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Resource Heavy minerals

Iluka Resources Ltd

Status Operating
Mining operation

Sands containing heavy minerals are mined using dry-mining techniques. The sand is excavated using a dozer and pushed into a Mining Upgrade Plant (MUP), the ore is then pumped to the West Concentrator Plan (WCP), producing heavy mineral concentrate.

Jacinth-Ambrosia virtual mine tour

Locationjacinth_ambrosia_blueJacinth and Ambrosia is in the Eucla Basin, approximately 200 km NW of Ceduna and 45 km south of the Transcontinental Railway. 
Tenement information

The Jacinth and Ambrosia project comprises of mineral lease ML 6315, extractive mineral lease EML 6316 and miscellaneous purpose licences MPL 110 and 111.

Download preset map showing location of tenement via the South Australian Resources Information Gateway (SARIG).

The deposit Zircon-rich mineral sands deposits in the Eucla Basin. Since the discovery of the Jacinth and Ambrosia projects 6 more significant discoveries in the region have been made; Tripitaka, Gullivers, Atacama, Sonoran, Typhoon and Dromedary.
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 mining and rehabilitation program submitted in 2016 has been approved.

Iluka and the Far West Coast Native Title Claim Group signed an agreement in December 2007 to allow mining to proceed.

Documents and reports 

Program for environment protection and rehabilitation (PEPR)

Mining compliance report

Research and monitoring summary 

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For inquiries relating to this mining operation please contact: Mining Regulation
Mineral Resources
Dept for Energy & Mining
Phone: 8429 2583