Canadian mining company Strongbow Exploration, which owns South Crofty Mine, has formally changed its name to Cornish Metals.

CEO Richard Williams said “The renaming to Cornish Metals is a reflection of our dedication to revitalising an industry which means so much to the people of Cornwall.

The objective is to bring tin and copper mining back to Cornwall, to create well-paid, highly skilled jobs hand in hand with the community, with an emphasis on hiring locally wherever possible. Our guiding principle is to ensure we attain the highest standards for health, safety, and the environment, and to continue collaborating with all stakeholders.

We are currently drilling at the South Crofty tin project, and thereafter will be expanding the drill programme to United Downs to follow up on the recent high grade copper – tin discovery.”