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153. Metal Mining Returns to the West Country

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Defra have confirmed that Hemerdon mine, north of Plymouth in Devon, is the fourth largest deposit of tungsten in the world. Hemerdon was last mined in WW2 but was uneconomic because the deposits are so deep – and therefore expensive to extract – and because the mines were liable to flooding.

This Environmental Studies Factsheet explains:
• Tungsten.
• Recycling and substitution.

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April 2012

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ISSN: 1351-5136

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