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Gold (Au) and silver (Ag)

Company:Challenger Gold Operations Pty Ltd (Receivers and Managers appointed - Administrators appointed)
Status: PEPR approved
Mining operation:

Conventional open pit mine, crushing facilities, a heap leach pile, gold processing plant, waste rock storage, accommodation village and other minor 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 depositGold mineralisation hosted within sedimentary rocks of the Tarcoola Formation and granite.
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 Government of South Australia
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:

Compliance reports

This annual compliance report is currently under review for compliance with Regulation 86 of the Mining Act 1971 and may be subject to change.