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The Minerals site provides South Australian geoscientific and mining information for the minerals industry, teachers and students, community groups and the general public.

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Features and forthcoming events

Resource Area Management and Planning (RAMP) report

RAMP reportAdvice and recommendations on how to improve interactions between the South Australian planning and mining systems, helping to secure the future of the extractive and construction material resources and quarry operations. More about the report...

Download the RAMP report (.pdf)

Mining and Petroleum Services Centre of Excellence

Bringing together resource companies, research institutions and services businesses to foster and coordinate innovation and applied research initiatives to benefit the resources sector and service providers in South Australia

More about the centre
Includes terms of reference, funding guidelines and application form for project funding

Free smartphone app: South Australia Mining

South Australia Mining application

Designed for investors this free app highlights real-time investment opportunities within the state's mineral and energy resources sector.

Available as a free download on Apple iPhones, iPads and IPad minis through the App Store and on Android smartphones and tablets through Google Play.

More information and downloads

MESA Journal...

MESA journal volume 71...the flagship publication of the Department of State Development's (DSD's) Mineral Resources and Energy Resources Divisions.

Volume 71 has recently been released

Download MESA Journal volume 71 (.pdf 11.6Mb)

MESA Journal back issues

New report released:
Mineral exploration in South Australia 2012-13

exploration_2012-13This report provides commodity highlights and achievements of the exploration industry in South Australia for 2012-13.

It provides:

  • mineral resources and production for major mines and developing projects by commodity
  • detailed company exploration data releases outlining successful discovery of a diverse range of mineral commodities
  • comprehensive statistical analysis of mineral exploration expenditure in South Australia
  • an overview of the opportunities for investors.

Download Mineral Exploration in South Australia 2012-13

Australia China Minerals Investment Summit (ACMIS)
15-16 September 2015, Adelaide Convention Centre

Australia China Minerals Investment ConferenceMore about ACMIS