About Us

Cape Flattery Silica Mines was founded in 1967.

We are one of the world’s largest silica sand mines, producing high-grade silica sand which is used as a raw material for high-quality glass such as solar power generation panels.

We are very proud of our longstanding investment in Queensland, and the significant benefits our investment has provided for economic development, employment, and First Nations people.

For more than 55 years, we have successfully and responsibly managed the site and worked alongside the community.

We employ over 100 people on our site, and we are very proud of the generations of local employment sustained through our investment in the Cape Flattery region.

We have invested significantly to establish infrastructure to independently support our operations. This includes the custom designed infrastructure we have built across our site that enables us to successfully and responsibly mine, process, stockpile, and export in response to the growing global market.

About Cape Flattery

Cape Flattery lies on the east coast of Australia's Cape York Peninsula, approximately 220km north of Cairns, and abuts the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Our licence covers an area of around 63 km². This land is owned by the Traditional Owners of the Yuuru Peoples (consisting of the Dingaal, Nguurruumungu and Thanil clan groups).

With great respect for the land and local community, we continue to take a stable and long-term view of our operations in Cape Flattery.

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