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Resource

Copper (Cu), Gold (Au), Silver (Ag)

CompanyOZ 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.                
Existing  tenements

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
  • OZ Minerals Carrapateena Pty Ltd and OZM Carrapateena Pty Ltd (collectively referred to as OZ Minerals) submitted a mineral lease (ML) application and three miscellaneous purposes licence (MPL) applications on 26 May 2017 for the purposes of carrying out mining operations for the recovery of copper, gold and silver and the construction of ancillary infrastructure associated with the proposed mining lease (if granted).
  • More information about the submission process and documents for review
  • Formal assessment of the proposal/management plans is currently in progress.
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