Mt Sylvia Diatomite

The Mt Sylvia Mine is located 38 kilometres south of Gatton in southeast Queensland. The diatomite horizon at Mt Sylvia has never been drilled and fully evaluated because it can be seen to outcrop on both sides of the spur and continuity can be inferred with a high degree of certainty. From this it can be assumed that there are reserves in excess of 600,000 tonnes.


Diatomite neutralises toxic components that may be present in the soil such as aluminium and heavy metals. It is the most soluble form of pure silica that, when absorbed by plants, helps them to resist both fungal and insect attack. Because of its pure nature there is very little iron, alumina, soluble salts, carbonate or sand.

For more information, visit their website at Mt Sylvia Mine.

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