1144.0 - Directory of Mining Statistics, 2002  
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Quarterly and Six Monthly Mining Returns, South Australia

Deputy Mining Registrar
Mineral Tenements
Office of Minerals and Energy Resources
Primary Industries and Resources South Australia
GPO Box 1671

Telephone: Adelaide 08 8463 3103
Facsimile: Adelaide 08 8463 3101
Email: watson.sue@saugov.sa.gov.au
Web site: <http://www.minerals.pir.sa.gov.au>

Section 76 of the Mining Act 1971 (SA) provides that the holder of a mining tenement in South Australia must furnish the Director of Mines in the months of January and July with a mining return. The return must contain information relating to the conduct of mining operations and the minerals recovered. Under other statutory arrangements two major mineral producers are required to lodge quarterly returns.

Every six months approximately 1,100 mining return forms (which are prescribed by legislation) are mailed to all holders of mining tenements in South Australia. Under the Mining Act 1971 (SA) the forms must be completed and returned within 31 days of the end of the mining reference period.

Main data detail

  • employment;
  • mineral production - value and quantity; and
  • exploration expenditure.

Geographic coverage
South Australia.

Frequency of data availability
Mostly six-monthly, but some quarterly.

Reference period
Six months ended 30 June and 31 December.

Historical data
Data are available from 1978.

Products and services

  • Resources Production Statistics (six monthly)

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