08 Mar Cornish Lithium seeking £5mln to prove concept that could transform English energy industry
It has all the elements of the best mystery stories: old documents hidden away in obscure corners of offices, ancient books on dusty library shelves containing long-forgotten but vital information, clues scattered here and there in passing references to other things, shadowy figures protecting long-standing rights held for generations and at the end of it all the possibility of a discovering a new and very rich treasure in the long-abandoned underground mines of Cornwall.
It takes a certain sort of creative mind to put all these pieces of the puzzle together and come up with an idea that could transform England’s mining and energy industry at a stroke.
How is this possible?
“This all started five years ago when a friend of mine who was running South Crofty said ‘we’ve got everything here, tin copper, zinc and lots of other metals.”
These are the opening words of Jeremy Wrathall, as he starts to tell the story of Cornish Lithium, a company that he conceived himself on the germ of an idea and which he now aims to build into a new force in English junior mining.