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SA Geodata is the Government of South Australia's primary geoscientific data repository capturing mineral exploration data derived by industry reporting requirements and government exploration programs since the 1850s  

There are two ways to search and access the Mines and Deposits (MINDEP) database which contains references to over 6,500 South Australian mines and mineral deposits.

1. Map Menu – Spatial Search

Click on the Spatial Search icon from the map menu toolbar -  bottom left of screen.

Map menu toolbar

From the datasource drop down box select Mines and deposits. Draw an area on the SARIG map. 

Your search result will appear in the bottom right corner of your screen, with an option to download to a CSV (Excel) file.

SARIG Mines and deposits, Spatial search screen

2. Main Menu – Mines and Deposits

Main_Menu_icon Click on Main Menu icon, select Mines and Deposits from the list displayed.


Select either the Advanced Search, Quick Search, Spatial Search or Activate Map Layers option.


  • Advanced Search – displays the MINDEP search form. This tool searches the entire MINDEP database.
  • Quick Search – displays a search form with searching criteria (deposit number, deposit name, commodities and deposit type). This tool searches the entire MINDEP database.
  • Spatial Search – select Mines and deposits from the search drop down box and draw an area on the SARIG map. This will provide an Advanced Search or View Results option to access the MINDEP database for additional data downloads.
  • Activate Map Layers, when selected will display all the mines and mineral deposits map layer on the SARIG map

The Advanced search options contain drop down boxes or auto fill capabilities (i.e. listing filters as you type).

Note:note_icon_blue The Mines and Mineral Deposits map layer does need not need to be turned on to access the Mines and Deposit database

For more information, contact:

Christie Gerrard
SARIG Manager

Phone: +61 8 8429 2586
Level 4, 11 Waymouth Street,
Adelaide, South Australia 5000
GPO Box 320
Adelaide SA 5001

9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Australian Central (Adelaide) Time

Phone: +61 8 8463 3000