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Approved mines

Information about approved mines in South Australia can be obtained from the South Australian Resources Information Geoserver (SARIG). This information is updated on a regular basis.

  • You can download a preset map of South Australia showing approved mines and mineral projects or open the SARIG application and manipulate the layers to obtain the information you require. Go to the Map Layers widget, select the Data tab, then open South Australia Mining Projects>Major Projects. Select Minerals (Major Mines).

    You can save and/or print the map using the options under the Map tab on the top left grey bar (widget)
  • Information including project name, status, description, company name, company website link, ASX code link, commodity, resource/reserve summary, resource/reserve contained commodity and production data can be obtained from the Minerals (Major Mines) map layer in SARIG. Hover over the mine name to see the information.

    To download the information go to the Search/Identify tab on the top left grey bar (widget), select Identify from the drop down list and draw a box over the mine name (or the whole state if you want the information for all mines) - a new window will appear with downloadable results tables. More about using the Identify tool
  • Publicly available documents relating to all mines in South Australia are available from SARIG. Go to the top left widget, select Databases, then Publications and Reports from the drop down list. More about searching the Publications and Reports database

 Other sources of information about South Australian operating and approved mines:

Table with resource estimates and production statistics for South Australian major operating and approved mines
Angas Zinc MineZinc (Zn), Lead (Pb), Silver (Ag), Gold (Au)Terramin Australia Ltd (external site)2 km from Strathalbyn, 60 km SE of AdelaideCare and maintenance
Beltana: Flinders Zinc ProjectZinc (Zn)Perilya Ltd (external site)520 km N of Adelaide in the Flinders RangesCare and maintenance
BeverleyUranium (U3O8)Heathgate Resources Pty Ltd (external site)Far north of South Australia about 35 km NE from Lake Frome, 300 km NE of Port AugustaCare and maintenance
Beverley NorthUranium (U3O8)Heathgate Resources Pty Ltd (external site)Far north of South Australia about 35 km NE from Lake Frome, 300 km NE of Port AugustaCare and maintenance
Cairn Hill Magnetite (Fe3O4), Copper (Cu), Gold (Au)IMX Resources NL (external site) (subsidiary, Termite Resources NL)55 km SE of Coober PedyCare and maintenance
ChallengerGold (Au)Kingsgate Consolidated Ltd (external site)750 km NW of Adelaide, 150 km SW of Coober PedyOperating; underground
Four MileUranium (U3O8)

Joint venture between:
Quasar Resources Pty Ltd (external site)
Alliance Craton Explorer Pty Ltd (external site)

Managed by:
Quasar Resources Pty Ltd (external site)

Project operator:
Heathgate Resources Pty Ltd (external site)

550 km north of Adelaide, east of the northern Flinders Ranges

HillsideCopper (Cu), Gold (Au) and Iron Ore (Magnetite (Fe3O4))Rex Minerals Pty LtdNear Ardrossan, Yorke PeninsulaApproved mine
HoneymoonUranium (U3O8)

JSC Atomredmetzoloto (ARMZ) (external site))

Previously operated by Uranium One Inc (external site)

North of OlaryCare and maintenance
Iron ChieftainIron ore - Hematite (Fe2O3)

Arrium Limited (external site)
Formerly known as OneSteel

Middleback Ranges, north western Eyre PeninsulaOperating, open cut
Jacinth-Ambrosia Mineral Sand ProjectHeavy mineral (HM) sandsIluka (Eucla Basin) Pty Ltd (external site)Approximately 200 km northwest of CedunaOperating; dry mining techniques


Copper (Cu), Gold (Au), Silver (Ag)Hillgrove Resources (external site)55 km SE of AdelaideOperating; currently open cut
Leigh CreekCoalAlinta Energy Services Ltd (external site)Leigh Creek, 261 km N of Port AugustaOperating; open cut
Middleback RangeIron ore -
Hematite (Fe2O3), Magnetite (Fe3O4)

Arrium Limited (external site)
Formerly known as OneSteel

Middleback Ranges, north eastern Eyre PeninsulaOperating; open cut
MindarieHeavy mineral (HM) sandsMurray Zircon (external site)150 km east of Adelaide, Murray Mallee regionOperating
Olympic DamCopper (Cu), Uranium (U3O8), Gold (Au), Silver (Ag)BHP Billiton (external site)560 km N of AdelaideOperating; underground
Peculiar KnobHematite (Fe2O3)

Arrium Limited (external site)
Formerly known as OneSteel

90 km SE of Coober PedyOperating 
PortiaGold (Au)Havilah Resources NLApproximately 80 km W of Broken Hill Approved
Prominent Hill (Ankata and Malu)Copper (Cu), Gold (Au)OZ Minerals (external site)130 km NW of Olympic Dam, 130 km SE of Coober PedyOperating; underground (Ankata) and open cut (Malu)
Uley Graphite ProjectGraphiteValence Industries Ltd (external site)South Eyre Peninsula, approximately 23 km W and SW from Port LincolnApproved
White DamGold (Au)

Polymetals Mining Ltd (external site)
Operator; joint venture with Exco Resources NL (external site)

80 km W of Broken Hill, about 15km N of the Barrier HighwayOperating
Wilcherry Hill projectMagnetite (Fe3O4)Ironclad Mining Limited (external site) 30 km north of Kimba, northern Eyre PeninsulaPEPR approved; under construction; open cut
WilgerupHematite (Fe2O3)Centrex Metals Ltd (external site)30 km SE of Lock, central Eyre PeninsulaApproved for open cut

Major construction material sites

Penrice MineChemical grade limestoneAdelaide Brighton CementAngastonOperating; open cut
Golden Grove Extractive Industries Zone Sand, Shale and Clay

Hallett Brick Pty Ltd

Rocla Pty Ltd

CSR Building Products Ltd

Pondeen Pty Ltd 

Golden GroveOperating: open cut