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STRANGWAYS PROJECT - DIAMOND RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) 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...

KINTORE JOINT VENTURE PROJECT - GOLD RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Alice Springs Town Council Area of Resource - Gold type. Geochemical surveys over the Worman Rocks area in the Kintore Joint Venture detected only scattered low level gold anomalism. The survey has significantly downgraded the project's prospectivity. Click for more details...

ARUNTA PROJECT
Mining (Open Cut) project at Via, Alice Springs, NT 0870 of Resource - Nickel/Copper type of New development. 4,637 sq km, including one granted EL of 1,523 sq km and 5 applications. Click for more details...

UNION REEFS GOLD OPERATIONS - MINE & PLANT
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Katherine Town Council Area of Mine/Infrastructure type. Includes Union Reefs Gold Project and a 2.8mtpa gold plant, on care and maintenance since late 2003, and related site infrastructure. Situated 50 km south of Bocks Creek and Cosmo Deeps and approx 20 km north of Pine Creek. Click for more details...

CENTRAL AUSTRALIAN PROJECT
A project in the NT Within Alice Springs Town. Tanami Gold NL has entered into an agreement to joint venture with BHP Billiton and Teck Cominco. The Alliance (being BHP Billiton and Teck Cominco) has the option to earn a 51% interest in the EL's after expenditure of $2million. The Alliance may then elect to continue sole funding through to completion of a bankable feasibility study or dilute. Tanami Gold has the right to explore the tenements for mineral deposits other than base metals provided such programmes do not interfere with the Alliance programmes. Click for more details...

BOOTU CREEK MANGANESE MINE
Private ownership Mining (Open Cut) project In The Barkly Shire Council Area for New development. Resource estimate is 15.9 Million tonnes @ 25.2% Mn, with reserves at 7.2 Million tonnes @ 25% Mn. Production for 2006 was 868,677 tonnes @ 22.3% Mn. Infrastructure includes an open cut mine, processing plant, airstrip and tailings dam. Click for more details...

QUEST 29 GOLD OPERATIONS
Quest 29 Gold Operations is currently at the Construction stage, valued at about $ 500000 it is A 6-7 week mining campaign. 170,000 tonnes to leach pad. (Ore to be dump leached on site). 1:1 strip ratio. Click for more details...

MERLIN DIAMOND PROJECT - STAGE 1
Approx 200 km east of, Daly Waters, NT 0852 Has Merlin Diamond Project - Stage 1 currently at Construction stage. First ore is likely to be available from the pits during November 1998. Work on the tailings dam is expected to be completed within 10-11 weeks of commencement. 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...

MUD TANK VERMICULITE OPERATIONS
New project of Mining (Open Cut) project at Plenty Hwy 160 km northeast of, Alice Springs, NT 0870. An insitu resource of several million tonnes of vermiculite is indicated & a net saleable yield of 750,000t has been estimated. A mine life in excess of 20 years is currently envisaged. This contract to form a shallow gravel pit with extraction using a bulldozer for ore extraction. Minimal cartage required for this initial work. Click for more details...

CHARIOT GOLD PROJECT- MALBEC WEST
Mining (Open Cut) project at Via, Tennant Creek, NT 0860 of Resource - Gold type of New development. Interim resource has enabled an open pit to be designed with the base of the pit above the defined mineralisation. Click for more details...

BROWNS EMBAYMENT PROJECT - BROWNS/AREA 55/BROWNS EAST
Resource - Copper/Cobalt/Nickel project at 65 km south of, Darwin, NT 0800 In The Council Area Of Darwin City of Private. The joint venture covers portions of the highly mineralised Embayment Structure that hosts Browns and Bro-wns East and the Area 55 copper cobalt deposit. It excludes the currently defined polymetallic resources at Browns to a vertical depth of 350 metres and at Browns East to a depth of 300 metres as well as the defined Area 55 deposit. The recent gravity survey recorded encouraging result. Additional surveying is required to help refine deep drill targets. Click for more details...

BROWNS OXIDE PROJECT - NICKEL/COBALT/COPPER/LEAD RESOURCE
7 Km North West of, Batchelor, NT 0845 Has Browns Oxide Project - Nickel/Cobalt/Copper/Lead Resource currently at Construction stage. The ore is to be mined, crushed, ground and slurried on site. Ore will be processed in a onsite process plant and tailing will be stored in a onsite tailings dam. The in-ground oxide resource estimate for the Batchelor region projects has an estimated value at over 1 billion dollars. Measured resource is 18 million tonnes, indicated is 27 million tonnes and inferred is 37 million tonnes. Metals in the ground are lead at 1,865,000 tonnes, copper 622,000 tonnes, cobalt at 98,000 tonnes and nickel at 90,000 tonnes. There are also significant exploration prospects at Mount Fitch and Mount Burton. Click for more details...

THE GRANITES GOLD OPERATIONS - BUNKERS HILL/TWIN HILLS
The Granites Gold Operations - Bunkers Hill/Twin Hills is currently at the Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage, valued at about $ 1000000 it is Results from the December 2000 quarter drilling to test lithologies between Bunkers Hill and Twin Hills were disappointing, with best 60 at 0.5g/t. Click for more details...

MCARTHUR RIVER BASE METALS MINE - UNDERGROUND OPERATIONS
Near, Borroloola, NT 0854 Has Mcarthur River Base Metals Mine - Underground Operations currently at Construction stage. Up to 1.5 mil. tonnes of ore will be extracted annually from an underground mine to produce 350,000 tonnes of mixed concentrate containing 160,000 tonnes of zinc, 45,000 tonnes of lead and 1.6 million ounces of silver. Click for more details...

BURNSIDE GOLD OPERATIONS - BROCKS CREEK UNDERGROUND MINE - RESOURCE
Currently at the Construction stage In Katherine Town is a project estimated to be $ 25000000. This project Resource estimate is a measured and indicated resource of 264,000 tonnes @ 17.6 g/t for 149,600 ounces of Au. Inferred resources are 138,200 tonnes @ 5.1 g/t for 22,800 ounces of Au. The previous developer had begun decline development. Click for more details...

EDNA BERYL GOLD PROJECT
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project In The Barkly Shire Council Area of Private ownership. Includes sinking a shaft up to 150 m and associated drivage. Also includes moving 7,000 to 10,000 tonnes of ore. Click for more details...

TANAMI GOLD OPERATIONS - LEGS
Approximately 650 km northwest of, Alice Springs, NT 0870 Has Tanami Gold Operations - Legs currently at Early Planning stage. Drilling immediately south of the Legs Pit during February and March yielded pleasing results. On the basis of this programme, a southern extension of the current pit is presently being designed. Mineralisation at Legs remains open to the south. A resource has also been identified below the abandoned Battery and Bastille pits close to the treatment plant. Click for more details...

PINE CREEK GEOSYNCLINE/ MT TYMN
Resource - Gold New project In The Katherine Town Council Area. A recent comprehensive drilling programme demonstrated that the resource previously outlined was less continuous than the earlier drilling had indicated & cannot be readily traced from drill section to drill section. A new geological resource of 1.1 million tonnes @ 1.4 gpt has been calculated for the Central Hill area & the South Hill area has shown a calculated resource of 150 000 tonnes @ 2.0 gpt. Click for more details...

RUSTLERS ROOST GOLD MINE
Addition project of Mining (Underground - including longwall) project at 100 km southeast of, Alice Springs, NT 0870. Likely to include widening and deepening of the existing pit. Click for more details...

PINE CREEK GOLD OPERATIONS - BROCKS CREEK
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Katherine Town Council Area of Mine - Open Cut type. First mining to be based on the Alligator & Faded Lily deposits. Selective & bulk mining methods expected to be utilised on the areas which have an average strip ratio of 3.5:1. Total measured & indicated resource now stands 16.4mt grading 1.94gpt gold (uncut) with preliminary reserves of 6.1mt at 1.73gpt gold. A 750,000tpa-1mtpa operation is anticipated for this project which has as estimated mine life of 6-12 years. This contract will include run-of-mine (ROM) pad delivery & tailings dam construction. An additional low grade inpit reserve of 1.76mt at 0.65gpt gold has been advised for the Faded Lily/Aligator area. An initial contract period of 3 years involving 5 million bank cubic metres of material is proposed. Click for more details...

MOUNT BLEECHMORE PROJECT - VERMICULITE RESOURCE
Mining (Exploration - Drilling) project at 100 km north east of, Alice Springs, NT 0870 of Resource - Vermiculite type of New development. The Mount Bleechmore vermiculite prospect is part of the Strangways diamond project area, and was discovered as part of a drilling programme for that area. Click for more details...

MOUNT BLEECHMORE PROJECT - VERMICULITE RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) project at 100 km north east of, Alice Springs, NT 0870 of Resource - Vermiculite type of New development. The Mount Bleechmore vermiculite prospect is part of the Strangways diamond project area, and was discovered as part of a drilling programme for that area. Click for more details...

TANAMI DOWNS JOINT VENTURE PROJECT
Tanami Downs Joint Venture Project is currently at the Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage, valued at about $ 5000000 it is Tanami Downs is located approximately 25 km west of the +5 million ounce Callie gold deposit operated by Newmont Australia Ltd. Click for more details...

TOMS GULLY GOLD OPERATIONS - QUEST 29
Toms Gully Gold Operations - Quest 29 is currently at the Construction stage, valued at about $ 3000000 it is Over the first 2-3 years of the project ore will be mined from a number of small open pits at Quest 29, approx 17 km from Tom's Gully. Approx 250,000 tpa of higher grade ore will be hauled to Tom's Gully for processing through the existing CIL processing plant. Lower grade ore will be dump leached on site. The final length of the contract will be dependent on further exploration success within the company's prospective tenement holdings. The open pit mining contract will include mainly drill & blast mining, ore & waste haulage & maintenance of haul roads. Mining will be a rate of about 2000 bcm per day. Other services will include pit de-watering & the construction of siltation ponds & a diversionary berm. Click for more details...

BROWNS POLYMETALLIC PROJECT
Mining (Open Cut) New project at Approx 60 km south east of, Darwin, NT 0800. This type is Bulk Sample Extraction with Private ownership. A contract has been prepared to re-enter the bulk sample pit at Browns. The pit will be dewatered and a clear floor prepared ahead of mining a 400 tonne sample. The sample will be typical of the sulphide to be treated during the first five years of mining. This will be freighted to Adelaide for processing through the flotation prototype plant to be constructed at Amdel. This plant will operate during the June quarter to produce 50 tonnes of concentrate for prototyping through the Ausmelt process and subsequent matte segregation and hydrometallurgical studies. Click for more details...

MCARTHUR RIVER BASE METALS OPERATIONS - MRM EXPANSION PROJECT
Mining (Exploration - Drilling) project for New development. Looking at options from a feasability study. Click for more details...

MCARTHUR RIVER BASE METALS OPERATIONS - MRM EXPANSION PROJECT
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project for New development. Looking at options from a feasability study. Click for more details...

CHARIOT GOLD PROJECT
Mining (Open Cut) 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...

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...

GROUNDRUSH GOLD OPERATIONS - RIPCORD
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Alice Springs Town Council Area of Private ownership. A major drilling programme to test for both strike and depth extensions of the Groundrush deposit was completed during the June 2002 quarter. Drilling to test for extensions to the south of the current pit returned a number of positive results and assays on three diamond drill holes testing extensions to the north were also completed during the June 2002 quarter. All results will be incorporated into a review or mining options at Groundrush. The Groundrush open pit production was 371, 248 tonnes at 37.5g/t gold. Tanami plant throughput was 310,382 tonnes at 4.06g/t gold. Click for more details...

BATCHELOR MAGNESIUM PROJECT
Infrastructure project at Rum Jungle district 85 km south of, Darwin, NT 0800 in the Mining (Open Cut). Following completion of the Stage one Feasibility study, locations were selected for each of the facilities necessary for development of the Project. All available technical data relating to each site was compiled and reviewed. Some further exploration drilling was carried out. Based on this review it has been concluded that the sites seem suitable for the assigned purpose. Click for more details...

DEPARTMENT OF THE CHIEF MINISTER GAS INDUSTRY CONSULTANCY
Gas Industry Attraction And Development - Consultancy Contract project at Various location in the Timor Sea, ., NT 8999 In The Council Area Of Offshore of Private. Gas Industry attraction and development consultancy for various locations in the Timor Sea. The consultancy involves providing the Office of Territory Development with specific information, analysis and advice in order for the government to promote the development of offshore gas reserves. Click for more details...

MOUNT HARCUS PROJECT - VARIOUS MINERALS RESOURCE
South east of Pipalyatjara, 200 km from, Yulara, NT 0872 Has Mount Harcus Project - Various Minerals Resource currently at Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage. 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...

HALE RIVER URANIUM PROJECT - RESOURCE
Mining (Exploration - Drilling) New project at 90 km north east of, Alice Springs, NT 0872. This type is Resource - Uranium with Private ownership. A 10km strike length of identified redox boundaries, producing advanced targets for roll-front or sandstone-type uranium deposits have been identified at Hale River. Click for more details...

BONAPARTE GAS PIPELINE
J/V - Private & Govt ownership Mining (Onshore - oil & gas) project In The Coomalie Community Council Area for New development. To construct a gas pipeline from the Blacktip Gas Plant near Wadeye (Port Keats) to meet the existing Amadeus to Darwin Gas Pipeline on Ban Ban Springs Station in the Northern Territory. The pipeline will follow a route of approximately 275km and will initially be capable of delivering 30 petajoules per year. Click for more details...

BURNSIDE GOLD OPERATIONS - FOUNTAIN HEAD - RESOURCE
Private ownership Mining (Open Cut) project In The Katherine Town Council Area. Indicated resource is 1,985,000 tonnes @ 1.7 g/t for 106,100 ounces of Au and an inferred resource of 661,000 tonnes @ 1.6 g/t for 34,000 ounces of Au. Click for more details...

BURT PLAIN WEST JOINT VENTURE PROJECT - URANIUM RESOURCE
Mining (Exploration - airborne surveys etc.) project at Approximately 100km North Northwest of, Alice Springs, NT 0870 for New. The tenement shows evidence of palaeo-drainage systems adjacent to known uraniferous source rocks and conceptually analogous to the Mt Painter relationship to the Beverley and Beverley Four Mile deposits. Click for more details...

VICTORIA RIVER JOINT VENTURE PROJECT - URANIUM RESOURCE
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project In The Victoria Daly Shire Council Area of Resource - Uranium type. The eight tenements all contain radiometric anomalies and are variously prospective for a range of uranium mineralisations styles, including primary and secondary. Click for more details...

GILBA BORE PROJECT - URANIUM RESOURCE
Mining (Exploration - airborne surveys etc.) project at Bangemall Basin via, Alice Springs, NT 0870 of Resource - Uranium type of New development. The mineralisation style sought is unconformity-hosted uranium mineralisation, similar to Ranger and Jabiluka. No radiometric anomalies were found in the outcrops, however covered areas require further investigation. Click for more details...

BOOTU CREEK NORTH MANGANESE PROJECT
Mining (Exploration - Drilling) project at Approximately 110km North of, Tennant Creek, NT 0860 for New. The project tenement covers prospective ground along strike from the Bootu Creek mine within the same geological-structural corridor. Click for more details...

MCARTHUR RIVER BASE METALS OPERATIONS PHASE 3 EXPANSION
Operating Mine - Expn - Phase 3 project at 60km southwest of, Borroloola, NT 0854 in the Mining (Open Cut). A project to extend the existing pit to the east to cover 210ha (1750m x 1500m). Mining to 420m deep should increase mineable reserves from 54 million tonnes (Mt) to 115Mt. Expansion of the current fleet of rope shovels, hydraulic excavators & large haul trucks to increase the mining capacity from 2.5Mtpa to 5.5 Mtpa. Upgrade of the processing plant (expanded crushing facilities, additional grinding mills, flotation cells & thickeners) to produce up to 800,000tpa of bulk zinc/lead concentrate containing 368,000t zinc. New overburden emplacement facilities (OEF) to the east & south of the expanded pit as well as expansion of the existing North OEF from 375ha to 860ha & a height increase from 55m to 80m. Installation of a new water management dam with a low permeability liner & drainage to allow it to eventually be converted to Cell 4 of the tailings storage facility. Increase using the existing pipeline of gas fired power generation from 20MW to 45-40MW. Expansion of the permanent accommodation village by 30 then later 80 rooms. Construction of a 300 room temporary workers camp serviced by a packet sewerage treatment plant. Workforce to peak during construction at 930 & operationally at 735 permanent staff & contractors. Click for more details...

ICHTHYS LNG PROJECT - ONSHORE - OPERATIONS CENTRE
Operations Centre project at Blaydin Point, Darwin, NT 0800 In The Council Area Of Darwin City of Private. For the construction of an operations complex area including operations office, central control building and fire station, training and canteen facility, warehouses, workshops laboratory, guardhouse and associated infrastructure. Click for more details...

ICHTHYS GAS PROJECT - OFFSHORE - GAS EXPORT PIPELINE - CYCLONE PROOFING SERVICES
Landfall site, Darwin, NT 0800 Has Ichthys Gas Project - Offshore - Gas Export Pipeline - Cyclone Proofing Services currently at Construction stage. Design & installation of cyclone proofing items for the offshore Gas Export Pipeline (GEP) Wet Buckle Dewatering, Flooding, Cleaning, Gauging & Hydrotesting Spread. Click for more details...

ICHTHYS LNG PROJECT - OPERATIONS - MAINTENANCE SERVICES
Private ownership Mining (Offshore - oil & gas) project In The Darwin City Council Area for New development. For the provision of maintenance services for the Ichthys offshore & onshore assets. Click for more details...

ICHTHYS LNG PROJECT - OPERATIONS - FLANGE MANAGEMENT SERVICES
Mining (Onshore - oil & gas) project In The Darwin City Council Area of Private ownership. For the provision of Flange Management Service for Ichthys Operations. To include but is not limited to the provision of - A flexible, scalable, & modular flange management service to meet the requirements of day to day operations & maintenance, campaign maintenance & shutdown work scopes, across both offshore & onshore facilities. Provision of competent service technicians to perform bolted flange disassembly & assembly. Provision of appropriate resources & support services for day to day operations & maintenance, shutdown & campaign scopes of work, both offshore & onshore. Coordination & development of flange assembly work packs & check sheets. Provision of engineering & technical support for flange assembly & related equipment. Provision of personnel & equipment to complete onsite flange machining. Provision of hire equipment, equipment repair & calibration services to support Company requirements. Click for more details...

NORTHERN GAS PIPELINE ACOUSTIC INVESTIGATION
Mining (Onshore - oil & gas) project for New development. Provision of consultancy services for acoustic investigation for the 623km Northern Gas Pipeline. To include prediction of noise levels from the proposed pipeline, specification of noise management levels & provision of noise mitigation strategies. Click for more details...

NORTHERN GAS PIPELINE AIR IMPACT ASSESSMENT
Mining (Onshore - oil & gas) New project at Warrego (NT) - Mount Isa (QLD), ., NT 8999. This type is Consultancy - For Air Impact Assessment with State ownership. Provision of consultancy services for air impact assessment for the 623km Northern Gas Pipeline. To include prediction of air impacts & comparison to the National Environment Protection Measure. Click for more details...

NORTHERN GAS PIPELINE - UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SUPPLY
Mining (Onshore - oil & gas) project for New development. For the provision of 2 24VDC Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS). Click for more details...

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