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Resource Copper (Cu), Gold (Au)
CompanyRex Minerals Pty Ltd


Mining operation 
Location 12 km south of Ardrossan, Yorke Peninsulahillside_blue
Tenement information Tenement information and location is available via the South Australian Resources Information Gateway (SARIG)
The deposit  
Resource and production estimates 

Company released resource estimates and production statistics for South Australia's major operating and approved mines are summarised in South Australia's major operating/approved mines: resources estimates and production statistics (PDF, updated regularly).

Approval process 

On 16 September 2014 Rex Minerals (Rex) accepted an offer of mineral tenements under the Mining Act 1971 for the Hillside Copper Mine near Ardrossan on Yorke Peninsula.

The program for environment protection and rehabilitation (PEPR) was approved on 23 July 2020.

Chronology of Rex Minerals Hillside Project application and assessment

Documents and reports

Program for environment protection and rehabilitation for ML 6438, EML 6439 and MPL 146

Letter of approval

Assessment Report for the Program for environment protection and rehabilitation for ML 6438, EML 6439 and MPL 146

Mining lease proposal and management plans

The following documents detail the assessment of the Rex mining proposal, the terms and conditions of the mineral tenements that have been accepted by Rex, and answers to commonly asked questions about the Hillside project:

Frequently asked questions

What is a PEPR?
When can Rex commence mining at Hillside?
When must Rex resolve land access?
How will Rex demonstrate they are operating in compliance?

For more information, contact:

For inquiries relating to this mining operation please contact: Business Support Officer - Mining Regulation
Mineral Resources
Department for Energy and Mining