Located near Whitby, North Yorkshire, our state-of-the-art Woodsmith Mine will target the extraction of polyhalite, a unique type of potash and a multi-nutrient fertilizer.
Our Project area contains the largest, highest grade resource of polyhalite to be found anywhere in the world. The polyhalite resource of 2.66 billion tonnes, as defined according to the internationally recognised JORC code, represents seven per cent of the Project’s area of interest.
Polyhalite will be extracted via two mine shafts and transported outside of the National Park to Teesside on a conveyer belt system in an underground tunnel. It will then be granulated at a materials handling facility, with the majority being exported to overseas markets. The Company is aiming to achieve first product from the mine by the end of 2021, ramping up to an initial production capacity of 10 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) and then full production of 20 Mtpa.
Infrastructure development includes: