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Resource Copper (Cu), Gold (Au)
CompanyRex Minerals Pty Ltd
Status ML granted
Mining operation 
Location 12 km south of Ardrossan, Yorke Peninsulahillside_blue
Tenement information  Tenement information can be found from the South Australian Resources Information Gateway (SARIG)
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 Mine near Ardrossan on Yorke Peninsula.

Chronology of Rex Minerals Hillside Project application and assessment

On 2 February 2018, Rex Minerals lodged a Program for Environment Protection and Rehabilitation (PEPR) with the Department.  The PEPR is currently under assessment by the Department.

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

Hillside Mine Community Voice discussion sessions: Presentations given by Mineral Resources Division

26 November 2017Mine closure (PDF 1.7 MB)
Nathan Zeman, Principal Mining Assessment Officer, Department of the Premier and Cabinet
23 August 2017Agriculture (PDF 667 KB)
Andrew Querzoli, Deputy Director, Mining Assessments; Nathan Zeman, Principal Mining Assessment Officer, Department of the Premier and Cabinet. 
20 August 2017Coastal and marine, groundwater, surface water (PDF 670 KB)
Andrew Querzoli, Deputy Director - Mining Assessments, Department of the Premier and Cabinet
18 June 2017Air quality, tank testing, noise and blasting conditions (PDF 981 KB)
Andrew Querzoli, Deputy Director - Mining Assessments; Nathan Zeman, Principal Mining Assessment Officer, Department of the Premier and Cabinet
19 September 2016The Department of State Development (PDF 2.9 MB)
Dr Paul Heithersay, Chief Executive, Olympic Dam Task Force and Deputy Chief Executive, Resources and Energy Group, Department of State Development
11 April 2016PEPR (PDF 1.2 MB)
Andrew Querzoli, Manager, Mining Assessments, Department of State Developm
16 February 2015The Hillside mining leases (PDF 445 KB)

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