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About: The Hillside copper mine project, near the town of Ardrossan in South Australia, has been given South Australian State Government Approval. The project is both owned and being developed by Rex Minerals Limited, an Australian mineral exploration and development organisation that has the intention of developing gold and copper projects on South Australia's Yorke Peninsula.

The Hillside Copper Project has Been 10 Years in the Making

The Hillside project has been slowly developed by Rex Minerals for more than 10 years, with over six years being spent in exploration and a further three and a half years in consultation with the community and complying with certain regulatory requirements. The Hillside copper project is regarded by Rex Minerals as having one of Australia's largest open cut copper reserves. Copper was discovered at the site during the 2008/09 financial year and exploratory drilling bagan in 2010. The mine is expected to have a life of mine of more than 15 years, producing up to 100,000 tonnes of copper ore a year.

Hillside Copper Mine to be an Underground and Open Pit Operation

The Hillside copper mine, once operational will consist of an open cut as well as an underground mine that will produce concentrate containing gold as well as copper and iron ore in the form of magnetite. The concentrate will be taken 12 kilometres by pipeline from the mine, to Port Ardrossan, where it will undergo washing before being stored and loaded onto ships for export.

It is expected construction to start on the Hillside project, when all approvals are finalised, in 2015. Construction is planned to take around 18 months to complete, with commissioning to take place in the latter half of 2016.

Hillside Construction Plans well Advanced

Construction will require the following work to be completed: The obtaining of electric power through the construction of a power line linking the mine to a sub-station at Ardrossan The building of pipelines to carry both water and concentrate between the mine site and Ardrossan The upgrading of existing loading facilities at Port Ardrossan The building of a filtration plant Road upgrading as well as the diversion of a public highway The provision of a storage facility to cater for the waste rock and mine tailings The construction of supporting mining infrastructure including a mineral processing plant The preparation of an open pit to expose the copper ore and well as the construction of an underground mining operation

Hillside Project Approvals Granted by Both State and Federal Governments

The Hillside mine has received environmental approval from the Federal Government, along with State Government approvals for the upgrading of the port at Ardrossan, as well as for the work required to be undertaken on the road network.

Rex Minerals

After a large-scale copper-gold discovery at their flagship Hillside Project, Rex Minerals aims to discover multiple large-scale copper-gold deposits underneath shallow cover rocks on the Yorke Peninsula.


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Adelaide, SA 5000

PO Box 3435
Rundle Mall, SA 5000



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