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Historic Moment For South Crofty

Thursday 26th October was a historic day in the history of South Crofty mine. It was the official start of the dewatering process and they held an official ceremony where they explained …

“The iron-rich red water is now being pumped at a rate of 25,000 cubic meters per day. It then undergoes three stages of filtration, passes through a hydro-turbine that generates up to 15% of the power needed to run the plant, and is ultimately deposited into the Red River, cleaner than the current river water! Today was an important day in Cornish mining history, marking the start of an 18-month countdown until we hopefully see tin extracted from South Crofty once again after 25 dormant years!”