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Woody Woody

Woody Woody • PERE Brand
CLIENT: Consolidated Minerals
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ConsMin’s wholly owned subsidiary, Pilbara Manganese, owns and operates the Woodie Woodie Manganese mine, located approximately 400km southeast of Port Hedland in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

Ausdrill supplies both RC and RC330 drill Rigs for the purpose of drilling both in pit grade control and exploration reverse circulation drill holes for the client. Diamond Rigs are utilised for the deep diamond holes, up to 1500m’s in depth. Ausdrill supplies all specialist plant and equipment along with experienced employees to ensure effective delivery of the exploration drilling program.

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South Middleback Ranges Region

South Middleback Ranges Region • PERE Brand
CLIENT: SIMEC (OneSteel)
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SIMEC Mining owns and operates a 10m tonne per annum iron ore mine in the Middleback Ranges in South Australia, approximately 60 kilometers from the town of Whyalla. These operations incorporate the Iron Baron, Iron Knob and South Middleback Ranges mine sites.

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Kambalda Operations

Kambalda Operations • PERE Brand
CLIENT: Mincor
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Mincor’s landholdings in the Kambalda area comprise the large suite of tenements around Mincor’s operating mines in the Widgiemooltha area, the Carnilya Hill tenements to the north of Kambalda, a large holding over the northern half of the Kambalda Dome, and the Bluebush Line covering over 40km of prospective strike.

Ausdrill supplies a range of RC and RC330 drill rigs for the purpose of drilling exploration reverse circulation drill holes as well as diamond rigs for the deep diamond holes drilling to a variety of depths. We supply all plant, equipment, and personnel to complete the exploration drilling program.

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Granny Smith

Granny Smith • PERE Brand
CLIENT: Gold Fields
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Granny Smith Mine is an underground gold mine operated by Goldfields and was founded in 1979. The mine was an open-cut operation until underground mining commenced in 2005.

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Bootu Creek

Bootu Creek • PERE Brand
CLIENT: OM Manganese Ltd
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Bellevue Gold Limited

Bellevue Gold Limited • PERE Brand
CLIENT: Bellevue Gold
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The Bellevue Gold Project is 400km north-west of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia and sits within a high-grade gold and nickel district on the prolific Wiluna-Norseman gold belt. Bellevue is within 100km of numerous producing goldmines and in close proximity to world-class nickel mines.

Ausdrill is contracted to supply a number of diamond drills for the purpose of drilling up to 800m HQ and NQ drill core. We supply a diverse range of plant and equipment as well as experienced employees to deliver the exploration diamond drilling program for our client.

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Mt Newman Operations

Mt Newman Operations • PROJECTS 1
CLIENT: BHPBIO
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The Mount Newman open cut iron ore mine in Western Australia is also known as Mount Whaleback Iron Ore Mine. The mine is majority owned by BHP Billiton and was developed more than 50 years ago. Mount Whaleback has been the backbone of BHP’s Pilbara operations producing millions of tonnes of high grade iron ore every year.

Ausdrill supplies a range of RC drill rigs for the purpose of drilling both in pit grade control and exploration reverse circulation drill holes. We also use specialist diamond rigs for the deep diamond holes and all plant, equipment, and personnel are supplied by Ausdrill to ensure successful completion the exploration drilling program.

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Dawson

Dawson • PROJECTS PEOPLE 2
CLIENT: Anglo Coal Pty Ltd
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The Dawson Complex, located 185km south-west of the Queensland port of Gladstone, incorporates several earlier coal-mining operations in the area, including the Moura mine. Coal has been mined at Moura since 1961, making this one of the oldest operations in central Queensland. Moura also hosts Australia’s first commercial coal-bed methane recovery operation. Originally operated by BHP Mitsui Coal, the mine changed hands in mid-1999 when Peabody bought a 55% holding from BHP. Since 2001, ownership has changed again, firstly to Rio Tinto’ subsidiary, Coal and Allied, after which Mitsui invoked its pre-emptive rights to buy the whole operation before selling a 51% share to Anglo American in mid-2002.

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Tropicana

Tropicana • PROJECTS PIL 6
CLIENT: Macmahon Contractors
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The Tropicana Gold Mine project is located 330 km northeast of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. Since 2002, it has been jointly owned by AngloGold Ashanti (70% – manager) and Independence Group (30%). The Tropicana tenements consist of 12,500 km2 of land. It is located at the junction of the Yilgarn Craton and the Fraser Range Mobile Belt.

The Tropicana deposit was discovered in 2005. The nearby Havana deposit was discovered in 2006. Mining commenced in July 2012 and first ore was sent to the crushing circuit in July 2013. The first gold was poured on 26 September 2013. The area has been seen as a new major Australian gold province, previously unexplored due to its remoteness, and dubbed the “Tropicana Gold Belt”.

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Koolyanobbing

Koolyanobbing • PROJECTS PEOPLE 1
CLIENT: Process Minerals International
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Koolyanobbing is located 54 km NNE of the town of Southern Cross, Western Australia. Iron ore is mined here by a subsidiary of Cliffs Natural Resources of Cleveland, Ohio. Ore is railed to port at Esperance for export. The current operations commenced in 1993. Koolyanobbing was then acquired by Mineral Resources when its previous owner, Cliffs Natural Resources, withdrew from Australia. The mine did not operate for several months but Mineral Resources re-started the operation and shipped its first tonnes from the site in December 2018. The mine will produce 6 Mtpa for approximately 6 years with depletion expected in 2025.