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MT WOODS PROJECT
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project for New development. These tenements are located within the Gawler Craton, and three of the tenements border the BHP-Billiton/Minotaur Joint Venture area. Click for more details...

GAWLER CRATON PROJECT - BIG NE/SABRINA/EURELYANA
New project of Mining (Exploration - Drilling) project at North of Promient Hill of Gawler Craton and Mt Painter Inlier of Curnoma Craton via, Ceduna, SA 5690. The alteration and presence of hematitie, pyrite and brecciation in drill hole ABNE01 at the Big NE prospect are very encouraging, given that there are no other basement holes in the area. Thin sections will be prepared for microscope examination. Selected sections of core to be assayed. Another hole at Big NE may follow and results should provide information for planning further exploration. Alliance may also drill test the Reserver anomaly on EL2604 in the current drilling programme. Click for more details...

LEIGH CREEK PROJECT - DIAMOND RESOURCE
New project of Mining (Open Cut) project at Leigh Creek Coalfield 250km north of, Port Augusta, SA 5700. Flinders Diamonds Ltd are currently assessing the Leigh Creek Basins for diamonds by analogy with similar basins at Springfield and Boolcunda. A small exploration licence of 11 square kilometres has been applied for to cover the area around an anomalous drill hole. Click for more details...

PEL106 COOPER BASIN JOINT VENTURE OIL & GAS PROJECT
Mining (Onshore - oil & gas) project In The Unincorporated Council Area of Resource - Oil/Gas type. A project based on the Brownlow Wet Gas Discovery located on the Beach Farmin block (PEL 106B) & which contains estimated 2C reserves of at least 2.8million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBOE) including 1.3million barrels (MMbbls) of liquid hydrocarbons (light oil, condensate & LPG). Canunda-1 produced over 12,000 barrels (bbls) of condensate & 63 million standard cubic feet (mmscf) of raw gas in extended production testing. Installation of surface production facilities at the Brownlow & Middleton discoveries & connection into the raw gas pipeline gathering system at the South Australian Cooper Basin Joint Venture (SACB) field. Follow up with a 5 wet gas exploration well campaign (Admella-1, Baird-1, Coolawang-1, Haslam-1, Southend-1). Click for more details...

WHEAL ELLEN ZINC & BASE METALS PROJECT
Resource - Zinc & Base Metals project at Via, Kanmantoo, SA 5252 in the Mining (Open Cut). A 4 sq km area around the former copper and base metals Wheat Ellen Mine. Click for more details...

WHEAL ELLEN ZINC & BASE METALS PROJECT
Resource - Zinc & Base Metals project at Via, Kanmantoo, SA 5252 in the Mining (Underground - including longwall). A 4 sq km area around the former copper and base metals Wheat Ellen Mine. Click for more details...

COOPER HILL PROJECT - NICKEL RESOURCE
A project in the SA Within Roxby Downs. The diamond drilling will test a conductive body associated with an intrusive body, which was identified by an electromagnetic survey in 2003 An aircore drilling programme of up to 1,000 metres will be undertaken on several additional geophysical targets. Click for more details...

MYALL CREEK - CULTANA PROJECT
A project in the SA Within Port Augusta. The area lies approximately halfway between the Moonta and Mt Gunson copper mines within the prospective 'Olympic Dam' corridor and covers prospects of known copper mineralisation. The survey will cover EL application 105/00, held by Minotaur Resources Ltd where Eagle Bay may earn a 75% interest by expenditure of $350,000, and part of EL 3098, 100% owned by Eagle Bay. Gravity Capital may elect to spend $200,000 to earn a 55% interest in the overflown area; and will be entitles to assign its interst to BHP Billiton. Click for more details...

HAWKS NEST PROJECT - GOLD RESOURCE
Mining (Underground - including longwall) New project at Gawler Craton region of, South Australia, SA 5999. This type is Resource - Gold with Private ownership. No significant mineralisation was encountered in recentg drilling. Red Metal and PDAI are reviewing other possible drill targets and their involvement in the joint venture. Click for more details...

PEL 103 - YARROW/FLAX
Mining (Onshore - oil & gas) project at Approx 80 km north north east of, Innamincka, SA 5731 of Resource - Gas type of New development. The well has confirmed the presence of oil through the structural saddle between the Flax and Juniper oilfields, at the same time lowering the lowest known oil level by some 24 metres. Fraccing of the higher basal Patchawarra sandstone had provided initial flowback of 200 barrels of fluid per day (150bbl oil and 50bbl frac fluid), with the well continuing to clean up. Click for more details...

LAKE TORRENS BASE METAL & URANIUM PROJECT
Resource - Base Metals/Uranium project at 40km northeast of Olympic Dam via, Roxby Downs, SA 5725 In The Council Area Of Roxby Downs of Private. A diamond drilling program to test the strongest SDP soil is in progress, with the prospect on part of a complex structural zone known known as the Torrens Hinge. Click for more details...

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MAGNESIUM METAL PROJECT (SAMAG) - COLLABY HILL
New project of Mining (Exploration - Drilling) project at Via Weerona 8 km north east of, Port Pirie, SA 5540. The Collaby Hill area is approximately 12 km from the smelter site. Mapping was undertaken in the June 2003 quarter and agreement has been reached with Primary Industries and Resources SA to allow commencement of costeaning of potential magnesite bearing areas. Click for more details...

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MAGNESIUM METAL PROJECT (SAMAG) - COLLABY HILL
New project of Mining (Open Cut) project at Via Weerona 8 km north east of, Port Pirie, SA 5540. The Collaby Hill area is approximately 12 km from the smelter site. Mapping was undertaken in the June 2003 quarter and agreement has been reached with Primary Industries and Resources SA to allow commencement of costeaning of potential magnesite bearing areas. Click for more details...

MIDDLEBACK RANGE IRON ORE OPERATIONS - IRON DUKE/IRON KNOB
Mining Contract New project In The Flinders Ranges Council Area. Five year mining contract. Click for more details...

PENRICE SODA OPERATIONS
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Port Adelaide Enfield Council Area of Private ownership. Gravels plant at mine. Click for more details...

PEL-92 - NAMUR SANDSTONE OIL PROJECT (FORMERLY PERLUBIE SOUTH)
Resource - Oil & Gas project at Cooper-Eromanga Basins, ., SA 5999 In The Council Area Of Various of Private. The preliminary evaluation of the logging program shows that Perlubie South-1 has intersected an oil column between 1 313 and 1 316 metres. The oil water contact appears to be very similar to that encountered in Perlubie-1, which lies just to the north. The logs show that the reservoir appears to be a similar high quality to other producing Namur oil reservoirs in the near vicinity. The recent drilling at Butlers-1 well has encountered oil shows. Click for more details...

PEL 93 - WORRIOR - OIL/GAS RESOURCE
Mining (Onshore - oil & gas) project In The Unincorporated Council Area of Resource - Oil & Gas type. Resource estimate is 7.7 million barrels of oil and 4.8 billion cubic feet of gas. Worrior 3 is expected to spud October 10, 2005. Click for more details...

OLYMPIC DAM COPPER/GOLD/URANIUM OPERATIONS - EXPANSION - MINING
Mining (Open Cut) project for New development. Options include underground cave with a development time of three years, followed by three years ramp up. Mine life 27+ years and production of 30Mtpa - average. Options also include open pit with 33Mtpa average production, 42+ year mine life. Development lead time involves three year pre-strip . Click for more details...

MIDDLEBACK RANGE IRON ORE OPERATIONS
Currently at the Construction stage In Adelaide is a project estimated to be $ 170000000. This project Includes mining, crushing, trainloading. Click for more details...

MYALL CREEK PROJECT
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project In The Port Augusta Council Area of Resource - Copper/Gold type. This mineral belt is approximately 400 kilometres long, stretching from Minotaur's Prominent Hill discovery in the north, through the Olympic Dam, Mount Gunson and Cattlegrid mines to the old Wallaroo and Moonta mines in the south. The Myall Creek deposit is approximately half way between Olympic Dam and Moonta/Wallaroo. Click for more details...

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MAGNESIUM PROJECT-WITCHELINA/MT HUTTON/SCREECHOWL CRK/MYRTLE SP
Mine - Magnesite project at Leigh Creek &, Port Augusta, SA 5700 in the Mining (Open Cut). The environmental monitoring ans management plan for the proposed Mont Hutton mine site is being reviewed by the Department of Primary Industries and Resources (PIRSA)> Click for more details...

FLINDERS ISLAND DIAMOND PROJECT - MONROE/DUNSTAN/GEM/FLINDERS PADDOCK/KAPARA
Mining (Open Cut) New project at North western area of Flinders Island, ., SA 5999. This type is Resource - Diamonds with Private ownership. Results of chemical analysis of kimberlitic indicator minerals recovered from samples in this project area show a high percentage of picroilmenites displaying chemical attributes which are characteristic of minerals associated with diamond bearing kimberlites. Drill programmes to test electro-magnetic gravity and kimberlitic indicator mineral anomalies within the 33 hectare West Gem Pan area were completed. This resulted in the identification of a well defined concentration of kimberlitic indicator minerals at the bedrock/overburden interface in an area to be west of Gem Pan. Click for more details...

FLINDERS ISLAND DIAMOND PROJECT - MONROE/DUNSTAN/GEM/FLINDERS PADDOCK/KAPARA
Mining (Underground - including longwall) New project at North western area of Flinders Island, ., SA 5999. This type is Resource - Diamonds with Private ownership. Results of chemical analysis of kimberlitic indicator minerals recovered from samples in this project area show a high percentage of picroilmenites displaying chemical attributes which are characteristic of minerals associated with diamond bearing kimberlites. Drill programmes to test electro-magnetic gravity and kimberlitic indicator mineral anomalies within the 33 hectare West Gem Pan area were completed. This resulted in the identification of a well defined concentration of kimberlitic indicator minerals at the bedrock/overburden interface in an area to be west of Gem Pan. Click for more details...

CHALLENGER GOLD OPERATIONS
Private ownership Mining (Underground - including longwall) project In The Roxby Downs Council Area for New development. The first gold bar at the Challenger Gold project was poured on 12 October during the commissioning process with the first shipment of gold bullion, expected to total 750 ounces, scheduled for 24 October. Ramp-up to full production levels is expected by the end of October. The initial open pit will recover 105,000 ounces of gold over a 20 month operating period from the start-up in October 2002 with head grades expected to average 5.9 g/t. Click for more details...

EMILY STAR PROJECT - GOLD RESOURCE
Mining (Exploration - Drilling) project at Mount Lofty Ranges 55 km southeast of, Adelaide, SA 5000 for New. The major round of RC and diamond drilling targeted previously untested areas to the north and south of the Kanmantoo Open Cut. These zones are highly prospective and have the potential to material increase the previously reported JORC compliant 18.37MT Indicated and Inferred 1.1% copper and 0.2 g/t gold resource by linking the 500 metres of strike between the Main Zone and Emily Star and Paringa to the south. Click for more details...

EMILY STAR PROJECT - GOLD RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) project at Mount Lofty Ranges 55 km southeast of, Adelaide, SA 5000 for New. The major round of RC and diamond drilling targeted previously untested areas to the north and south of the Kanmantoo Open Cut. These zones are highly prospective and have the potential to material increase the previously reported JORC compliant 18.37MT Indicated and Inferred 1.1% copper and 0.2 g/t gold resource by linking the 500 metres of strike between the Main Zone and Emily Star and Paringa to the south. Click for more details...

EMILY STAR PROJECT - GOLD RESOURCE
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project at Mount Lofty Ranges 55 km southeast of, Adelaide, SA 5000 for New. The major round of RC and diamond drilling targeted previously untested areas to the north and south of the Kanmantoo Open Cut. These zones are highly prospective and have the potential to material increase the previously reported JORC compliant 18.37MT Indicated and Inferred 1.1% copper and 0.2 g/t gold resource by linking the 500 metres of strike between the Main Zone and Emily Star and Paringa to the south. Click for more details...

KANMANTOO - TAILINGS RETREATMENT FOR COPPER PROJECT
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Mount Barker Council Area of Tailings Retreatment - For Copper type. Old open-pit mine with host rocks to the mineralisation that are garnet-andalusite-biotite schist of the Cambrian Kanmantoo Group. Stockpiles of copper oxide ore are expected to be a 3 year project. They are to be crushed to 25mm with a leaching period of approximately 12 months using natural acid mine drainage (consisting of 145 megalitres at PH 2-3). Rehabilitation will be undertaken in-house simultaneously as stockpiles diminish. Click for more details...

PARTRIDGE RANGE PROJECT - COPPER/GOLD RESOURCE
A project in the SA Within Far North. Two RC drill holes will test the mariner range in the present drilling programme. Results from the initial drilling programme were of a low tenure, but the mineralised breccia system intersected is encouraging and the company believes that a economic copper gold mineralisation may still be located within the larger Mariner system. Click for more details...

MIRIKATA PROJECT - BASE METALS RESOURCE
At Mirikata 120 km northeast of, Tarcoola, SA 5710 Has Mirikata Project - Base Metals Resource currently at Early Planning stage. Drilling has returned stongly anomalous zinc, lead and silver values for quartz-carbonate-sulphide veinlets hosted in a broad clay-chlorite-sericite altered fault zone. Click for more details...

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MAGNESIUM METAL PROJECT (SAMAG) - LEIGH CREEK/MOUNT HUTTON
Mining (Underground - including longwall) New project at 20 km north west of, Leigh Creek, SA 5731. This type is Resource - Magnesite with Private ownership. Following the strategic review, the company will retain enough magnesite in the Leigh Creek area to run the smelter for 100 years. All prospective areas, not considered environmentally sensitive around the Port Pirie area are to be retained. Some magnesite tenements around Leigh Creek not of use for SAMAG are to be sold or relinquished, as are Northern Territory tenements. Click for more details...

LAKE FROME JOINT VENTURE - URANIUM/COPPER RESOURCE
Resource - Uranium/Copper New project In The Far North Council Area. Geophysical surveys identified an additional structural target extending south from the Beverly mine into Lake Frome joint venture tenements. Click for more details...

ANGAS ZINC PROJECT - STRATHALBYN MINE-STAGE 3
A project in the SA Within Alexandrina. Recruitment of underground employees likely December 2005 to March 2006. Infrastructure: Power & Water Supply tenders likely to be called February/March 2006 approx; Decline development likely to commence April 2006 approx. Reserves of 2.2 million tonnes of zinc ore from a 3 million tonne resource underpin a 7 year operation. Click for more details...

PEL 106 - SMEGSY - GAS RESOURCE
Mining (Onshore - oil & gas) project In The Far North Council Area of Private ownership. Smegsy 1 has produced gas flows of up to 8 million cubic feet per day from two intervals within the lower Patchawarra formation. Click for more details...

MOUNT CAROLINE PROJECT - VARIOUS MINERALS RESOURCE
Resource - Nickel/Copper/Gold/Platinum Group Elements/Precious Stones project at 40 km south west of Amata, 250 km west of, Marla, SA 5724 In The Council Area Of Far North of Private. 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...

KIMBA GOLD & BASE METALS PROJECT - RESOURCE
Mining (Exploration - Drilling) project for New development. The Kimba Project contains interpreted Hutchinson Group metasediments, which host mineralisation at Minninnie Dam and these will be targeted for similar style base metal deposits. The exploration work will centre on the search for Tanami Style Orogenic Gold and Broken Hill style stratiform lead-zinc-silver deposits. Click for more details...

KIMBA GOLD & BASE METALS PROJECT - RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) project for New development. The Kimba Project contains interpreted Hutchinson Group metasediments, which host mineralisation at Minninnie Dam and these will be targeted for similar style base metal deposits. The exploration work will centre on the search for Tanami Style Orogenic Gold and Broken Hill style stratiform lead-zinc-silver deposits. Click for more details...

PADULLA PROJECT - OIL RESOURCE
A project in the SA Within Far North. Development will comprise one exploratory well and six appraisal and development wells and oilfield facilities. Click for more details...

WALLOWAY BASIN GAS PROJECT - STAGE 2 - COMMERCIAL PLANT
Mining (Onshore - oil & gas) project In The Orroroo/Carrieton Council Area of Private ownership. Stage 2 involves a plant to produce around 15PJ syngas a year for a 250MW power station. Click for more details...

TRAFFORD/MINOTAUR JOINT VENTURE PROJECT - IRON/COPPER/GOLD/URANIUM/LEAD/ZINC DOUBLE ENTRY REFER ID 682536
Resource - Iron/Copper/Gold/Uranium/Lead/Zinc project at Immediately West of, Port Augusta, SA 5700 in the Mining (Open Cut). The company believes that the abundance of mineralisation evident throughout the area is related to it's geological location - at the southern limit of the Gawler Range Volcanics. Click for more details...

TRAFFORD/MINOTAUR JOINT VENTURE PROJECT - IRON/COPPER/GOLD/URANIUM/LEAD/ZINC DOUBLE ENTRY REFER ID 682536
Resource - Iron/Copper/Gold/Uranium/Lead/Zinc project at Immediately West of, Port Augusta, SA 5700 in the Mining (Underground - including longwall). The company believes that the abundance of mineralisation evident throughout the area is related to it's geological location - at the southern limit of the Gawler Range Volcanics. Click for more details...

WEST FROME PROJECT - URANIUM RESOURCE
Mining (Exploration - Drilling) project for New development. A number of target areas containing favourable lithologies in proximity to basin margins remain to be adequately tested by modern techniques and are considered to be prospective for sandstone uranium mineralisation, with the uranium source rocks in the adjoining Flinders Ranges. Click for more details...

SNATCHER OIL & GAS PROJECT
Resource - Oil/Gas project at Cooper Basin via, Coober Pedy, SA 5723 in the Mining (Onshore - oil & gas). The prospect is situated on the Western Margin Oil Trend, with Snatcher-1 a test of whether oil can be stratigraphically trapped within seismically interpreted discrete sand bodies in channel systems present within the Jurassic Birkhead Formation. Click for more details...

MIDDLEBACK RANGE OPERATIONS - PROJECT MAGNET PHASE 2
New project of Mining (Open Cut) project at via Lincoln Hwy 55km south of, Whyalla, SA 5600. Extension of OneSteel's current mining & export operations through the North SMR (Southern Middleback Range) Development project. Construction in an area between existing rail corridor & mine pit on MPL51 of a new train loading facility serviced by a mobile crushing plant. To include a new rail spur line & siding & a short interconnecting haul road to the Iron Knight pit. Expansion over second half of 2009 of the existing Iron Knight mine pit by further cutting back & increase of associated waste rock dump areas. Construction around 2011/2012 of the new Iron Chieftain pit to the east of Iron Knight. Construction afterwards of a new haul road between the two pits. Click for more details...

CAIRN HILL PHASE 2 IRON ORE PROJECT
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project for New development. Resource estimate of 8.37 Mt at 46.7% Fe using a 35% Fe cut off grade. Likely infrastructure to include a dry magnetic separation plant. Click for more details...

PEL 91 COOPER BASIN JOINT VENTURE OIL PROJECT - BAUER FIELD
A project in the SA Within Unincorporated. A project thought to have recoverable reserves of 3.5 million barrels (MMbbl) making it one of the largest discoveries on the Western Flank Oil Fairway. The Bauer-1 well which encountered an oil column followed up with 3 appraisal well including the Bauer-3 well which was cased & suspended as a future production well. Initial surface production facilities expected to include gathering pipelines, dewatering & evaporation facilities, oil storage & crude load-out facilities. Lift pumping units to be installed subsequently as required to increase production. Initial production of 800 bbls per day expected to increase to 5000bbls a day. Initial oil transport by truck to the Moomba Crude Oil terminal until an export pipeline from the Bauer Facility to Lycium oil hub is constructed. Click for more details...

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