Mineral Claim/Mining Lease - South Australia


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.


2018-2019 fees:
$489 Mineral Claim
$1631 Mining Lease application
$880 Advertising component
$1087 Assessment component.

credit card, cheque, cash.

Act(s) name

Mining Act 1971 SA

Administering agency

Mineral Resources Division

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Mining Registrar

Operating address: Level 7, 101 Grenfell Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address: GPO Box 320
Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: 0884633000
Fax: 0884636518
Email: DPC.minerals@sa.gov.au
Website: http://minerals.statedevelopment.sa.gov.au/contacts (Opens in new window)