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Gravity Mining Ltd Expands into Global Market

Cornish mining equipment manufacturing company wins major order to provide Multi Gravity Separators to tin tailings project in Peru. A Cornwall Mining Alliance member, Gravity Mining Ltd, is set to supply Multi Gravity Separators (MGS) to Minsur, a Peruvian mining...
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In Memoriam

It is with much sadness that the Cornwall Mining Alliance notes the recent passing of two of our members, Paul Burton (Piran Mining Research) and Dr Nick Le Boutillier. Both Paul and Nick were long-standing, respected and active members of the mining and minerals...
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Industrial Heritage Conference at Wheal Martyn – 23rd March

On Friday 23rd March Cornwall Mining Alliance member, Wheal Martyn, is holding their fourth Industrial Heritage Conference - “Industrial Heritage Buildings and Collections – Challenges and Experiences”. The conference will explore how our incredible historic...
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OptimOre Symposium in Cornwall – January 25th

Cornwall Mining Alliance (CMA) member, Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter, is convening a symposium on advancements in tungsten and tantalum processing techniques. The conference is free of charge to attend and will be hosted at Heartlands, Pool – a mining...
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A Celebration Of Cornish Mining

Images from "A Celebration of Cornish Mining: from local expertise to global opportunities" - a conference and networking event to mark the centenary of the Cornish Chamber of Mines and Minerals held on Thursday 7th September 2017 at Heartlands, Pool, near...
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Underwater Mining Trials in the South West

¡VAMOS! is an EU Horizon 2020 research and development project evaluating innovative methods to exploit and rehabilitate abandoned mineral sites. Last month the ¡VAMOS! team carried out pioneering field trials for a new, novel mining technique at an Imerys Minerals...
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