Cornish Lithium represents the new face of mining in Cornwall. Lucy Crane will be talking about their hopes and plans.
Brines containing elevated lithium values from hot springs in Cornwall were first reported by Miller in 1864, and were subsequently recognised in many tin and copper mines which were worked until the end of the 20th century. With increased interest in renewable energy sources and rising demand for batteries for electric vehicles, the lithium contained within these deep Cornish brines is now of significant interest. The growth in the electric vehicle (EV) market and the demand for Li-ion batteries that follows has completely changed the prospects for ithium mining worldwide and, potentially, in Cornwall. Cornish Lithium has successfully secured rights to extract lithium from brine over an area of approximately 300km2 in Cornwall. The company believes that the presence of lithium bearing brines in the County may now represent a commercial opportunity and recently raised its second tranche of £1m to further its exploration efforts.
The Carnon Inn is just off the A39 Falmouth - Truro road between Devoran and Playhing Place at the Carnon Downs roundabout. Come to the rear of the restaurant and we will be in the meeting room or conservatory. Plenty of parking space.
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