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DOUGLAS MINERAL SANDS PROJECT
Secondary Processing Plant (Msp) For Heavy Minerals project at 6 km south of, Hamilton, VIC 3300 in the Mining (Sand mining - suction dredging). The Mineral Separation Plant ("MSP") for processing mine concentrates. The capacity has been almost doubled from 30 tonnes to 55 tonnes per hour. Click for more details...

VIC P44 - ALSTON - OIL/GAS RESOURCE
Resource -Oil/Gas project at Approx 32 km southwest of, Warrnambool, VIC 3280 In The Council Area Of Warrnambool of Private. Exploration well. Click for more details...

LOY YANG A MINE/POWER STATION
Mining (Open Cut) project at At, Traralgon, VIC 3844 for New. Provision of suction dredging of silt from overburden retention ponds. Click for more details...

PEP-160 - OIL/GAS RESOURCE
Mining (Onshore - oil & gas) project at Victorian South Australian border in the Otway Basin, ., VIC 3999 of Resource - Oil & Gas - Onshore type of New development. Drilling is planned for early 2006 of Lindsay-1 exploration well to test the gas potential of the Pretty Hill Sandstone. Click for more details...

VIC P-46 - OIL & GAS PROJECT
Mining (Offshore - oil & gas) project for New development. The Fermat prospect has an estimated mean recoverable prospective gas resource of 1 153 BCF (billion cubic feet). Click for more details...

VIC P-47 JUDITH 1/GRAHAM 1
New project of Mining (Offshore - oil & gas) project at Gippsland Basin, 5km offshore from, Orbost, VIC 3888. Judith-1, with a gross gas column of 290m & an indicated resource estimate of 135.5m of net gas pay, is considered to have resource volume potential to underpin a commercial development. Click for more details...

WIM 150 MINERAL SANDS PROJECT
A project in the VIC Within Horsham. The WIM 150 deposit contains approximately five million tonnes of zircon and preliminary analysis suggest that production of 140,000 tonnes of zircon per annum could be possible. The project is positioned near rail and other infrastructure. Click for more details...

STAWELL GOLD OPERATIONS
Mine - Underground/Drilling Contract project at Near, Stawell, VIC 3380 in the Mining (Underground - including longwall). Contract extension of six months envisaged to include underground long hole production & sample drilling. Click for more details...

VIC P-44 - CASINO - GAS RESOURCE
29km SW of, Port Campbell, VIC 3269 Has Vic P-44 - Casino - Gas Resource currently at Construction stage. Commercialisation of the field is expected to include the drilling of two development wells. Gas to be processed at TXW's Iona plant in Victoria. Click for more details...

OAK PARK PROJECT - GAS RESOURCE
New project of Mining (Onshore - oil & gas) project at 19km south of, Bacchus Marsh, VIC 3340. The pilot project comprises five wells into the Maddingley Brown Coal Seam (approx 17 metres thick). Includes four wells 300 metres apart surrounding a central well. Pumping of water from the central well is in progress, with reconfiguration of electrical and mechanical services in progress at the end of the September 2003 quarter to enable simultaneous pumping at optimal rates from each of the five wells. This should enable higher water production form each of the five wells, thus accelerating the onset of possible gas desorption. Click for more details...

FOSTERVILLE EAST JV GOLD PROJECT - RESOURCE
A project in the VIC Within Greater Bendigo. Infill drilling of the anomalous gold to 176ppb has intersected further anomalous gold (to 0.47g/t) and arsenic and antimony. Drilling approximately 7 km to the north also returned anomalous gold including 6 metres averaging 0.21g/t. Silver assays to 168g/t (5.4 ounces per tonne) have been reported from AC drilling at Muskerry East Prospect. Click for more details...

RUTHERGLEN PROJECT
Via, Rutherglen, VIC 3685 Has Rutherglen Project currently at Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage. Previous detailed evaluations have highlighted the need for better geophysical data. Click for more details...

VELLA SANDS PROJECT
New project of Mining (Sand mining - suction dredging) project at Cnr Stevensons and Cemetery Rds, Cranbourne, VIC 3977. Permit approval has been granted for the sand mining plant expected to produce approximately 40 million tonnes of sand over the next 40 years. The plant is to be built on the Lang Lang Bass sand belt, located approximately 300-450 metres from South Gippsland highway and is expected to be in operation seven days per week on a 24 hour basis. Click for more details...

OTWAY BASIN GAS PROJECT - GEOGRAPHE/THYLACINE - VIC-P43/T-30P
New project of Mining (Offshore - oil & gas) project at Otway Basin Bass Strait, ., VIC 3999. Maersk Contractors will drill one appraisal/exploration well and at least four production wells using the jack-up drilling rig, "Maersk Guardian". The Drill Rig will be utilised to assist with the installation of the offshore platform. Click for more details...

STAWELL GOLD OPERATIONS
Currently at the Construction stage In Northern Grampians is a project estimated to be $ 400000. This project To blind sink a raise bore for a new ventilation shaft. Click for more details...

KIPPER UNIT JOINT VENTURE GAS PROJECT
Resource - Gas - Offshore New project In The Gippsland Basin Council Area. The Kipper Gas Field is estimated to contain 620billion cubic feet (Bcf) of recoverable gas & 30million barrels (MMbl) of condensate/liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). Initial development includes 2 subsea gas wells along with 4 subsea coolers. Recovered gas to be piped through existing infrastructure via the West Tuna Platform to the onshore Esso & BHP Billiton processing facilities at Longford. Click for more details...

GIPPSLAND BASIN JOINT VENTURE PROJECT - TURRUM
Resource - Oil & Gas - Offshore project at Gippsland Basin Bass Strait, Gippsland Basin, VIC 3999 in the Mining (Offshore - oil & gas). Full development of the Turrum gas field expected to recover around 1 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and 110 million barrels of oil and gas liquids. Processing to be at the onshore Longford Gippsland Basin Joint Venture Facilities. Production to be enhanced with the late 2010 installation of the new Marlin B platform. Click for more details...

WALHALLA WOODS POINT PROJECT - COHENS REEF/PINNACLE
Mining (Open Cut) New project at via, Woods Point, VIC 3723. This type is Resource - Gold/Nickel/Cobalt/Pgm with Private ownership. Computer modelling of historical data and more recent development work continued with the objective of estimating the remaining stockwork resource and defining mineralisation controls to assist in further exploration targeting. Click for more details...

WALHALLA WOODS POINT PROJECT - COHENS REEF/PINNACLE
Mining (Underground - including longwall) New project at via, Woods Point, VIC 3723. This type is Resource - Gold/Nickel/Cobalt/Pgm with Private ownership. Computer modelling of historical data and more recent development work continued with the objective of estimating the remaining stockwork resource and defining mineralisation controls to assist in further exploration targeting. Click for more details...

BENAMBRA BASE METALS PROJECT
18 km northeast from, Benambra, VIC 3900 Has Benambra Base Metals Project currently at Early Planning stage. The Benambra Mine Reopening Study is substantially complete; the principal outstanding matters relate to the Victorian Department of Natural Resources & Environment (DNRE) approval of the Company's Workplan & the level of environmental bonding. Click for more details...

SALT CREEK PROJECT
Currently at the Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage In Northern Grampians is a project estimated to be $ 500000. This project Based on a lineament analysis the geology of the area shows striking similarities with the Stawell gold deposit. Click for more details...

LOY YANG COAL MINE
Mining (Open Cut) New project, Traralgon, VIC 3844. This type is Mining Contract with State ownership. 12 months mining contract. Click for more details...

NORTH BIRDS PROJECT
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project In The Greater Bendigo Council Area of Private ownership. A diamond drill hole was targeted through the known mineralisation to help confirm the geological interpretation form the original RC drilling. The structure was intercepted at 46m down hold and was 10m wide. Half core assays over this interval averaged 4.4 g/t gold. Three RC drillholes located 100m south of the known mineralisation intersected old stopes. This downgrades the potential to the south. Click for more details...

BALLARAT GOLD PROJECT
A project in the VIC Within Ballarat. Construction of a 300,000tpa plant for a minimum of 80,000oz of gold per year expected to include a gravity circuit & carbon-in-pulp module. Contract to involve all associated services & power distribution. Click for more details...

BALLARAT GOLD PROJECT
Decline Development - Underground Extension project at Via, Ballarat, VIC 3350 In The Council Area Of Ballarat of Private. The current decline extends for 900 metres to a vertical depth of 140 metres. Drilling in the upper zones of the siting holes has established competent ground conditions through which the existing decline can be extended to access ore from the Sulieman and first Chance lines. Click for more details...

KINGSTON PROJECT - MONTEGO BAY
Mining (Open Cut) project at via, Stawell, VIC 3380 of Resource - Gold type of New development. RC drilling to test the Montego Bay prospect has been completed. This prospect was defined by soil, stream sediment and rock chip sampling and extends east-northeast from the historic Kingston mine. The surface gold anomaly is associated with a conspicuous east-northeast striking quartz-breccia ridge with a strike extent of about 500 m. The drilling programme comprised 1,706 m in 16 holes which tested approx 400 m of the strike extent of the surface anomaly. Click for more details...

UGS PROJECT
Private ownership Mining (Offshore - oil & gas) project In The Colac-Otway Council Area for New development. To drill 3 observation wells in the immediate vicinity of the proposed underground gas storage facility. Click for more details...

NEW BENDIGO GOLD PROJECT - KANGAROO FLAT MINE - RESOURCE
Mining (Underground - including longwall) New project at via, Bendigo, VIC 3550. This type is Operating Mine with Private ownership. The plant is currently treating low-grade ore which was stockpiled during mining operations in 2006/2007. The first ore parcel from Gill reef is planned to be processed in late June, with trial gold production ramping up during the September 2008 quarter. Click for more details...

CORNELLA PROJECT
Resource - Gold New project In The Greater Bendigo Council Area. A small drilling campaign of 600 metres is planned to test the eastern limb of the anticlinal structure, before a resource estimate can be made to Jorc standards. Click for more details...

LOY YANG A COAL MINE/POWER STATION
Currently at the Construction stage In La Trobe is a project estimated to be $ 100000000. This project 21,000 megawatt Loy Yang Power Station and adjacent brown coal mine. Site 5,800 hectares approx. Click for more details...

HAZELWOOD COAL OPERATIONS - HAZELWOOD WEST
A project in the VIC Within La Trobe. International Power Hazelwood proposes to extend the Hazelwood Mine beyond the existing mining licence boundary, to allow continuation of the company's coal supply for the commercial operating life of the power station. Includes the extension of the mining licence to access the western part of the Morwell seam, diversion and restoration of the Morwell River, diversion and restoration of Eel Hole and Wilderness Creeks, as well as deviation of the Strzelecki Highway. More specifically the Strzelecki Highway will be raligned up to 1000 metres west of current alignment. Seven kilometres of the Morwell River will be relocated and rebuilt on a new alignment. The river will taken out of the concrete pipe and returned to a natural riverline environment. The Yinnar Driffield road will be upgraded to accommodate over dimensional 9 traffic. Marrets road and Brodribb road will be closed for parts of the construction period. Click for more details...

MELBOURNE TROUGH COALBED METHANE GAS PROJECT - COBBLEDICK/POINT COOK/PORTHEATH
Mining (Onshore - oil & gas) New project at 18km south of Bacchus Marsh, Oak Park, VIC 3046. This type is Resource - Coalbed Methane Gas with Private ownership. The Victorian Department of Natural Resources and Environment has granted the necessary approval for Eastern Star Gas to commence its 5 well coalbed methane pilot production trial in the Melbourne Trough brown coals. The planned Oak Park pilot production trial is designed to test whether the Maddingly seam in EL 4507 is capable of producing significant volumes of gas at commercially viable rates. Wells will be drilled into the target seam on each corner of a 300m by 300m square, with a fifth well drilled in the centre of the square. An electric submersible pump will be installed in each well and operated continuously for an initial six month period with the aim of preferentially de-watering the area surrounding the central well. Water production and any gas production will be monitored regularly during the initial six month pilot production trial. Click for more details...

STAWELL GOLD OPERATIONS - OPERATING MINE
Mining (Exploration - Drilling) project In The Northern Grampians Council Area of Private ownership. GG1 and GG2 blocks have been accessed to date. Click for more details...

VIC P-43 - GEOGRAPHE
Resource - Oil & Gas - Offshore project at Otway Basin, ., VIC 3999 in the Mining (Offshore - oil & gas). Studies by Woodside are in progress to assess the feasibility of developing the Geographe field. Approximately 280 km of 2D seismic data was acquired and is being evaluated. Click for more details...

NEW BENDIGO GOLD PROJECT
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project at Via, Bendigo, VIC 3550 of Mining Equipment - Supply type of New development. Includes 2 Boom Jumbos, 1 Boom JUMBO, Rodbolter, Longhole Drill and 7 cubic metre loader. Click for more details...

BALLARAT EAST GOLD PROJECT
Via, Ballarat, VIC 3350 Has Ballarat East Gold Project currently at Construction stage. Includes geotechnical drilling of ventilation shaft, drilling from surface to define resource cross sections on Sulieman and first chance lines, drilling targets from surface on Yarrowee Creek anticline. Click for more details...

MEGASCOLIDES 1 - NARRACAN TROUGH - GAS RESOURCE
Mining (Exploration - Drilling) New project at Hunter Road, Warragul, VIC 3820. This type is Resource - Coalbed Methane Gas with Private ownership. 2D sesmic survey will explore the Crayfish group level oil play to provide suitable areas for drilling in 2006. The Narracan trough is a black seam extending from near Warragul south to Coal Creek at Korumburra and to Wonthaggi. Megascolides 1 well is expected to be gas charged with CBM targets from 700 to 1100 metres and the conventional gas targets at depths of 1700 metres. Click for more details...

MEGASCOLIDES 1 - NARRACAN TROUGH - GAS RESOURCE
Mining (Onshore - oil & gas) New project at Hunter Road, Warragul, VIC 3820. This type is Resource - Coalbed Methane Gas with Private ownership. 2D sesmic survey will explore the Crayfish group level oil play to provide suitable areas for drilling in 2006. The Narracan trough is a black seam extending from near Warragul south to Coal Creek at Korumburra and to Wonthaggi. Megascolides 1 well is expected to be gas charged with CBM targets from 700 to 1100 metres and the conventional gas targets at depths of 1700 metres. Click for more details...

SOUTH EAST SOUTH AUSTRALIA PIPELINE - POOLAIJELO TO LADBROKE GROVE
Natural Gas Pipeline New project In The Various Council Area. The pipeline will be 45 km long and 200 mm in diameter. Click for more details...

MURRAY BASIN STAGE 2 - KWR MINERAL SANDS PROJECT - MINING CONTRACT
Mining Contract - Open Cut project at 28 km east of, Ouyen, VIC 3490 in the Mining (Sand mining - suction dredging). For the open cut mining contract to use a 900 tonne re-locatable mining unit. Click for more details...

INGLEWOOD GOLDFIELD PROJECT - PLANT RECOMMENCEMENT
Private ownership Mining (Underground - including longwall) project In The Greater Bendigo Council Area for New development. A project on the historic Central Victorian Inglewood goldfield. Based on a resource estimate of 235,000 ounces (oz) from historic open pit & underground deposits. Recommissioning of the 90,000tpa CIP/CIL gold processing plant with associated equipment upgrades. Click for more details...

FRANKLIN RESOURCES JOINT VENTURE GOLD PROJECT
Currently at the Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage In La Trobe is a project estimated to be $ 2000000. This project The tenement covers the interpreted north-eastern extension of the strategically important Ross Creek Line of Mineralisation. Click for more details...

GRAYBRIDGE PROJECT - HEAVY MINERAL SANDS RESOURCE
Graybridge Project - Heavy Mineral Sands Resource is currently at the Early Planning stage, valued at about $ 2000000 it is Indicated and Inferred Resource of 47.6 Mt with 3.42% THM and 15.8% Zircon has been defined. Click for more details...

JERICHO PROJECT - GOLD RESOURCE
Resource - Gold project at Via, Walhalla, VIC 3825 in the Mining (Exploration - Drilling). Drilling has traversed the pyrrhotite enriched siltstone and intersecting broken ground interpreted to be the fault zone expected to underlie the siltstone sequence. Further drilling will target gold mineralisation in a zone of intersection between the Victor's Quartz Reef and a diorite dyke rock. The zone of intersection is structurally analogous with the setting of the Cohens Reef Mine located south of Victor. Click for more details...

KEPPEL CREEK TUNGSTEN PROJECT
New project of Mining (Exploration - Drilling) project at Via, Marysville, VIC 3779. The project has known tungsten mineralisation in the north of the project area, which was identified from historical stream and soil sampling activities. Click for more details...

YALLOURN JOINT VENTURE COAL OPERATIONS - YALLOURN COAL FIELD REALIGNMENT PROJECT
Mining (Open Cut) project at Eastern Rd, Yallourn North, VIC 3825 for New. A project to reduce overburden removal in the southeast portion of the coal fields supplying the Yallourn W Power Station by boundary alteration. Relocation further to the east of the Maryvale Coal Field boundary. Coal & overburden systems to be located on this field's western batter with overburden placement at the base of the adjacent, currently producing East Field Mine. Construction activities associated with conveyors to include embankments & formation across the East Field Mine, footing installations as well as mechanical, structural & electrical installation. Associated infrastructure to include roads & ramps, installation of high voltage reticulation & fire services reticulation. Diversion also of the Morwell West Drain as its upper reaches will be subject to mining. Click for more details...

WOODS POINT GOLD PROJECT - MORNING STAR MINE
A project in the VIC Within Mansfield Shire. 2008 drilling at the former Morning Star Mine intersected 2 new highly mineralised zones (Kenny & Maxwell) around 250m from the surface. The resulting maiden total resource estimate (measured + indicated + inferred) came in at 4.6 million tonnes (Mt) for 910,000oz contained gold including 2Mt @11.2g/t underground resource for 726,000oz contained gold & 2.6Mt @ 2.1g/t of surface resource for 184,000oz. In 2009 a pilot mining program of the Maxwell Reef (average 12g/t gold) was underway to extract 3000t of ore. Access to the 217m deep reef to be via an exploration decline to be constructed from the existing Morning Star Mine main shaft between levels 8 & 9. An initial production rate of at least 50t per day anticipated. Other 2009 activity included refurbishment of Plats between levels 3 & 9, installing air & water services to Level 6 (Burn's Reef), laying of rail to level 4 (Dickenson's Stope) as well as power, pumping & mine communications upgrades. Further underground exploration included sampling at Level 6 (Dickenson's & Burn's Reefs) & the Morning Star adit (Age of Progress/Stackpoole Reef). Investigation underway on the main shaft winding mechanism to ensure it can cope with increasing production. Click for more details...

INGLEWOOD GOLDFIELD PROJECT - WOLFF SHOOT OPEN CUT
Mining (Open Cut) New project at 45km northwest of, Bendigo, VIC 3552. This type is Resource - Gold with Private ownership. Establishment of open cut operations 400m south of the existing Maxwells underground mine shaft. In May 2009 Wolff Shoot open cut resource estimate stood at 102,900t @ 2% gold for 6600 ounces & 19,500t for 11,900 ounces of gold underground. An initial box cut expected to be 150m long, up to 3m wide & 50m deep. A decline to be built out from the side of the pit to access deposits 60m approx below ground. Click for more details...

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