Mining

Drilling starts at South Crofty mine

BBC Radio Cornwall

Test drilling has started at the old South Crofty tin mine at Pool - after a long delay caused by the coronavirus crisis.

Crofty was Cornwall's last working mine before it closed in 1998.

The site is operated by Strongbow Exploration - which plans to start by drilling a shaft a kilometre deep to try to discover how much tin is still there.

South Crofty mine
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The tin mineralisation that was mined up until 1998 continues beneath the old workings and we believe continues a long way past the old workings, and we think the mine could have a long life again.

CEO Richard WilliamsCEO, Strongbow Exploration