Copper Ore Mining

Minerals and Metals Group poised to commit $100m for Golden Grove Cu-Zn mine expansion

China's state-owned Minerals and Metals Group is poised to commit to a $100 million expansion of its Golden Grove copper-zinc mine east of Geraldton.

Final decision from governments on Olympic Dam Project expected in second half of 2011

A final decision on the Olympic Dam Project (ODP) by Commonwealth, State and Territory governments is expected in the second half of this year.

Scoping Study for Lachlan Star's Bushranger copper project in NSW estimates $98 million capex

Lachlan Star Limited's 100% owned Bushranger copper project in NSW will cost about $98 million to develop and have a mine life between five and 11.

Conditional development approval for Sandfire Resources' $400m DeGrussa Copper-Gold Project

Open pit and underground mining contracts and orders for key long-lead items are expected this month for Sandfire Resources' $400 million DeGrussa Copper-Gold Project in the Mid West.

Feasibility Study on Westgold Resources' $101m Rover 1 gold-copper project expected mid-2011

A Feasibility Study on development of mine production facilities for Westgold Resources' Rover 1 gold-copper project south-west of Tennant Creek in the NT is expected in mid-2011.

Contract for mine development work due this month for Ivanhoe's Kulthor Osborne development

Ivanhoe Australia has approved $30 million of development capital for the Kulthor/Osborne development on the company’s Cloncurry district tenements in Queensland.

Conquest Mining awards EPC for Mt Carlton gold-silver-copper project to Calder Projects Services

Conquest Mining has awarded the EPC contract for its $127 million Mt Carlton project near Townsville to Calder Projects Services.

Venturex awards design contract to GR Engineering Services for Whim Creek-Panorama Project

Venturex Resources has awarded GR Engineering Services the process design and infrastructure components for its Combined Whim Creek – Panorama Cu-Zn Project in the Pilbara.

BHPB awards LogiCamms $10m multidiscipline contract for new process facility at Olympic Dam

BHP Billiton has awarded LogiCamms Limited a $10 million multidiscipline contract to deliver a new process facility at Olympic Dam at Roxby Downs, South Australia.

Fluor awards Southern Cross Electrical Engineering contract on Newcrest's Cadia East Project

Southern Cross Electrical Engineering Limited has won the above-ground electrical and instrumentation installation contract on the Cadia East Project.