|Resource||Copper (Cu), Uranium (U), Silver (Ag), Gold (Au)|
Australia's largest underground mine
|Location||560 km north of Adelaide|
Consists of tenements Special Mining Lease SML1, SML 2, SML 3
Download map showing Olympic Dam tenements via the South Australian Resources Information Geoserver (SARIG).
|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).
The proposed Olympic Dam Expansion
An agreement has been signed to amend the existing Roxby Downs (Indenture Ratification) Act 1982 to enable the construction and operation of the multi-billion dollar Olympic Dam expansion project.
A Bill to ratify the amendments to the Olympic Dam and Stuart Shelf Indenture was approved by both Houses of Parliament in November 2011.
The legislation required that BHP commence the project by 15 December 2012 otherwise the amendments would lapse.
In August 2012 BHP announced the deferment of the project and its intention to consult with the Government on adopting an alternative, less capital-intensive design for the open pit expansion.
The Government subsequently granted an extension of the period in which BHP Billiton could trigger the amended Indenture, with that end-date now being October 2016.
The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Olympic Dam Expansion, submissions made, BHP response document and government assessment reports available can be downloaded from the Olympic Dam Expansion webpage, South Australian Government Information and Services for South Australians website.
|Current documents and reports||Environmental protection and monitoring programs (EPMP)|
Annual reporting against EPMP
Great Artesian Basin wellfields reports
|Uranium incident reports|
South Australia’s uranium mines and processing facilities are required to report incidents involving the unplanned release of radioactive process materials, radioactive liquids or radioactive wastes associated with the physical and chemical processing of uranium ores, following standard criteria and procedures.
For more information, contact:
Mineral Resources Division
Department for Energy and Mining
Phone: 8429 2583