Resource Graphite
CompanyAustralian Graphite Pty Limited (AGL)
Status Mining lease granted. Program for environment protection and rehabilitation (PEPR) submission required within 12 months from the lease grant date.
Mining operation

Lincoln Minerals Kookaburra Gully Project consists of a conventional open pit mine and associated processing plant. The plant is a conventional crushing, grinding and flotation circuit to produce approximately 25 000–55 000 tonnes per annum of high grade graphite concentrate.

Location Koppio Hills, 15 km west of Tumby Bay, Eyre Peninsula.
Tenement information

The mine footprint and associated infrastructure are located within a 300 ha area, which is covered by mining lease ML 6460 (300 ha)

Download map showing Kookaburra Gully tenement

The deposit Information about the deposit can be found on the Australian Graphite Pty Limited website or in the mining proposal document (see below).
Resource estimates and production estimatesTotal resources and ore reserve: 2.2 Mt at 15.1% TGC (total graphitic carbon) (5% cutoff grade) ASX release 17/12/2013
Estimated contained commodity (from resource): 331 778 t TGC
Approval process

On 10 September 2015 Australian Graphite Pty Limited lodged a mining proposal under the Mining Act 1971 for the Kookaburra Gully Graphite Project in the Koppio Hills of Eyre Peninsula.

Statutory public consultation commenced for the Kookaburra Gully Graphite Project on 17 September for a 6 week period. A request for a response document to respond to issues raised in submissions received during the Statutory Public Consultation period has been provided to Australian Graphite Pty Limited. The response document was submitted on 4 February 2016 which initiated the formal assessment of the Kookaburra Gully mining lease proposal.

On 3 June 2016 Australian Graphite Pty Limited were granted a mineral lease under the Mining Act 1971 for the Kookaburra Gully Graphite Project in the Koppio Hills of Eyre Peninsula.

Documents and reportsThe following documents detail the assessment of the Australian Graphite Pty Limited mining proposal, the terms and conditions of the mineral tenements that have been accepted by Australian Graphite Pty Limited, and answers to commonly asked questions about the Kookaburra Gully Graphite Project: