South Crofty to breathe life back into Cornish mining with gold and lithium, and more

South Crofty and Cornwall in general mean a lot to hard rock mining people from England. The county was the world’s leading metal producer back in the 1860s.  So, it's good to hear from Barry Wills that Europe’s last working tin mine, which closed 12 years ago, is on the brink of reopening as a polymetallic mine, working orebodies containing copper, zinc, silver, lithium and indium, as well as tin. http://min-eng.blogspot.com/2010/05/new-developments-increase-optimism-for.html. Nowthe mine’s owners, Western United Mines, announced a potentially lucrative new source of income - gold assaying abouth 1.6 g/t. (more…)

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