Back to the future in Cornwall

The West Country is rediscovering its industrial roots: the UK's first metal mine in nearly half a decade, a 400-year old tin mine could reopen soon and growing demand for lithium could create a whole new sector. Sally Norcross Webb reports.

by Sally Norcross Webb
Reopening the South Crofty mine would bring at least 1,000 jobs to the region. Photograph: Strongbow Exploration
Reopening the South Crofty mine would bring at least 1,000 jobs to the region. Photograph: Strongbow Exploration

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