The SLIDING ROCK Mine
CADNIA (WARRAWEENA STATION) - SOUTH AUSTRALIA
AUG 28TH 2020
COPPER MINE & OPEN CUT
The Kapunda mine is located in the core of a northwest-trending anticline comprised of metasediment.
Copper Trace Minerals
The Sliding Rock Mine
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With a possible 5 shafts
The Sliding Rock Open-Cut
Operations began in 1866
The Kapunda Copper & Gold ISR Project
The latest project to work on the Kapunda Copper Mine started up in 2016 after the permits were agreed through Terramin Ltd. Funding was negotiated with Thor Mining in several stages which incorporated EnviroCopper Pty Ltd during August in 2017. The Light Regional Council approved EnviroCopper to start early-stage investigations in February of that year. In February of 2019, a Joint Venture Agreement was signed and lodged with Terramin Ltd. and with the Department for Energy & Mining (DEM).
With enough historical drilling data from 1965 to 2008, a calculation of the inferred copper could be estimated which came around to 119,000 tonnes. Historical water sampling data indicated that significant amounts of copper are located within the mine's groundwater.
The project is expected to take place in stages and to be in accordance with the South Australian Mining Act of 1971. EnviroCopper was awarded a Commonwealth Government Co-operative Research Centre Grant (CRC-P) in Copper & Gold In-Situ Recovery Mining that was worth $2.8 Million which will fund more research for better environmental outcomes. By 2021 improved economic results and community engagement is expected.
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