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South Australia hosts a diverse commodity base resulting from a wide variety of ore deposit styles and geological terranes.

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South Australia is a globally important producer of copper, uranium and zircon, and is stepping up production of iron ore.

The state also produces zinc, lead, silver, industrial minerals (including salt, silica sand and gypsum) and extractive materials (including dimension stone and opal).

Mineral production from the state's commodities reached a record $5.6 billion in 2013–14, increasing by $700 million (16%) from $4.9 billion in 2012–13.

Metallic minerals

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Energy minerals

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Industrial minerals

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Extractive minerals

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For more information, contact:

Marc Twining
Senior Principal Geologist - Resource Assessment and Advice
Geological Survey of South Australia (GSSA)

+61 8 8463 3119