Cannington mine located approximately 800km northwest of Townsville. The operation is wholly owned by BHP Billiton.
Cannington is an underground silver, zinc, and lead mine. Ore is treated by the onsite processing plant before being shipped to the port of Townsville.
Cannington has a current workforce of 600 employees. The majority of Cannington employees are on a fly in fly out (FIFO) basis, with selected commercial and charter flights available from Townsville and Brisbane