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- Earthquakes and volcanoes
Proposed exploration licence graticular block system
A review of the Mining Act 1971 and Mining Regulations 2011 is currently underway. This review will allow for the modernisation of these laws to ensure South Australia stays a leader in adopting modern and efficient practices for exploration and mining activities.
The review includes options for the modernisation of the way in which South Australia spatially represents and defines its exploration licences. Specifically, the Mineral Resources Division of the Department of State Development is exploring a transition to a graticular boundary system within the GDA2020 datum.
More information about the proposal: Information sheet: Proposed exploration licence graticular block system (PDF 350 KB)
Stakeholders are invited to respond to questions about the proposal and transition options by completing the Graticular blocks and datum modernisation consultation survey
M38 Operating mines and quarries of South Australia (PDF 213 KB) Includes production rate for reporting period 01 January to 30 June 2016
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.
M49 Geology of the Clare Valley (PDF 16.5 MB)
M51 Summary geology of South Australia (PDF 6.3 MB)
M10 Gem and semi-precious stones of South Australia (PDF 4.4 MB)
M11 Diamond potential in South Australia (PDF 3.2 MB)
Commodity information can be found on the Mineral Commodity pages of this website.
M14 Volcanoes of the Mount Gambier area (PDF 4.5 MB)
M15 Earthquake recording in South Australia (PDF 1.3 MB)
For more information, contact:
Phone: +61 8 8463 3000
Facsimile: +61 8 8463 6518