Registration of a Precious Stones Claim - South Australia

Description

You will need to register a precious stones claim to prospect or mine an area for opal or other precious stones, and to recover and sell opal or other precious stones from that area. A precious stones claim may be up to 20,000 square metres in area.

Registration of your claim will provide you with an exclusive right to recover and sell opals and other precious stones from your claim area.

Please contact the agency for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this claim you must:

  • have a current precious stones prospecting permit
  • peg out your claim.

Please consult the agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Prerequisites

Ongoing eligibility requirements

Your claim must be worked for at least 20 hours per week within 14 days of pegging out.

Duration

Initially, your registration will last for three months. You may be able to extend your period of initial registration by 12 months.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $53.50 Small precious stones claim application fee
Apply Application All $107.00 Large precious stones claim application fee
Apply Application All $161.00 Extra large precious stones claim application fee
Renew Renewal All $161.00 Small precious stones claim renewal fee
Renew Renewal All $321.00 Large precious stones claim renewal fee
Renew Renewal All $482.00 Extra large precious stones claim renewal fee

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for Registration of a Precious Stones Claim - Please contact the agency for information on forms to be submitted.
Comply All Prospecting and Mining for Opal Outside Proclaimed Precious Stones Fields - PDF (Opens in new window)
Comply All Prospecting and Mining for Opal Within Proclaimed Precious Stones Fields - PDF (Opens in new window)

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Opal Prospecting and Mining - PDF (Opens in new window)

Application process

Apply

All applications must be accompanied by a location sketch.

Lodgement process

Lodge

An application for registration must be made within 14 days after the area is pegged out.

Transfer

This registration cannot be transferred.

Additional information

If the area is not wholly within a precious stones field, you must give the owner of the land notice of your application within 14 days after making the application.

Administering agency

Department for Energy and Mining

Mineral Resources Division

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Opal Mining Registrar

Mineral Resources Division

Department for Energy and Mining

Operating address: TAFE Building
Hutchison Street
Coober Pedy SA 5723
Mailing address: DSD - Coober Pedy Office
PO Box 475
Coober Pedy SA 5723
Phone: 08 8672 5800
Fax: 08 8672 5788
Email: cooberpedyadministration@sa.gov.au