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.
A Scoping Study on Jabiru Metals' Stockman Project has confirmed that the Stockman Project is economically and technically robust.
BHP Billiton's proposed $22bn Olympic Dam Expansion will undergo close scrutiny from Governments following submission of its draft supplementary environmental impact statement (EIS).
Venturex Resources Limited has reported positive results from an independent Scoping Study completed on its Pilbara Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide (VMS) Copper Project.