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Summary of major operating and approved mines and quarries

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Company released resource estimates and production statistics for South Australia's major operating and approved mines are summarised in South Australia's major operating/approved mines: resources estimates and production statistics (PDF, updated regularly).

Major operating and approved mines CommodityCompanyLocationStatus
Angas Zinc Mine Zinc (Zn), Lead (Pb), Silver (Ag), Gold (Au), Copper (Cu) Terramin Australia Ltd 2 km from Strathalbyn, 60 km SE of Adelaide Care and maintenance
Beltana: Flinders Zinc Project Zinc (Zn) Perilya Ltd 520 km N of Adelaide in the Flinders Ranges Care and maintenance
Beverley and Beverley North Mines Uranium (U3O8) Heathgate Resources Pty Ltd Far north of South Australia about 35 km NE from Lake Frome, 300 km NE of Port Augusta Care and maintenance
Cairn Hill  Magnetite (Fe3O4), Copper (Cu), Gold (Au) Cu-River Mining Australia Pty Limited 55 km SE of Coober Pedy Operating
Challenger Gold (Au) WPG Resources Ltd 750 km NW of Adelaide, 150 km SW of Coober Pedy Operating
Four Mile Uranium Mine Uranium (U3O8) Quasar Resources Pty Ltd 550 km north of Adelaide, east of the northern Flinders Ranges Operating
Hillside Copper (Cu), Gold (Au) Rex Minerals Pty Ltd 12 km south of Ardrossan, Yorke Peninsula ML granted
Honeymoon Uranium (U3O8) Boss Resources Limited North of Olary Care and maintenance
Jacinth-Ambrosia Mineral Sand Project

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Heavy mineral (HM) sands Iluka Resources Ltd Approximately 200 km northwest of Ceduna Care and maintenance

Kanmantoo

Copper (Cu), Gold (Au), Silver (Ag) Hillgrove Resources Limited 55 km SE of Adelaide Operating; currently open cut
Kookaburra Gully Graphite Project Graphite Australian Graphite Pty Limited (AGL) Koppio Hills, 15 km west of Tumby Bay, Eyre Peninsula Mining lease granted, PEPR pending
Leigh Creek Coal Alinta Energy Services Ltd  Leigh Creek, 261 km N of Port Augusta Rehabilitation
Middleback Ranges Iron ore -
Hematite (Fe2O3), Magnetite (Fe3O4)
Arrium Mining Limited Middleback Ranges, north eastern Eyre Peninsula Operating; open cut
Mindarie Heavy mineral (HM) sands Murray Zircon Pty Ltd 150 km east of Adelaide, Murray Mallee region Care and maintenance
Olympic Dam Copper (Cu), Uranium (U3O8), Gold (Au), Silver (Ag) BHP Billiton 560 km north of Adelaide Operating; underground
Peculiar Knob Hematite (Fe2O3) Arrium Mining Limited 90 km SE of Coober Pedy Care and maintenance 
Portia Gold (Au) Benagerie Gold Pty Ltd - a wholly owned subsidiary of Havilah Resources NL Approximately 80 km W of Broken Hill; 85 km north of Barrier Highway and transcontinental railway Operating
Prominent Hill (Ankata and Malu) Copper (Cu), Gold (Au), Silver (Ag) OZ Minerals 130 km NW of Olympic Dam, 130 km SE of Coober Pedy Operating; underground (Ankata) and open cut (Malu)
Tarcoola Gold Project Gold (Au), Silver (Ag) Tarcoola Gold Pty Ltd 416 km north northwest of Port Augusta and 3 km west of Tarcoola PEPR approved
Uley Graphite Project Graphite Valence Industries Ltd South Eyre Peninsula, approximately 23 km W and SW from Port Lincoln Care and maintenance
White Dam Gold (Au) Exco Resources NL 80 km W of Broken Hill, about 15 km north of the Barrier Highway Operating
Wilgerup Hematite (Fe2O3) Centrex Metals Ltd 30 km SE of Lock, central Eyre Peninsula PEPR approved for open cut

Major construction material sites

SiteCommodityCompanyLocationStatus
Penrice MineChemical grade limestoneAdelaide Brighton Cement LtdAngastonOperating; open cut
Golden Grove Extractive Industries ZoneSand, shale and clay

Hallett Brick Pty Ltd

Rocla Pty Ltd

CSR Building Products Ltd

Pondeen Pty Ltd

Golden GroveOperating; open cut