Mineral Claim/Mining Lease - South Australia

Service summary

A mineral claim enables the holder to prospect and explore within an area in order to ascertain likely minerals.

A lease enables the holder to conduct mining operations, and to remove and sell the minerals in accordance with the lease conditions and the Mining Act. A lease can either be an extractive minerals lease (eg sand, gravel or rubble) or a mineral lease (eg gold, copper or silver).

Persons intending to mine for chrysophrase are advised to contact the agency for further information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Holders of a mineral claim or retention lease may apply for a mining lease.


Mineral Claim valid for 12 months; Mining Lease granted up to 21 years.


Mineral Claim $478.00
Mining Lease application $1,596.00
Advertising component $861.00
Assessment component $1,064.00.

credit card, cheque, cash.

Administering agency

Department of State Development
Mineral Resources Division

Act(s) name

Mining Act 1971 (South Australia)

Contact details

Mining Registrar

Operating address:
Level 7, 101 Grenfell Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address:
GPO Box 320
Adelaide SA 5001






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