Hemerdon Mine (Hemerdon Bal Mine; Hemerdon Ball Mine), Plympton, Tavistock District, Devon, England, UKThis page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
Photo: Steve Johnson
UK Grid Reference: SX572584
On 4th December 2007 it was announced that an Australian company, Wolf Minerals LLC, had acquired the rights to mine this deposit, and current plans are to reopen the site as a full-scale opencast metal mine for tungsten and tin, producing up to 3000 tonnes of tungsten metal per year.
The mine is scheduled to resume production of tungsten and tin in 2012/13, further sampling was undertaken in April 2011, with anticipated results. Ore dressing has made advances to separating the clays.
The original name for the workings was "Hemerdon Bal", this was corrupted over time (possibly due to a mis-spelling on Ordnance Survey maps that remains to this day) to "Hemerdon Ball". The current owners refer to the deposit just as the "Hemerdon Mine".
22 entries listed. 17 valid minerals.
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