Local Knowledge, Global Expertise

Cornish technology embodied in engines, engine houses and mining equipment has been exported around the world for hundreds of years


Cornwall Mining Alliance members range from individual consultants to multinational companies

On Site Services

Working on site in exploration, mining , mineral processing, environmental & social management


Analytical, test and research labs, world-class mines, equipment manufacture, support to professional services - all in South West England.

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Research, innovation and education are at the core of the Alliance

Discover innovative services & expertise for global mining industries

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The exploration, investigation and evaluation of geological deposits and materials which host valuable mineral and energy resources

Mining Engineering & Surveying

The process of evaluating the potential of mining prospects, designing mining solutions and extracting ore materials in open pit or underground mines and quarries

Mineral Processing

The suite of processes used to separate valuable minerals from their host rock and each other

Environmental & Social

Environmental and social aspects of existing, proposed and closed mine sites


The identification, assessment & development of primary & renewable energy. Providing alternative energy options for mining operations or the exploitation of geological energy resources

Software & Digital

Specialist software developers and expertise in the use of software applications, databases and digital technology

Analysis & Testing

Facilities include chemical & mineralogical analysis laboratories, physical testing & portable chemical, geotechnical & geophysical test capability, as well as bench, pilot & full-scale mineral processing test facilities

Research & Training

Cornwall hosts the famous Camborne School of Mines & a range of other R&D facilities applying expertise in geology, mining engineering and mineral processing to world-leading research and teaching

Contractors & Supply Chain

Contractors and supply chain businesses that fabricate and retail products or provide services to the industry

Professional Support Services

Businesses offering professional business services to the local, national and international extractive industry

Mines & Quarries

Established working mines and quarries who share valuable expertise and operational best practice to the global mining industry

Mining Heritage

Cornwall hosts mining World Heritage Sites, exemplars of post-mining restoration & local cultural organisations

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Time to Celebrate

This week the Cornwall Mining Alliance has reached a milestone 100 members! The honour of being number 100 goes to Peter Sheppard and Drillserve Ltd - good to have you on board Peter! In the New Year, we will release a summary of the CMA‘s activity to date and explain...

Cornwall’s oldest mine?

An exciting new collaboration involving two Cornwall Mining Alliance members aims to study ancient mine workings in the cliffs at Droskyn, Perranporth. Last year the University of Exeter, Camborne School of Mines and Perranzabuloe Museum, together with the Parish...

Walking with Poldark – join us to explore Cornwall’s mining landscape in aid of the Julian Baring Scholarship

Cornwall Mining Alliance (CMA) member, Cornish Lithium Ltd is helping the Julian Baring Scholarship Fund to organise a sponsored walk of Cornwall’s mining landscape on the 13th – 15th September 2018. The Julian Baring Scholarship is a UK registered charity, set up to...

Learn about Geology and Gems – free ‘Return to Learning’ taster day at Camborne School of Mines

As part of a European Social Fund (ESF) sponsored scheme, the University of Exeter is offering FREE short courses and taster sessions aimed at increasing knowledge and developing skills in the workplace and also to help you to prepare to enter a different job sector...

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...

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...