The South Australian Government has announced that mining of mineral sands is set to resume at Mindarie in South Australia’s Murray Mallee.


Speaking at the opening of the 11th South Australia Resource and Energy Investment Conference, State Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy Tom Koutsantonis said that approval had been given to the new owners of Murray Zircon to resume mining near Karoonda.


The mineral sands mine has been under care and maintenance since 2009 after the previous operator Australian Zircon announced it was going into voluntary administration.


“Murray Zircon has worked closely with the community during the past year and has committed to a comprehensive technical program to complete rehabilitation of land disturbed by the former mining operations at Mindarie,” Mr Koutsantonis said.


Mr Koutsantonis said the approval of the restarting of works at Mindarie forms part of the State Government’s pro-mining PACE2020 policy package.