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Our region’s proud past, and its bright future.
Cornwall’s mining history is legendary. But the greatest opportunities lie ahead – whether you’re looking to invest in high-tech metal exploration, or to join an industry cluster that’s renowned across the world.

Find out why Cornwall has been identified as having a ‘High Potential Opportunity’ in Mining by the Department for International Trade.

Explore and extract in-demand minerals

Join the companies already exploring Cornwall’s abundant metals and minerals – or strategically invest in their operations.

From the lithium used in electric vehicle batteries, to the tin used in modern solder, Cornwall’s has high-grade deposits of the resources the world increasingly needs.

Join a thriving mining services cluster, trading internationally

Cornwall’s mining supply chain is over 100 companies strong – and getting even stronger. Many are members of the Cornwall Mining Alliance, which brings them together to drive mutual success.

CMA members currently provide highly respected services in more than 150 countries worldwide.

Find world-class mining talent and research, on your doorstep

Local, world-renowned institutions create a constant stream of new talent in mining and related fields – as well as acting as invaluable centres for research activity:

Tap into support, funding – and local enthusiasm

Industry and peer groups. Funding opportunities. Help from organisations like our own.

In Cornwall, there’s a lot of support for mining businesses – not least from a local population that’s proud of its mining heritage and culture.

Discover our mining community

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Whether you’re looking to locate in Cornwall, or to start exporting beyond its borders, get in touch with our friendly team to talk through your needs.

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