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.
A final decision on the Olympic Dam Project (ODP) by Commonwealth, State and Territory governments is expected in the second half of this year.
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.
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.
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.
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 has awarded the EPC contract for its $127 million Mt Carlton project near Townsville to Calder Projects Services.
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.
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.
Southern Cross Electrical Engineering Limited has won the above-ground electrical and instrumentation installation contract on the Cadia East Project.