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Cairn Hill


Magnetite, Copper, Gold


IMX Resources NL (formerly Goldstream Mining NL, whole owner of subsidiary Termite Resources NL)

Status: Operating
Mining operation:

Open pit


55 km south east of Coober Pedy, 16 km from the Stuart Highway and 90 km from the Wirrida Siding on the Tarcoola to Alice Springs Railway

Map of South Australia showing location of Cairn Hill mine
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The deposit:

The Cairn Hill ore bodies occur within deformed Paleoproterozoic iron-rich sediments in the Mount Woods Inlier in the northern Gawler Craton

Resource estimates and production estimates: 

Resource estimates and production statistics are available from:

Approval process: 

Mining lease granted April 2008; revised MARP (now deemed a PEPR) approved November 2008; mine commenced production in December 2010

Documents and reports:

Mining and Rehabilitation Compliance Reports (MARCR)

Cairn Hill Magnetite-Copper-Gold Mining Project Mining Compliance Report 2013-2014 (.pdf 3.9Mb)

  Cairn Hill Magnetite-Copper-Gold Mining Project MARCR 20122013 (.pdf 4.4Mb)

Cairn Hill Magnetite-Copper_Gold Mining Project Phase 1 and Phase 2 MARCR 20112012 (.pdf 5.0Mb)

Cairn Hill Magnetite-Copper-Gold Project MARCR 20102011 (.pdf 6.1Mb)

Mining Lease Proposal

Cairn Hill Magnetite-Copper-Gold Mining Proposal Document (.pdf 48Mb)

Approved Mining and Rehabilitation Program

Cairn Hill Magnetite-Copper-Gold Mining and Rehabilitation Program (.pdf 11Mb)

Other documents

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