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Features and forthcoming events

Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA):
  • Amended WPA boundary now available
    The south-western boundary of the WPA has been altered following the ceremonial handover of the northern part of Section 400 to the Maralinga Tjarutja (MT) at the Maralinga Airfield on 5 November 2014.
    More information and maps for download
  • WPA exclusion period for November 2014
    An area of the Green Zone within the WPA will be closed during the period 17 November to 30 November 2014. Access to part of the Stuart Highway around that area will also be suspended during that period.
    More details and area of exclusion zone (.doc 494.5kb)
    More about the WPA

MESA Journal...

MESA journal vol.73...the flagship publication of the Department of State Development's Mineral Resources and Energy Resources Divisions

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September 2014 quarterly update on metals and mining projects in South Australia

Updates of activity covering copper, gold, graphitge, iron ore and other news

Geosciences Summer School

An opportunity for year 9, 10 and 11 students to gain an insight into the work of geoscientists and the TAFE and university courses that lead to careers in the resources industry
More about the summer school and application form

Rex Minerals Hillside copper, gold and iron ore project

Rex Minerals have accepted an offer of mineral tenements for the Hillside copper, gold and iron ore mine near Ardrossan on Yorke Peninsula.

Evaluation Report 2014

PACE evaluation reportA comprehensive review of the Plan for Accelerating Exploration (PACE), including successes, findings and recommendations and key considerations.
More information... Download a wide range of publications and information about the visionary PACE programs.