The Thunderbird Mineral Sands Project (Thunderbird) is located on the Dampier Peninsula, mid-way between Derby and Broome.

Thunderbird is situated within the Joombarn Buru Native title determination area on the Mount Jowlaenga and Yeeda pastoral leases and spans both the Shires of Derby-West Kimberley and Broome local government areas.

Thunderbird is being developed by Kimberley Mineral Sands Pty Ltd (KMS), a joint venture company equally owned by Sheffield Resources Pty Ltd and YGH Australia Investments Pty Ltd (Yansteel), and is one of the largest and highest-grade mineral sands deposits in the world and contains valuable heavy minerals including ilmenite, zircon, leucoxene, and rutile, which will be extracted and exported via the Port of Broome.