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Resource: Gold (Au) and silver (Ag)
Company: Tarcoola Gold Pty Ltd (a wholly-owned subsidiary of WPG Resources Ltd)
Status:PEPR approved
Mining operation:

Conventional open pit mine and waste rock facility and associated infrastructure

LocationMap of South Australia showing location of Tarcoola416 km northwest of Port Augusta and 3 km west of Tarcoola
Tenement information:

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

The deposit Stratigraphic succession at Portia includes up to 3 m of 'recent' age sediments associated with aeolian dunes and outwash deposits of the Frome plains underlain by Namba and Eyre Formations of the Tertiary age Lake Eyre Basin sequence.
Resource estimates and production estimates

Company released resource estimates and production statistics are summarised in South Australia's major operating/approved mines: resources estimates and production statistics (PDF, updated regularly).

Approval process
  • 11 August 2015: Tarcoola Gold Pty Ltd lodged a mining proposal under the Mining Act 1971 for the Tarcoola Gold Project
  • 3 September 2015: Statutory public consultation commenced for a 5 week period
  • 8 March 2016: Tarcoola Gold Pty Ltd was granted a mineral lease under the Mining Act 1971 for the Tarcoola Gold Project
  • 4 November 2016: Revised program for environment protection and rehabilitation (PEPR) approved by the Department of State Development
Documents and reports

Mining lease proposal:
Submitted by Tarcoola Gold Pty Ltd in support of the application describes the type of operation proposed and the measures to be undertaken to rehabilitate the land

Mining lease assessment documents:
Complete legal terms and conditions of the lease granted to and accepted by Tarcoola Gold Pty Ltd

Approved PEPR: