|Resource||Copper (Cu), Gold (Au), Silver (Ag)|
|Company||Hillgrove Resources Limited|
|Location||Approximately 44 km south-east of Adelaide within the Mount Barker District Council area|
The mine footprint and associated infrastructure are located within a 438 ha area, covered by ML 6345 (436 ha) and ML6436 (2.1 ha). The Kanmantoo Copper Project is also comprised of extractive mineral lease EML 6340.
Download map showing Kanmantoo tenements via the South Australian Resources Information Gateway (SARIG).
The orebody comprises three main mineralised zones, each containing oxide, transition and primary sulfide or component:
Approximately 18.6 Mt of ore will be mined from the pits, with average grades of 0.8% copper, 0.1 g/t gold and 2.0 g/t silver.
|Resource estimates and production statistics|
Summarised in South Australia's major operating/approved mines: resources estimates and production statistics (PDF, updated regularly)
A lease was granted to Hillgrove Resources on 8 July 2014.
In July 2014, the State Government of South Australia approved the revised PEPR for the Kanmantoo Copper Mine, allowing for the extension to the operations.
Mining lease proposal 2007
Response to submissions 2008
The PEPR approval represented the final part of the approval process, which along with the State Government’s Mining Lease approval and Commonwealth EPBC approval, allowed the development of the extension.
These approvals provided the Kanmantoo copper mine with approval to mine and process ore reserves additional to those associated with an increase in processed ore over the previous approval.
The key changes associated with the life of mine extension included:
|Documents and reports||Program for environment protection and rehabilitation (PEPR)|
The Kanmantoo-Callington Community Consultative Committee (KCCCC) was formed in 2007 to ensure effective and ongoing communication and consultation process with the local community.
Other Regulatory Approvals
For more information, contact:
Department for Energy and Mining
Phone: 8429 2583