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Resource Silica sand
CompanySibelco Australia Ltd
Status Operating
Mining operation
  • ML 5327 and EML 5465
  • Open-cut extraction of silica sand
  • Wet and dry production processes to provide sand products for glass manufacture, hydraulic fracture mining, and the construction industry
Location and area Lanacoona Road, Mount Compass
Resource estimates and production estimates
  • Current estimate for mineable reserve is 30MT for ML 5327 and EML 5465
  • Marketable reserve life is 50 years based on current production and approximately 30 years based on increased production rates
  • Only 12.8% of the raw sand reserves are of proven Joint Ore Reserves Committee
Documents and Reports

Program for environment protection and rehabilitation (PEPR)

The PEPR for the site was approved on 28 February 2019.  A revision of the Groundwater Section of the PEPR has been submitted by the operator and is currently under assessment.

Compliance reporting

Annual assessment reports