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About ERAs

An expired, fully surrendered or cancelled mineral exploration licence area may be released to industry as an 'exploration release area (ERA)'.

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 29(1a) of the Mining Act 1971 that the areas shown in the tables below are released.

Note that the Minister for Mineral Resources may also, at various times to be notified, consider Exploration Licence applications over areas previously held by the Department (e.g. Mining Act Section 15 areas). Should this occur the exploration release areas will be listed here.

View released areas in the South Australian Resources Information Gateway (SARIG).

Listing of released areas

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Submitting applications

Applications may be submitted during the application week by completing and lodging the application online, or downloading and completing a PDF or editable word document.

Completing and lodging applications online

The ERA application wizard allows users to apply and lodge an ERA application using a smart pre-populated online form. This is accessed via SARIG (the South Australian Resources Information Gateway).

Downloading application forms

You can also download and complete an Application for Mineral Exploration Release Area - Form29ERA:

Downloaded complete applications can be submitted by one of the following means:

  • in person to Level 7, 101 Grenfell Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000
  • by facsimile to +61 8 8463 3101
  • by email to dsd.tenements@sa.gov.au

Application fees

An ERA application must be accompanied by the statutory EL application fee.

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More information

More information about exploration release areas (ERAs) and the application process

A list of ERAs including former tenement holder and status of the ERA is available for download as Information sheet M53: Mineral exploration release areas (ERAs) (PDF) Updated daily

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Areas released


Application open dates (Application week): 04 September 2017 to 08 September 2017

ERA number and mapFormer holderFormer ELLocality Area km2 Moratorium periodOpen for application dates ERA specific criteria
ERA 888 - Download map (PDF) Panda Mining Pty Ltd 5629 Algebuckina Area - approx. 140 km NE of Coober Pedy 124 km2 08/06/2017 to 03/09/2017 04/09/2017 to 08/09/2017 Far North Prescribed Wells Area
ERA 889 - Download map (PDF) Atlas Geophysics Pty Ltd 5808 Boondina Area - approx. 120 km NW of Ceduna 442 km2 30/06/2017 to 03/09/2017 04/09/2017 to 08/09/2017 Boondina Conservation Park
ERA 890 - Download map (PDF) Westernx Pty Ltd 4915

Mount Eba Area - approx. 120 km NE of Tarcoola

237 km2 17/06/2017 to 03/09/2017 04/09/2017 to 08/09/2017 Woomera Prohibited Area
ERA 891 - Download map (PDF) Sturt Exploration Pty Ltd 4906 Roxby Downs Area - approx, 55 km SW of Andamooka 192
km2
07/06/2017 to 03/09/2017 04/09/2017 to 08/09/2017

Woomera Prohibited Area

ERA 892 - Download map (PDF) Norsa Exploration Pty Ltd 5286 Mount Parlue Area - approx. 135 km NNE of Marla 446 km2 24/06/2017 to 03/09/2017 04/09/2017 to 08/09/2017

Far North Prescribed Wells Area

ERA 893 - Download map (PDF)  Flinders Mines Limited 5761 Reid Lookout Area - approx. 70 km NNE of Marla 716 km2 13/07/2017 to 03/09/2017 04/09/2017 to 08/09/2017

Nil

ERA 894 - Download map (PDF) Flinders Mines Limited 5762 Siam Area - approx. 90 km west of Port Augusta 379 km2 13/07/2017 to 03/09/217 04/09/2017 to 08/09/2017

Nil

ERA 895- Download map (PDF) Kelpie Exploration Pty Ltd & Rockwell Resources Pty Ltd 5134 Sherlock Area - approx. 30 km southeast of Tailem Bend           92 km2 24/06/2017 to 03/09/2017 04/09/2017 to 08/09/2017 Peake, Roby and Sherlock Protected Wells Area

Application open dates (Application week): 02 October 2017 to 06 October 2017

ERA number and mapFormer holderFormer ELLocality Area km2 Moratorium periodOpen for application dates ERA specific criteria
ERA 896 - Download map (PDF) Black Canyon Pty Ltd5663Lake Carnanto area - approx 140km NNE of Olary85420/07/2017 to 01/10/201702/10/2017 to 06/10/2017Far North Prescribed Wells Area
ERA 897 - Download map (PDF) GBE Exploration Pty Ltd5302

Peake Hill area - approx 60 km southeast of Oodnadatta

8508/07/2017 to 01/10/201702/10/2017 to 06/10/2017Far North Prescribed Wells Area
ERA 898 - Download map (PDF)Australian Metals Group Limited4974Centre Hill area - approx 95 km ESE of Tarcoola2117/08/2017 to 01/10/201702/10/2017 to 06/10/2017

Nil

ERA 899- Download map (PDF) Australian Metals Group Limited4973Glendambo area - approx 110 km ESE of Tarcoola11817/08/2017 to 01/10/201702/10/2017 to 06/10/2017

Nil

ERA 900 - Download map (PDF)  Kelaray Pty Ltd5520Mount Parry area - approximately 20km NW of Leigh Creek2717/08/2017 to 01/10/201702/10/2017 to 06/10/2017

Flinders Ranges Planning Area

ERA 901- Download map (PDF) Doray Minerals Limited5511Caroona Hut area - approx 120 km NW of Ceduna84817/08/2017 to 01/10/201702/10/2017 to 06/10/2017

Boondina Conservation Park

Fowlers Bay Conservation Park

ERA 902- Download map (PDF)Doray Minerals Limited5528Barton area - approx 200 km NW of Ceduna99217/08/2017 to 01/10/201702/10/2017 to 06/10/2017

Maragling Tjarutja Lands

Woomer Prohibited Area

ERA 903- Download map (PDF)Doray Minerals Limited5666Wynbring Rocks area - approx 147 km north of Ceduna25717/08/2017 to 01/10/201702/10/2017 to 06/10/2017Yellabinna Regional Reserve
ERA 904- Download map (PDF)Doray Minerals Limited5707Yumbarra area - approx 65 km north of Ceduna61617/08/2017 to 01/10/201702/10/2017 to 06/10/2017Yellabinna Regtional Reserve
ERA 905- Download map (PDF)Goyder Resources Pty Ltd5444The Hummocks area - approx 80 km WSW of Burra49117/08/2017 to 01/10/201702/10/2017 to 06/10/2017Nil
ERA 906- Download map (PDF)Goyder Resources Pty Ltd5713Port Hughes area - approximately 120 km NW of Adelaide25017/08/2017 to 01/10/201702/10/2017 to 06/10/2017Nil
ERA 907- Download map (PDF)Renascor Resources Ltd5322Lake Callabonna area - approx 185km NE of Leigh Creek12515/07/2017 to 01/10/201702/10/2017 to 06/10/2017

Far North Prescribed Wells Area

Lake Callabonna Fossil Reserve

ERA 908- Download map (PDF)Doray Minerals Limited5635Kalanbi area - approx 20km north of Ceduna46617/08/2017 to 01/10/201702/10/2017 to 06/10/2017Yumbarra Conservation Park

Generic notices for ELs expiring in 2015 are given in The South Australian Government Gazette, Adelaide, Thursday 11 December 2014- see pages 6654—6659.

Application open dates (Application week): 06 November 2017 to 10 November 2017

ERA number and mapFormer holderFormer ELLocality Area km2 Moratorium periodOpen for application dates ERA specific criteria
ERA 909- Download map (PDF)The Waterberg Coal Company Limited 5758 Lyons area - approx 80km NNW of Tarcoola 125 km2 31/08/2017 to 05/11/2017 06/11/2017 to 10/11/2017 Woomera Prohibited Area
ERA 910- Download map (PDF) Monax Mining Ltd5123Phar Lap Outstation area - approx 70 km SSE of Coober Pedy283 km226/08/2017 to 05/11/201706/11/2017 to 10/11/2017

Woomera Prohibited Area

Far North Prescribed Wells Area

ERA 911 - Download map (PDF) Marmosa Pty Ltd5124

Security Dam area - approx 75 km northeast of Olary

17 km226/08/2017 to 05/11/201706/11/2017 to 10/11/2017 Nil
ERA 912 - Download map (PDF) Iluka (Eucla Basin) Pty Ltd5667Ooldea Ranges area - approx 250km NW of Ceduna736 km211/08/2017 to 05/11/201706/11/2017 to 10/11/2017 Nullabor Regional Reserve
ERA 913 - Download map (PDF)Iluka Resources Limited5686Kalanbi area - approx 50km NW of Ceduna382 km223/08/2017 to 05/11/201706/11/2017 to 10/11/2017Yumbarra Conservation Park
ERA 914 - Download map (PDF)Iluka Resources Limited5687Eucla Basin area - approx 70km SE of Ooldea126 km223/08/2017 to 05/11/201706/11/2017 to 10/11/2017Yellabinna Regional Reserve
ERA 915 - Download map (PDF)Perilya Limited5751Parachilna area - approx 80km south of Leigh Creek12 km218/08/2017 to 05/11/201706/11/2017 to 10/11/2017Flinders Ranges Planning Area A
ERA 916 - Download map (PDF)Currie Resources Pty Ltd5400Lincoln Gap area - approximately 30km west of Port Augusta184 km207/09/2017 to 05/11/201706/11/2017 to 10/11/2017Cultana Defence Training Area
ERA 917 - Download map (PDF)Currie Resources Pty Ltd5401Mount Whyalla area - approx 50km SW of Port Augusta130  km207/09/2017 to 05/11/201706/11/2017 to 10/11/2017Cultana Defence Training Area
ERA 918 - Download map (PDF)Kelaray Pty Ltd5829Lake Callabonna area - approx 185 km NE of Leigh Creek893 km207/09/2017 to 05/11/201706/11/2017 to 10/11/2017

Strzelecki Regional Reserve

Far North Prescribed Wells Area

Lake Callabonna Fossil Reserve

ERA 919 - Download map (PDF)PNX Metals Limited4983Oaklands area - approx 80 km west of Adelaide104 km230/08/2017 to 05/11/201706/11/2017 to 10/11/2017Nil
ERA 920 - Download map (PDF)Sturt Exploration Pty Ltd5320Maitland area - approx 110 km NW of Adelaide185 km224/08/2017 to 05/11/201706/11/2017 to 10/11/2017Nil
ERA 921 - Download map (PDF)UXA Resources Limited4971Commonwealth Hill area - approx 140km NW of Tarcoola265 km208/08/2017 to 05/11/201706/11/2017 to 10/11/2017Woomera Prohibited Area