Tungsten mining at Plymouth Drakelands
Aerial photo of the Drakelands Mine (credit: Wolf Minerals (UK) Ltd)
  • Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University

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In the first public talk since the reopening of the Drakelands Mine, a major global tungsten mine in Plymouth, speakers from Wolf Minerals will discuss how and why tungsten is extracted, the world’s tungsten supply and mining in the South West. 

Wolf Minerals is a specialty metals producer, with operations at the Drakelands Mine at the Hemerdon Tungsten and Tin Project. The mine has one of the Western world's largest tungsten and tin resources and provides a secure supply of tungsten for a global customer base. 

Tungsten is critical to a range of industrial, mining and agricultural applications and key uses are in cemented carbides, steel alloys, metal products, lighting, drill bits and jewellery.


  • Buffet reception: 17:00 - 18:00 - including optional tour of Plymouth's Electron Microscopy Centre
  • Lecture: 18:00 - 19:00 (Lecture Theatre 1)
  • Questions and answers panel chaired by Professor Iain Stewart: 19:00 - 20:00 (Lecture Theatre 1)

Booking is essential - please book your place via the above link.

News release: Free event explores impacts and benefits of tungsten mining near Plymouth (26 February 2016)

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