The new tungsten mine is located in the county of Devon, UK.
The new tungsten mine is located in the county of Devon, UK.

The £123 million Hemerdon project, near Plymouth, Devon, is reportedly the third largest tungsten resource in the world.

When complete the mine will feature an 850m x 450 m open cast pit extending to a depth of 200 m, together with a processing plant and integrated mine waste facility. 

Production is expected to start in 2015 and is scheduled to produce 3,450 tonnes of tungsten concentrate annually – equivalent to approximately 3.5% of global forecast demand – providing security of supply for tungsten and valuable export revenue for the UK, according to Wolf Minerals.