A series of South Australian mineral exploration projects will be fast-tracked using innovative technologies and techniques thanks to State Government funding.

The $3.26 million in co-funded Accelerated Discovery Initiative (ADI) grants have been awarded to 17 projects.

The 2021 Fraser Institute report, which comprised assessment of more than 240 jurisdictions, put South Australia in the top ten for mining exploration and drilling due to its modern policy settings and ease to do business.

This round of co-financing for mineral exploration activities attracts exploration investment, seeking to bring forward new mineral resource discoveries, and creates jobs.

Industry participants and commodities of focus for the latest round of the ADI

Company Key commodity

EnviroCopper Limited

Copper

Havilah Resources

Iron-sulfide copper gold (ISCG), platinum group elements and rare earth elements (REE)

IGO Limited

Sediment-hosted copper

Inception Consulting Engineers

Uranium

Indiana Resources Limited

Zinc and nickel

Lady Alice Mines

Gold

OneSteel Manufacturing

Iron ore

OZ Minerals

Iron oxide copper gold (IOCG)

Petratherm Limited

Broken Hill style and iron-sulfide copper gold (ISCG)

Petratherm Limited

Iron oxide copper gold (IOCG)

Roma Resources SA Pty Ltd

Gold

Roma Resources SA Pty Ltd

Gold

Roma Resources SA Pty Ltd

Gold

Seasaw Resources Pty Ltd

Copper, gold, REE, lead and zinc

Strikeline Resources Pty Ltd

Rare earth element (REE)

Strikeline Resources Pty Ltd

Copper

Woomera Mining Limited

Nickel and copper

Data uncovered through these projects will be published on publicly available databases to be mined for future exploration and mining projects.