Since 1996 Creswick Quartz has been conducting its
quartz operations at Creswick/Smeaton Victoria.
The activities of the company involve the
processing of quartz from old mines tailings being remnants of the
gold rush in the 1800s and early 1900s in Western Victoria. Creswick
Quartz screens material removed from the tailings heaps, washes the
aggregate and crushes quartz. The process also involves the
selection of material suitable for sale. The site of the company’s
crushing plant has been in continuous operation since the 1930s. In
addition to owning its processing facilities, the company also owns
its own significant resource all of which is above ground. It
proposes to expand this resource to meet demand and is presently
evaluating below ground extraction.
The first capital works of the company involved a
program to rebuild the crushing plant to make a more efficient
operation and to ensure compliance with Occupational Health and
Safety issues; and to establish its screening washing plant on a
separate site belonging to the company. The company then focused its
energies on the processing of the quartz to ensure a high quality
crushed/aggregate quartz was produced. By working with the customers
closely and observing very specific quality issues and implementing
necessary controls the company now produces consistent high quality
Creswick Quartz supplies various diverse
industries that have come to rely on the product. Some of those
customers include, nurseries, sand and soil yards, cement companies,
and a vast array of industries. Such industries include glass
manufacture, composite stone, silicon metal, water filtration,
ceramics and agricultural. Creswick Quartz is now supplying markets
outside of Victoria. It will continue to focus its energies to
supplying its customers throughout Australia and elsewhere.
Creswick Quartz is committed to a long term
strategy to increase its manufacturing output and continue to supply
premium quartz products.