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DUCHESS OF YORK PROJECT - GOLD RESOURCE
60 km south east of, Kalgoorlie, WA 6430 Has Duchess Of York Project - Gold Resource currently at Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage. During the quarter, Hampton carried out 2394 m of RAB bedrock drilling on a 200 x 50 m grid pattern plus 3 RC holes totalling 270 m. The main target zone covered by the RAB drilling extends southward from the Duchess of York prospect which is situated on top of an outcropping hill associated with intensely veined quartz prophyry. The zone covers a modest but distinct gold in soil auger drill anomaly and north trending lineaments interpreted from detailed aeromagnetics. Click for more details...

MOUNT GIBSON IRON ORE PROJECT - TALLERING PEAK MAGNETITE
Mining (Exploration - Drilling) New project at North northeast of, Mullewa, WA 6630. This type is Resource - Iron Ore with Private ownership. The company aims to establish sufficient economic reserves of magnetite to justify and operation to produce 1.0mtpa of magnetite concentrate for export. Additional mapping is to be carried out on the North Ridge. Click for more details...

RUBY QUEEN GOLD MINE PROJECT
Mining (Underground - including longwall) New project at 25 km from, Halls Creek, WA 6770. This type is Dewatering with Private ownership. The former Ruby queen mine was abandoned in the early 1900s after the shaft was repeatedly burnt out and workings became inaccessible. Access to the mine will be made safe enough to allow a complete underground survey of the previously unrecorded and unmined sublevels. A Feasibility Study on dewatering the lower levels will also be undertaken. Click for more details...

KAMBALDA OPERATIONS - LONG NICKEL MINE - RESOURCE
Via, Kambalda, WA 6442 Has Kambalda Operations - Long Nickel Mine - Resource currently at Construction stage. Resource estimate is 1,367,000 tonnes @ 5.6% nickel for 76,700 nickel tonnes. Reserves are 1,114,000 tonnes @ 4.2% nickel for 46,800 nickel tonnes. Production for 2005/2006 was 238,551 tonnes @ 3.73% for 8897 nickel tonnes. The developer has budgeted $6 million for exploration decline development, geophysical surveys and drilling for 2006/2007 at Long, Long South and McLeay to increase the reserve base. Click for more details...

NULLAGINE PROJECT - ALL NATIONS
Mining (Underground - including longwall) New project at Via, Nullagine, WA 6758. This type is Resource - Gold with Private ownership. Results to date include 8 metres at 2.5g/t gold, including 3 metres at 4.11g/t gold. Mineralisation to date is still open to the west, requiring further drill testing. Click for more details...

GREENBUSHES TANTALUM OPERATIONS
Contract Mining project at via, Greenbushes, WA 6254 in the Mining (Open Cut). Double the output to 600,000 pounds per annum. Click for more details...

PLUMRIDGE PROJECT - COPPER RESOURCE
Resource - Copper/Nickel/Platinum Group Elements project at Approx 400 km east of, Kalgoorlie, WA 6430 In The Council Area Of Kalgoorlie-Boulder of Private. A major airborne electromagnetic survey has identified a number of high priority targets coincident with magnetic anomalies under thin cover and extending over a strike length of 1.5 km. Click for more details...

MIKADO GOLD MINE - RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Laverton Council Area of Private ownership. Mining ceased at Mikado in late 2004 and has been under care and maintenance since then. Mine studies of the area will be carried in conjuction with the Brighstar Gold project which is located near the mine. Mining is planned to commence 2006. A resource of 529,582 at 3.81 g/t gold for a contained 71,000 ounces has now been defined. Click for more details...

JUNDEE - GOLD
Mining (Open Cut) project at Approximately 40 km east southeast of, Wiluna, WA 6646 for New. Mineral resource currently estimated at 13mt grading 2.4gpt gold including a proven & probable reserve of 6.9mt at 2.4gpt gold. Bulk mining methods are expected to be used with an estimated strip ratio of 10:1. Oxide ore continues to a depth of 60m & ore is anticipated to be free digging to 30m. Transitional material extends between 60m & 80m for this area where 4 initial pits are planned. These deposits are expected to form one large pit as mining progresses (1.8 km x 500m to a depth of 100m). Surveys, tailings dam/plant & waste dumps sterilisation drilling undertaken. Contract extending over 3 years expected to involve 45 million bank cu m of material. Click for more details...

NORTH WELL - GOLD
New project of Mining (Open Cut) project at Approximately 65 km northwest of, Leonora, WA 6438. Previously advised resources included 475,000t grading 1.5gpt gold (measured) & 115,000t at 1.3gpt gold (indicated) at North Well. This softer ore to be blended with harder ore from Bannockburn. Contract period of 9 months is envisaged, however, drilling to resume in area during April 1996. Click for more details...

WOMBAT DEEPS - GOLD
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project at 60 km northeast of, Dalwallinu, WA 6609 for New. Best intercepts to date include 19m (from 105m) at 4.73gpt gold & 3m grading (from 151m) 22.0gpt gold. 30,000t parcel of ore to be processed. Treatment of low grade stockpiles considered economically viable following recent trials. This option may bypass secondary & tertiary crushers & screening to provide mill feed & oversize dump leachable material. Mineralisation extends at least 120m below planned pit floor (188m). Additional results include 4m grading 97.2gpt gold. Preliminary probable reserve currently estimated at 148,000t grading 8.09gpt gold. Decline to start at 295RL extending over 860m to 214RL where mining will commence. Stoping expected to begin in April 1996 & development will include at least five ore drives. Work scheduled to commence mid/late January 1996. Click for more details...

LANFRANCHI MINE - NICKEL
Mining Contract -Underground project at 42 km south of, Kambalda, WA 6442 in the Mining (Underground - including longwall). Contract comprises production mining Click for more details...

WEST KIMBERLEY RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT STUDY
Private ownership Mining (Onshore - oil & gas) project In The Various Council Area for New development. Qualified consultants to provide services to undertake a "West Australian Resource Development Study" - a strategic infrastructure planning study identifying the long term requirements for multi-use industrial infrastructure, social infrastructure and associated services related to mineral and petroleum development in the West Kimberley. Click for more details...

QUARTZ CIRCLE PROJECT
A project in the WA Within East Pilbara. Drill testing of the large electrical target outlined by the Mimdas geophysical system is planned, subject to access. Click for more details...

VARANUS ISLAND GAS EXPANSION PROJECT
Mining (Offshore - oil & gas) project In The Offshore Council Area of Compressor Station Packaging type. Includes installation. Click for more details...

WESTERN AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT AIRBORNE GEOPHYSICAL SURVEYS
Mining (Exploration - airborne surveys etc.) New project at Various sites, ., WA 6999. This type is Airborne Geophysical Surveys with Private ownership. Areas to be included in the proposed surveys include: Murchison-Gascoyne and the eastern Wheatbelt which are highly prospective for nickel and gold: the Esperance through to Warburton Area; the Musgrave-Arunta area adjacent to the State's eastern border; and the nickel, base metals and diamond bearing areas of the Kimberley. Click for more details...

MIITEL NICKEL OPERATIONS - MARINERS
New project of Mining (Underground - including longwall) project at 4 km north of, Kambalda, WA 6442. These include highly specialised pumps (oil & gas technology). Supply is expected to be negotiated with specialised suppliers. Also includes underground pumps which will also be negotiated with specialised suppliers. Click for more details...

MONTI CRISTO GOLD PROJECT
Resource - Gold project at 30 km SE of, Yalgoo, WA 6635 in the Mining (Underground - including longwall). Rab drilling to assess all targets is to follow the initial phase of field exploration. This project complements Thundelarra's other nearby gold projects. Click for more details...

RANDLES FIND NICKEL SULPHIDE PROJECT - RESOURCE
New project of Mining (Exploration - Drilling) project at Between Leonora and, Leinster, WA 6437. Randles Find is located about 100 km south of Jubilee's Cosmos nickel mine and adjoins Bannockburn. Intercepta to date have not been of economic widths, but have been high grade. this indicates ptoential to host bodies of nickel sulphide mineralisation of significant size. During a three month extension to the JV agreement , Jubille is undertaking a final project evaluation, possible including drilling further diamond core holes. Click for more details...

MOUNT ELSIE PROJECT - GOLD RESOURCE
Currently at the Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage In East Pilbara is a project estimated to be $ 10000000. This project A 1000 RC programme is planned to follow up intersections including 6m of 7.3g/t Au from 4m and 3m at 7.2g/t from 12m at the T4 prospect. Click for more details...

YAKABINDIE NICKEL PROJECT - STAGE 3
Yakabindie Nickel Project - Stage 3 is currently at the Early Planning stage, valued at about $ 50000000 it is Likely to include an increase in mining to 32,000 tpa nickel and an expansion of the concentrator. Click for more details...

ST IVES GOLD OPERATIONS - BELLEISLE/NORTH REDOUBTABLE/NORTH REVENGE/KAPAI/LUT
New project of Mining (Underground - including longwall) project at Located near, Kambalda, WA 6442. At St Ives infil drilling was conducted on the North Revenge-Kapai project. The best results include 5m @ 9.93g/t from 22m, 12m @ 5.71g/t from 59 m, and 9m @ 9.64 g/t from 15m. Mineralisation at North Revenge-Kapai is now interpreted to extend a further 300 m to north. Drilling continued at Belleisle in order to identify high grade shoot trends. North Redoubtable, a new project generated by the re-assaying of historic nickel samples from the Kambalda Dome has returned results that include 4.6m @ 8.07 g/t from 67m, 16m @ 3.24g/t from 44m, and 12.4m @ 4.39 g/t from 161m. These results indicate the presence of previously unknown gold-mineralised structures within the main St Ives mineralised corridor. Follow up RC drilling has commenced. Click for more details...

KARONIC PROJECT - MAIN ZONE
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project at Approx 110 km east of, Kalgoorlie, WA 6430 of Trial Mining type of New development. The Maine Zone north shoot contains 35,700 tonnes at 10.10 g/t gold & remains open to the north. Continuity of the shoot will be tested by diamond drilling from underground during the course of the decline development. Re-assessment of Main Zone south mineralisation has also commenced with detailed manual sectional & plan view studies of drill hole data. Significant high grade mineralisation occurs within a south plunging zone below the open pit. This target is rated as a high priority for further testing by drilling & has the potential to add a significant tonnage of high grade ore to the mineable reserves. Click for more details...

CHRISTMAS FLAT PROJECT
A project in the WA Within Kalgoorlie-Boulder. A gold/arsenic/tungsten anomaly with a strike length of 1,500 m. Click for more details...

COOLGARDIE GOLD OPERATIONS - EMPRESS/LINDSAYS
Resource - Gold New project In The Coolgardie Council Area. Empress is an operating underground mine. Click for more details...

BRANDY HILL GOLD & BASE METALS PROJECT - SHAW WELL/PIPELINE BORE
Mining (Underground - including longwall) project for New development. In light of the fact that a substantial Banded Iron Formation (BIF) structure runs across the Company?s tenement holding at Gullewa, the geophysical review outlined above was expanded to evaluate the potential for iron deposits in the area. Three significant aeromagnetic anomalies indicative of magnetite in BIF were identified in the Brandy Hill area. Specifically, anomalies of amplitude 10,000 nT, 26,000 nT and 29,000 nT were observed. Key recommendations in relation to these anomalies were to conduct geological mapping as well as ground-based magnetic and gravity surveys to further evaluate their potential. Batavia intends to carry out this work at Gullewa in the Brandy Hill area during the March 2006 quarter. Click for more details...

BURBANKS GOLD PROJECT - RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) project In The Coolgardie Council Area of Private ownership. Indicated and inferred resource estimate is 517,000 tonnes at 4.5 grams per tonne gold for a total of 74,000 ounces. Underground diamond drilling will focus on extensions to the Wahloo Shoot and to upgrade the resource estimate to indicated category. Click for more details...

EILEEN BORE PROJECT - PLATINUM/NICKEL/COAL RESOURCE
Resource - Platinum Group/Nickel/Copper project at East Kimberley area via, Halls Creek, WA 6770 in the Mining (Open Cut). Detailed surface soil sampling over the Black Bull prospect identified a nickel copper soil anomaly. Click for more details...

NIFTY COPPER OPERATIONS - SULPHIDE DEVELOPMENT
Private ownership Mining (Underground - including longwall) project In The East Pilbara Council Area for New development. Construction of unknown number of offices. Click for more details...

COSMOS NICKEL OPERATIONS - ANOMALY 1 - RESOURCE
Cosmos Nickel Operations - Anomaly 1 - Resource is currently at the Early Planning stage, valued at about $ 5000000 it is Resource estimate is 53 Mt @ 0.62% Ni for 328,000 tonnes of contained nickel metal. The measured and indicated estimate is 41 Mt @ 0.65% Ni for 265,000 tonnes of contained nickel. Click for more details...

EAST KUNDANA GOLD OPERATIONS - RALEIGH - RESOURCE
Mining (Underground - including longwall) New project at Approx 30 km north west of, Kalgoorlie, WA 6430. This type is Resource - Gold with Private ownership. 1 km of underground mining has been completed with high grade development ore discovered. This will be transported to the surface for temporary stockpiling until treatment. Click for more details...

MEEKATHARRA GOLD OPERATIONS - LUKES JUNCTION
Resource - Gold project at 10 km north of Bluebird plant via, Meekatharra, WA 6642 In The Council Area Of Meekatharra of Private. A re-assessment of this deposit which previously held an Indicated resource of 370,000 tonnes at 1.6 g/t (18,000 oz), suggested the possibility of economically recovering around 87,000 tonnes of oxide material at a grade of 2.0 g/t. 20 infill RC holes were subsequently drilled, giving significant intercepts. An OBM was subsequently constructed which contained 430,000 tonnes at 1.6 g/t (22,000 oz). Click for more details...

NIQUEST NICKEL/GOLD PROJECT - RESOURCE
Niquest Nickel/Gold Project - Resource is currently at the Exploration, Drilling, Survey & Assessment stage, valued at about $ 5000000 it is RAB drilling is designed to geochemically test the favourable basalt ultramafic contact at Hugo Nickel prospect. RAB drilling will also attempt to test the down plunge extent of the gold mineralisation at Lawsons. Follow up RC or Diamond drilling may follow. Click for more details...

STYBARROW PROJECT - SUBSEA FACILITIES
Mining (Offshore - oil & gas) project at Exmouth Sub Basin 55 Km Northwest of, Exmouth, WA 6707 of Subsea Facilities/Fpso Mooring System Installation type of New development. Installation of the FPSO spider buoy and mooring system complete with anchors to be provided by BHP Petroleum. Click for more details...

LAKE PRESTON LIMESTONE QUARRY EXPANSION - RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) project for New development. An extension of an existing 15 Hectares limestone quarry is proposed. The extension area will be 6 Hectares. 25,000 cubic metres of ore is expected to be extracted over the next four years. Ore will be extracted by a large front end loader. Click for more details...

CENTRAL NORSEMAN GOLD OPERATIONS - NEW CHUM - RESOURCE
Mining (Exploration - Drilling) project at Via, Norseman, WA 6443 for New. Resource estimate of an indicated and inferred mineral resource of 318,000 tonnes @ 1.98g/t for 20,000 ounces of gold. Geological mapping and interpretation has identified new targets for drilling. Open pit mining will be the preferred method because the ore is located at shallow levels. Mining design planning is in progress as well necessary government regulatory approvals. Click for more details...

GELORUP LIMESTONE QUARRY - RESOURCE
Mining (Open Cut) New project at (Lots 313-317) Harewoods Road, Gelorup, WA 6230. This type is Resource - Limestone with Private ownership. Sanstone and limestone will be extracted from the site. Click for more details...

BUNGAROO IRON ORE PROJECT - RESOURCE
Private ownership Mining (Open Cut) project In The Ashburton Council Area for New development. Development comprises trial mining of the Bungaroo deposit for three years starting in third quarter 2007. Resource estimate is 15 Mt of Fe ore. Infrastructure proposed for the site include a crushing and screening plant, new haul road, dewatering pipeline, diesel generators for power supply, fuel storage area, refuelling areas, waste water treatment facilities, communication infrastructure and laydown area. A construction camp is also under consideration. Click for more details...

TALGA PEAK GOLD/BASE METALS PROJECT - RESOURCE
Mining (Exploration - Drilling) project at North West of, Marble Bar, WA 6760 of Resource -Gold/Base Metals type of New development. A 5000 metre RC drilling program. Click for more details...

SPLINTER PROJECT - IRON ORE RESOURCE
Resource - Iron Ore New project In The Esperance Council Area. Previous exploration has identified wide zones of high grade magnetite mineralisation commencing at a shallow depth. Drill intersections include up to 24m @ 30.8% Fe and 50m @ 22.6% Fe. Click for more details...

LAKE DARLOT PROJECT - URANIUM RESOURCE
Private ownership Mining (Exploration - Drilling) project In The Leonora Council Area for New development. The prospect comprises broad calcareous sedimentary deposits estimated to be up to 10 metres thick at the margins of Lake Darlot. The calcareous sediments have been identified as being enriched by uranium by precipitation from drainage inflows from nearby catchments that host "hot" granites (high uranium levels). Regional radiometrics data identified a broad zone of anomalous uranium in sediments that is approximately 7km long x 2.4km wide. Click for more details...

LONG NICKEL MINE EXTENSION - MORAN
near, Kambalda West, WA 6444 Has Long Nickel Mine Extension - Moran currently at Construction stage. Independence Group NL has announced a JORC compliant resource estimate of the recently discovered Moran Nickel Deposit at the Long Nickel Mine. The initial resource for Moran is 456,000t @ 7.1% Ni (32,400 Ni t), which currently has a strike extent of 480m and is up to 110m wide. The deposit remains open. The Moran deposit is located in a Kambalda-style, open contact (ultramafic hangingwall and basaltic footwall) komatiite lava channel position, and consists of massive and matrix nickel sulphides (Figure 2). The nickel sulphides are medium to high tenor, with grades ranging from 1% to 23% nickel. The deposit remains open to the north (limited), south and east. The current northern resource limit is located 200m south of the end of the Long South decline and is 70m east of a 30m x 50m geophysical down-hole TEM target (Northern EM target). Click for more details...

MOUNT NEWMAN IRON ORE OPERATIONS - OREBODY 18 - MINING CONTRACT EXTENSION
Mining (Open Cut) project for New development. Provision of complete surface mining services including drill & blast, mining, crushing & on-site train loading. To include an increase in the level of production which will require an additional 50 approx employees. Contract extended by 3 years. Click for more details...

GREATER GORGON GAS PROJECT - LNG & CONDENSATE STORAGE TANKS - INSTRUMENTS
A project in the WA Within Ashburton. For the provision of instruments & connections. Click for more details...

PILBARA 333 IRON ORE OPERATIONS EXPANSION PROJECT
A project in the WA Within Various. A project to increase Pilbara iron operations capacity from 220million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) to 330Mtpa. Improvements at Dampier Port expected to see 225Mtpa capacity by early 2011 & 230Mtpa by mid 2012. Improvements at Cape Lambert Port to include construction of an additional 1.8km, 4 berth jetty & wharf running parallel to the existing Cape Lambert jetty & 4 berth Wharf A. This will give 280Mtpa capacity by the first half of 2014 & 330Mtpa by the first half of 2016. Associated mine development projects to include Hope Downs 4, Marandoo expansions, Nammuldi expansion, Silvergrass, Turee Syncline, Western Turner Syncline & Yandicoogina expansions. Post-2015 mining projects expected to include Bakers South, Beasley River, Bungaroo, Giles, Homestead, Hope Downs 2, 3, 5 & 6, Koodaideri, Shovelanna & Western Range. Project to involve associated supporting infrastructure (rail, water & power) as well as workforce, towns & housing planning. Click for more details...

GREATER GORGON GAS PROJECT - OFFSHORE - SURVEY VESSEL & INSPECTION SERVICES
Survey Vessel/Inspection Services New project In The Ashburton Council Area. For the provision of survey vessel and inspection services. Click for more details...

ASHBURTON RIVER SAND & SHINGLE OPERATIONS EXPANSION
Mining (Sand mining - suction dredging) project at via Old Onslow Rd 32km S of, Onslow, WA 6710 of Operating Mine - Expansion type of New development. Sand & gravel extraction during the dry season from the Ashburton River bed & banks between Ten Mile Pool & Mungaroo Well. Excavation to 4m deep with material processed by sand separation followed by crushing & screening to produce aggregates placed in product stockpiles for distribution. Click for more details...

WHEATSTONE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT - ONSHORE LNG PLANT - SAFETY PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Safety Personal Protective Equipment project at Vicinity of, Onslow, WA 6710 in the Mining (Offshore - oil & gas). For the provision of tug & barge support subsea installation works as well as an offshore positioning tug. Click for more details...

WEST ANGELAS DEPOSIT B - EPCM CONTRACT
Currently at the Construction stage In East Pilbara is a project estimated to be $ 22000000. This project For the provision of engineering, procurement, construction management services. To include additional heavy mining equipment; extension to the process plant, including a new ore stacker; extension to existing non-process infrastructure; & enhancements to the site utilities & services. Click for more details...

KALGOORLIE NORTH GOLD PROJECT - OPEN PIT INFRASTRUCTURE
Mining (Open Cut) project at 50km North of, Kalgoorlie, WA 6430 for New. For the provision of open pit infrastructure. Click for more details...

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