Good Growth Programme backs Cornish metal mining with £4.7m

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Good Growth Programme has invested £4.7m to make Cornwall a “world-class region” for tech metal mining.
The investment hopes to accelerate the Duchy’s goal to be a major environmentally sustainable producer of critical minerals such as lithium, tin and tungsten, unlocking potentially thousands of jobs. Cornwall and the South West have been recognised in the government’s UK Critical Minerals Strategy as a nationally-significant resource for the exploration, extraction and processing of these minerals.
Research showed that Cornwall could meet more than half the UK’s 2030 demand for lithium, which is an essential part of the electric vehicle battery s …