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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2007  
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Contents >> Mining >> Mining leases

Mining operations are conducted on mining leases. As well as a mining lease, environmental and planning approvals are needed before a mining operation can commence. Mining leases are usually granted for up to five years, but can be granted for 21 years for large operations.

There were 665 leases in force at 30 June 2004. Of these, 34.1% were for stone and 25.3% for gravel. There were 28 leases granted in 2003-04.

LEASES IN FORCE, Tasmania - at 30 June 2004

Number
Area
Principal product
ha

All minerals
30
19,136
All minerals and stone
6
5,709
Clay
8
92
Coal
3
6,314
Coal and stone
1
175
Copper
1
5
Dolerite
1
40
Dolomite
3
238
Easements
18
285
Gold
16
1,535
Granite
4
50
Gravel
168
3,133
Gravel and clay
2
34
Lime sand
4
219
Limestone
12
1,276
Magnesite
2
1,167
Magnetite
1
55
Nickel
1
400
Ochre
1
15
Peat
1
9
Quartzite
1
191
Sand
53
2,181
Sand and gravel
24
1,551
Sand and stone
10
322
Sandstone
5
39
Shale
3
35
Silica
5
437
Silica sand
1
20
Silica, sand and stone
1
50
Slate
3
165
Specimens
15
119
Stone
227
5,432
Stone and gravel
24
483
Storage lease
1
107
Tin
8
915
Umber
1
6
Total
665
51,940

Source: Mineral Resources Tasmania, Annual Review 2003-04.



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