Woodsmith Mine

new potash mine
Woodsmith Mine is a deep potash and polyhalite mine located near to the hamlet of Sneatonthorpe, Whitby in North Yorkshire, England.wikipedia
40 Related Articles

Woodsmith Mine Tunnel

longest tunneltunnel
When the project is up and running, it will be the deepest mine in Europe and have the longest tunnel in Great Britain.
The Woodsmith Mine Tunnel (also known as a Mineral Transport System [MTS]) is a 23 mi long tunnel that will stretch between Woodsmith Mine at Sneatonthorpe near Whitby in North Yorkshire and the Wilton International complex on Teesside, England.

Sirius Minerals

Sirius Minerals plc
The venture was started by York Potash Ltd, which became a subsidiary of Sirius Minerals plc whose primary focus is the development of the polyhalite project.
However, after abandoning attempts at overseas exploration in February 2012 and following approval from the North York Moors National Park Authority in June 2015, the then AIM-listed company stated that it would seek financing in order to begin construction at the Woodsmith Mine in North Yorkshire.

Polyhalite

Woodsmith Mine is a deep potash and polyhalite mine located near to the hamlet of Sneatonthorpe, Whitby in North Yorkshire, England.
In 2016, Sirius Minerals announced plans for the Woodsmith Mine, a new polyhalite mine in the area.

Potash

pearl ashPot Ashpotassium fertilizer
Woodsmith Mine is a deep potash and polyhalite mine located near to the hamlet of Sneatonthorpe, Whitby in North Yorkshire, England.

Whitby

Whitby, North YorkshireWhitby, YorkshireWhitby, England
Woodsmith Mine is a deep potash and polyhalite mine located near to the hamlet of Sneatonthorpe, Whitby in North Yorkshire, England.

North Yorkshire

NorthNorth Yorkshire, EnglandYorkshire
Woodsmith Mine is a deep potash and polyhalite mine located near to the hamlet of Sneatonthorpe, Whitby in North Yorkshire, England.

North York Moors

North York Moors National ParkNorth Yorkshire MoorsYorkshire Moors
Because the project would require mining to be undertaken in the North York Moors National Park, many objections were raised to the mine and the proposed conveyor that would be installed to transport the raw material offsite to a plant on Teesside 37 km away.

Teesside

TeesideMiddlesbroughT'''ees'''s'''ide
Because the project would require mining to be undertaken in the North York Moors National Park, many objections were raised to the mine and the proposed conveyor that would be installed to transport the raw material offsite to a plant on Teesside 37 km away.

Europe

EuropeanEUEuropean continent
When the project is up and running, it will be the deepest mine in Europe and have the longest tunnel in Great Britain.

Great Britain

BritishBritainGBR
When the project is up and running, it will be the deepest mine in Europe and have the longest tunnel in Great Britain.

Whitby West Cliff railway station

Whitby West CliffWhitbyWhitby West Cliff station
Such was the belief of the venture in the Whitby area, that even after the railway line between Whitby and had closed, a small section between Prospect Hill at Whitby and was left in-situ for a commercial potash venture near to the village of Stainsacre.

Stainsacre

Such was the belief of the venture in the Whitby area, that even after the railway line between Whitby and had closed, a small section between Prospect Hill at Whitby and was left in-situ for a commercial potash venture near to the village of Stainsacre.

Scarborough, North Yorkshire

ScarboroughScarborough, YorkshireScarborough, England
This enabled the Authority to allow test drilling at various sites along the coast between Whitby and Scarborough.

Esk Valley line

Esk ValleyEsk Valley RailwayEsk Valley railway line
Originally, the transport methods for delivering the product from the mine were conveyor, pipeline and by rail on the Esk Valley line.

United Kingdom

BritishUKBritain
When complete, the Project would be among the largest mining projects ever built in the United Kingdom.

Guisborough

Guisborough CastleGuisborough, ClevelandGuisborough, North Yorkshire
There will be an interchange point between the two conveyors at Lockwood Beck, near Guisborough.

The Times

TimesTimes Newspapers LtdTimes Online
The Times said that the project was the "biggest mining project Britain has seen in decades".

Brazil

BRABrasilBrazilian
In September 2018, Sirius Minerals revealed that had signed a seven-year deal with a Brazilian fertiliser distributor to export 2,500,000 tonne per year to South America.

South America

South AmericanSouthSouth-America
In September 2018, Sirius Minerals revealed that had signed a seven-year deal with a Brazilian fertiliser distributor to export 2,500,000 tonne per year to South America.

Teesside Steelworks

Redcar SteelworksBritish Steel RedcarBSC Redcar
The company acquired a site adjacent to the defunct Redcar Steelworks site in December 2017, which will serve as the northern portal of the conveyor.

High-yield debt

junk bondjunk bondsjunk
In September 2019 the project was in doubt when Sirius shelved a £400M junk bond sale, citing a lack of government support and Brexit uncertainty.

Brexit

United Kingdom withdrawal from the European Unionleave the European Unionleave
In September 2019 the project was in doubt when Sirius shelved a £400M junk bond sale, citing a lack of government support and Brexit uncertainty.

Caravan and Motorhome Club

Caravan ClubThe Caravan Clubcaravanning
An open letter signed by 29 different groups, including the Caravan Club, the RSPB and the Campaign for National Parks, was sent to the national park authority, whose own internal report stated that the economic benefits of the mine did not outweigh the environmental damage it would cause.

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RSPBRSPB ScotlandRoyal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
An open letter signed by 29 different groups, including the Caravan Club, the RSPB and the Campaign for National Parks, was sent to the national park authority, whose own internal report stated that the economic benefits of the mine did not outweigh the environmental damage it would cause.

Campaign for National Parks

Council for National ParksCouncil for National Parks (CNP)
An open letter signed by 29 different groups, including the Caravan Club, the RSPB and the Campaign for National Parks, was sent to the national park authority, whose own internal report stated that the economic benefits of the mine did not outweigh the environmental damage it would cause.