In North West Queensland, on an old sheep and cattle station, is our Cannington mine, the world's largest producer of silver and lead.
Taking its name from the sheep and cattle station where it was found, our Cannington deposit in North West Queensland, is the world’s largest producer 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 it now produces seven per cent of the world’s lead and six per cent of the world’s silver.
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 3.3 million tonnes each year and our Cannington team is made up of about 550 full-time employees and up to 300 contractors.
We’re working with local graziers to beat weed infestations in Western Queensland.See case study
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.
We supported the conservation and research of the threatened Forest Red -Tailed Black Cockatoo species.Read more
We’re seeing an increase of women working in what used to be male-dominated areas of our operations.Read more
Get in touch with Cannington
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.
McKinlay Queensland 4823
PO Box 5874
Townsville QLD 4810
Phone: +61 7 4720 1059
Email: [email protected]
COMMUNITY: 1800 025 3775