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Leading Practice Mining Acts Review | Central Eyre Iron Project mining lease approved

ResourceZinc (Zn), Lead (Pb), Silver (Ag), Gold (Au), Copper (Cu)
CompanyTerramin Australia Ltd
StatusCare and maintenance
Mining operation
  • Underground operation using conventional underground mining and processing techniques (includes crushing, flotation and drying)
  • Production commenced third quarter of 2008
  • First lead-precious metal concentrate trucked to Nyrstar Port Pirie Smelter in July 2008
  • First shipment of 5400 tonnes of zinc concentrate left Port Adelaide for South Korea in September 2008
  • Terramin has a whole-of-mine offtake agreement with Sempra Metals and Concentrates Corp. for all Angas Mine concentrates
  • Angas Zinc Mine is currently under care and maintenance.
Location2 km outside Strathalbyn, 60 km south east of Adelaideangas_blue
Tenement information

Mineral lease ML 6229 and extractive mineral lease EML 5325

Download map showing Angas Zinc Mine tenements via the South Australian Resources Information Gateway (SARIG)

The depositThe zinc and silver-lead deposit was discovered in 1991 by Aberfoyle Resources Ltd, but on its analysis of the regional geology, was not deemed large enough to warrant further exploration and possible development. Terramin acquired the licences in 1997 and commenced an intensive drilling program to further define the mineral reserves.
Resource estimates and production estimates

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)

Approval process

Lease granted to Terramin Australia Ltd on 17 August 2006

In April 2007 the Government of South Australia approved Terramin’s mining and rehabilitation program (MARP), now deemed to be a PEPR, allowing construction to begin on the 64 m Angas Zinc Mine.

Documents and reports

In this section
Program for environment protection and rehabilitation (PEPR)
Annual mining compliance reports (MCR)
Tailings storage facility (TSF) management and surveillance reports
Quarterly environment reports

Program for environment protection and rehabilitation (PEPR)

Annual mining compliance reports (MCR)
Previously known as mining and rehabilitation compliance report (MARCR) Tailings storage facility (TSF) management and surveillance reports
Community engagement

The assessment of the mining lease application for the Angas Zinc Mine involved the establishment of the Strathalbyn Community Consultative Committee (SCCC).

The committee provides a forum for effective communication between all stakeholders and community consultation and feedback on issues relating to the mining operations in the area.

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
Email: resources.customerservices@sa.gov.au
For inquiries relating to this mining operation please contact the Mining Regulation Branch
Phone: + 61 8 8463 3484
Email: DSD:MiningRegRehab@sa.gov.au