Cape Flattery Silica Mines is a world class producer of silica sand and a wholly owned by Mitsubishi Corporation.
Founded in 1967, the mine was purchased by Mitsubishi in 1977 and in 1987 a deep water jetty was brought into operation. Cape Flattery Silica Mines employs over 80 people.
Cape Flattery Silica Mines is a global exporter of silica sand and has the highest production of silica sand for any mine in the world.
Cape Flattery lies on the East coast of Australia's Cape York Peninsula, approximately 220km north of Cairns and abutts the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
Operated since 1967, the Cape Flattery Mine Site covers a lease of around 63 km² and has an estimated resource of over 200 million tonnes of silica sand.
The Cape Flattery mining leases cover land owned by the traditional owners of the Yuuru Peoples (consisting of the Dingaal, Nguurruumungu and Thanil clan groups).