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RESA September eNews

Welcome to the September RESA eNews.

September saw the start of a new collaborative industry initiative, RESA are proud to be working with  SACOME and AusIMM to assist mining engineering students obtain the required work experience necessary to graduate. 

The program will match mining engineering students to work experience placement opportunities. This months blog post looks at the potential of the program to tap into new talent and fresh ideas!

Read our September blog post


DEVELOP program participants ready for resources!

The final session of the 2016 DEVELOP Program was completed last Wednesday.

Across six months, participating companies have worked to improve their business in multiple areas including prequalification, marketing, social media and business strategy. Their business development journey has been supported by RESA and program facilitators Rowe SMG, ensuring all companies have received practical, targeted advice on building their resources business. Participants have also been supported by key guest presenters and mentors from Santos, Leunig Advisory, the Department of State Development, and Commercial Outcomes, with guest presenters providing real case studies and thought provoking presentations on supplying to the industry, innovation, and the broader industry environment.

The final session of the program was supplemented by a mock buyer panel, where participants were given the opportunity to present their business to representatives of key resources companies and receive real-world feedback on their product offering to the resources industry. RESA wishes to thank Santos and Rex Minerals for their support of this session.

RESA is currently planning to deliver the program again in 2017. For more information or to register your interest please contact

Find out  more  about the DEVELOP program

View company testimonials about the program


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Copper Strategy Success Seminar: The Future of Work

  • Thursday 29 September 7:45am
  • SA Drill Core Reference Library

RESA is proud to be coordinating this event on behalf of the Department of State Development, as part of the Copper Strategy Success Seminar program.

The morning seminar will address how technology, demographics and other changes will impact work as we know it.

Tickets are complementary, place are limited, find out more


Archer Exploration Ltd scoping study for proposed graphite mine proves economically sound

The study confirms  Archer Exploration Limited’s 2873 sq km Eyre Peninsula Graphite Project on track to become one of Australia’s first new-era graphite mines.

Archer plans to lodge a formal mining lease application by the end of the year to initially develop the Campoona Shaft project near Cleve as a 110,000 to 140,000 tonnes per annum mining operation. Further mining lease applications for nearby Central Campoona and Wilclo South sites are then proposed to increase production up to 210,000 tonnes per annum by the eighth year of operation.

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Iron Road’s SA port a national priority project

Iron Road Limited is pleased to announce that the Central Eyre Iron Project (CEIP) infrastructure (rail and port) has been declared a Priority Project by Infrastructure Australia (IA), a statutory authority of the Australian Government. The CEIP is only one of two South Australian Projects currently on the national Infrastructure Priority List managed by IA and was one of only four projects nationwide to be included in the current review.

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Minotaur drilling cracking Copper targets in 2 States

Adelaide based Minotaur Exploration Ltd  is now drilling for copper and other base metals in two highly endowed geological provinces; the Olympic Dam domain (South Australia) and around Cloncurry (Queensland).

Both programs involve Oz Minerals.

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Decision for BP to drill in Great Australian Bight pushed back

New research by the Wilderness Society of South Australia shows a worst case scenario oil spill  would definitely result in shorelines along the South Australian coast being affected.

While BP believe their meticulous planning will ensure they are prepared for all situations, the decision on the plan to go ahead has been postponed. 

The decision to drill two oil wells in waters up to 2250m deep, starting late this year, was pushed back by 10 days by the Federal Government’s National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) on 15 September.

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Premier Jay Weatherill travels to Finland to tour nuclear waste storage facility

While the nuclear storage debate continues here in SA, the Premier has arrivied in Finland on a fact-finding mission.

He hopes to "gain a better understanding from the Finnish experience in regards to safety, regulation and community consent".

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Can Victoria's fracking ban benefit SA? Tom Koutsantonis thinks yes

The legislative ban will prohibit the exploration and development of all onshore unconventional gas in Victoria.

“I encourage any exploration companies affected by this decision to consider coming to South Australia, where the assessment and approval of projects is left to expert regulators,” said Koutsantonis. 

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