About Us

Sunstate Sands Bundaberg (Silica Sand Supplier) 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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What's New

Trial operation of Scraper for Mine Site

A tractor and bowl scraper combination were bought to the Sunstate Sands Bundaberg site during January to complete a 1-week trial.

New Look 20kg Packaging

Sunstate Sands Bundaberg new look packaging for our 20kg product now available. Australian Pool Blend 20Kg  Australian Filtration Sand 20Kg      

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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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Products

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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