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Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 28(5) of the Mining Act 1971, that the Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy proposes to grant Exploration Licences over the undermentioned areas.

Community information on mineral exploration licence processes and requirements under the Mining Act 1971

DateApplicant/sLocation Pastoral lease/sTerm Area in km2 Reference and map
3 May 2018Rex Minerals (SA) Pty LtdArdrossan area - approx 70 km NW of Adelaide-Two years11682017/00081 Plan and coordinates (PDF 506 KB)
3 May 2018Rex Minerals (SA) Pty LtdMinlaton area - approx 90 km west of Adelaide-Two years3542017/00082 Plan and coordinates (PDF 479 KB)
3 May 2018Tunkillia Gold Pty LtdCooladding area – approx. 10 km north of TarcoolaWilgenaTwo years122018/00031 Plan and coordinates (PDF 270 KB)
3 May 2018Heathgate Resources Pty LtdReaphook Hill area – approx. 100 km SE of Leigh CreekWirrealpa, WertaloonaTwo years2502018/00065 Plan and coordinates (PDF 277 KB)
3 May 2018Renascor Resources LimitedOld Wartaka area – approx. 55 km WSW of Port Augusta-Two years142018/00067 Plan and coordinates (PDF 236 KB)
3 May 2018Cartwheel Minerals Pty LtdLake Gairdner area – approx. 70 km SW of WoomeraKokatha, Wirraminna, Coondambo, MahanewoTwo years23932018/00069 Plan and coordinates (PDF 416 KB)
3 May 2018Minotaur Operations Pty LtdMount Hall area – approx. 50 km SE of Streaky Bay-Two years1472018/00072 Plan and coordinates (PDF 547 KB)
26 April 2018 Renascor Resources Limited Wompinie Area - approx. 50 km northeast of Olary Bindarrah, Wompinine, Boolcoomatta One year 35 2017/00255 Plan and coordinates (PDF 269 KB)
26 April 2018 Endeavour Copper Gold Pty Ltd Coondambo Area - approx. 120km NW of Woomera Wilgena, Coondambo, Bob Bon, North Well Two years 244 2018/00024 Plan and coordinates (PDF 528 KB)
26 April 2018 BHP Billiton Olympic Dam Corporation Pty Ltd Ferguson Hill Area - approx. 120 km WSW of Marree Stuart Creek Two years 540 2018/00026 Plan and coordinates (PDF 504 KB)
26 April 2018 Hillgrove Resources Limited Wheal Ellen Mine Area - approx. 40km SE of Adelaide - Two years 4 2018/00027 Plan and coordinates (PDF 362 KB)
26 April 2018 Havilah Resources Limited Cochra Area - approx. 80 km NE of Olary Mundi Mundi Two years 17 2018/00029 Plan and coordinates (PDF 233 KB)
26 April 2018 Terramin Australia Limited Monarto Area – approx. 10 km west of Murray Bridge - Two years 28 2018/00030 Plan and coordinates (PDF 345 KB)
26 April 2018 Menninnie Metals Pty Ltd Mt Ive Area - approx. 100 km  NNW of Kimba Kolendo, Mount Ive Two years 155 2018/00034 Plan and coordinates (PDF 377 KB)
26 April 2018 Endeavour Copper Gold Pty Ltd Pinding Area - approx. 30 km WSW of Tarcoola Mulgathing, Wilgena Two years 250 2018/00037 Plan and coordinates (PDF 423 KB)
26 April 2018 Hillgrove Resources Limited Coomandook Area – approx. 55km southeast of Murray Bridge - Two years 993 2018/00039 Plan and coordinates (PDF 993 KB)
26 April 2018 Endeavour Copper Gold Pty Ltd Lake Labyrinth Area – approx. 35 km northeast of Tarcoola Wilgena, North Well Two years 68 2018/00041 Plan and coordinates (PDF 993 KB)
26 April 2018 Norsa Exploration Pty Ltd Mount Irwin Area – approx. 105 km NNE of Marla Tieyon, De Rose Hill One year 503 2018/00042 Plan and coordinates (PDF 311 KB)
26 April 2018 Hillgrove Resources Limited Coonalpyn Area - approx. 85km southeast of Murray Bridge - Two years 921 2018/00043 Plan and coordinates (PDF 543 KB)
26 April 2018 Hillgrove Resources Limited Tintinara Area – approx. 30 km south of Coonalpyn - Two years 898 2018/00044 Plan and coordinates (PDF 483 KB)
26 April 2018 Hillgrove Resources Limited Carcuma Area – approx. 90km southeast of Murray Bridge - Two years 950 2018/00045 Plan and coordinates (PDF 435 KB)
26 April 2018 Minotaur Operations Pty Ltd Big Perry Area - approx. 50 km NNE of William Creek The Peake, Anne Creek Two years 977 2018/00047 Plan and coordinates (PDF 445 KB)
26 April 2018 Minotaur Operations Pty Ltd Edward Creek Area - approx. 80 km northwest of William Creek Nilpinna, The Peake Two years 937 2018/00048 Plan and coordinates (PDF 489 KB)
26 April 2018 Minotaur Operations Pty Ltd Teemurrina Area - approx. 50 km northeast of William Creek The Peake, Anna Creek Two years 971 2018/00049 Plan and coordinates (PDF 422 KB)
26 April 2018 Minotaur Operations Pty Ltd Wood Duck Area - approx. 90 km southeast of Oodnadatta The Peake Two years 484 2018/00050 Plan and coordinates (PDF 353 KB)
26 April 2018 Ausmex Mining Pty Limited Worlds End Area – approx. 35 km southeast of Burra - One year 818 2018/00052 Plan and coordinates (PDF 818 KB)
26 April 2018 Pacifico Minerals Limited Kanyaka Area – approx. 40 km northeast of Quorn - Two years 828 2018/00053 Plan and coordinates (PDF 402 KB)
26 April 2018 Pacifico Minerals Limited Hammond Area - approx. 55 km east of Port Augusta - Two years 162 2018/00054 Plan and coordinates (PDF 418 KB)
26 April 2018 Menninnie Metals Pty Ltd Mt Ive Area – approx. 100 km NNE of Kimba Mount Ive, Kolendo Two years 214 2018/00056 Plan and coordinates (PDF 365 KB)
26 April 2018 Trafford Resources Pty Ltd Hilga Crutching Shed Area – approx. 100 km NW of Tarcoola Mobella, Mulgathing Two years 107 2018/00057 Plan and coordinates (PDF 352 KB)
26 April 2018 Trafford Resources Pty Ltd Mount Christie Area – approx. 112km WNW of Tarcoola Mobella Two years 786 2018/00058 Plan and coordinates (PDF 335 KB)
26 April 2018 Trafford Resources Pty Ltd Commonwealth Hill Area – approx. 110 km north-northwest of Tarcoola Mabel Creek, Commonwealth Hill, Ingomar Two years 384 2018/00059 Plan and coordinates (PDF 396 KB)
26 April 2018 Trafford Resouces Pty Ltd Ingomar Area - approx. 75 km SSE of Coober Pedy McDouall Peak, Ingomar Two years 193 2018/00060 Plan and coordinates (PDF 330 KB)
26 April 2018 Alliance Craton Explorer Pty Ltd and Trafford Resources Pty Ltd Wilcherry Hill Area - approx. 45km north of Kimba Uno, Yeltana, Nonning Two years 387 2018/00061 Plan and coordinates (PDF 303 KB)
26 April 2018 TRK Resources Pty Ltd Mount Eba Area - approx. 100 km north of Glendambo Mount Eba, Millers Creek Two years 920 2018/00064 Plan and coordinates (PDF 388 KB)
05 April 2018

FMG Resources Pty Ltd

Cultana Area – approx. 50 km southwest of Port Augusta Corunna, Katunga, Pandurra, Roopena, Myola/Iron Baron Two years 854 2017/00239 Plan and coordinates (PDF 395 KB
05 April 2018 Ausmex Mining Pty Limited Riverton Area – approx. 90 km north of Adelaide - Two years 986 2018/00022 Plan and coordinates (PDF 615  KB
05 April 2018 SA Exploration Pty Ltd Hardy Area – approx. 120 km east of Port Pirie - Two years 687 2018/00023 Plan and coordinates (PDF 1.30 MB
05 April 2018 Riversgold Australia Pty Ltd Burt Lagoon Area – approx. 40 km north of Port Augusta Mount Arden, Wilatana, Yadlamalka, South Gap, Kootabera Two years 827 2018/00025 Plan and coordinates (PDF 447 KB
05 April 2018

Gawler Resources Pty Ltd

Mount Victor Station - approx. 50 km northeast of Yunta Koonamore, Plumbago, Weekeroo, Outalpa, Mount Victor Two years 189 2018/00035 Plan and coordinates (PDF 525 KB
05 April 2018 TRK Resources Pty Ltd Mabel Creek Area – approx. 45 km southwest of Coober Pedy Mabel Creek, Mount Clarence One year 508 2017/00040 Plan and coordinates (PDF 459 KB
22 March 2018 Earea Dam mining Pty Ltd Wilgena Area – approx. 35 km west of Kingoonya Wilgena Two years 56 2017/00024 Plan and coordinates (PDF 226 KB
22 March 2018 Lithium Australia NL Dudley East Area – approx. 10 km southeast of Penneshaw - Two years 63 2017/00236 Plan and coordinates (PDF 386 KB
22 March 2018 FMG Resources Pty Ltd Mount Arden Area – approx. 30 km north of Port Augusta Mount Arden, Wilkatana Two years 52 2018/00012 Plan and coordinates (PDF 348 KB
01 March 2018 Maosen Australia Pty Ltd Johns Outstation Area – Giffen Well Area – approx. 50 km NNE of Tarcoola Bulgunnia, Wilgena One year 56 2017/00152 Plan and coordinates (PDF 362 KB)
01 March 2018 Maosen Australia Pty Ltd Braemer Area – approx. 220 km northeast of Adelaide Faraway Hill One year 146 2017/00190 Plan and coordinates (PDF 362 KB)
01 March 2018 OZ Minerals Prominent Hill Operations Pty Ltd Birthday Hill Area – approx. 65 km southeast of Coober Pedy McDouall Peak, Anna Creek Three years 1060 2017/00253 Plan and coordinates (PDF 362 KB)
01 March 2018 Havilah Resources Limited Chocolate Dam Area - approx. 100 km NNE of Olary Mulyungarie Two years 59 2018/00011 Plan and coordinates (PDF 362 KB)
22 February 2018 Trafford Resources Pty Ltd Indooroopilly Outstation Area – approx. 135 km northwest of Tarcoola Mobella Two years 57 2017/00214 Plan and coordinates (PDF 362 KB)
22 February 2018 Nicul Minerals Limited Mount Kintore to Mount Harriet Area – approx. 320 km WNW of Marla - Two years 1918 2017/00217 Plan and coordinates (PDF 352 KB)
22 February 2018 Terramin Exploration Pty Ltd Mount Barker Area – approx. 50 km east of Adelaide - Two years 118 2017/00231 Plan and coordinates (PDF 624 KB)
22 February 2018 Lincoln Minerals Limited Uno Area – approx. 30 km NNE of Kimba Uno Two years 14 2017/00237 Plan and coordinates (PDF 284 KB)
22 February 2018 Ausmin Development Pty Ltd Malbrom Area – approx. 90 km northeast of Port Lincoln - Two years 81 2017/00240 Plan and coordinates (PDF 486 KB)
22 February 2018 Olary Magnetite Pty Ltd Oopina Area – approx. 90 km WNW of Olary Minburra, Koonamore, Melton Two years 276 2017/00246 Plan and coordinates (PDF 411 KB)
22 February 2018 Western Areas Limited Yalata North Area – approx. 160 km northwest of Ceduna - Two years 754 2017/00247 Plan and coordinates (PDF 413 KB)
22 February 2018 Western Area Limited Yalata East Area – approx. 150 km northwest of Ceduna - Two years 904 2017/00249 Plan and coordinates (PDF 491 KB)
22 February 2018 Northernx Pty Ltd Etadunna Area – approx. 85 km north of Marree Etadunna Two years 255 2018/00003 Plan and coordinates (PDF 528 KB)
2 February 2018 Northernx Pty Ltd Lake Eyre Area – approx. 60 km northwest of Marree Stuart Creek, Muloorina Two years 712 2018/00005 Plan and coordinates (PDF 489 KB)
22 February 2018 Northernx Pty Ltd Lake Eyre Area – approx. 85 km WNW of Marree Stuart Creek Two years 864 2018/00006 Plan and coordinates (PDF 500 KB)
22 February 2018 Marmota Limited Mulgathing Area – approx. 60 km northwest of Tarcoola Bulgunnia, Mulgathing Two years 181 2018/00007 Plan and coordinates (PDF 351 KB)
22 February 2018 Terramin Exploration Pty Ltd Kapunda Area – approx. 65 km northeast of Adelaide - Two years 624 2018/00015 Plan and coordinates (PDF 557 KB)
22 February 2018 Rifle Resources Pty Ltd Anna Creek Area – approx. 60 km east of Coober Pedy Anna Creek Two years 72 2018/00016 Plan and coordinates (PDF 282 KB)
22 February 2018 Havilah Resources Limited Mutooroo Area – approx. 35 south of Cockburn Tepco, Mutoorroo Two years 151 2018/00017 Plan and coordinates (PDF 361 KB)
22 February 2018 Havilah Resources Limited From Downs Area – approx. 85 km east of Arkaroola Quinyambie, Frome Downs Two years 989 2018/00018 Plan and coordinates (PDF 518 KB)
22 February 2018 Havilah Resources Limited Quinyambie Area – approx. 120 km east of Arkaroola Quinyambie Two years 999 2018/00019 Plan and coordinates (PDF 563 KB)
22 February 2018 Gawler Resources Pty Ltd Allandale Station Area – approx. 50 km southeast of Oodnadatta The Peake, Allandale Two years 355 2018/00020 Plan and coordinates (PDF 396 KB)