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Mountains of silica sand stretch out like snow-covered peaks across Cape Flattery, lying approximately 250 km north of Cairns, in Northern Australia. This is the Cape Flattery Mine Site operated by MC. Silica sand is the primary raw material used in making glass products. The silica sand is also used to manufacture solar panels and
Cape Flattery Silica Mines (CFSM) mines, refines and sells silica sand which is the primary raw material for glass products such as sheet glass and LCD glass. The silica sand, taken by CFSM from the largest silica sand mine in the world located in Queensland, Australia, has been sold by Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) to Japan, and
The Cape Flattery silica sand mine is located 220 kilometres north of Cairns on the Cape York Peninsula facing the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. It is fully owned by a subsidiary of the Mitsubishi Corporation, Cape Flattery Silica Sand Mines Limited. Mitsubishi is the world's leading producer of silica sand that is used in the chemical ...
The Cape Flattery Mine Site on Cape York covers a lease of around 6500 hectares and has an estimated resource of over 500 million tonnes of silica sand. Cape Flattery Silica Mines is the largest global exporter of silica sand and has the highest production of silica sand for any mine in the world.
Cape Flattery Silica Mines is the world biggest Silica Sand Manufacturer 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 90 people.
Cape Flattery is the location of the world's biggest silica mine. The mine was established in 1967 and was severely damaged by Cyclone Ita in 2014. The cape's local port is used for the shipping of silica sand from a local subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation, and exports the most silica sand internationally, with 1.7 million tonnes