Canadian company to buy 26 tin mines in Cornwall

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Strongbow Exploration will take over South Crofty Tin Project near Redruth, which shut down in March 1998. Europe’s last tin mine in Cornwall. At the time campaigners trying to raise the profile of Cornwall’s economic crisis crossed the Tamar Bridge paying the £1.00 toll in pennies.

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New life could be breathed into Cornwall’s once-proud tin industry after a Canadian company announced plans to acquire 26 mines in the far south-west of Britain.

Strongbow Exploration is set to take over the South Crofty Tin Project, which includes mines in and around the towns of Redruth and Camborne. READ MORE

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