The Old Kanmantoo Mine and Exploration
Hillgrove holds a mining lease over the old Kanmantoo Mine and exploration licences over surrounding areas. The original mine closed in 1976 due to low prices, a high exchange rate and increasing costs, but remained copper rich. Since 2004 a small team has been studying the area using extensive geological mapping, geophysics, rock chip sampling, drilling, and the application of new technologies. The exploration work undertaken to date has proved up a sufficient resource to reopen the mine, which has seen a processing plant constructed and an increase in employment from the area.
Consulting With Relevant Parties
Hillgrove is mindful of landowner and stakeholder concerns, and every effort is made to consult and liaise with all relevant parties. Following any exploration work the most prospective areas for further evaluation are determined. Hillgrove then notifies landholders and interest groups that will be affected before commencing work.
All our exploration activities are conducted in accordance with Department of State Development guidelines (the government body who regulates mining and exploration in South Australia), and we endeavour to ensure the small areas where we work are rehabilitated very rapidly.
Hillgrove has consulted with the community since July 2005 regarding local issues. The Kanmantoo-Callington Community Consultative Committee is the current format and further details regarding it can be found in the Kanmantoo - Community Committee section.
Mining and Plant Operation
Although all our operations are conducted within EPA guidelines we understand that certain weather conditions can combine to carry noise further than normal and when lights are moved for night operations it is sometimes difficult to gauge their full effect. If you are unduly affected by noise, light spill or something else from the operation do not hesitate to contact us (details below).
Hillgrove is mindful that we are operating in and around local landowners and communities and it is our greatest wish to see all benefit from our presence. We have utilised services, businesses and hired locally wherever possible. The current programme has seen some 70% of staff sourced from the region. Although the main recruitment drive has been completed and turnover of staff is expected to be low due to the mines location, it is only hoped the local component will increase over time.
Out and About with Hillgrove
Hillgrove is a proud sponsor of the Bridgewater Callington Raiders Football Club and the Bremer Callington Cricket Club, and congratulate them on their efforts and look forward to our continued association. We also support the Callington A&H Show and Christmas Pageant and value being approached regarding local events and any support we may provide. Requests for donations should be made in writing outlining the benefit to the local community and forwarded to the Kanmantoo Mine Site Office, Attention Site Administrator.
We host tours of the Kanmantoo mine for groups interested in, or studying, mining related fields. We have welcomed the AusIMM, Adelaide Society of Economic Geologists Student Chapter (AUSEG), University of S.A., Adelaide University and Callington Primary School in recent years.
How To Contact Us
If you would like further information on our activities in the area please contact Susan at the Site Office on (08) 8538 6800.
For all details regarding the Mining Act and Regulations please visit the PIRSA website, www.statedevelopment.sa.gov.au and for the Kanmantoo Copper Mine site specific details go to http://minerals.statedevelopment.sa.gov.au/mining/mines_and_quarries/kanmantoo.
You are also able to contact Hillgrove’s head office via email@example.com or on 02 8247 9300.
NEXT KCCCC MEETING
Members of the Callington and Kanmantoo communities are invited to attend the next Kanmantoo-Callington Community Consultative Committee meeting at:
Thursday 2 March 7:30pm to 9:30pm
at the Kanmantoo Hall
OLD KANMANTOO MINE
Hillgrove holds a mining lease over the old Kanmantoo Mine and exploration licences over surrounding areas.
We are mindful that we are operating in and around local landowners and communities and it is our greatest wish to see all benefit from our presence.