The Minerals site provides South Australian geoscientific and mining information for the minerals industry, teachers and students, community groups and the general public.
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South Australian Resources Information Geoserver - freely available online information hub with geospatial datasets providing state geological, earthquake, tenement regulation, environmental and land access, infrastructure and mining resource data
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- Help with the application
- Documents for public review and comment (public notices)
Includes exploration licence applications, exploration release areas, mining proposals for public comment
- Earthquake update
Recent earthquakes in South Australia
- Extractive Areas Rehabilitation Fund (EARF)Guidelines, application and claim forms
- Fees, rents & royalties
Payable for mineral exploration and mining in South Australia
- Geological Survey of South Australia
Geological information and geoscientific data, partnerships/collaborations, mineral commodities
- Information sheets
Includes resource and tenement information
- Industry overview
Minerals ScoreCard, resource production statistics
- Land access information
Information for landowners, protected and prohibited areas, Native title land, Indigenous land use agreements
- Licensing and regulation
Exploration and mining operations licensing and regulatory requirements, underground mine or quarry manager certification
- MESA journal
Geoscientific topics, industry news, commodity reviews, scientific articles
- Mines and developing projects
Major approved and operating mines and developing mineral projects that DMITRE is case managing through the approvals process
The South Australian Government's highly successful initiative advancing resource exploration and mining developments in the state - successes and current programs
- Petroleum and Geothermal Energy
Presentations given by the Resources and Energy Group Executive and members of the Mineral Resources Division
- Regulatory guidelines
To assist the minerals exploration and mining industry with preparation of documents to help comply with relevant legislation and regulatory approval processes
- RESIC (Resources & Energy Sector Infrastructure Council)
Initiatives and reports from RESIC
- Resource information
Mining and resource project information including downloadable maps and commodity information sheets
Features and forthcoming events
Revised fees under the Mining Act 1971 and amendments to the Mining Regulations 2011
From 18 December 2014 amendments to the Mining Regulations 2011 come into effect
New 3D geological model - Eastern Gawler IOCG/Woomera Prohibited Area
Provides background data to help visualise and interpret new data to assess IOCG mineral prospectivity in the Eastern Gawler Craton
View the model and download data
PACE discovery drilling 2015 - call for submissions
The Department of State Development is seeking proposals from industry to undertake collaborative exploration drilling projects.
More information and application form
PACE Frontiers 2015 mineral systems drilling program - region and collaborating companies announced
The program provides exploration companies with the of DET CRC technology/data including AutoSondeTM and Lab-at-Rig®, allowing collection of multiple streams of data at the rig allowing for real-time decision making and potential for follow-up during the drill program
News release: Northern Eyre Peninsula selected for real-time trial
More informatio about the mineral systems drilling program
Olympic Dam HyLoggerTM data release
BHP Billiton has provided drill core representing an effective 14 km cross section of the Olympic Dam copper-gold-uranium deposit. Images and key mineralogy of these cores are now available online.
More information - view data
New gravity data released for Musgrave Province - free download
This major package of geoscientific data and associated maps provides a greatly enhanced dataset for targeting mineral deposits in the eastern Musgrave Region.
Download the data and associated report
Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA):
- Amended WPA boundary now available
The south-western boundary of the WPA has been altered following the ceremonial handover of the northern part of Section 400 to the Maralinga Tjarutja (MT) at the Maralinga Airfield on 5 November 2014.
More information and maps for download
- WPA exclusion period for November 2014
An area of the Green Zone within the WPA will be closed during the period 17 November to 30 November 2014. Access to part of the Stuart Highway around that area will also be suspended during that period.
More details and area of exclusion zone (.doc 494.5kb)
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Rex Minerals Hillside copper, gold and iron ore project
Rex Minerals have accepted an offer of mineral tenements for the Hillside copper, gold and iron ore mine near Ardrossan on Yorke Peninsula.
PACE Evaluation Report 2014
A comprehensive review of the Plan for Accelerating Exploration (PACE), including successes, findings and recommendations and key considerations.
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