DIATREME Resources CEO Neil McIntyre flew into Hope Vale on Monday 12 June to answer community questions about the company’s proposed silica mines just outside the community.
Around 100 locals attended the open morning, which was also attended by Diatreme’s general managers Alastair Bauer and Robyn Bartlett, as well as Diatreme staff.
Mr McIntyre said the event was an opportunity to discuss the Northern Silica project with the community and show hands-on examples of how the company undertook mineral exploration.
“It also provides a more direct way for the community to voice concerns and discuss what mining really looks like,” he said.
“We are committed to engaging with the local Hope Vale community, providing transparency around the project and our operations in the region, and the open morning is an important part of this process.”
Diatreme Resources is a Brisbane-based company, whose key Cape York projects are the Northern Silica project and Galalar Silica project, both located near Hope Vale and the world’s biggest silica sand mine at Cape Flattery.