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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...

COAL & ALLIED OPERATIONS
Airconditioner Maintenance For Mobile And Fixed Plant project at Various sites Hunter Valley via, Lemington, NSW 2330 in the Mining (Open Cut). Includes professional services for the safe and effective maintenance of air conditioners installed to mobile or fixed plant at the above locations. All works will comply to Coal and Allied safety and standards. The work required will involve planned maintenance, servicing and breakdown repairs. Coal & Allied operates open cut coal mines and coal preparation plants in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales, these being Mount thorley Operations, Hunter Valley Operations ( Howick Hunter Valley and lemington), Warkworth and Bengalla mines. Click for more details...

GULGONG PROJECT
Resource - Gold project at via, Gulgong, NSW 2852 In The Council Area Of Mid Western Regional of Private. Targets for drilling have been modelled from low level high resolution aeromagnetic survey data. Click for more details...

MOUNT OWEN COAL OPERATIONS
Mining (Open Cut) New project at Via, Singleton, NSW 2330. This type is Open Cut Mine - Production Increase with Private ownership. Includes proposal to increase Run of Mine (ROM) coal production at Mount Owen from 8Mtpa to 10Mtpa; extending mining operations at Mt Owen in the approved pit C area and the development of a shallow resource adjacent to the pit C area, referred to as the Eastern Rail Pit; developing an out of pit overburden dump known as the West Dump; continuing to operate a ROM receival facility. 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...

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...

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...

BROKEN HILL PORPHYRY PROJECT
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project at via, Broken Hill, NSW 2880 of Resource - Copper/Gold type of New development. Newcrest expects to commence drilling at the Broken Hill Porphyry Project in late June/early July 2002. Drilling will be conducted on two target areas considered to have potential for porphyry style copper-gold mineralisation. 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 (Open Cut). 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...

HILLVIEW VERMICULITE PROJECT - RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Lachlan Council Area of Private ownership. A 40 tonne bulk sample of vermiculite has been processed through a pilot plant by Mintek in South Africa. The aim of the work was to test a new dry method of beneficiation which includes air tabling as well as more classical winnowing. The test work was very successful and showed that recoveries of approximately 50% of the vermiculite could be expected across most of the size ranges. These results are seen as a major step forward for the project and studies are underway to determine the economics of developing a small 5,000 to 10,000 tpa plant on the Hillview site. Click for more details...

HILLVIEW VERMICULITE PROJECT - RESOURCE
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project In The Lachlan Council Area of Private ownership. A 40 tonne bulk sample of vermiculite has been processed through a pilot plant by Mintek in South Africa. The aim of the work was to test a new dry method of beneficiation which includes air tabling as well as more classical winnowing. The test work was very successful and showed that recoveries of approximately 50% of the vermiculite could be expected across most of the size ranges. These results are seen as a major step forward for the project and studies are underway to determine the economics of developing a small 5,000 to 10,000 tpa plant on the Hillview site. Click for more details...

HEBBURN NO 2 COLLIERY - MINING & RECOVERY OF WASTE MATERIALS
Mining/Recovery Of Waste Materials project at Via, Cessnock, NSW 2325 In The Council Area Of Cessnock of Private. This tender includes the rehabilitation of the site. 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...

MOUNT ARTHUR NORTH COAL PROJECT
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Muswellbrook Council Area of Deposit - Coal type. The project is a high value brownfield expansion of the Existing BHP Billiton Bayswater mine. Production of 6.3 million tonnes of coal from the Bayswater/Mount Arthur North complex is expected to be achieved in 2006. Full production from Mount Arthur North of 12.1 million tonnes is expected by 2006. Mining activities have now been handed over to operations. Click for more details...

ADELONG PROJECT - BATLOW
A project in the NSW Within Tumut. A 6,500 metre drilling programme is planned for February 2004 to test some of the 60 gold reefs mined in the late 1880s and expand gold resources already established within the mining ;lase. 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 (Open Cut) 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...

SOUTH LAKE COWAL PROJECT - PHOENIX
South Lake Cowal Project - Phoenix is currently at the Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage, valued at about $ 1000000 it is Infill aircore drilling on 200 m centres at the Phoenix prospect produced a coherent anomalous gold zone with four adjacent holes containing intercepts of over 0.5 g/t gold from monzodiorite and andesite units. The best result was 2 m at 1.6 g/t gold plus 780 ppm copper. from a regional aircore programme, one hole returned 2 m at 1.6 g/t gold plus 1000 ppm copper. 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...

COWAL GOLD PROJECT - ENDEAVOUR 42/ENDEAVOUR 46
Mining (Open Cut) project at Approx 45 kms north east of, West Wyalong, NSW 2671 of Resource - Gold/Infrastructure/Plant type of New development. The Cowal project has proven and probable reserves of 2.8 million ounces. The mine is expected to produce 220,000 to 235,000 ounces of gold per year on average. Mine and process plant construction is expected to take 21 months. Click for more details...

RAVENSWORTH/NARAMA COAL OPERATIONS - RAVENSWORTH EAST - RESOURCE
Approx 25 kms west of, Singleton, NSW 2330 Has Ravensworth/Narama Coal Operations - Ravensworth East - Resource currently at Construction stage. Current production of 2.0 million tonnes per annum will be increased to 2.5 million tonnes per annum. This will involve the dragline changing to a 7 day operation. 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...

HILL END GOLD PROJECT - HAWKINS HILL/REWARD
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project In The Bathurst Council Area of Private ownership. The mining contractor is scheduled to commence work mid November 2003 to re-open the existing workings and to access the Reward project area. Click for more details...

COORANBONG COLLIERY - MANDALONG MINE PROJECT
South wast of, Morisset, NSW 2264 Has Cooranbong Colliery - Mandalong Mine Project currently at Construction stage. High capacity longwall belts. Main gate and main trunk conveyors. Click for more details...

BULGA/WALLERAWANG COAL OPERATIONS
New project of Mining (Open Cut) 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...

TAHMOOR COLLIERY - TAHMOOR NORTH EXPANSION STAGE TWO/UNDERGROUND DEVELOPMENT
New project of Mining (Underground - including longwall) project at Hume Highway, Tahmoor, NSW 2573. A new high capacity longwall system. On installation, this is expected to be the highest capacity longwall, in terms of roof support capability, operating in the Australian coal industry. Package includes 149 x 1,128 tonne longwall roof supports incorporating 4,945mm lining canopies and 2 x 400mm diameter legs, armoured face conveyor and stageloader, pump station, electrical equipment. A mini-build and compatibility test will be undertaken (post manufacture and prior to installation underground at Tahmoor) at DBT's manufacturing facility at Rooty Hill. Click for more details...

TAHMOOR COLLIERY - TAHMOOR NORTH
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project at At, Tahmoor, NSW 2573 of Underground Conveyor - Upgrade type of New development. Refurbishing the underground route and installation of the new conveyor. Click for more details...

COWRA COPPER GOLD PROJECT
Resource - Copper/Gold New project In The Cowra Council Area. Exploration for porphyry related copper & gold mineralisations & volcanic massive sulphides within the southern extension of Ordovician strata that host the Cadia-Ridgeway copper-gold deposit. A 960km airborne electromagnetic (VTEM) survey covering 205sq km indicated a significant number of bedrock anomalies. Follow up drilling of targets investigated through ground electromagnetic & magnetic surveys. Click for more details...

CML 7 BROKEN HILL BASE METALS PROJECT
Mining (Open Cut) 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...

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...

TREWILGA PROJECT - GOLD RESOURCE
A project in the NSW Within Parkes. Drilling will target the Great Britain mine prospect during April/May 2005. 350 metres of aircore and RC drilling will be carried out. Previous drilling encountered 38 metres at 0.44g/t gold. 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...

CAMDEN GAS PROJECT - STAGE 2 EXTENSION
Mining (Onshore - oil & gas) New project at Approximately 7 km south east of, Camden, NSW 2570. This type is Resource - Coal Bed Methane with Private ownership. The connection of 6 existing coal seam methane gas wells to the Stage 2 Gas Treatment Plant and the operation of the gas gathering system and the production of methane gas from the 6 existing wells. Click for more details...

ULAN COAL OPERATIONS - EXPANSION
Coal Mine Expansion/Associated Facilities New project In The Upper Hunter Council Area. The proposed expansion will include extending the existing open cut coal mine about 180 metres to the west of the approved limits, relocating the approved Ulan West surface infrastructure, upgrading the coal handling, storage and train loading facilities, constructing the Ulan West services corridor and extending the hub stockpile. Click for more details...

ASHTON COAL EXPANSION PROJECT - RESOURCE
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project In The Singleton Council Area of Private ownership. Feasibility study for the expansion of the existing mine of 1.6 mtpa to 3.7-4.1 mtpa will be completed in fourth quarter 2005. The portal site is to be excavated in the third quarter. Long hole drilling will be completed and modelled by the fourth quarter 2005. At this time also longwall equipment will be selected and ordered. It is expected by first quarter 2006 that the portal development will have commenced and by first quarter 2007 the longwall will be in operation. Click for more details...

TRUNDLE GOLD PROJECT - RESOURCE
Currently at the Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage In Parkes is a project estimated to be $ 5000000. This project RAB drilling is targeting the Mordialloc prospect. Airborne survey results are currently being processed and assessed. 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...

HUNTER VALLEY COAL OPERATIONS - CHESHUNT EXTENSION
South of Hunter River, 18 km north west of, Singleton, NSW 2330 Has Hunter Valley Coal Operations - Cheshunt Extension currently at Construction stage. To extend the pit by 20 hectares to extract approximately 8 million tonnes of ROM coal. Click for more details...

CAMDEN GAS PROJECT - SPRING FARM/MENANGLE PARK - RESOURCE
Resource - Coal Base Methane New project In The Camden Council Area. Construction and operation of up 4 surface well locations at Spring Farm and up to 12 surface well locations at Menangle Park (to contain a variety of horizontal, directional and surface-in-seam wells); construction and use of access roads, a gas gathering system and water transport lines; connection of the wells to the Rosalind Park Gas Plant; and production of methane gas. Click for more details...

BOGGABRI COAL OPERATIONS EXPANSION
Mining (Open Cut) project at 17km northeast of, Boggabri, NSW 2382 of Operating Mine - Expansion - Stage 2 type of New development. Expansion of existing Boggarbri open cut coal operations. Upgrade of the coal handling & preparation plant (CHPP) to increase throughput from 1.5 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) to 2.5Mtpa in 2011 & 4.3Mtpa in 2013. Installation of a new 132kV switchyard/sub-station/overhead power lines. Installation of modular buildings for offices & bathhouse extension. Construction of a light vehicle workshop, a heavy vehicle workshop with warehouse & a car park. 150 construciton jobs expected as well as 500 operational jobs. Click for more details...

NYMBOIDA PROJECT - COAL RESOURCE
Mining (Sample analysis, Laboratory testing) 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...

RED HILL PROJECT - TIN RESOURCE
Mining (Exploration - Drilling) project In The Wagga Wagga Council Area of Resource - Tin type. Historical accounts have stated that grades for the mine were averaging 6.5% tin and ranged from 2.5% to 14.5%. Mineralisation is hosted within a chloritic shear that cuts the granite. Click for more details...

COLLAROY COPPER GOLD PROJECT
Mining (Exploration - Drilling) New project at Northwest of, Nyngan, NSW 2825. This type is Resource - Copper/Gold with Private ownership. The company believes this northeast-southwest trending zone is highly prospective for copper and gold. 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...

GOLDEN KING GOLD COPPER PROJECT
Addition project of Mining (Underground - including longwall) project at 32km north of, Broken Hill, NSW 2880. A project located along strike of the historic Golden King Mine. Rock chip sampling preceded reverse circulation drilling to test multiple lodes hosted in a chlorite-altered corridor. A ground magnetic survey to detail lode outlines prior to follow up drilling. 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...

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