A member of the public has located three mortar rounds that went missing from an army truck on its way to a military training area near Townsville.

Some heavy ammunition that fell off the back of an army truck in Queensland almost two weeks ago has been recovered, but the box it was in is still missing, police say.

Three mortar rounds in a metal container went missing on June 16 when it’s believed the container fell off a truck on its way to a military training area near Townsville.

A member of the public found the three mortars at Hervey Range, near Keelbottom Creek and reported their location to police.

The container is still missing, police say.