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The South Australian team

Representatives from the South Australian Government:PDAC 2017 South Australia

  • Dr Paul Heithersay, Deputy Chief Executive, Resources and Energy Group
  • Ms Alexandra Blood, Executive Director, Mineral Resources Division
  • Dr Steve Hill, Director and Chief Government Geologist, Geological Survey of South Australia
  • Mr Rohan Cobcroft, Deputy Director, Geological Survey of South Australia
  • Ms Tania Davies, Manager, Resource Information Delivery Strategy
  • Mr Michael Smith, Acting Director, Mining Projects
  • Mr Paul Goiak, Director, Industry Development

Meet with us at Exhibition booth 416 in the Australian Pavilion to discuss:

South Australia PDAC events

Sunday 4 March
1.30 pm to 4.30 pm
Metro Toronto Convention Centre Room 206B

Dr Steve Hill, Director and Chief Government Geologist, Geological Survey of South Australia, Department of State Development
Australia: Realise the opportunity, Australia Minerals

Follows the DET-CRC Seminar
Please note this seminar is open only to DET-CRC sponsors

Sunday 4 March
7.30 pm to 9.30 pm
By invitation only
South Australia Resources Investment Reception

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Investment opportunities

South Australia's minerals industry presents significant opportunities across the industry value chain for investors and communities to benefit.

The climate of certainty in South Australia provides investors with the confidence they need to plan long-term investments in the mining sector.

'Unlocking our resources' is a Government of South Australia economic priority, supporting exploration and development within the resource sector and providing opportunities for mining service companies.

South Australia Mining Investment GuideSouth Australia Copper StrategySouth Australia Magnetite Strategy

South Australia Mineral ProjectsSouth Australia Major MinesSouth Australia Major Exploration Models Mineral Exploration in South Australia 2015

PACE Copper 2017-2018 PACE Discovery Drilling 2016-2017Geological Survey of South Australia Top 10 Highlights 2017

Commodity information

Copper

South Australia produces a third of Australia's mined copper.

Gold

South Australia hosts over a quarter of Australia's gold resources.

Uranium

South Australia hosts a quarter of the world's uranium resources.

Iron ore (hematite and magnetite)

South Australia is the birth place of iron ore mining in Australia.

Graphite

South Australia hosts Australia's largest graphite resource.

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Petroleum

South Australia has sufficient oil and gas reserves to play a major role in providing reliable and affordable energy to Australia.

Continued exploration success in the Cooper and Eromanga Basins makes South Australia the premium destination address for onshore oil and gas explorers. A new phase of exploration and development is about to commence in the South Australian part of the Otway Basin as a result of Beach Energy’s gas discovery at Haselgrove 3 ST1 in January 2018. Beach reported that flow test results from Sawpit Sandstone indicate a high deliverability reservoir, which provides encouragement to commercialise what could be a potentially large gas resource.

The Petroleum website provides information on sustainable petroleum exploration and production for all stakeholders.

South Australian Resources Information Gateway (SARIG)

Delivering statewide geoscientific and geospatial data, the recently updated SARIG interface provides a modern, user-friendly platform for public access to South Australia's key geoscience data, mining and exploration project information and streamlined business interactions.

MESA Journal

Online MESA JournalThe MESA Journal is an online publication produced by the Government of South Australia Mineral Resources and Energy Resources Divisions.

It includes peer reviewed feature articles that provide new information and insights into South Australian geology as well as articles covering a broad range of geoscientific topics, topical news of interest to the resource sector, industry news and tenement activity updates.

Subscribe to receive email alerts when new editions are available.

Previously published feature articles are provided as a compilation PDF on a regular basis.

Download recent feature article compilations:

  • MESA Journal Volume 85 (PDF 22.3 MB) – includes articles on magnetotellurics, the Mineral Systems Drilling Program, Hiltaba Suite granite and remediation of the Leigh Creek coal mine
  • MESA Journal Volume 84 (PDF 16.9 MB) – includes articles on South Australian graphite resources and fluid events affecting the northern Olympic Cu–Au Province

Download MESA Journal back issues