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Proposed exploration licence graticular block system

Proposed exploration licence graticular block systemA review of the Mining Act 1971 and Mining Regulations 2011 is currently underway. This review will allow for the modernisation of these laws to ensure South Australia stays a leader in adopting modern and efficient practices for exploration and mining activities.

The review includes options for the modernisation of the way in which South Australia spatially represents and defines its exploration licences. Specifically, the Mineral Resources Division of the Department of State Development is exploring a transition to a graticular boundary system within the GDA2020 datum.

More information about the proposal: Information sheet: Proposed exploration licence graticular block system (PDF 350 KB)

Stakeholders are invited to respond to questions about the proposal and transition options by completing the Graticular blocks and datum modernisation consultation survey

Tenement information

M01 Mineral exploration licence applications (PDF) Real-time updates

M02 Mineral exploration licences (PDF) Real-time updates

M03 Mineral exploration licences - alphabetical index (PDF) Real-time updates

M04 Mineral exploration licence holders (PDF) Real-time updates

M60 Mineral exploration licence monthly activity (PDF 2.0 MB)

M58 Mineral production tenement holders (PDF) Real-time updates

M53 Mineral exploration release areas (ERAs) (PDF) Real-time updates

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Operating mines and mining projects

M38 Operating mines and quarries of South Australia (PDF 213 KB) Includes production rate for reporting period 01 January to 30 June 2016

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Mineral exploration (licencing and regulation)

M05 Mineral exploration licences - General conditions, procedures and information (PDF 1.4 MB)

M06 Prospecting and mining for minerals (PDF 1.3 MB)

M21 Mineral exploration drillholes - General specifications for construction and backfilling (PDF 1.4 MB)
This information sheet is currently being revised, however the information relating to the backfilling of drillholes is still relevant.

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Land access (including Aboriginal heritage and native title, Woomera, landholder liaison)

M29 Aboriginal Heritage Act 1988 and Aboriginal Site Avoidance Guidelines (PDF 1.3 MB)

M31 Guidelines for proposed activities on native title land - Part 9B of the Mining Act 1971 (PDF 1.3 MB)

M56 What you need to know if you are mining or residing in Mintabie (PDF 1.6 MB)

M32 Mineral exploration and mining activities within the Woomera Prohibited Area (PDF 2.0 MB)

M59 Mineral exploration and mining activities within the Cultana Training Area (PDF 1.7 MB)

M54 Landowner frequently asked questions about mineral exploration in South Australia (.pdf 5.7Mb) (PDF 12.0 MB)

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Environmental factors

M33 Statement of environmental objectives and environmental guidelines for mineral exploration activities in South Australia (PDF 1.6 MB)

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Geology

M49 Geology of the Clare Valley (PDF 16.5 MB)

M51 Summary geology of South Australia (PDF 6.3 MB)

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Gemstones and semi-precious stones (including opals)

M07 Prospecting and mining for opal within proclaimed precious stones fields (PDF 1.5 MB)

M08 Prospecting and mining for opal outside proclaimed precious stones fields (PDF 3.1 MB)

M10 Gem and semi-precious stones of South Australia (PDF 4.4 MB)

M11 Diamond potential in South Australia (PDF 3.2 MB)

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Commodities

Commodity information can be found on the Mineral Commodity pages of this website.

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Fossicking

M09 Gold deposits and fossicking areas in South Australia (PDF 2.7 MB)

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Earthquakes and volcanoes

M14 Volcanoes of the Mount Gambier area (PDF 4.5 MB)

M15 Earthquake recording in South Australia (PDF 1.3 MB)

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For more information, contact:

Resource Information Centre Customer Services
Phone: +61 8 8463 3000
Facsimile: +61 8 8463 6518
Email: resources.customerservices@sa.gov.au