Cornwall will be showcasing its mining potential this week at a special event in Canada.

Cornwall Trade and Investment (CTI) is leading a trade delegation to Toronto at the mining industry’s premier convention – PDAC 2020.

In 2019, the Department for International Trade launched Cornwall’s mining sector as one of the UK ‘High Potential Opportunities’ at PDAC. Building on this, a delegation of mining and mining services businesses will travel to Canada to highlight Cornwall’s unique prospects and expertise in sustainable mining for strategic metals, supporting clean growth in the UK and international markets.

With a network of over 100 businesses trading globally, alongside the world-class academic strength of Camborne School of Mines, the delegation will help promote the scale of resources including tin, tungsten, lithium and cobalt, highlight the strength and breadth of Cornwall’s mining services sector.

Cornwall Development Company MD, Mike King, said of the opportunity: “PDAC is one of the largest mining conferences in the world – providing a unique opportunity to drive investment into the region, develop export opportunities and engage with potential customers.”

Cornwall’s attendance at PDAC will coincide with St Piran’s day on Thursday (March 5). To mark the occasion, the delegation has been invited by the Toronto Cornish Association to its annual Cornish flag raising at Toronto City Hall, it will also help raise Cornwall’s profile in the Canadian market.

PDAC attendees from the region will include Cornish Lithium, Minviro, Grinding Solutions, Petrolab, Wardell Armstrong, British Lithium, Strongbow Exploration, Camborne School of Mines and Cornwall Mining Alliance.