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CompanyPirie Resources Pty Ltd (a wholly owned subsidiary of Archer Exploration Limited)
Status Mining lease (ML) application and two miscellaneous purposes licence (MPL) applications under assessment
Mining operation

Pirie Resources Campoona Project proposal is for the following purposes:

  • Campoona ML for the recovery of minerals (graphite) from a conventional open pit mine
  • Sugarloaf MPL for a processing facility for the production of about 10,000 tonnes per annum of high grade graphite concentrate and the tailings storage of waste material
  • Pindarie MPL for the supporting water infrastructure.
LocationMap of South Australia showing location of the Campoona Graphite ProjectML application: Campoona area, 18 km north of Cleve, Eyre Peninsula
MPL applications: 25 km northwest of Cleve, Eyre Peninsula         
Tenement information

Mineral claim (MC): MC 4393 and two applications for adjacent miscellaneous purposes licences (MPLs) (Sugarloaf T03006 and Pindarie T03012)

ML application: covered by MC 4393, with an area of 68.93 hectares

MPL applications: Sugarloaf T03006 and Pindarie T03012  cover areas of 239.56 and 499.21 hectares

The deposit Information about the deposit can be found on the Archer Exploration Pty Limited website and in the Mining Proposal document.
Resource estimates and production statistics

Company released resource estimates and production statistics for South Australia's major operating and approved mines are summarised in South Australia's major operating/approved mines: resources estimates and production statistics (PDF, updated regularly).

Mining lease and miscellaneous purposes licences application process

On 26 October 2016 Pirie Resources Pty Limited lodged a mining proposal under the Mining Act 1971 for the Campoona Graphite Project in the Cleve Hills of Eyre Peninsula.

Statutory public consultation was undertaken for a period of 6 weeks and finished on 23 March 2017.

Following this period the Government of South Australia requested that Pirie Resources provide a Response Document with responses to issues raised in submissions received during the Statutory Public Consultation period.

An assessment of the application was conducted following the submission of the response document which has now been made available for public viewing:

Campoona Graphite Project Mining Lease Proposal and Management Plan Response Document (PDF 15.6 MB)

Documents and reports

The mining lease proposal and management plans lodged by Pirie Resources Pty Ltd for the Campoona Graphite Project consist of the following documents:

For more information, contact:

For a copy of reports in an alternative format contact the Resource Information Centre, Customer Services
Phone: +61 8 8463 3000
For enqiries relating to this mining operation plaease contact the Mining Regulation Branch
Phone: +61 8 8463 3484