24 Mar Science Museum in London the venue for Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Team exhibit
Cornish Lithium’s directors Derek Linfield (left) and Jeremy Wrathall plan to start Europe’s only lithium mine
THE Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Team is hoping to inspire future innovation from historical insight when it exhibits at the Science Museum ‘Lates’ Science and Technology event in London on Wednesday.
The Cornish Mining World Heritage Site team will be presenting at the prestigious national venue for the first time and has invited partners from Cornish Lithium and Camborne School of Mines to share their work with the museum’s many visitors.
The Science Museum is collaborating with UNESCO UK for the evening of the museum’s popular “Lates” events to showcase how their work contributes to making the world a better place for all. Three other UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Stonehenge, Maritime Greenwich and the Forth Bridge – and other internationally important environmental organisations like the British Antarctic Survey will be among the exhibitors selected to showcase the work they do.
Those attending will be invited to discover how Cornwall and Devon’s mining heritage assets help present day geologists chart the earth below us.
Other displays will demonstrate how technology is helping us to confront some of the biggest global challenges facing humanity, demonstrating pioneering solutions to issues including climate change, environmental devastation, and flooding.
Deborah Boden, co-ordinator of the World Heritage Site Office, said: “We’re delighted to be offered this critical opportunity by UNESCO UK, to showcase how our history of innovation in mining technology can contribute to the next industrial revolution, and will be highlighting how the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site and partners Cornish Lithium and Camborne School of Mines are working together to promote the contribution that environmentally responsible modern mining can make to sustainable development.”
Lucy Crane, exploration geologist at Cornish Lithium, said: “Cornish Lithium are thrilled to be a part of the team representing the Cornwall and West Devon Mining World Heritage Site at the Science Museum ’Lates’ event.
“Cornwall and West Devon have a rich mining heritage which has produced vast amounts of various metals over the past few centuries, as well as a wealth of useful historical data. The region is now being re-evaluated with modern exploration techniques for its potential to supply some of the critical metals needed for the battery revolution. Coupled with modern sustainable mining techniques, real opportunities for environmentally-responsible mineral extraction are now being identified within the region.”
The event is free but a ticket is needed. Further information can be found at www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do/lates