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About ERAs

An expired, fully surrendered or cancelled mineral exploration licence area may be released to industry as an 'exploration release area (ERA)'.

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 29(1a) of the Mining Act 1971 that the areas shown in the tables below have been released.

Note that the Minister for Energy and Mining may also, at various times to be notified, consider exploration licence applications over areas previously held by the Department (e.g. Mining Act Section 15 areas). Should this occur the exploration release areas will be listed here.

A map of South Australia showing the exploration release areas is available via the South Australian Resources Information Gateway (SARIG)

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Submitting applications

Applications may be submitted during the application week by completing and lodging the application online, or downloading and completing a PDF or editable word document.

Completing and lodging applications online

The ERA application wizard allows users to apply and lodge an ERA application using a smart pre-populated online form. This is accessed via SARIG.

Downloading application forms

You can also download and complete an Application for Mineral Exploration Release Area - Form29ERA:

Downloaded complete applications can be submitted by one of the following means:

  • in person to Level 4, 11 Waymouth Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000
  • by email to dem.tenements@sa.gov.au

Application fees

An ERA application must be accompanied by the statutory EL application fee (PDF).

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More information

More information about exploration release areas (ERAs) and the application process

A list of ERAs including former tenement holder and status of the ERA is available for download as Information sheet M53: Mineral exploration release areas (ERAs) (PDF) Updated daily

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Areas released


Application open dates (Application week): 02 December 2019 to 06 December 2019

ERA number and mapFormer holderFormer ELLocality Area km2 Moratorium periodOpen for application dates Location specific aspect / ERA specific criteria
ERA 1098 - Download map (PDF) Tarcoola Metals Pty Ltd 5619 Wilgena area - approx. 10 km north of Tarcoola 6 km2 21/05/2019 to 01/12/2019 02/12/2019 to 06/12/2019 Woomera Prohibited Area
ERA 1099 - Download map (PDF) Iluka (Eucla Basin) Pty Ltd 5477 Coorabie area - approx. 130 km west-northwest of Ceduna 35 km2 16/09/2019 to 01/12/2019 02/12/2019 to 06/12/2019 Wahgunyah Conservation Park
ERA 1100 - Download map (PDF) Daktyloi Metals Pty Ltd 6075 Worumba area - approx. 100 km northeast of Port Augusta 122 km2 18/09/2019 to 01/12/2019 02/12/2019 to 06/12/2019 Flinders Development Plan - Environment Class B Zone
ERA 1101 - Download map (PDF) PNX Metals Limited 5491       Minlaton area - approx. 100 km northwest of Adelaide 257   km2 30/05/2019 to 01/12/2019 02/12/2019 to 06/12/2019 Gum Flat - Wetland of National Significance

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Application open dates (Application week): 03 February 2020 to 07 February 2020

ERA number and mapFormer holderFormer ELLocality Area km2 Moratorium periodOpen for application dates Location specific aspect / ERA specific criteria
ERA 1102 - Download map (PDF) Musgrave Minerals Limited 5497 Corunna Station area - approx. 70 km WSW of Pt Augusta 260 km2 13/10/2019 to 02/02/2020 03/02/2020 to 07/02/2020 -
ERA 1103 - Download map (PDF) BMV Properties Pty Ltd 5869 Mount Barry area - approx. 40 km NNE of Coober Pedy 259 km2 01/11/2019 to 02/02/2020 03/02/2020 to 07/02/2020 -
ERA 1104 - Download map (PDF) Resource Holdings Pty Ltd 6268 Lake Torrens area - approx. 70 km east of Roxby Downs 186 km2 18/10/2019 to 02/02/2020 03/02/2020 to 07/02/2020 Lake Torrens National Park
ERA 1105 - Download map (PDF) Wellington Exploration Pty Ltd 6065          Minlaton area - approx. 100 km WNW of Adelaide  509 km2 21/01/2018 to 02/02/2020 03/02/2020 to 07/02/2020 -
ERA 1106 - Download map (PDF) Petratherm Ltd 6229 Gilies Downs area - approx. 55 km WNW of Whyalla 700 km2 22/11/2019 to 02/02/2020 03/02/2020 to 07/02/2020 -
ERA 1107 - Download map (PDF) Boston Minerals Pty Ltd 6220 Kalanbi area - approx. 20 km north of Ceduna 925 km2 22/11/2019 to 02/02/2019 03/02/2020 to 07/02/2020 Pureba and Yumburra Conservation Parks
ERA 1108 - Download map (PDF) Lincoln Minerals Limited 6155 Uno area - approx. 30 km NNE of Kimba 14 km2 22/11/2019 to 02/02/2020 03/02/2020 to 07/02/2020 -
ERA 1109 - Download map (PDF) Yandan Gold Mines Pty Ltd 6237 Bangor area - approx. 20 km ENE of Port Germein 755 km2 22/11/2019 to 02/02/2020 03/02/2020 to 07/02/2020 Mount Remarkable National Park
Wirrabara Range
Telowie Gorge and Spaniards Gully Conservation Parks
ERA 1110 - Download map (PDF) Lincoln Minerals Limited 5921 Brooker area - approx. 70 km north of Port Lincoln 112 km2 22/11/2019 to 02/02/2020 03/02/2020 to 07/02/2020 -
ERA 1111 - Download map (PDF) Yandan Gold Mines Pty Ltd 5877 Cavenagh area - approx. 30 km NE of Peterborough 393 km2 22/11/2019 to 02/02/2020 03/02/2020 to 07/02/2020 -
ERA 1112 - Download map (PDF) Yandan Gold Mines Pty Ltd 5876 Cavenagh area - approx. 30 km NE of Peterborough 104 km2 22/11/2019 to 02/02/2020 03/02/2020 to 07/02/2020 -
ERA 1114 - Download map (PDF) Yandan Gold Mines Pty Ltd 6269 Cavenagh area - approx. 30 km NE of Peterborough 58 km2 22/11/2019 to 02/02/2020 03/02/2020 to 07/02/2020 -
ERA 1115 - Download map (PDF) Daktyloi Metals Pty Ltd 5850 Oakden Hills area - approx. 60 km SE of Woomera 228 km2 22/11/2019 to 02/02/2020 03/02/2020 to 07/02/2020 -
ERA 1116 - Download map (PDF) Daktyloi Metals Pty Ltd 6023 Callanna area - approx. 55 km west of Marree 227 km2 22/11/2019 to 02/02/2020 03/02/2020 to 07/02/2020 Far North Prescribed Wells Area
Lake Eyre Mound Springs - Wetland of National Significance
ERA 1117 - Download map (PDF) Daktyloi Metals Pty Ltd 6396 Worumba area - approx. 100 km NE of Port Augusta 137 km2 22/11/2019 to 02/02/2020 03/02/2020 to 07/02/2020 -
ERA 1118 - Download map (PDF) Northernx Pty Ltd 6241 Etadunna area - approx. 85 km north of Marree 255 km2 22/11/2019 to 02/02/2020 03/02/2020 to 07/02/2020 Far North Prescribed Wells Area
Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park
ERA 1119 - Download map (PDF) Northernx Pty Ltd 6242 Lake Eyre area - approx. 60 km NW of Marree 712 km2 22/11/2019 to 02/02/2020 03/02/2020 to 07/02/2020 Far North Prescribed Wells Area
Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park
Lake Eyre - Wetland of National Significance
ERA 1120 - Download map (PDF) Northernx Pty Ltd 6243 Lake Eyre area - approx. 85 km WNW of Marree 864 km2 22/11/2019 to 02/02/2020 03/02/2020 to 07/02/2020 Far North Prescribed Wells Area
Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park
Lake Eyre and Lake Eyre Mound Springs - Wetlands of National Significance
ERA 1121 - Download map (PDF) Squadron Resources Pty Ltd 6196 Ingomar area - approx. 70 km SSE of Coober Pedy 283 km2 22/11/2019 to 02/02/2020 03/02/2020 to 07/02/2020 Woomera Prohibited Area
Far North Prescribed Wells Area
ERA 1122 - Download map (PDF)Yandan Gold Mines Pty Ltd6036Dawson area - approx. 30 km NE of Peterborough89
km2
02/11/2019 to 02/02/202003/02/2020 to 07/02/2020Nil
ERA 1123 - Download map (PDF)Kelaray Pty Ltd6172Alfrod area - approx. 70 km south of Port Pirie351 km205/11/2019 to 02/02/202003/02/2020 to 07/02/2020Nil

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