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Features and forthcoming events

Revised fees under the Mining Act 1971 and amendments to the Mining Regulations 2011

From 18 December 2014 amendments to the Mining Regulations 2011 come into effect

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New 3D geological model - Eastern Gawler IOCG/Woomera Prohibited Area

Provides background data to help visualise and interpret new data to assess IOCG mineral prospectivity in the Eastern Gawler Craton

View the model and download data

PACE discovery drilling 2015 - call for submissions

The Department of State Development is seeking proposals from industry to undertake collaborative exploration drilling projects.

More information and application form

PACE Frontiers 2015 mineral systems drilling program - region and collaborating companies announced

The program provides exploration companies with the of DET CRC technology/data including AutoSondeTM and Lab-at-Rig®, allowing collection of multiple streams of data at the rig allowing for real-time decision making and potential for follow-up during the drill program

News release: Northern Eyre Peninsula selected for real-time trial

More informatio about the mineral systems drilling program

Olympic Dam HyLoggerTM data release

BHP Billiton has provided drill core representing an effective 14 km cross section of the Olympic Dam copper-gold-uranium deposit. Images and key mineralogy of these cores are now available online.

More information - view data

New gravity data released for Musgrave Province - free download

This major package of geoscientific data and associated maps provides a greatly enhanced dataset for targeting mineral deposits in the eastern Musgrave Region.

Download the data and associated report

Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA):

  • Amended WPA boundary now available
    The south-western boundary of the WPA has been altered following the ceremonial handover of the northern part of Section 400 to the Maralinga Tjarutja (MT) at the Maralinga Airfield on 5 November 2014.
    More information and maps for download
  • WPA exclusion period for November 2014
    An area of the Green Zone within the WPA will be closed during the period 17 November to 30 November 2014. Access to part of the Stuart Highway around that area will also be suspended during that period.
    More details and area of exclusion zone (.doc 494.5kb)
    More about the WPA

MESA Journal...

MESA journal vol.73...the flagship publication of the Department of State Development's Mineral Resources and Energy Resources Divisions

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Rex Minerals Hillside copper, gold and iron ore project

Rex Minerals have accepted an offer of mineral tenements for the Hillside copper, gold and iron ore mine near Ardrossan on Yorke Peninsula.

Evaluation Report 2014

PACE evaluation reportA comprehensive review of the Plan for Accelerating Exploration (PACE), including successes, findings and recommendations and key considerations.
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