Commodities surge drives SA mining investment

Rising commodity prices and demand for critical minerals is driving investment in South Australia’s resource sector as the local mining industry approaches levels not seen in more than a decade.

While booming iron ore prices and exports out of Western Australia are stealing the national headlines and filling government coffers interstate, SA’s production of key minerals and metals such as copper and gold have received a boost in the past 12 months with strong prices fuelled by global demand.

This renewed confidence is sparking a string of investments in mining exploration across the state as other more advanced projects approach key decisions about construction and production.

 

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