Precious Stones Claim - South Australia

Service summary

This claim authorises the holder to conduct mining operations and to remove and sell opal or other precious stones. Claims are registered by a mining registrar provided all relevant provisions of the Opal Mining Act have been complied with. Claims may be pegged inside or outside a proclaimed precious stones field. Applicants intending to peg a claim outside a proclaimed area should contact Primary Industries & Resources SA.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Must be the holder of Precious Stones Prospecting Permit.


3 month initial registration (may be renewed for 12 monthly periods thereafter).


Application Fees
$30.00 small (50m x 50m)
$61.00 large (100m x 50m)
$87.00 extra large (200m x 100m)
Renewal Fees
$112.00 small (50m x 50m)
$225.00 large (100m x 50m)
$306.00 extra large (200m x 100m).

credit card, cheque, cash.

Administering agency

Department of State Development
Mineral Resources Division

Act(s) name

Opal Mining Act 1995 (South Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Opal Mining Regulations 2012 (South Australia)

Contact details

Opal Mining Registrar

Operating address:
TAFE Building
Hutchison Street
Coober Pedy SA 5723
Mailing address:
DSD - Coober Pedy Office
PO Box 475
Coober Pedy SA 5723





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