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Carrapateena - 2nd largest mine in South Australia

Post by DLRA » Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:23 pm

The Carrapateena mine is a large copper mine under development 100 km southeast of Olympic Dam in South Australia's Far North region.

Carapateena represents one of the largest copper reserves in Australia and in the world having estimated reserves of 292 million tonnes of ore grading 1.31% copper and 3.64 million oz of gold. It was discovered by explorer and metallurgist Rudie Gomez in 2005. The project was acquired by OZ Minerals in 2011, and the project was referred to the EPBC Act for Federal environmental approval in 2012. As of 2016 the project is at pre-feasibility stage, with construction of a decline under-way. The mining technique expected to be used to extract the ore is sub-level caving.

Here is a link to the community consultation presentation - https://www.ozminerals.com/uploads/docs ... ebsite.pdf
This is the company - https://www.ozminerals.com/operations/c ... a-project/

here is a link to one that anyone can read, note the alarm bells starting ringing with the reference to the "Lake Gairdner project". - http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/business/ ... 46d7f3c8ad

Here is a link to a map showing the mine location - https://www.mindat.org/maps.php?id=135235

Here is a better map showing the area of the mine and the area that they are looking at - https://www.ozminerals.com/reports/2014 ... ateena.htm
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