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ResourceCopper (Cu), Gold (Au)
CompanyRex Minerals Pty Ltd
StatusML granted
Mining operation 
Location12 km south of Ardrossan, Yorke Peninsulahillside_blue
Tenement information 

Download map showing Hillside tenement via the South Australian Resources Information Geoserver (SARIG).

  1. Hover over the tenement area for more information e.g. type of licence, holder and production summary. 
  2. Use the Map Layer widget to the right to select other layers e.g. drillholes, geology.
The deposit  
Resource 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 

On 16 September 2014 Rex Minerals (Rex) accepted an offer of mineral tenements under the Mining Act 1971 for the Hillside Copper, Gold and Iron Ore Mine near Ardrossan on Yorke Peninsula.

Chronology of Rex Minerals Hillside Project application and assessment

Documents and reports

The following documents detail the assessment of the Rex mining proposal, the terms and conditions of the mineral tenements that have been accepted by Rex, and answers to commonly asked questions about the Hillside project:

Community engagement 

Presentation to the Hillside Community Voice meeting, 19 September 2016
Dr Paul Heithersay, Chief Executive, Olympic Dam Task Force and Deputy Chief Executive, Resources and Energy Group, Department of State Development
Department of State Development presentation to Hillside Mine Community Voice (PDF 2.9MB)

Presentation to the Hillside Community Voice meeting, 11 April 2016
Andrew Querzoli, Manager, Mining Assessments, Department of State Development
Department of State Development Mining Regulation (PDF 1.2MB)

Presentation to the Hillside Community Voice workshop, 16 February 2015
Greg Marshall, Director Mining Regulation; Andrew Querzoli, Manager Mining Assessments; Nathan Zeman, Principal Mining Assessment Officer, Department of State Development 
Department of State Development presentation on the Hillside Mining Leases (PDF 445KB)

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