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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): 5 June 2017 to 9 June 2017

ERA number and mapFormer holderFormer EL Locality Area km2 Moratorium periodOpen for application dates ERA specific criteria
ERA 859 - Download map (PDF) South Australian Iron Ore Group Pty Ltd 5617 Stony Hill area - approx 50 km west of Whyalla 155 km2 13/03/2017 to 04/06/2017 05/06/2017 to 09/06/2017 Nil
ERA 860 - Download map (PDF) Sherlock Minerals Pty Ltd 5384 Coomandook area - approx 120km SE of Adelaide 406 km2 26/03/2017 to 04/06/2017 05/06/2017 to 09/06/2017 Peake, Roby and Sherlock Prescribed Area
ERA 861 - Download map (PDF) Sherlock Minerals Pty Ltd 5387

Coroong area - approx 100km NW of Naracoorte

134 km2 26/03/2017 to 04/06/2017 05/06/2017 to 09/06/2017 South East Water Protection Area
ERA 862 - Download map (PDF) Iluka Resources Limited 4842 Quondong Vale area - approx 265 km northeast of Adelaide. 975 km2 13/03/2017 to 04/06/2017 05/06/2017 to 09/06/2017 Nil
ERA 863 - Download map (PDF) Iluka Resources Limited 5582 Paling Range area - approx 260km NW of Tarcoola 629
km2
17/03/2017 to 04/06/2017 05/06/2017 to 09/06/2017

Maralinga Tjarutja Lands

Woomera Prohibited Area

ERA 864- Download map (PDF) Iluka Resources Limited 5583 Barton Range North area - approx 250km WSW of Coober Pedy 418 km2 17/03/2017 to 04/06/2017 05/06/2017 to 09/06/2017

Maralinga Tjarutja Lands

Woomera Prohibited Area

ERA 865 - Download map (PDF) Iluka Resources Limited 5640 Eucla Basin area - approx 220km NW of Tarcoola 733 km2 17/03/2017 to 04/06/2017 05/06/2017 to 09/06/2017

Maralinga Tjarutja Lands

Woomera Prohibited Area

ERA 866 - Download map (PDF) Panda Mining Pty Ltd 5631 Mt Soward area - approx 120km NE of Tarcoola 184 km2 13/04/2017 to 04/06/2017 05/06/2017 to 09/06/2017

Woomera Prohibited Area

Far North Protected Wells Area

ERA 867 - Download map (PDF) U Energy Pty Ltd 5631 Sunset Hill area - approximately 200km NW of Adelaide 161  km2 13/04/2017 to 04/06/2017 05/06/2017 to 09/06/2017 Cultana Defence Training Area
ERA 868 - Download map (PDF) Lymex Tenements Pty Ltd 5456 Lock area - approx. 110km north of Port Lincoln 247
km2
13/04/2017 to 04/06/2017 05/06/2017 to 09/06/2017 Hincks Conservation Park
ERA 869 - Download map (PDF) Westernx Pty Ltd 5487 Edward Creek area - approx 75km SE of Oodnadatta 311 km2 13/04/2017 to 04/06/2017 05/06/2017 to 09/06/2017 Far North Protected Wells Area
ERA 870 - Download map (PDF) Peninsula Resources Limited & Olliver Geological Services Pty Ltd 5064 Verran area - approx 60 km west of Cowell 174 km2 13/04/2017 to 04/06/2017 05/06/2017 to 09/06/2017 Nil
ERA 871 - Download map (PDF) Investigator Resources Limited 5697 Fairfield area - approx 130 km SW of Port Augusta 231 km2 13/04/2017 to 04/06/2017 05/06/2017 to 09/06/2017 Nil

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Application open dates (Application week): 3 July 2017 to 7 July 2017

ERA number and mapFormer holderFormer ELLocality Area km2 Moratorium periodOpen for application dates ERA specific criteria
ERA 872 - Download map (PDF) Southern Exploration Pty Ltd 4960 Commonwealth Hill Area - approx 90 km north of Tarcoola 151 km2 03/04/2017 to 02/07/2017 03/07/2017 to 07/07/217Woomera Prohibited Area

Far North Protected Wells Area
ERA 873 - Download map (PDF) Iluka (Eucla Basin) Pty Ltd 4962 Kalanbi Area - approx 30 km NNW and NNE of Ceduna 146 km2 17/04/2017 to 02/07/2017 03/07/2017 to 07/07/217 Pureba Conservation Park
ERA 874 - Download map (PDF) Datong Gold Mining Pty Ltd 5402

Kersbrook Area - approx 20 km NE of Adelaide

171 km2 30/04/2017 to 02/07/2017 03/07/2017 to 07/07/217Mt Crawford Forest Reserve

Mt Lofty Ranges Water Protection Area
ERA 875 - Download map (PDF) Westernx Pty Ltd 5591 Corraberra Area - approx 25 km NW of Port Augusta 131
km2
21/04/2017 to 02/07/2017 03/07/2017 to 07/07/217

Nil

ERA 876 - Download map (PDF) Westernx Pty Ltd 5599 Peaked Rise Area - approx 50 km SSE of Oodnadatta 24 km2 26/04/2017 to 02/07/2017 03/07/2017 to 07/07/217

Far North Protected Wells Area

ERA 877 - Download map (PDF) Westernx Pty Ltd 5625 Cootanoorina Hill Area - approx 60 km south of Oodnadatta 508 km2 05/04/2017 to 02/07/2017 03/07/2017 to 07/07/217

Far North Protected Wells Area

ERA 878 - Download map (PDF) Centrex Metals Limited 5641 Tooligie Hill Area - approx 110 north of Port Lincoln 104 km2 18/04/2017 to 02/07/217 03/07/2017 to 07/07/217

Nil

ERA 879 - Download map (PDF) Perilya Limited 5725 Mount Deception Area - approx 20 km SSE and 45 km south of Leigh Creek  29 km2 27/4/2017 to 02/07/2017 03/07/2017 to 07/07/217 Filnders Ranges Planning Area
ERA 880 - Download map (PDF) Maximus Resources Limited 5833 Billa Kalina Area - approx 170 km SE of Coober Pedy
348 km2
12/04/2017 to 02/07/2017 03/07/2017 to 07/07/217

Woomera Prohibited Area

Far North Wells Protected Area

ERA 881 - Download map (PDF) Musgrave Metals Limited 4850 Eunyarinna Hill Area - approx 180 km WNW of Marla 2385 km2 26/04/2017 to 02/07/2017 03/07/2017 to 07/07/217 APY Lands
ERA 882 - Download map (PDF) Dark Horse Resources Limited 5638 Old Motpena Area - approx 90 km SW of Leigh Creek 702 km2 18/05/2017 to 2/07/2017 03/07/2017 to 07/07/217 Nil

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