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ResourceGold (Au)

Challenger Gold Operations Pty Ltd

Mining operation

Mining of stage 1 open pit and small adjacent auxiliary pit (Challenger West) was completed in 2004, followed by development of the underground mine.

The Challenger gold project consists of underground mining and a crushing and processing carbon-in-pulp plant.

Location780 km NW of Adelaide and 150 km SW of Coober Pedy challenger_blue
Tenement information

The Challenger gold project consists of ML 6103, ML 6457, MPL 63, MPL 65, MPL 66.

Download map showing location of Challenger gold project tenements via the South Australian Resources Information Gateway (SARIG)

The depositThe ore zone is an elongate, tightly folded, steeply plunging ‘M’ structure hosted by Archaean aluminous metasediments. Geological work indicates that mineralisation is associated with contemporaneous volcanics.
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 (updated regularly).

Approval process

The revised Program for Environment Protection and Rehabilitation (PEPR), submitted in February 2012, has been approved.

Current documents  

Program for environment protection and rehabilitation (PEPR)

Annual mining compliance report (MCR)

For more information, contact:

For inquiries relating to this mining operation please contact: Mining Regulation
Mineral Resources
Dept for Energy & Mining

Phone: (8) 8429 2583