Mining company drill for zinc in Pennines

A mining company are drilling for zinc in the Pennines. If the conditions are right the Canadian company, Minco, wants to bring mining back to the area and create several hundred new jobs.

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Drilling for jobs in Cumbria

A mining company is exploring the potential for zinc mining in the Pennines.

Canadian company, Minco, is drilling in the area around Nenthead and Allenheads. They say the conditions in the area look promising.

If successful it could create hundreds of new jobs.

Tim Backshall reports:

Mining potential is 'looking positive'

A mining company says its exploratory drilling for zinc in the Pennines is looking very promising.

If the conditions are right the Canadian company, Minco, wants to bring mining back to the area around Nenthead and Allenheads, creating several hundred new jobs.

Peter Tyler is Chief Geologist of the company:

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Mining company is hopeful for future

The exploratory drilling could take several years Credit: ITV Border

A mining company says its exploratory drilling for zinc in the Pennines is looking very promising.

If the conditions are right the Canadian company, Minco, wants to bring mining back to the area around Nenthead and Allenheads, creating several hundred new jobs.

'Promising' signs for zinc mining in Cumbria

A mining company says its exploratory drilling for zinc in the Pennines is looking very promising.

The drilling is taking place in the Nenthead area, near Alston.

It was once a big mining area and in its time had one of the most productive lead mines in the country.

Canadian company Minco wants to bring mining back to the area around Nenthead if the mineral supplies are sufficient.

It could lead to the creation of between 300 and 500 jobs.

The exploratory work is expected to take several years.

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