A building on the Devon tungsten mine
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Work starts on £130m Devon tungsten mine

Work has started to excavate Britain's first new metal mine for more than 40 years.

The Hemerdon tungsten mine on the edge of Dartmoor will cost about £130m to dig and is expected to start producing the metal in 2015.

The mine, near Plympton, will exploit the world's fourth-largest deposit of tungsten.

Simon Clemison reports.

  • 09 Jun 2014
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