Reopening of Cornish Mine – Create 250 Jobs

As reported in the Professional Engineer, 250 engineering jobs may be created as the mining company, Western United Mines (WUM) increases its activity across their sites in Cornwall, UK.

For the last 18 months, the mining company has recently been conducting exploratory drilling at the South Crofty mine near Camborne and is set to begin activities across additional sites in the area.

According to WUM, the investigations have found potentially commercially viable concentrations of base and precious metals in mine, including copper, lead, zinc, tin, silver, indium, tungsten and gold.

Speaking of the discoveries, John Webster, Chief Operating Officer at WUM stated, ‘We know these metals are down there, it’s just a case of getting to them.’

The exploratory drilling is set to continue for a further 12-18 months before the mining company begins to produce feasibility studies and a business plan.

Webster said, ‘We have 60 people on our books at the moment and that could rise to more than 300 across two or three sites as productions begins.’

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