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METALS AND MINING

Britain's last tin mine could reopen as tech companies chase ethical metals

Britain's last tin mine could reopen as tech companies chase ethical metals
The Siliconreview
01 October, 2019

Cornwall’s, the last tin mine which was closed in the year 1999 is now growing demand for metals from various ethical sources, which could spark an opportunity for revival in one of Britain’s most deprived regions. Cornwall which was renowned as one of the oldest mining center in the world is all set to be reopened again

The mine was the house for more than 2,000 derelict engine houses, tin mining and smelting in England which dates back thousands of years. Due to the discovery of various valuable and rare deposits in Asia and South America, English tin became uncompetitive and this led the miners to scatter overseas in search of new prospects.

Cornwall has struggled ever since. It is reported that it is the second-poorest region in northern Europe, according to the Europe data, and it has higher rates of child poverty and homelessness than the rest of the United Kingdom.

But now, the fortunes for this region may be looking up again. Tin mines which were ruined ages ago could be revived as the tech companies and carmakers are racing in order to find the most ethical sources of the metal. The last mine to close could be the first to reopen. This can create new job opportunities for many people staying in that region and also will boost up the economy.