Mt Coolon Kaolin Mine

The Kaolin Resource Tenements in Mt Coolon have a long history from EPM to MDL status. The Kaolin resource is one of the highest grades available in Australia with full Jorc status. The demand for high grade Kaolin is growing internationally at an annual on average of the past 10 years of 6%.

We plan to make this project attractive and financially successful for regional employment and the influx of new investment capital into Northern Queensland from our ecofriendly mining operations.

Our Mining Skills

Building & Mine Site Construction

Direct experience and qualifications

Mine Survey & Geological Work

In-house Geologist and survey equipment

Transport, Logistics and Export

Experiences transport & logistic management

Mining Site Management

Accomodation, equipment and oversight

20 Years Mining Exploration Project

Exploration, Geology, Jorc Reporting

Of importance, a JORC Code Report was completed and paid for on this Gold and Arsenic mining project in 2018. The Jorc Report paints a projected value of the mine.

The company was originally informed of the Kaolin potential by a petroleum consultant working in the area.

ADK’s first interest in the area was for the Kaolin material as an indutrial mineral. Oil Shale samples were also taken when intersected. When the price of oil rose from 2004, other parties became interested in the oil shale potential of ADK’s tenements.

Interest has now switched back to the Kaolin potential with the decline of the oil price.

Selected samples from the best Kaolin horizons were despatched to laboratories of overseas Kaolin miners and producers such as Huber and Thiele in the USA, Goonveen –Europe, and Dongkuk – Korea, also to Australian laboratories – Skardon River and kaolin specialist consultants Kaotech.

X-Ray analysis by XRF was conducted on selected Kaolin samples for determination of mineral content. The XRF data showed for these particular samples that is that there is more than 60% Kaolin mineral content with remainder being quartz (fine silica) with traces of white mica.

Years Established

Core Samples Drilled

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We’ve Been Mining For Over 20 Years

It has been 20 years since the company commenced drilling core samples across its Exploration Leases on a cattle propery near Mt Coolon in central Queensland, Australia.

Since then the company has worked through a government freeze on all mining in the area which lasted some years as well as other challenges from Traditional Land Owners through that period.

The company has recently prepared itself move ont aposition to break grwound against the geological surveys and Jorc Reporting that has been done. Our experience and dedication to tis exciting Kaolin project has not waivered over two decades.

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Let’s Mine Kaolin Together

Austral Dutch Kaolin Pty Ltd is a private Australian company incorporated in 2001. We offer our Shares to the public pursuant to the provisions of the Corporations Act. A Private Offer Information Memorandum is available to Investors seeking to participate in this exciting Kaolin and Oil Shale mining project.

Fequently Asked Questions

Austral Dutch Kaolin Pty Ltd was incorporated in 2001 for the purposes of exploration of north Queensland for the Kaolin and associated minerals.

What is Kaolin used for?

Kaolin is also called China Clay, named after the Kao-ling Hill in China which has been mined for centuries. A soft white clay that is an essential ingredient in the manufacture of Bone China and crockery, porcelain and is widely used in the making of paper, rubber, paint, high purity alumina, metakaolin and many other products.

Approximately forty percent (40%) of all Kaolin produced is used in the filling and coating of paper world-wide. Kaolin is used extensively in the ceramic industry, where its high fusion temperature and white burning characteristics makes it particularly suitable for the manufacture of whiteware (China), porcelain, and refractories. Substantial tonnages of kaolin are used for filling rubber to improve its mechanical strength and resistance to abrasion. Kaolin is also used as an extender and flattening agent in paints. It is frequently used in adhesives for paper to control the penetration into the paper. Kaolin is an important ingredient in ink, organic plastics, some cosmetics, and many other products where it’s very fine particle size, whiteness, chemical inertness, and absorption properties give it particular value.

Where is Kaolin mined?

Kaolin traditionally has been mined in China, hence the name “kao lin” as well as the USA and the UK. Other countries mine Kaolin such as Uzbekistan, Czech Republic, Germany, and of course Australia. 

The USA by far is the largest producer of Kaolin and it is a relatively new product for Australia to mine. Kaolin has many uses and with secondary processing it can produce a number of sub minerals vastly increasing its base mines value.

How is Kaolin used?

In its natural state Kaolin is a white, soft powder consisting principally of the mineral kaolinite. Kaolin is an aluminium silicate, in addition to Kaolinite minerals, clay minerals such as montmorillonite, illite and pyrophyllite are often associated with kaolinite, as well as non-clay minerals such as quartz, feldspar, iron oxide and titanium minerals and organic matters. Fine Quartz or Silica has great revenue potential and is both abundant and is the main dilutant in Kaolin.

In order to produce kaolin products that can meet the needs of various industrial fields, physical method, chemical method and high temperature calcining methods are used to make pozzolan used in cement and to increase the whiteness.

Traditional Land Owners?

The company as responsible miner acknowledges and a braces full engagement with the local aboriginal community. Through traineeships and sponsor programs the company with engage with the youth in the group to provide pathways to better outcomes. Respect for the history of the land forms part of Company Policy to ensure the negotiated outcomes are adhered to and company embraces tradition with respect and engagement of the tribal elders.

Contact Us

Austral Dutch Kaolin Pty Ltd

+61 428 969 832