Portland Stone Firms are about to go underground

MINEX FORUM | September 19, 2017
img0 Used in the construction of some of the world’s most elegant landmarks, Portland stone is renowned. But after centuries of being quarried, surface reserves are dwindling, leading the only two licensed extraction firms to turn to mining instead. Mining-technology.com reports on how the transition underground is being made. What do such seemingly disparate edifices, both ...

Pioneering project to unlock small deposits investment potential receives €7 million funding

MINEX FORUM | March 30, 2017
img0 A UK academic group investigating “small deposit” mining – or keyhole mining – has received EUR7 million of funding under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program to advance work on “an ethical and sustainable international mining revolution” said mining-journal.com. Led by geologists from Cornwall’s Camborne School of Mines, the IMP@CT project team ...

Cornish Lithium Limited is about to become the leading lithium company in the UK

MINEX FORUM | January 19, 2017
img0 Image: businesscornwall.co.uk Newcomer Cornish Lithium Limited is hoping to lead the development of a lithium industry in the UK after acquiring the rights to drill for the mineral in the ancient mining region of Cornwall from Canadian junior Strongbow Exploration (TSX-V:SBW). With the deal, the start-up led by the head of mining research at Investec Plc, Jeremy Wrathall, is ...