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FLASHBACK: The diatomite mine at Maidenwell in 2002 ... the product was used in kitty litter and as a growing medium for plants

November 15, 2015

A Brisbane-based company is proposing to mine silica and possibly other minerals on a 31ha parcel of land near Cooyar.

Mud Consultancy Services Pty Ltd applied to renew its mining lease of an area adjacent to Cooyar-Rangemore Road last November.

This was granted in March.

The area is part of a privately owned block being used to raise cattle so Mud Consultancy would have to compensate the current owners if the mine went ahead.

The company is part-owned by Col Clarey, former managing director of Maidenwell Diatomite Australia (the “kitty litter” mine), and John Vella, from Leppington Speedy Seedlings in Sydney.

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