History and location

Taking its name from the sheep and cattle station where it was found, our Cannington mine in North West Queensland, is one of the world’s largest producers of silver and lead.

The deposit was first discovered as an anomaly in an aerial survey of the region, nearly 30 years ago.  

A lot has happened since then.

Production at the mine has been underway for 20 years and is a major producer of silver and lead.

From mine to market

At Cannington, we can seamlessly and reliably get our product from mine to market, having built a processing plant, a road-to-rail transfer facility as well as a ship loader at the Port of Townsville.

The underground mine produces about 3 million tonnes each year and our Cannington team is made up of about 550 full-time employees and up to 300 contractors.


Protecting the environment

We’re working with local graziers to beat weed infestations in Western Queensland.

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Playing our part

We’ve seen an incredible amount of change in Cannington and we’ve done our best to bring about some change as well. We support the communities we are part of, including the three local government areas our Cannington operations take place in.

These are the McKinlay Shire where our mine site is located, the Cloncurry Shire which hosts our road to rail transfer and our ship loading facility in the City of Townsville.  We back these communities by investing in infrastructure and buying and employing locally, when we can.

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Supporting STEM workshops

Cannington mentors the next generation of scientists, engineers and coders at a STEM4Schoolkids workshop.

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Celebrating NAIDOC Week

Our Australian operations have celebrated the history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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$1M donation to flood relief appeal

In the wake of the devastating flooding in the Townsville region we're helping the local community.

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Get in touch with Cannington

Rob Cannington VP
Rob Jackson

Rob Jackson, Vice President Operations 

Rob joined our Manganese business in 2008. In previous roles he has managed the Company's global manganese ore sales from our Singapore marketing office, as well as business development, exploration and strategic planning for Australia Manganese. Rob holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining, First Class Honours), Masters in Finance as well as a Mine Managers Certificate of Competency.

Corporate Affairs

Cannington Mine
Via McKinlay
McKinlay Queensland 4823

PO Box 5874
Townsville QLD 4810
Phone: +61 7 4720 1059
Email: [email protected]
COMMUNITY: 1800 317 295