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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:

Major mines Resource Company Location Status
Angas Zinc Mine Zinc (Zn), Lead (Pb), Silver (Ag), Gold (Au) Terramin Australia Ltd (external site) 2 km from Strathalbyn, 60 km SE of Adelaide Operating
Beltana: Flinders Zinc Project Zinc (Zn) Perilya Ltd (external site) 520 km N of Adelaide in the Flinders Ranges Operating; open cut 
Beverley Uranium (U3O8) Heathgate Resources Pty Ltd (external site) Far north of South Australia about 35 km NE from Lake Frome, 300 km NE of Port Augusta Operating; in situ recovery
Beverley North Uranium (U3O8) Heathgate Resources Pty Ltd (external site) Far north of South Australia about 35 km NE from Lake Frome, 300 km NE of Port Augusta Under construction for in situ recovery
Cairn Hill  Magnetite (Fe3O4), Copper (Cu), Gold (Au) IMX Resources NL (external site) (subsidiary, Termite Resources NL) 55 km S of Coober Pedy Operating; open cut
Challenger Gold (Au) Kingsgate Consolidated Ltd (external site) 750 km NW of Adelaide, 150 km SW of Coober Pedy Operating; underground
Honeymoon Uranium (U3O8) Uranium One Inc (external site) North of Olary Operating; in situ recovery
Iron Chieftain Iron ore - Hematite (Fe2O3)

Arrium Limited (external site)
Formerly known as OneSteel

Middleback Ranges, north western Eyre Peninsula Under construction for open cut
Jacinth-Ambrosia Mineral Sand Project Heavy mineral (HM) sands Iluka (Eucla Basin) Pty Ltd (external site) Approximately 200 km northwest of Ceduna Operating; dry mining techniques

Kanmantoo

Copper (Cu), Gold (Au), Silver (Ag) Hillgrove Resources (external site) 55 km SE of Adelaide Operating; currently open cut
Leigh Creek Coal Alinta Energy Services Ltd (external site) Leigh Creek, 261 km N of Port Augusta Operating; open cut
Middleback Range (HEP) Iron ore -
Hematite (Fe2O3), Magnetite (Fe3O4)

Arrium Limited (external site)
Formerly known as OneSteel

Middleback Ranges, north western Eyre Peninsula Operating; open cut
Mindarie Heavy mineral (HM) sands Murray Zircon (external site) 150 km east of Adelaide, Murray Mallee region PEPR approved
Olympic Dam Copper (Cu), Uranium (U3O8), Gold (Au), Silver (Ag) BHP Billiton (external site) 560 km N of Adelaide Operating; underground
Peculiar Knob Hematite (Fe2O3)

Arrium Limited (external site)
Formerly known as OneSteel

90 km SE of Coober Pedy Operating 

Penrice Mine

Chemical grade limestone Penrice Quarry & Minerals(external site) Angaston Operating; open cut

Prominent Hill (Ankata - Underground)

Copper (Cu), Gold (Au) OZ Minerals (external site) 130 km NW of Olympic Dam, 130 km SE of Coober Pedy Operating; undergound
Prominent Hill (Malu - Open Cut Copper (Cu), Gold (Au) OZ Minerals (external site) 130 km NW of Olympic Dam, 130 km SE of Coober Pedy Operating; open cut
White Dam Gold (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 Highway Operating; open cut
Wilcherry Hill project Magnetite (Fe3O4) Ironclad Mining Limited (external site)  30 km north of Kimba, northern Eyre Peninsula Approved for open cut
Wilgerup Hematite (Fe2O3) Centrex Metals Ltd (external site) 30 km SE of Lock, central Eyre Peninsula Approved for open cut