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Tenement information

M01 Mineral exploration licence applications (PDF) Updated daily

M02 Mineral exploration licences (PDF) Updated daily

M03 Mineral exploration licences - alphabetical index (PDF) Updated daily

M04 Mineral exploration licence holders (PDF) Updated daily

M60 Mineral exploration licence monthly activity Updated monthly

M58 Mineral production tenement holders (PDF) Updated daily

M53 Mineral exploration release areas (ERAs) (PDF) Updated daily

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Operating mines and mining projects

In situ recovery mining
An explanation of the in situ recovery mining process in South Australia

M38 Operating mines and quarries of South Australia (PDF 213 KB) Includes production rate for reporting period 1 January to 30 June 2019

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Mineral exploration (licencing and regulation)

M05 Mineral exploration licences - General conditions, procedures and information (PDF 1.4 MB)

M06 Prospecting and mining for minerals (PDF 1.3 MB)

M21 Mineral exploration drillholes - General specifications for construction and backfilling (PDF 1.4 MB)
This information sheet is currently being revised, however the information relating to the backfilling of drillholes is still relevant

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Land access (including Aboriginal heritage and native title, Defence land, landholder liaison)

M29 Aboriginal Heritage Act 1988 and Aboriginal Site Avoidance Guidelines (PDF 1.3 MB)

M31 Guidelines for proposed activities on native title land - Part 9B of the Mining Act 1971 (PDF 1.3 MB)

M56 What you need to know if you are mining or residing in Mintabie (PDF 1.6 MB)

M32 Mineral exploration and mining activities within the Woomera Prohibited Area (PDF 2.0 MB)

M32 (Chinese edition) Mineral exploration and mining activities within the Woomera Prohibited Area (PDF 1.2 MB)

M59 Mineral exploration and mining activities within the Cultana Training Area (PDF 1.7 MB)

M59 (Chinese edition) Mineral exploration and mining activities within the Cultana Training Area (PDF 1.1 MB)

M54 Landowner frequently asked questions about mineral exploration in South Australia (.pdf 5.7Mb) (PDF 12.0 MB)

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Environmental factors

M33 Statement of environmental objectives and environmental guidelines for mineral exploration activities in South Australia (PDF 1.6 MB)

Silicosis in mining and quarrying in South Australia (PDF 624 KB)

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M49 Geology of the Clare Valley (PDF 16.5 MB)

M51 Summary geology of South Australia (PDF 6.3 MB)

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Gemstones and semi-precious stones (including opals)

M07 Prospecting and mining for opal within proclaimed precious stones fields (PDF 1.5 MB)

M08 Prospecting and mining for opal outside proclaimed precious stones fields (PDF 3.1 MB)

M10 Gem and semi-precious stones of South Australia (PDF 4.4 MB)

M11 Diamond potential in South Australia (PDF 3.2 MB)

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Commodity information can be found on the Mineral Commodity pages of this website.

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M09 Gold deposits and fossicking areas in South Australia (PDF 2.7 MB)

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Earthquakes and volcanoes

M14 Volcanoes of the Mount Gambier area (PDF 4.5 MB)

M15 Earthquake recording in South Australia (PDF 1.3 MB)

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For more information, contact:

Level 4, 11 Waymouth Street,
Adelaide, South Australia 5000
GPO Box 320
Adelaide SA 5001

9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Australian Central (Adelaide) Time

Phone: +61 8 8463 3000