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Minister Tom Koutsantonis today formally released the following new reports, providing effective, clear and transparent regulation of the resource exploration and mining industry:

Mineral resources regulation report 2015South Australia mineral resources regulation report 2015 (PDF 2.3MB) summarises the regulatory activities of the Department of State Development and the performance of the South Australian mining industry. The report

  • provides transparency of DSD's regulatory services to the South Australian mining industry, community and other stakeholders
  • contributes to providing community confidence and trust in the regulator, the industry's overall performance and a demonstrated commitment by exploration and mining companies to best practice management.

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in South Australia.

Mineral exploration in South Australia 2015Mineral Exploration in South Australia: commodity highlights and achievements 2015 (PDF 10.9MB) provides commodity highlights and achievements of the exploration industry, including:

  • Detailed company exploration data releases outlining successful exploration discoveries and resource upgrades of a diverse range of mineral commodities
  • The Geological Survey of South Australia's top ten highlights
  • Comprehensive statistics for mineral exploration and expenditure in South Australia
  • Mineral resources and production for major mines and developing projects
  • An overview of the opportunities for investors

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