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Incorporating Lead Aware Times ( ISSN 1440-4966) and Lead Advisory Service News (ISSN 1440-0561)
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Australian Major Lead Mining & Exploration References & Extracts

Found online, selected and collated by Filip Szczepanski, Volunteer Map-maker; Ardhika Wira, Administrator; and Elizabeth O’Brien, Manager, Global Lead Advice and Support Service (GLASS), Sydney, Australia

  • Alliance Resources - East Frome Base Metal Project (100%); ALLIANCE RESOURCES LIMITED; http://www.allianceresources.com.au/IRM/content/project_eastfrome.html
  • INVESTOR PRESENTATION, Mining 2011, Brisbane, Queensland, including exploration at East Frome Pb-Zn-Ag-Cu-Au Project, Located 30km NW of Broken Hill, NSW.
  • BHP Billiton - About Base Metals (A Leading global producer of Copper, Silver, Lead and Zinc); BHP Billiton resourcing the future; http://www.bhpbilliton.com/home/businesses/basemetals/Pages/default.aspx
  • Located in North West Queensland, Cannington (BHP Billiton 100 per cent) is a fly-in fly-out mining and processing operation that has grown to become the world’s largest and lowest cost producer of silver and lead. The operation consists of an underground mine and metallurgical processing facility.
  • CBH Resources Limited - Company Profile; CBH Resources Limited; http://www.cbhresources.com.au/company-profile/contact-us.htm
  • CBH is a resource company which involves in underground mining (zinc, lead, silver) in Cobar, NSW and CBH also has base metal development projects in Western Australia and Broken Hill, a concentrate ship loading facility at Newcastle and major exploration positions in both Western Australia and NSW.
  • Creat Resources Holdings - About the Company; Creat Resources Holdings Limited (CRH); http://www.creatresources.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&
  • Initially incorporated in Tasmania, Australia in 1999 and trading as Zeehan Zinc Limited, Creat Resources Holdings Limited is a mining, exploration and development company seeking to mine and process certain zinc, lead and silver deposits in Western Tasmania, Australia.
  • Enirgi Group, comprising Ivernia & its wholly owned Magellan Metals - The Magellan Mine; Ivernia; http://www.ivernia.com/projects/magellan.html
  • The Magellan Mine (“Magellan” or the “Mine”), in Western Australia, is the world’s largest lead carbonate mine. On April 7, 2011, Ivernia announced that it had placed the Magellan Mine on care and maintenance. Three lead deposits have been discovered on Magellan Hill, namely the Magellan, Cano and Pinzon deposits. Initial discovery of the Magellan deposit was in 1993, followed by Cano in 2001 and Pinzon in 2004. Two outlying deposits, Drake and Pizarro were discovered approximately 20 km to the south of Magellan Hill.
  • PRAIRIE DOWNS BASE METAL PROJECT; IVERNIA Inc; http://www.ivernia.com/projects/prairie-downs.html
  • In June 2010 Ivernia entered into an earn-in agreement on the Prairie Downs Base Metal Project (Prairie Downs" or the "Project") in Western Australia. This is the first joint venture undertaken as part of the Company's corporate growth strategy to acquire and explore a portfolio of base metal projects. Under the terms of the earn-in agreement, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ivernia may earn up to an 80% interest in Prairie Downs, as outlined below. The Project is located in an area with good infrastructure, in the Pilbara, a prolific mining region in Western Australia. The majority of past exploration at Prairie Downs was focused on a limited area, in which previous operators outlined a small JORC-compliant resource, the Prairie Deposit (the PD"). Potential exists to enlarge the PD and for the discovery of additional zones of lead-zinc+/-silver mineralization along the 20 kilometer long Prairie Downs Fault System, a regional-scale structure associated with base metal mineralization on the Project.
  • Heron Resources Limited - Heron Resources Limited Quarterly Report (including exploration on LEICHHARDT COPPER-GOLD-REE PROJECT, NORTHWEST QUEENSLAND (Mt Isa) of lead); Heron Resources  Limited, ABN 30 068 263 098; http://www.heronresources.com.au/downloads/reports/quarterly/hrrqr2011_jun.pdf
  • The Company’s wholly owned Mt Zephyr Project is located 70km north-east of Leonora. The project is targeting Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide (VMS) deposits similar to those found at the Teutonic Bore copper-zinc-lead mine located 60km west. RC drilling was completed during the Quarter with 15 holes for 2,176m.Seven diamond holes completed for 3,227, sulphides intersected in all holes, with most significant intersection of 9m @ 0.67% zinc and 0.16% lead.
  • LEICHHARDT COPPER-GOLD-REE PROJECT, NORTHWEST QUEENSLAND The Company commenced tenement pegging in the Mt Isa Inlier of Northwest Queensland, targeting copper-gold-rare earth mineralization in Iron Ore Copper Gold (IOCG) settings. In terms of exploration potential, Mt Isa Inlier is a very well mineralised Cu-Au, Pb-Zn-Ag, U-REE and Mo-Re province, with one or two world class deposits discovered virtually each decade (Ernest Henry 1991 discovery, 122Mt at 1.14% Cu and 0.55g/t Au; Mt Elliott 2009 discovery, 570Mt at 0.44% Cu and 0.26g/t Au, both IOCG deposits).
  • Jabiru Metals Limited - JABIRU METALS LIMITED - ASX: JML; Australian Shares (The complete Online Database of Australian Shares); http://www.australian-shares.com/mining/JML
  • Jabiru Metals Limited (Jabiru) is an Australian resources company whose key products are zinc and copper sold to refineries in the form of zinc concentrate and copper concentrate. Jabiru's copper concentrate also contains significant silver credits and a small amount of gold. The Jaguar Exploration Project encompasses 3 high grade VMS deposits, Teutonic Bore, Jaguar and Bentley, centred on the Jaguar mine approximately 300km north of Kalgoorlie and equidistance between Leonora 65km by road to the south and Leinster to the north. Production began from Jaguar in 2007 and in late 2008 Jabiru Metals discovered the Bentley deposit 4km to the south. The Bentley high grade resource remains open at depth and is currently being developed with production planned for 2011.
  • The Stockman Project is located in the Victorian Alps region 470km by road north-east of Melbourne and 60km by road north east of Omeo. The project contains two copper-zinc-lead-silver-gold rich VMS deposits, Wilga and Currawong. Wilga was discovered by a WMC /BP joint venture in 1978 and Currawong in 1979. Denehurst mined the copper rich core of Wilga deposit from 1992 to 1996. In 2006 following rehabilitation of the plant site and tailings dam by the Victorian Department of Primary Industries the project was put out for public tender as part of an exploration incentive program. Jabiru was awarded the project in March 2007.
  • Kagara Mining - Overview; Kagara Limited (ASX: KZL); http://www.kagara.com.au/irm/ShowStaticCategory.aspx?CategoryID=222&Hide
  • Kagara Zinc Ltd is a mining company in Western Australia which mines zinc, lead oxide, copper, silver and gold. Kagara has completed a pre-feasibility study on the world-class, potentially Tier One Admiral Bay zinc-lead-silver-barite project in Western Australia. The Company is currently seeking equity or joint venture partners to underpin an externally funded Bankable Feasibility Study.
  • Operations - North Queensland; Kagara MINING (growing more than our business); http://www.kagara.com.au/irm/ShowStaticCategory.aspx?CategoryID=281&Hide
  • Kagara Ltd has four operational hubs at Mungana, Mt Garnet, Balcooma and Thalanga in North Queensland. Mt Garnet, which was the Company’s first operation in the region, is its administrative and processing centre with two operating treatment facilities – a polymetallic plant that treats high-grade ore sourced from the Mungana underground mine and nearby Mt Garnet underground mine, and a copper circuit that treats ore sourced predominantly from the Balcooma underground mine. The Mungana operations include a partially completed polymetallic concentrator which, if completed, has the potential to underpin a substantial increase in Kagara Ltd’s zinc production, which would be driven by the development of new deposits in the region such as King Vol and The Thalanga operations include a treatment facility capable of treating both polymetallic and copper ore which currently processes ore from the high-grade Vomacka open pit. These mines supply ore to Kagara Ltd’s copper and polymetallic plants at Mt Garnet, as well as the polymetallic treatment facility at Thalanga. In the FY 2011, Kagara Ltd produced: • 22,530t copper, targeting an increase of more than 30,000tpa by FY 2015. • 40,125t zinc-lead, targeting an increase to 71,000tpa by FY 2014.
  • Kingsgate Consolidated Pty Limited - Bowdens Project; Kingsgate Consolidated Limited; http://www.kingsgate.com.au/australia/bowdens.htm
  • Kingsgate entered into an agreement in August 2011 to purchase the Bowdens silver project in Lue, New South Wales, from a wholly-owned subsidiary of Silver Standard Resources Inc., subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions precedent. Bowdens, located some 240 km west of Sydney, is an epithermal silver deposit with a resource of approximately 100 Moz silver reported in line with JORC guidelines. Bowdens has the potential to be developed as an open pit operation with the capacity to sustain a 3 - 4 Mtpa ore processing rate over a minimum 10 year mine life. Silver mineralisation is associated with lead [0.3%] and zinc sulphides [0.4%].
  • McArthur River Mining Xstrata Zinc - 3rd Edition of Memorandum (Production Statistics of total 13.5million tonnes of ore at an average grade of 5.8percent Pb was extracted between 1995 and 2006); McArthur River Mining Xstrata Zinc; http://www.mcarthurrivermine.com.au/en/publications/memorandum/memorandum
  • MMR Limited (Minmetals Resources Limited) comprises the MMG (Minerals and Metals Group) Ltd group of companies - Company Overview; MINMETALS RESOURCES LIMITED; http://www.mmg.com/en/About-Us/Company-Overview.aspx
  • Our major development projects include the Dugald River undeveloped zinc-lead-silver deposit located in north-western Queensland, Australia, and a suite of base metals in the Nunuvut Territories in north-west Canada.
  • Perilya - By approaching opportunities with a fresh set of eyes, using innovative approaches to tap into the rich seam of past knowledge, and introducing new practices and technologies, we believe that we can unlock the considerable latent value at Broken Hill; Paul Arndt; http://www.perilya.com.au/our-business/operations/broken-hill
  • Perilya Limited is a mining and exploration Company which owns and operates the Broken Hill mine in New South Wales, Australia and is one of Australia’s largest zinc-lead-silver miners. Perilya is also a gold producer at its Daisy-Milano gold mine in Western Australia and has interests in exploration for gold and base metals and investments in the energy and minerals sectors.
  • Terramin Australia - Angas Zinc Mine; ANGAS ZINC MINE (TERRAMIN AUSTRALIA); http://www.terramin.com.au/projects/angas/default.aspx
  • The Angas Zinc Mine is 100% owned and operated by Terramin.
    Production at Angas commenced in July 2008. The initial Probable Reserves of 2.15 million tonnes at 10.5% Pb+Zn  were sufficient for a seven year operation. Drilling results from the near mine area show strong indications of further shoots that would extend mine life. The mine is located in an historical mining belt where the Company holds over 1000km2 of tenements with encouraging exploration results, offering further potential for deposits that could be processed at Angas or developed into new mines.
  • Terramin identifies significant lead-zinc targets at Menninnie Dam; TERRAMIN AUSTRALIA; http://www.terramin.com.au/lib/pdf/media/ASXreleases/%20_SET_MEmf844.pdf
  • Terramin, via its wholly-owned subsidiary, Menninnie Metals Pty Ltd, owns and operates four contiguous exploration tenements in the southern Gawler Ranges, South Australia, collectively known as the Menninnie Zinc Project. The tenements are: Menninnie Dam EL3640; the Nonning JV EL3535; Kolendo EL4285; and Taringa EL4669.
  • Unity Mining Limited - Henty Gold Mine Exploration Targets (September 2011); UNITY Mining Limited; http://www.unitymining.com.au/activities/henty/exploration.htm
  • Henty Gold Mine Exploration Targets (September 2011) Previous drilling in The Red Hills Prospect, which 4km to the NE of Henty, has delineated a thin base metal horizon, with a best down hole intercept of 2.8 m at 34.5 % zinc, 11.3 % lead, 250 g/t silver and 6.5 g/t gold. The Farrell field consists of vein-hosted silver-lead and zinc mineralisation, which was extracted from a number of mines up until 1973. A combined production of 731,000 t at 12.8 % lead)
  • Western Desert Resources - Overview; Western Desert Resources; http://www.westerndesertresources.com.au/page/view_by_id/30
  • Western Desert Resources is a diversified resources business with a portfolio of quality assets in the Northern Territory, including gold and copper tenements near Pine Creek and Tennant Creek, uranium and other base metal projects.
  • Xstrata Queensland Limited/Mt Isa Mines Limited - Welcome to Xstrata Mount Isa Mines; Xstrata Mount Isa Mines; http://www.mountisamines.com.au/EN/Pages/MtIsaMinesHome.aspx
  • Xstrata Mount Isa Mines operates two separate mining and processing streams, copper and zinc-lead-silver. Together the company’s mines form one of the largest underground mining operations in the world, and employ more than 5,700 employees and contractors.

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