GOLD PROJECT - K1/POLYGONUM - RESOURCE
New project of Mining (Underground - including longwall) project at Approx 50 kms north west of, Broken Hill, NSW 2880. A further three 500 metre core holes following the completion of further Moving Loop Electromagnetic surveys are planned to be drilled to assist in target definition. 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...

TOOLOOM PROJECT - FRASERS/EAGLE HAWK - GOLD RESOURCE
Resource - Gold project at South west of, Tooloom, NSW 2475 In The Council Area Of Tenterfield of Private. Nine Mile, Back Creek and Pine Gully are all key targets for the drilling programme. Eight Mile, Frasers, Doctors Gully, Deep Lead and Eagle Hawk are likely to be drilled in 2004. Click for more details...

OTTERY-INVERELL PROJECT - TENT HILL
Resource - Tin project at 7 km north east of, Emmaville, NSW 2371 in the Mining (Underground - including longwall). A re-evaluation of resources at the Ottery tin mine has resulted in a significant increase. The current resource estimate is: Indicated Resource 15,000t @ 3.0% tin; Inferred Resource 185,000t @ 0.8% tin. The Inferred Resource not previously reported. An in-situ bulk density factor of 2.6 tones per cubic metre has been used in this estimate and a cut-off grade 0.3% tin. Average width is aproximately 4 metres. The basis of calculations has been archival underground channel sampling results, supplemented by rc drilling by the Company. Click for more details...

ANGUS PLACE COLLIERY
Currently at the Planning stage In Lithgow is a project estimated to be $ 1000000. This project The current Angus Place longwall block is the last of the northern blocks before relocation to longer blocks in the new southern area of the mine adjacent to Springvale's old workings. The relocation will result in an extended longwall changeover in the December 2003 quarter. Click for more details...

GLENNIES CREEK COAL MINE
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project In The Singleton Council Area of Private ownership. Glennies Creek produces high-fluidity coking coal. Production in 2003 was 1.1 million tonnes of coal. Click for more details...

PIPELINE PROJECT
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project at South east of, Cobar, NSW 2835 of Resource - Gold type of New development. Golden Cross recently completed a programme of RAB drilling, auger drilling and rock chip sampling at Canbelego. Encouraging results were returned from the South Mount Boppy and Birthday prospects. Click for more details...

WALLENDBEEN PROJECT
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project for New development. Wallendbeen contains a number of old gold, manganese, copper and chromite workings. Historic drill results from the Fontenoy prospect returned broad zones of copper mineralisation including 16.1 m at 0.4% copper. Drill intercepts obtained by Michelago indicated significant zones of gold mineralisation, including 27 m at 0.42 g/t gold and 0.11% copper from surface. Of particular interest is a sequence of serpentinites, mafic volcanic rocks and gabbros, known as the Jindalee Group with potential to host nickel and platinum group elements. Click for more details...

TRITTON COPPER OPERATIONS
Currently at the Construction stage In Bogan is a project estimated to be $ 5000000. This project The Tritton copper processing plant has surplus capacity and Budgery is within trucking distance of Tritton. However, the indicated extent of mineralisation may lead to an investigation of a stand alone operation with administrative support. Click for more details...

COORANBONG COLLIERY - MANDALONG MINE PROJECT
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project at South west of, Morisset, NSW 2264 of Longwall - Installation type of New development. Includes electrical and hydraulics. Click for more details...

COORANBONG COLLIERY - MANDALONG MINE PROJECT
Shaft Sinking - No 1 & No 2 project at South west of, Morisset, NSW 2264 in the Mining (Underground - including longwall). Ventilation shafts - one 3 metre diameter, one 6 metre diameter (Raisebore). Two mine shafts from the surface to the West Wallarah seam at the the Mandalong project site located at Mandalong NSW. 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...

ENDEAVOUR BASE METALS OPERATIONS - ELURA - RESOURCE
40 km north west of, Cobar, NSW 2835 Has Endeavour Base Metals Operations - Elura - Resource currently at Construction stage. The Elura Mine is an important producer of zinc lead and silver. Production output for 2005 was 15,392 tonnes of zinc and 8507 tonnes of lead from 271,533 tonnes of ore produced. Development has commenced on a 300,000 tonnes mining block in the upper part of the mine and be available to be mined by March 2006. A new level of development at the bottom of the mine to access a series of new primary stopes has commenced and together with the paste filling operations will provide ore in the June quarter 2006. Click for more details...

ASHTON COAL PROJECT - RESOURCE
Resource - Coal project at via, Ravensworth, NSW 2330 in the Mining (Underground - including longwall). Open cut operation initially, with underground planned at a later stage. Click for more details...

POWERCOAL COLLIERIES
New project of Mining (Underground - including longwall) project at Various sites Lake Macquarie, Central Coast and Lithgow Regions, Lithgow, NSW 2790. Supply and delivery of various fasteners including mild steel and high-tensile bolts, cap screws, eye bolts, spring washers etc for an initial two year period with "optional" extension periods. Click for more details...

BULGA/WALLERAWANG COAL OPERATIONS
New project of Mining (Underground - including longwall) project at South of, Singleton, NSW 2330. Part of contract let for whole of Oceanic coal operations. Various sites, hunter Valley area. Click for more details...

CML 7 BROKEN HILL BASE METALS PROJECT
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project at via, Broken Hill, NSW 2880 of Resource - Base Metals type of New development. Drilling to date has successfully intersected the shallow zinc lode mineralisation over a strike length of 120 metres with an average width of 80 metres. Drill intersections range from 4 to 13 metres at grades averaging greater than 10% lead and zinc. Click for more details...

MINERAL HILL GOLD OPERATIONS - PEARSE/BOGONG NORTH
Private ownership Mining (Underground - including longwall) project In The Lachlan Council Area for New development. Diamond drilling in the December 2003 quarter has led to advances in understanding of the Southern ore zone and to the discovery of gold rich hanging wall veins 50 further north than previously known. A study into high grade gold in the Southern ore zone and to explain the distribution of hanging wall veins continued during the December 2003 quarter. Underground drilling is planned for the March 2004 quarter. Click for more details...

REWARD GOLD PROJECT
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project for New development. Inferred resource estimate of 124,400 tonnes @ 19 g/t Au for 75,900 ounces of gold. If the trial mining and sampling studies are successful at the Exhibition area then underground mining will conducted at the rate of 100,000 tonnes @ 20-30 g/t. The process plant has been redesigned and commissioning has commenced. In addition to the gravity sampling plant, which has a nominal capacity of 5 tonnes per hour, a mini-bulk sampling facility is being established on site for gold recovery from small development samples to provide a qualitative assessment of the vein sets as development proceeds. 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...

MANDALONG COAL OPERATIONS - MANDALONG SOUTH - RESOURCE
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project at South of Mandalong Coal Mine, west of, Wyee, NSW 2259 of Resource - Coal type of New development. An execution of agreement with Hunter Valley Energy Coal Limited (a subsidiary of BHP Billiton) has been achieved in relation to the transfer of a part of exploration licence A405 held currently by the Wyong Areas Coal Joint Venture, to Centennial Mandalong Pty Ltd. This area immediately adjoins the existing Mandalong Mine. Click for more details...

IVANHOE NO 2 COAL MINE - MINING CONTRACT
Currently at the Construction stage In Lithgow is a project estimated to be $ 1000000. This project Production is scheduled to be complete 18 months after contract has been awarded. 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...


DARTBROOK COAL OPERATION - STOCKPILE EXPANSION/TAILINGS FACILITY
Dartbrook Coal Operation - Stockpile Expansion/Tailings Facility is currently at the Planning stage, valued at about $ 10000000 it is Development comprises the construction of four new Run of mine coal stockpiles and the expansion of the existing emergency ROM coal stockpile at the Coal Handling and Preparation Plant. The expanded capacity will be 400,000 tonnes of coal. An underground tailings disposal facility in the Wynn Seam goaf area. The facility will have three components that include a tailings discharge line that is mainly underground, the Wynn Seam goaf disposal area and a new tailings return water system. Installation and operation of a Nitrogen Injection Plant above the Kayuga Seam mine workings. Click for more details...

NYMBOIDA PROJECT - COAL RESOURCE
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project In The Guyra Council Area of Private ownership. The potential for a resource at Nymboida, covering an area of 59 km² centred on the old Nymboida Colliery, of around 10 million tonnes of hard coking coal. Waratah will look to expedite the project if drilling confirms a suitable resource. In the event of the definition of a feasible project, Nymboida could enter development and production ahead of the Company?s Galilee Basin project. The Farquhar Seam, which will be the second-phase drilling program at Nymboida, will be cored for coking analysis. The establishment of geotechnical parameters for underground equipment and mining method studies will be achieved from the testing of the Roof and floor core samples. The previously intersected Bardool seam which has shown to have excellent coking properties, will also be targeted in some deeper holes. Click for more details...

CYMBRIC VALE JOINT VENTURE PROJECT - COPPER GOLD NICKEL RESOURCE
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project In The Broken Hill Council Area of Resource - Copper/Gold/Nickel type. The Cymbric Vale project is located in the Koonenberry Belt on the easter margin of the Curnamona Craton, with the geology of the prospect similar to the nearby Koonenberry Base Metal Project. The copper prospect extends over 1.2 kilometres of strike lenght returning grades of up to 5.61% and 4.91% copper, and sampling has confimed the presence of ultramafic rocks with anomalous nickel assays to 2200ppm and cobalt up to 4250ppm, with anomalous gold to 0.11g/t. Click for more details...

RIDGEWAY DEEPS UNDERGROUND GOLD MINE EXTENSION PROJECT - CIVIL INSTALLATION FOR UNDERGROUND HAULAGE CONVEYORS
Private ownership Mining (Underground - including longwall) project In The Orange Council Area for New development. Civil installation is one of 3 packages for the haulage conveyors for underground development. Click for more details...

ULAN COAL MINE CONTINUED OPERATIONS PROJECT - ULAN WEST UNDERGROUND
Private ownership Mining (Underground - including longwall) project In The Mid Western Regional Council Area for New development. Extension of underground mining operations in a location west of the existing Ulan No 3 underground mine & north of the recently closed open cut pit. To operate for 21 years using the retreat longwall method with a panel width of up to 400m. Access to the Ulan West operations to be via a series of portals to be constructed within the vicinity of the existing open cut pit. New surface facilities to be constructed around the entrance to include ventilation, power & water management facilities & a small temporary coal stockpile. An access ramp will also accommodate an overland conveyor out of the mine. Ancillary facilities to include a steel framed, concrete walled bathhouse along with other demountable buildings for workshops & administration purposes. Some temporary structures may also be installed during construction. Click for more details...

GLEN ISLA GOLD PROJECT
Mining (Underground - including longwall) New project at 50km southeast of, Dubbo, NSW 2830. This type is Resource - Gold with Private ownership. Drill results from the northern-most hole completed at Glen Isla returned a strongly anomalous gold intersection, which indicates the potential for a near surface mineralized system extending north of current drilling. Click for more details...

TIA RIVER GOLD PROJECT
Currently at the Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage In Walcha is a project estimated to be $ 2000000. This project Several basalt-filled palaeochannels appear to have shed alluvial gold into the catchment of the Tia river in the vicinity of the Company's main Holocene alluvial target. The current exploration program is contingent on access agreements with relevant landholders in the licence area. Click for more details...

DOYLES CREEK COAL PROJECT - MINE SAFETY & TRAINING SCHOOL
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project In The Singleton Council Area of Training School type. Establishment of a stand alone mine safety & training school for around 30 staff & 100 students a year. Construction of dedicated surface infrastructure to include a training room, on site accommodation modules for 8 visiting students & a large building to simulate underground mining conditions. Subsequent development to include a separate portal to the West Borehole Seam plus a network of first workings with 20m centre pillars at a rate of 400m a year (8,000 tpa) for more than 21 years. Click for more details...

ASHTON COAL OPERATIONS GAS DRAINAGE PROJECT
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project at New England Hwy south of, Camberwell, NSW 2330 for New. A project to drain goaf methane gas from 8 longwall blocks over the remaining 10-12 years of underground mining. To include up to 80 boreholes on pads typically 5m x 5m & linked by a 16km long, 300-700m diameter high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipeline network to a central plant & enclosed gas flaring facility constructed in a 25m x 75m area. The plant to comprise up to 4 x 1500L/s electrically driven liquid ring vacuum pumps, a gas-water separator, flow control reticulation, control panel/room & gas analyser along with associated electrical transformer or on site generator & cooling water tank. Up to 15 construction jobs expected. Click for more details...

CSA COPPER OPERATIONS - UNDERGROUND MINING
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project for New development. For the provision of underground mining services at the existing Cobar CSA Mine site. Click for more details...

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