Sandfire holds a large ground holding of 2,400km2 in the eastern succession of the world-class Mount Isa region in north-west Queensland, which is prospective for Broken Hill-style lead-zinc-silver deposits such as the Cannington deposit (BHP) and the Ernest Henry Iron Oxide copper-gold deposits (Xstrata).

Sandfire’s projects in this region include the Altia Project (JV with Minotaur Exploration Limited to earn up to 80%), as well as the 100%-owned Breena Plains, Cannington West, Black Rock and Kennedy Highway Projects.