Opal was discovered in the Andamooka area in 1930 and it is still mined there today by small operators who still strike it lucky from time to time.
Located in Angas SA, mining Zinc, Lead, Gold, Copper, (Silver)
The current cement works at Angaston near Adelaide in South Australia was officially opened in December 1952 replacing the old raw mill at Marino.
The Beverley uranium mine in the Northern Flinders Ranges of South Australia is one of the most advanced and biggest ISR (in situ recovery) mines in the world.
The Adelaide Brighton Birkenhead cement works new mill in South Australia has been completed with capacity increased by 750,000 tonnes of cement annually.
The Cairn Hill, iron, copper and gold mine, 55 kilometres from Coober Pedy in South Australia, commenced production in December 2010.
The Challenger gold mine in outback western South Australia has become one of the most productive gold mines in Australia.
Coober Pedy is unique. It is the largest opal mining area in the entire world yet there is not one major mining company that dominates production.
After ten years of struggle Gemstone Corporation of Australia finally signed a contract with Malaysian company Selangor for the supply of Cowell jade.
The Eucla Basin Jacinth Ambrosia mineral sands mine in South Australia that is owned by Iluka Resources has the worlds largest assemblage of Zircon.
The Four Mile uranium mine is South Australia's Flinders Ranges is the fourth uranium mine to be developed in South Australia and the fifth is Australia.
The Honeymoon uranium mine in S.A. is owned by Unanium One Holding NV, a subsidiary of ARMZ which is fully owned by Russian State owned enterprise, Rosatom.
The historic Iron Knob mine near Whyhalla in South Australia is to be restarted under the ownership of Arrium Mining with BCG winning the mining contract.
The Lake Macdonnel mine in South Australia, is the largest Gypsum mine presently operating in Australia having a 500 million tonnes resource.
The Leigh Creek coalfield operated by Alinta Energy produces over 2.5 million tonnes of black coal a year supplying 40 percent of South Australian electricity
The Middleback Range iron ore open cut mine in South Australia, that is owned by Arrium Limited, produces haematite and magnetite ore for steel production.
The Mintabie opal field in within the town of Mintabie in South Australia, 40 kilometres from Maria in the Pitjantjara Lands in the state's far north.
Mountain of Light copper mine in South Australia remains on care and maintenance while evaluations are conducted regarding its economic future.
Olary Creek, a part of the Area C Iron Sands Project being developed in the Olary Region of S.A. could become a significant iron sand mining project.
Although Olympic Dam at Roxby Downs in South Australia is widely known for its production of uranium it is also a large copper, gold and silver mine.
The Oraparinna barite mine in the Flinders Ranges of South Australia that commenced operation in 1940 is owned by global minerals company Sibelco.
The Southern Iron hemitite mine at Peculiar Knob, 90 kilometres south east of Coober Pedy in South Australia, produces 3.3 million tonnes annually.
The Port Spencer multi user deep water port development in South Australia's Eyre Peninsula will use new transhipment technology to reduce start up costs.
Prominent Hill in South Australia produces some of the highest grade copper concentrate in the world. It is sought after by smelters in Europe and Asia.
The Tarcoola Goldfield, that is part of the Gawler Ranges Volcanics in South Australia, is located three kilometres from the town of Tarcoola.
The Tunkillia gold deposit in South Australia was discovered in the 1990's by Helix Resources Limited, one of the first such discoveries in the region.
The Uley graphite mine in South Australia is once again producing graphite from its world class deposit after lying idle for the last 20 years.
The White Dam gold mine in South Australia is a new mine with an expected short life unless aggressive exploration sees it staying around longer.
The Wilcherry Hill magnetite mine in South Australia is expected to export around one million tonnes of iron ore in its first year of production.
The South Australian government has given approval for Centrex Metals to develop the Wilgerup iron ore mine on the Eyre Peninsula.
The Williamstown kaolin deposit in the Mount Lofty Ranges of South Australia, 40 kilometres from Adelaide, is now owned by Unimin Australia Limited.