Copper (Cu), Gold (Au), Silver (Ag)
|Company||OZ Minerals Carrapateena Pty Ltd and OZM Carrapateena Pty Ltd (collectively referred to as OZ Minerals)|
|Status||Approved retention lease (RL 127); mineral lease and four miscellaneous purposes licence applications under assessment|
|Current operations||Drill and blast construction of a decline to undertake further geotechnical investigations and studies supporting future mining developments|
|Location||On the eastern margin within South Australia's highly prospective Gawler Craton, approximately 160 km north of Port Augusta and approximately 62 km east of Woomera.|
Retention lease RL 127 and MPL 149; Exploration licences EL 4903 and EL 5768
More information about the tenements can be found from the South Australia Resources Information Gateway (SARIG)
|The deposit||A copper-gold deposit hosted in a brecciated granite complex, mostly chalcopyrite with a central high grade bornite zone|
|Proposed mining operation|
OZ Minerals are proposing to mine the deposit using an underground mining process called sub-level caving where the deposit is blasted then collected by loaders, crushed, and loaded onto a conveyor belt that transports the ore up to the surface.
Ore will be processed onsite to produce concentrate which will undergo further processing through a concentrate treatment plant.
Further information is available on the OZ Minerals website
|Resource estimates and production statistics|
Company released resource estimates and production statistics for South Australia's developing projects are summarised in South Australia's developing projects resource estimates and production statistics (PDF, updated regularly)
|Application and assessment process|
|Recent documents and reports|
Program for environment protection and rehabilitation (PEPR)
Mining lease and three miscellaneous purposes licences (MPLs) for the recovery of copper, gold and silver and the construction of ancillary infrastructure associated
Miscellaneous purposes licence (MPL) for the purposes of construction and operation of an airstrip, worker's accommodation village and ancillary infrastructure.
Retention lease PEPR
Compliance reports for retention lease 127