South Australia is a resource rich state that has developed a reputation as one of the best jurisdictions in the world for exploring, developing and mining
JUMEX Survey 2016
South Australia ranked as the second most attractive investment destination for mineral exploration in Australia, with only Western Australia achieving a higher rating, according to the Grant Thornton Annual Survey of Junior Mining and Exploration Companies (released October 2016).
The report also found that there had been an improvement in market conditions for junior miners, and that gold was likely to attract investment in 2017, a significant opportunity for a state such as South Australia with substantial gold deposits
Fraser Institute Annual Survey of Mining Companies 2015
- Geological databases (9th) - although on this category South Australia scored first in the world for 'geological databases that encourage investment'. This strong performance is consistent with results of previous years.
- Legal system (5th)
- Investment attractiveness (10th)
South Australia was ranked 11th in the world, and 2nd in Australia, for lowest risk resource investment destination according to RESOURCESTOCKS 2015 World Risk Mining Survey (released October 2015).
Mineral Council of Australia (MCA)
Scorecard results for 2012 (released in June 2013) reveal that South Australia leads all jurisdictions in Australia and New Zealand for the majority of mining approvals, environmental assessments and land access policies and regulation.
For more information, contact:
Principal Minerals Industry Analyst
Phone: +61 8 8463 3066