This is a summary of the major operating mines in South Australia, where the mine is principally used for the production of metallic minerals.

Also available is information on the major operating quarries (extractive or industrial minerals).

Major operating and approved mines

Major operating and approved minesCommodityCompanyLocationStatus
Angas Zinc Mine Zinc (Zn), Lead (Pb), Silver (Ag), Gold (Au), Copper (Cu) Terramin Australia Ltd 2 km from Strathalbyn, 60 km southeast of Adelaide Care and maintenance
Beltana Zinc (Zn) Perilya Ltd 520 km north of Adelaide in the Flinders Ranges Care and maintenance
Beverley and Beverley North Mines Uranium (U3O8) Heathgate Resources Pty Ltd Far north of South Australia about 35 km northeast of Lake Frome, 300 km northeast of Port Augusta Care and maintenance - plants are processing Four Mile product
Buzzard Iron Ore  Project Primary authorised mineral: Iron ore - Hematite (Fe2O3).  Other authorised  mineral(s): extractive minerals. Central Iron Pty Ltd (a wholly owned subsidiary of Peak Iron) 118 km south-southeast of Coober Pedy and 635  km north-west of  Adelaide Mining lease granted
Cairn Hill  Magnetite (Fe3O4), Copper (Cu), Gold (Au) Cu-River Mining Australia Pty Limited 55 km southeast of Coober Pedy Operating
Campoona Graphite Project Graphite Archer Materials Ltd 15 km north of Cleve on Eyre Peninsula Mining lease granted, PEPR pending
Carrapateena Copper (Cu), Gold (Au), Silver (Ag) OZ Minerals Carrapateena Pty Ltd and OZM Carrapateena (Pty Ltd) (collectively referred to as OZ Minerals) Approximately 160 km north of Port Augusta and approximately 62 km east of Woomera Operating
Central Eyre Iron Project (CEIP) Magnetite (Fe3O4) Iron Road Ltd Warramboo area, approximately 25 km southeast of Wudinna Mining lease granted, PEPR pending
Challenger Gold Mine Gold (Au) Challenger 2 Pty Ltd
Barton Gold Pty Ltd 
750 km northwest of Adelaide, 150 km southwest of Coober Pedy Care and maintenance
Four Mile Uranium Mine Uranium (U3O8) Quasar Resources Pty Ltd 550 km north of Adelaide, east of the northern Flinders Ranges Operating
Great White Kaolin Project Kaolin/Hallosite Kaolin Andromeda Metals Ltd 18 km south of Poochera, 635 km west of Adelaide and 130 km south-east of Ceduna on Eyre Peninsula Mining lease granted
Hillside Copper (Cu), Gold (Au) Rex Minerals Pty Ltd 12 km south of Ardrossan, Yorke Peninsula Approved 
Honeymoon Uranium (U3O8) Boss Resources Limited North of Olary Care and maintenance
Jacinth-Ambrosia Mineral Sand Project Heavy mineral (HM) sands Iluka Resources Ltd Approximately 200 km northwest of Ceduna Operating


Copper (Cu), Gold (Au), Silver (Ag) Hillgrove Resources Limited 55 km southeast of Adelaide Care and maintenance
Kookaburra Gully Graphite Project Graphite Australian Graphite Pty Limited (AGL)
(A subsidiary of  Lincoln Minerals)
Koppio Hills, 15 km west of Tumby Bay, Eyre Peninsula Mining lease granted, PEPR pending
Leigh Creek Coal Alinta Energy Services Ltd  Leigh Creek, 261 km N of Port Augusta Rehabilitation
Middleback Ranges Iron ore -
Hematite (Fe2O3), Magnetite (Fe3O4)   
OneSteel Manufacturing Pty Ltd trading as SIMEC Mining Group Middleback Ranges, north eastern Eyre Peninsula Operating; open cut
Mindarie Heavy mineral (HM) sands Murray Zircon Pty Ltd 150 km east of Adelaide, Murray Mallee region Care and maintenance
Olympic Dam Copper (Cu), Uranium (U3O8), Gold (Au), Silver (Ag) BHP 560 km north of Adelaide Operating; underground
Peculiar Knob Hematite (Fe2O3) Southern Iron Pty Ltd
Peak Iron Pty Ltd
90 km SE of Coober Pedy Operating
Portia Gold (Au) Benagerie Copper and Gold Pty Ltd 
Consolidated Mining and Civil Pty Ltd 
Approximately 80 km west of Broken Hill, 85 km north of Barrier Highway and transcontinental railway Operating
Prominent Hill Copper (Cu), Gold (Au), Silver (Ag) OZ Minerals  130 km NW of Olympic Dam, 130 km SE of Coober Pedy Operating
Siviour Graphite Project Graphite Ausmin Development Pty Ltd - (a subsidiary of Renascor Resources Ltd) Verran area, eastern Eyre Peninsula, approximately 12 km west of Arno Bay Approved
Tarcoola Gold Gold (Au), Silver (Ag) Tarcoola 2 Pty Ltd
Barton Gold Pty Ltd
416 km north northwest of Port Augusta and 3 km west of Tarcoola Care and maintenance
Uley Graphite Project Graphite Quantum Graphite Operations Pty Ltd South Eyre Peninsula, approximately 23 km W and SW from Port Lincoln Care and maintenance
White Dam Gold (Au) GBM Resources Ltd
JV partner Round Oak Minerals Pty Ltd
80 km west of Broken Hill, about 15 km north of the Barrier Highway Operating
Wilgerup Hematite (Fe2O3) OneSteel Manufacturing Pty Ltd 30 km SE of Lock, central Eyre Peninsula ML granted, PEPR approved