Representatives from the international mining industry, regional development agencies, local landowners and leading academics recently gathered at the inaugural Investment Opportunities in Cornish Mining conference, which highlighted a potential new era for mineral extraction in Cornwall.
Mining consultancy firm Wardell Armstrong (Consortium lead), exploration company Cornish Lithium and the Natural History Museum (“the Consortium”) are pleased to announce the Government has granted funding for a new study to assess the feasibility of developing a UK supply of lithium.
This Summer, Cornish Lithium – an innovative exploration company that has been using digital technology to evaluate the potential of extracting lithium from the geothermal waters that circulate deep beneath historic mine workings – is planning to drill two or three test boreholes in the Gwennap area, following discussions with local landowners.
Cornwall ’s mining investment and export potential has been showcased to global investors and already they are knocking on the door of what could be a new mining revolution in the Duchy.
Adam Matthews, an Exploration Geologist at Cornish Lithium (the Company) recently (20th – 21st February 2019) presented a poster at the 4D Geological Modelling: Predicting the Future conference at the Geological Society of London
Cornish Lithium Ltd. (“the Company”) is pleased to announce that it has successfully raised a further £1 million from its existing investors. These funds will enable the Company to continue its exploration activities in Cornwall and to drill exploratory boreholes to extract samples of lithium bearing brines from key locations: thus testing the deposit model.
Cornish Lithium are using Leapfrog software to create 3D models of the geology, mineralisation and structures across Cornwall; the ability to plot attributes such as mine water temperatures in 3D space is an integral part of our exploration programme. Seequent, the creators of Leapfrog software, recently featured Cornish Lithium on their blog, and have kindly allowed us to repost it here.
We are pleased to report that our exploration programme is progressing well, and the technical team has now grown to 7 geologists and a digital archivist, all based at our offices in Cornwall. Our focus remains firmly on the excellent potential for extracting lithium from geothermal brines over a large area in Cornwall. The imminent restart of exploration for geothermal power in Cornwall is expected to boost understanding of the subsurface geology and the flow of lithium bearing fluids.
Cornish Lithium is delighted to be working closely with team of data scientists at the Satellite Applications Catapult (“Catapult”) in leading a new study, funded by Innovate UK, to see if it is possible to detect a lithium ‘fingerprint’ from space by imaging vegetation and minerals on the ground using satellite technology.
Cornish Lithium and Tregothnan Estates are pleased to announce that they have signed a Binding Agreement. The agreement allows Cornish Lithium to explore for, and to commercially develop lithium contained in hot spring brines on the land and mineral rights owned by Tregothnan Estates.
In 2016, Cornish Lithium was set up to take advantage of Cornwall’s historic reserves of lithium and the increasingly bullish market for the previously unremarkable mineral. Then in August this year, the company managed to secure the necessary investment to begin exploration works.
Cornwall was once a hive of mining in the UK history and now it has come to the fore again. The mining and extraction of Lithium in Cornwall is becoming bigger and bigger business. We speak with Jeremy Wrathall, CEO of Cornish Lithium, who talks to us about their project in Cornwall and how the increased interest from the Government in renewable energies, Tesla's new factory in Germany and the sheer size of the deposits make the project an increasingly fascinating one.
Cornish Lithium today announces that it has secured a £1 million investment from a group of highly experienced mining and natural resources investors. The funds raised will enable the Company to commence exploration activities on the ground in Cornwall. The initial focus will be to collate all relevant data on lithium occurrences in Cornwall and to assemble this in digital format.
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.
Jeremy Wrathall, Chief Executive of Cornish Lithium and a mining analyst at Investec, updates viewers about ‘the Cornish operation’ and the company’s fund raising exercise.
Cornish Lithium, today announces that it plans to explore for, and to potentially develop, lithium contained in underground hot spring brines in Cornwall. The presence of lithium in hot spring brines in Cornwall has been known since the mid-1800s but this was regarded as a curiosity, given there was no developed market for the metal at that time. New technology now offers the potential to extract lithium from these hot spring brines and to supply product to the rapidly growing battery market for electric cars and for power storage.