Challenger Gold Operations Pty Ltd (Receivers and Managers appointed - Administrators appointed)
|Status||Care and maintenance|
Mining of stage 1 open pit and small adjacent auxiliary pit (Challenger West) was completed in 2004, followed by development of the underground mine.
The Challenger gold project consists of underground mining and a crushing and processing carbon-in-pulp plant.
|Location||780 km NW of Adelaide and 150 km SW of Coober Pedy|
The Challenger gold project consists of ML 6103, ML 6457, MPL 63, MPL 65, MPL 66.
Download map showing location of Challenger gold project tenements via the South Australian Resources Information Gateway (SARIG)
|The deposit||The ore zone is an elongate, tightly folded, steeply plunging ‘M’ structure hosted by Archaean aluminous metasediments. Geological work indicates that mineralisation is associated with contemporaneous volcanics.|
|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 (updated regularly).
The revised Program for Environment Protection and Rehabilitation (PEPR), submitted in February 2012, has been approved.
Program for environment protection and rehabilitation (PEPR)
Annual mining compliance report (MCR)
For more information, contact:
Dept for Energy & Mining
Phone: (8) 8429 2583