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LIDDELL COAL COLLIERY - RESOURCE
Mine - Coal New project In The Singleton Council Area. Existing operation produces 4.5 Mtpa of Rom coal and the CHPP processes 700 tonnes per hour. A proposal has been approved to increase ROM coal production to 8 Mtpa. Associated development will comprise the construction of a new Coal Handling Plant, establishment of a new supplementary stockpile with capacity of 450,000 tonnes, alter the planned 1500 ML Dam 13B footprint, construct a bridge over the main Northern Railway to improve transport between existing coal pits, alter an access road to the CHPP, relocation of offices, workshop and storage area and an associated access road, and the construction of a desalination unit within the CHPP area for the treatment of mine water. Capital expenditure on the Washplant upgrade alone was approx $100 million. Click for more details...

SALT ASH SAND EXTRACTION
New project of Mining (Sand mining - suction dredging) project at Janet Parade, Salt Ash, NSW 2318. Involves the extraction of sand from an area of approximately 1.9 hectares off Janet Parade at a rate of up to 29,000 cubic metres per annum. The proposed method of extraction is a front end loader. Transportation of sand off-site by truck via Jant Parade. No processing on site. 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...

FIFIELD PROJECT
Magnetic Survey - High Resolution project at 60 km north west of, Parkes, NSW 2870 In The Council Area Of Parkes of Private. A high resolution magnetic survey over 24 sq km to further assist in drill targeting. Click for more details...

PEL-432 - PICKABOOBA GAS PROJECT
38 km southwest of, Casino, NSW 2470 Has Pel-432 - Pickabooba Gas Project currently at Early Planning stage. Pickabooba South-1 well will be drilled to 1150 metres depth to test a four way closed structural prospect with 35 PJ (2P) of recoverable gas. Primary target is an intra Ripley Road sandstone that flowed up to 460,000 cubic feet per day of high quality methane gas from Pickabooba-1. 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...

TRITTON COPPER PROJECT - MURRAWOMBIE - MINING/EARTHWORKS CONTRACTS
Private ownership Mining (Open Cut) project In The Bogan Council Area for New development. The construction of the box cut and the ROM development contract has been awarded to a local contractor ahead of full mobilisation to site later in February 2004 by the principal mining contractor. Click for more details...

MOONEE COLLIERY
Moonee Colliery is currently at the Construction stage, valued at about $ 30000000 it is Includes clean up work and the re-establishment of the colliery. Click for more details...

BROKEN HILL PROJECT - PLATINUM/BASE METAL
Private ownership Mining (Exploration - Drilling) project In The Broken Hill Council Area for New development. Drill results included TPD 1 RC percollared to 221 m and NQ-cored to 402m. TCP 2, located 200 m to northeast was RC drilled to 360m. 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...

WERRIS CREEK COAL MINE - RESOURCE
Deposit - Coal project at "Narrawolga" property approx 4 km south of, Werris Creek, NSW 2341 In The Council Area Of Tamworth of Private. Open cut mining operation over an area of approx 80 ha. Construction and operation will include coal screening, crushing equipment, rail load out facility. Coal will be transported from the processing area on private haul road to the rail loadout facility. A mine access road, various support services, structures and transportable building will be installed. Click for more details...

NORTHEAST NSW GAS RESOURCE STUDY
Northeast Nsw Gas Resource Study is currently at the Early Planning stage, valued at about $ 1000000 it is The study will report on the regional markets for this energy source, provide options to overcome physical and regulatory constraints to further exploration and address those significant factors that frustrate the servicing of potential markets in the Region. Eastern Star Gas owns PEL 238 which contains the only known gas resources in the region. Click for more details...

MUNDI MUNDI COPPER/GOLD PROJECT - K1/POLYGONUM - RESOURCE
New project of Mining (Exploration - Drilling) 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...

MURRAY BASIN MINERAL SANDS PROJECT - MAZAR/MAGIC/KIMBERLY/BUDGEREE
Currently at the Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage In Broken Hill is a project estimated to be $ 1000000. This project Recent drilling on three drill lines has confirmed a minimum seven kilometre strike length to the Mazar Prospect strand line. Click for more details...

CSA COPPER OPERATIONS
Csa Copper Operations is currently at the Construction stage, valued at about $ 2500000 it is Includes 1.8km decline from the surface to connect with existing workings to allow more hoisting time. Click for more details...

MUNDI SOUTH PROJECT - ANOMALY B
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project at West of, Broken Hill, NSW 2880 of Resource - Base Metals/Gold type of New development. A percussion/core hole to 318 metres has been completed at the Anomaly B prospect. There are two weakly mineralised zones of 10.9 and 16.2 metres width with 3 - 5% finely disseminated pyrite. Selected intervals are being analysed currently. Click for more details...

PEAK HILL GOLD MINE
, Peak Hill, NSW 2869 Has Peak Hill Gold Mine currently at Construction stage. Open cut mine. Also includes pre-stripping, preparation of heap leach pad, preparatory site works and mining contract. 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...

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...

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...

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...

COBAR PROJECT
New project of Mining (Underground - including longwall) project at via, Cobar, NSW 2835. A limited wide spaced RAB drilling geochemical programme has been completed over a multi-element soil anomaly associated with splays of the Rookery fault. Results are encouraging with a strong zinc anomaly & elevated copper & gold responses. One hole reported 7 m at 0.12% zinc from 78 m depth in leached bedrock. 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...

CHARBON COAL OPERATIONS - OPERATING MINE
Charbon Coal Operations - Operating Mine is currently at the Construction stage, valued at about $ 20000000 it is Developer is proposing to expand the open cut operations into stage 2 area of the mine. It will involve the production of 600,000 tonnes of coal per annum. The existing infrastructure at the mine will not be altered. Existing infrastructure includes a Coal Preperation Plant, stockpiles and transport infrastructure. Resource estimate is 7.1 Mt measured in-situ, 18.7 Mt indicated, 25.8 Mt recoverable, 5.8 Mt marketable. Click for more details...

GLENELLA SILICA PROJECT
Resource - Quartz Silica project at Glenella via, Cowra, NSW 2794 In The Council Area Of Cowra of Private. Quartz from the Glenella deposit likely to be used for the first 3.5 years of operations.In the long term quartz is likely to be supplied from a site in close proximity to the proposed silicon smelter. Click for more details...

RAVENSWORTH/NARAMA COAL OPERATIONS - RAVENSWORTH WEST - RESOURCE
Currently at the Construction stage In Singleton is a project estimated to be $ 30000000. This project The mine will produce coal at the rate of 1.0 to 1.5 million tonnes per year for six years. Development cost of $30 million are expected. The operation will share existing infrastructure and equipment with Ravenswood East. The Ravensworth/Narama complex, located in the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, includes the Ravensworth East operation, Ravensworth West mining tenements and Coal and Allied's share of the Narama operation. 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...

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...

POONCARIE MINERAL SANDS PROJECT - ROAD/RAIL TRANSPORT
Road/Rail Transport Of Product New project In The Central Darling Council Area. A transport logistics package. Haulage of concentrate between mine site and mineral separation plant at Broken Hill. Involves 440,000tpa concentrate to Broken Hill and 130,000 tpa residue back to site for disposal. Rail transport of product from separation plant by rail to SA port. The NSW government has approved the use of AB triple truck configurations for concentrate haulage from the mine site to the MSP. Trucks in this size will permit over 60 tonne payloads to be carried and thus minimise transport costs. 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...

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...

BRAIDWOOD GOLD & SILVER PROJECT - RESOURCE
Currently at the Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage In Palerang is a project estimated to be $ 1000000. This project Previous drilling outlined inferred gold resource of 1.5 million tonnes at 1.03g/t, with low copper and silver values. Click for more details...

BULGA COAL OPEN CUT OPERATIONS - OVERBURDEN DUMP
Overburden Relocation/Overburden Dump - Rehabilitation/Drainage Line project at Broke Rd, 15 km south west of, Singleton, NSW 2330 in the Mining (Open Cut). The proposed development includes: (1) The reallocation of approximately 10 million cubic metres of overburden from the Bulga Open Cut Coal Mine to an existing 32 hectare open cut void at the Mount Thorley Coal Mine; (2) Shaping and rehabilitation the proposed overburden dump to a final landform of approximately 110 metres AHD; and (3) Re-instating a drainage line along the common boundary of Bulga and Mount Thorley Mines. Click for more details...

CAMDEN GAS PROJECT STAGE 2 - SUGARLOAF FARM EXTENSION
Resource - Coal Bed Methane project at Menangle Road, Gilead, NSW 2560 In The Council Area Of Campbelltown of Private. A two drilling programme will intersect the Bulli, Balgownie and Wongawilli coal seams. Development includes the construction and drilling of seven wells, the construction and operation of the gas gathering system and access roads, the connection of the wells to the stage 2 treatment plant and the operation and production of methane gas from the wells. 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...

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...

GRENFELL GOLD PROJECT - RESOURCE
Private ownership Mining (Exploration - Drilling) project In The Weddin Council Area for New development. An 800 metre RC drilling program to be completed by late February 2006. 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...

GULF CREEK PROJECT - COPPER/ZINC RESOURCE
Resource - Copper/Zinc New project In The Tamworth Council Area. The deposit is considered to be a Cyprus pyrite style. THe ore is hosted in teh basalt and is closely associated with jasperoidal and cherty sediments and includes pyritic Cu-Zn and lesser pyritic (sulphide) ore. The project represents a highly prospective Cu-Zn exploration target, with a strong likelihood of delivering ore grade drill intercepts and potential mining operations. The extensive strike, width and multiple lode nature of the project warrants a drilling program to determine the strike and open pit potential of the mineralisation and drilling below the workings to determine the potential for modern underground mining. Mine records have estimated a probable ore reserves up to 50 000 tonnes of ore grading 2.7% Copper (Cu) and 4.65% Zinc (Zn) remain in the known ore lenses. Click for more details...

BINGARA PROJECT - GOLD BASE METALS & PGE RESOURCE
Mining (Exploration - airborne surveys etc.) New project at Via, Bingara, NSW 2404. This type is Resource - Gold/Base Metals/Pge's with Private ownership. The target is for 'mother lode' style gold mineralisation related to deep crustal structures, and associated ultramafic-hosted nickel and platinum group metals. The tenements are considered prospective for gold, base metals and PGEs along the regionally significant Peel Fault Structure. 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...

MOUNT OWEN COAL OPERATIONS - OPERATING CONTRACT
Mining (Open Cut) project for New development. Continued operations of an open cut mine. To include specialised terrace mining using seam blasting techniques to work 0.4-0.9m thick seams at angles of 2-45 degrees up to 240m deep. Operation also of 7 mining fleets moving 40cubic m of waste & 8.5million tonnes (Mt) of run-of-mine (ROM) coal annually. Click for more details...

WHITE DAM GOLD OPERATIONS REGIONAL EXPANSION
Operating Mine - Expn project at 85km west of, Broken Hill, NSW 2880 in the Mining (Open Cut). A project in the environs of the operating White Dam gold mine which has a resource estimate of 6 million tonne (Mt) containing 188,000 ounces of gold (White Dam + Vertigo). Exploration amongst historic gold-copper mines to extend White Dam's mine life including at Vertigo & White Dam North. Click for more details...

MOUNT ARTHUR COAL OPERATIONS EXPANSION RX1
Operating Mine - Expn - Rx1 New project In The Muswellbrook Council Area. Increase of run-of-mine (ROM) capacity by 4million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) to reach 24Mtpa approx. 300 new full time jobs expected. Click for more details...

ANGUS PLACE SPRINGVALE JOINT VENTURE COAL OPERATIONS - LONGWALL
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project for New development. Supply of a 3.5million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) longwall with a peaking capacity up to 4Mtpa. Click for more details...

GOLDEN KING GOLD COPPER PROJECT
Addition project of Mining (Exploration - Drilling) 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...

LIDDELL COAL OPERATIONS EXPANSION
Mining (Open Cut) project at Old New England Hwy, Ravensworth, NSW 2330 for New. A project for a 5 year life-of-mine (LoM) extension by expanding the existing South pit followed by expansion of the Entrance pit after which a new MIA pit to be developed involving relocation of the current mine infrastructure area. Construction of a new conveyor & transfer point to link to the existing overland conveyor to allow transfer of up to 1.5 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of coal to the Ravensworth coal handling & preparation plant (CHPP) now that the demolished Cumnock CHPP is no longer available to take excess run-of-mine (ROM) coal. A new 50,000t stockpile at the new conveyor & expansion of the existing ROM stockpile capacity to 200,000t as well as a new tailings emplacement area in the South Pit void. Associated infrastructure expected to include access & haul roads, surface water management systems, new dewatering bores for the Hazeldene, Entrance & South pit workings, an explosive reload facility, powerlines, pipelines & a water truck fill point. Click for more details...

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