Copper mining in Australia can be difficult due to its high cost of production.
For those looking to get into the industry, a journey to the mine will usually require at least a five-hour drive from Perth to the nearest port of call.
While there are a few ways to get your hands on copper, there are no simple, inexpensive ways to do it.
So how do you go about getting a copper mine licence?
The first step is to find out if you are eligible to get a licence.
It’s a process that involves going through a process called the Minerals Management Plan (MMMP).
The MMMP is a comprehensive document that outlines how the government plans to manage the mine.
The process for mining a copper ore deposit is quite complex, with many different criteria including location, size, age, and mining history.
If you are currently an eligible prospector, you will have to take the MMMP assessment.
If you are a prospector and you do not have a licence, then you will need to apply for one.
If you have already got a licence to mine, then there are two main options to go about obtaining one.
The first is to go to the Mines Act and obtain an Actuarial Certificate from the Commonwealth Department of Mines.
This is required in order to operate a mine.
This certificate will give you the right to obtain permits from the Ministry of Mines for the operation of a mine on a regular basis.
Depending on the licence, you can also obtain a mining licence.
The mining licence requires you to pay a royalty fee of $10 per day, payable annually, for each tonne of copper ore extracted.
The royalty fee is deducted from the total amount of the permit.
Once you have obtained your mining licence, the next step is going to be to obtain a mine permit.
The Mining Act states that if you want to mine copper, you need to be licensed by the Minister of Mines to mine the ore.
This means that you must apply for and receive a mine licence.
Once an application has been made, it is then up to the Minister to decide if you can mine the copper.
Depending on the type of mine you are proposing, there may be a waiting period between the application being approved and being issued.
Depending on whether you have a permit to mine and the licence you have, the process can be quite lengthy.
Depending how many mines you are planning to mine will determine how long it will take you to get the permits.
If your licence is renewed every five years, then it may take around two to three years to get mining permits, which can mean the mine you currently own may not be able to operate for several years after your licence expires.
If it is a prospecting licence that you want, you may be able apply for a mining permit for up to 20 years after you obtain the licence.
You can also renew your mining permit after the licence expires if you wish to operate an older mine and your plan involves the extraction of copper.
To find out more about mining permits and licence renewal, check out this article from The Conversation.