Resource Hematite (Fe2O3)

Central Iron Pty Ltd (a wholly owned subsidiary of Peak Iron Mines)

Status Mining lease (ML) granted, PEPR pending
Mining operation
  • Open cut iron ore mine pit
  • Waste rock dump
  • Mineral processing plant including crushing facilities
  • Associated infrastructure includes onsite water supply and in-pit dewatering bore fields, explosives storage, maintenance and administration facilities, haul and access roads, and a run of mine pad
Location 118 km south-southeast of Coober Pedy and 635 km northwest of Adelaide.     
Tenement information

Mineral lease ML 6531 covering an area of 1617.99 hectares

Tenement information can be found via the South Australian Resources Information Gateway (SARIG)

The deposit Information about the deposit can be found on the Peak Iron Mines website and the mining proposalappendices A-G, and appendix C.
Resource estimates and production statistics

Company released resource estimates and production statistics for South Australia's major operating and approved mines are summarised in South Australia's major operating/approved mines: resources estimates and production statistics.

Application and approval process

On 31 March 2021 Central Iron submitted a mining proposal to support the mining lease application to the Department for Energy and Mining for the Buzzard Iron Ore Project.

The Minister for Energy and Mining published the mining proposal and sought written submissions from members of the public in relation to the application. No public submissions were received during the four-week public consultation period, which concluded on 20 May 2021.

The Department for Energy and Mining requested Central Iron provide a response to technical matters raised by government agencies. A copy of the request for response letter can be found here:

On 19 November 2021, ML 6531 was granted:

Documents and reports

Program for environment protection and rehabilitation (PEPR)

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