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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/09/2002   
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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 5 years, but can be granted for 21 years for large operations.

There were 668 leases in force at 30 June 2001. Of these, 35.2% were for stone and 25.1% for gravel. There were 22 leases granted in 2000-01.

LEASES IN FORCE, Tasmania - at 30 June 2001

Number
Area

Principal product
ha

All minerals
27
18,573
All minerals and stone
5
5,972
Clay
9
94
Coal
5
6,375
Coal and stone
1
175
Copper
1
5
Dolerite
1
40
Dolomite
2
138
Easements
21
298
Gold
17
1,085
Granite
4
50
Gravel
168
3,146
Gravel and clay
1
29
Iron
1
4,067
Kaolin
1
184
Lime sand
4
219
Limestone
11
1,266
Magnesite
3
815
Magnetite
1
55
Ochre
1
15
Peat
4
858
Quartzite
1
191
Sand
45
1,857
Sand and gravel
25
1,373
Sand and stone
9
298
Sandstone
5
48
Shale
3
35
Silica
4
436
Silica, sand and stone
1
50
Silica sand
1
20
Silver and lead
1
8
Slate
3
165
Specimens
18
133
Stone
235
5,623
Stone and gravel
19
322
Tin
9
1,074
Umber
1
6
Total
668
55,098

Source: Mineral Resources, Tasmania, Annual Review 2000-2001.


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