Name(s) of partiesDecisionReason Date of decision
Aus Gold Mining Group Pty Ltd

ACN 603 575 917

ML1322
Suspension

Operations and activities at Good Friday Gold Mine, near Tibooburra

Section 240AA decision to suspend ML1322

Failed to comply with mining operations plan

Failed to notify and report environmental incidents

Failed to notify of suspension of operations

(Offences under section 378D(1) of the Mining Act 1992, contravention of condition of authorisation – offence by holder)

Failed to demonstrate financial capacity to comply with Mining Act

Failed to appoint a technically competent person

(Fit and proper considerations under section 380A of the Mining Act 1992)

4 February 2019

Total Iron Pty Ltd

ACN 167 004 104

EL8635

Suspension

Exploration activities Cangai Copper Mine near Grafton

Section 240AA decision to suspend EL8635

Failed to implement environmental controls associated with prospect drilling

Offence under section 378D(1) of the Mining Act 1992, contravened a condition of authorisation

Suspension was revoked on 24 May 2019 after confirmation that section 240 notice complied with and environmental controls implemented

19 December 2018

Total Minerals Pty Ltd

ACN 169 328 090

EL8625

Suspension

Exploration activities Cangai Copper Mine near Grafton

Section 240AA decision to suspend EL8625

Failed to implement environmental controls associated with prospect drilling

Offence under section 378D(1) of the Mining Act 1992, contravened a condition of authorisation

Suspension was revoked on 24 May 2019 after confirmation that section 240 notice complied with and environmental controls implemented

19 December 2018

Sheref Sancar
Individual

MC24202

MC55398

Cancelled

Mineral claims at opal field area near Lightning Ridge

Section 203 Decision to cancel MC24202 and MC55398 PDF, 349.86 KB

Non-compliance issues and work health and safety breaches by the claim holder

25 June 2018

Abterra Australia Pty Ltd

ACN 150 010 763

ML1616

Suspension

Mining lease Broula Magnetite and Limestone mine located 20 km west of Cowra

Section 240AA Decision suspension ML1616 PDF, 827.77 KB

Failing to provide mining operations plans, produce annual environmental management reports and late payments of rental fees and levies

7 March 2018

Noel Charles Masen

Individual

ML613

Cancelled

Mining lease and authority to mine over Nymboida Clay Pit located 32 km south-west of Grafton

Section 125 Decision to cancel authority ML613 PDF, 689.71 KB

Failing to provide a mining operations plan, produce an annual environmental management report and rehabilitate the site. The titleholder illegally mined outside of the mining lease boundary and ignored a statutory direction

25 January 2018

Far Western Stone Quarries Pty Ltd

ACN 000 734 341

ML56

ML57

ML620

Cancelled

Mining leases, near Bourke

ML56, ML57 and ML620 - reasons for decision proposal to cancel title PDF, 539.97 KB

Far Western Stone Quarries - decision to vary cancellation date PDF, 175.17 KB

Non-payment of security deposits, rents and levies, and the failure to supply annual environmental reports

22 August 2017

15 December 2017

Dr Hans-Dieter Hensel

Individual

M(C)L146

Cancelled

Consolidated mining lease of dimension stone and granite mine located 14 km south-west of Tenterfield

Section 125 Decision to cancel M(C)L146 PDF, 616.42 KB

Failing to pay the required environmental rehabilitation security deposit, failed to lodge a plan of management for the mine; not providing the Department with annual reports; and failing to mine the lease effectively or in good faith

5 June 2017

Macquarie Marble and Lime Pty Ltd

ACN 128 300 658

ML1446

Suspension

Mining lease of agricultural lime, dolomite, limestone and phosphates mine at Wauchope, near Port Macquarie

Direction to suspend activities to Macquarie Marble and Lime PDF, 342.53 KB

Failed to pay environmental rehabilitation security deposit

Offence under section 378D of the Mining Act 1992

Suspension was lifted on 13 April 2017 after confirmation that the balance of the total security had been paid

10 April 2017

Far Western Stone Quarries Pty Ltd

ACN 000 734 341

ML56

ML57

ML620

Suspension

Mining leases, near Bourke

Direction to Far Western Stone Quarries Pty Ltd to suspend operations PDF, 283.26 KB

Failed to pay environmental rehabilitation security deposit

Offence under section 378D of the Mining Act 1992

24 February 2017