Overview – A new metal from an old mining area
Cornish Lithium is using modern exploration techniques and digital technology to re-evaluate Cornwall’s mineral potential in the light of the battery revolution. Cornwall has a world-class mineral endowment, but has stood idle for decades. The battery revolution provides the impetus and opportunity to explore for raw materials which are vital to modern technologies. Cornish Lithium believes that the extraction of lithium, in combination with geothermal energy, has the potential to rejuvenate the economy of Cornwall and to provide much needed high value employment across the county. The Company is primarily focussed on extracting lithium from known occurrences in brine and in hard rock. Cornish Lithium is also evaluating the potential in Cornwall for other metals particularly those which are vital to modern technologies such as electric vehicles and power storage batteries.
Lithium extraction from enriched geothermal brines
Cornish Lithium is exploring across Cornwall for lithium contained within naturally-occurring underground ‘hot springs’, with the aim of creating a new high-tech, environmentally responsible mining industry in the region. The Company was founded in 2016 and now employs a team of seven geologists and a digital archivist to evaluate lithium potential over 300km of the county, for which Cornish Lithium has rights to explore for the metal. This is believed to be the largest, unified exploration effort ever conducted in Cornwall.