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Mintabie is an opal mining community in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara or "APY" Lands in South Australia. It is unique in comparison to other communities situated in the APY Lands, in that its residents are largely not of Indigenous Australian origin, and significant mining activity (of opal gemstones) is occurring.
In February 2018 the Government of South Australia declared that it would not renew any leases in the town. As all land in the town is leased from the government, and these leases are renewed every year, this amounts to a compulsory closure of the town in 2019. Management of the land will revert to the local aboriginal land council, Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY). The APY Lands executive board would not allow residents to live in the town once it was transitioned to their control from July 1, 2019.