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Resource Silica sand
CompanyHolcim (Australia) Pty 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

An application for retention leases was made by Sibelco Australia Limited over mineral claims (MC) 3359 and 3360 in December 2019. The Department for Energy and Mining (DEM) advertised the application for public comment on 5 February 2020 with a submission deadline for comments by 5 March 2020.  The retention lease proposal can be accessed at the link below:

DEM requested that Sibelco Australia Ltd respond to the matters raised during the public consultation period. A copy of the response document can be accessed at the link below:

DEM are currently assessing the application, response document and all submissions received during the public submission period prior to making a decision on whether or not to grant a lease, and if so the applicable terms and conditions.

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