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Features and forthcoming events

Notification of Woomera Prohibited Area 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. The closure will apply to Permit Holders, Existing Users and the public. Standing Permissions for access to part of the Stuart Highway around that area will also be suspended during that period.

September 2014 quarterly update on metals and mining projects in South Australia

Updates of activity covering copper, gold, graphitge, iron ore and other news

New exploration release areas - East Gairdner relinquished tenements area
10 separate ERAs covering approx. 9000 km2 immediately east of Lake Gairdner in the central-eastern Gawler Craton have been made available.

More information... including the geology of the area, access to data from the former ELs, exploration potential and geoscientific datasets

Application week 6-10 October 2014

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.

Frontiers: expressions of interest invited for collaborative Drilling Program

Expressions of interest invited from mineral exploration industry for collaborative Mineral Systems Drilling Program with in eastern Gawler Craton
More about Mineral Systems Drilling Program and submission forms
Applications close 5.00pm Friday 19 September 2014

Evaluation Report 2014

PACE evaluation reportA comprehensive review of the Plan for Accelerating Exploration (PACE), including successes, findings and recommendations and key considerations.
More information... Download a wide range of publications and information about the visionary PACE programs.

Geosciences Summer School

An opportunity for year 9, 10 and 11 students to gain an insight into the work of geoscientists and the TAFE and university courses that lead to careers in the resources industry
More about the summer school and application form

MESA Journal...

MESA journal volume 72...the flagship publication of the Department of State Development's Mineral Resources and Energy Resources Divisions

MESA Journal back issues