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The South Australian Department of State Development is the lead agency for exploration and mining investment in South Australia

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The South Australian team

Representatives from the South Australian Government Department of State Development:PDAC 2017 South Australia

  • Dr Paul Heithersay, Deputy Chief Executive, Resources and Energy Group
  • Dr Steve Hill, Director, Chief Government Geologist, Geological Survey of South Australia
  • Dr Stephan Thiel, Senior Geophysicist, Affiliate Associate Lecturer University of Adelaide, Geological Survey of South Australia
  • Mr Paul Goiak, Director, Industry Development

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

South Australia PDAC events

Sunday 5 March
1.30 pm to 4.30 pm
Metro Toronto Convention Centre Room 206B

Dr Steve Hill, Director, Chief Government Geologist, Geological Survey of South Australia, Department of State Development
Australia: Invest with confidence, Australia Minerals

Follows the DET-CRC workshop and seminar

Wednesday 8 March
2.00 pm to 6.00 pm
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 206B
Dr Stephan Thiel, Senior Geophysicist, Affiliate Associate Lecturer University of Adelaide, Geological Survey of South Australia, Department of State Development
DMEC workshop series: The value of regional data in terrane scale assessments

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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.

More information about the South Australian resources sector can be found in the following maps and publications:

See also entries under Commodity information (below)

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

Continued exploration success in the Cooper and Eromanga Basins makes South Australia the premium destination address for onshore oil and gas explorers.  

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.

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MESA Journal

MESA Journal 81The MESA Journal, produced by the Mineral Resources and Energy Resources Division of the Department of State Development, provides updates on industry news and tenement activity, and includes feature articles and news covering a broad range of geoscientific topics.

The MESA Journal is now a monthly online publication.

Subscribe to receive monthly email alerts when new editions are available.

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