About Us

Sunstate Sands Bundaberg (formerly Earth Commodities Bundaberg) holds a number of Mining Leases and Mineral Development Leases at Coonarr Creek in an area approximately 20 kilometers south of Bundaberg, Queensland Australia.

Sunstate commenced mining in late 1996 to feed a pilot plant, which produced approximately 12,000 tonnes per annum of washed and dried sand, principally used in foundry and epoxy industries, architectural coatings, pool, and decorative finishes.

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Glass Leading Exports From Bundaberg!

  The high quality sand of Bundaberg’s Sunstate Sands; has again enabled a successful shipment to South East Asia’s Glass industry. Following the first export late last year, Sunstate Sands Bundaberg Pty Ltd have received unprecedented interest from overseas; resulting in the securing of this new client with long term..

Major Export Win For Bundaberg

After two years of discussions and negotiation, a Bundaberg Sand Mining operation has achieved a major coup for Bundaberg. Sunstate Sands Australia has secured a significant export arrangement with one of the leading foundry / resin coated sand supplier in Japan and South East Asia. The Sunstate Sands sand was..

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The Mine

The sand at Sunstate Sands Bundaberg – Coonarr Creek mine is pure white, high grade silica sand of about 99.8% silicon dioxide. The Sunstate Sands resource is unusual in that it can deliver material from below 250 microns up to 5mm. The company has graded the resource into three major products. These in fact occur as layers upon each other commencing with the superfine at the top and finishing with very coarse material at or below the water table.

The resource varies from mining lease to mining lease and within each lease, analysis has shown the resource can be broadly identified into.

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The Sunstate Sands Bundaberg Silica Sand Mine product at Coonarr, is unusual in that the mine can deliver material from below 250 microns up to 5mm. The company has graded the resource into three major products, which in fact occur in naturally graded layers commencing with superfine at the top and finishing with coarse on the bottom.

The resource delivers some sustainable competitive advantages.

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