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Copper, Gold, Iron ore
Hillside mine Wikipedia
The Hillside mine is a proposed mine located in southern Australia in South Australia. It is being developed by Rex Minerals 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) south of Ardrossan on Yorke Peninsula. It will be near the current intersection of the Yorke Highway and St Vincent Highway. The mine is proposed to focus initially on copper, but it is licensed to produce copper, gold and iron ore.
The mining lease was granted on 16 September 2014 for a term of 21 years. Mining will not start until after the approval of a Program for Environment Protection and Rehabilitation (PEPR) which was required to be submitted before 16 September 2015. In July 2015, Rex requested and received a 12-month extension, revising the due date for submission of the PEPR and Social Management Plan (SMP) to 16 September 2016. This was extended again in August 2016 to make the new deadline 16 September 2017.