Resource Kaolin, Halloysite Kaolin
Company

Andromeda Industrial Minerals Pty Ltd (AIM), a wholly owned subsidiary of Andromeda Metals Ltd and joint venture partner Great Southern Kaolin Pty Ltd (GSK), a wholly owned subsidiary of Minotaur Exploration Ltd have made the application.

Status Mining lease (ML) granted, PEPR pending
Mining operation

The overall pit will be approximately 2 km long in a southwest (SW) to southeast (SE) direction and a maximum of 1.2 km in a northwest (NW) to southeast (SE) direction.

Due to a progressive back fill and rehabilitation approach, the open mining area is expected to be approximately 300 m by 350 m at any given time.

Location 635 km west by road from Adelaide off the Poochera to Port Kenny road, approximately 50 km east of Streaky Bay on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia.
Tenement information

Mineral lease ML 6532 covering an area of 318.66 hectares and 2 miscellaneous purposes licences MPL 163 and MPL 164.

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

The deposit Information about the deposit can be found on the Andromeda website.
Resource estimates and production statistics

The current life of mine (LOM) for the kaolin resource is 26 years.

Application and approval process

On 25 February 2020, Andromeda Industrial Minerals Pty Ltd (AIM), a wholly owned subsidiary of Andromeda Metals Limited (Andromeda), and Great Southern Kaolin Pty Ltd (GSK), a wholly owned subsidiary of Minotaur Exploration Limited (Minotaur) (the applicant), submitted an application for a mining lease and associated miscellaneous purposes licences supported by a mining proposal to the Department for Energy and Mining (DEM).

The application was made available for public comment on 17 March 2021, with comments to be submitted by 29 April 2021. 16 submissions were received from members of the public.

The Department for Energy and Mining reviewed all submissions made by members of the public along with technical input from a number of South Australian government Departments including, but not limited to, the Environment Protection Authority, Department for Environment and Water, and the Department for Planning, Transport and Infrastructure.

DEM determined that additional information was required to enable assessment of the application, and a request for a response document was prepared. The applicant was required to formally respond to all matters and requests for further information raised by the public and the South Australian Government.

The applicant submitted their response document on 15 July 2021. This response document, along with the public submissions, the government’s request for response document and the original Mining Proposal have been published on this website (see below).

On 17 December 2021, mineral lease ML 6532 and miscellaneous purposes licences MPL 163 and MPL 164 were granted.

Documents and reports Mining proposal

Public submissions received

Response documents

Public assessment report

Program for environment protection and rehabilitation (PEPR)

  • The program for environment protection and rehabilitation (PEPR) was received by the department on 10 August 2022 and is currently under assessment.
More information For more information about this mining operation contact DEM.MiningRegRehab@sa.gov.au

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