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SA miner admits environmental breaches, told to stop mining

SOUTH Australia-based mineral sands miner Murray Zircon has been ordered by the SA Department for Energy and Mining to stop mining immediately at its Mindarie operations after the company admitted to multiple environmental breaches, including the disturbance of three times the amount of topsoil approved under its mining plan.

 Murray Zircon's Mindarie mine

Murray Zircon's Mindarie mine

The mine is located in SA's Murray Mallee, a key farming district near the Victorian border. Local farmers sounded the alarm about the over stripping. Murray Zircon was first issued a compliance...

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