Royal visit to Wheal Jane
Our latest Earth Science Park project received the Royal seal of approval last week. HRH the Duke of Kent spent over an hour touring newly completed workspace occupied by various companies.
The Duke was surprised by the diversity and scope of work taking place on site. During his tour, HRH was able to see archive mine plans dating back to the 1700s, rare mineral specimens mined at Wheal Jane, and ingots of Cornish tin salvaged from shipwrecks which were being restored after over a century on the sea bed.
In the Wheal Jane Laboratory, the Duke was introduced to advanced analytical techniques use to provide minerals analysis for projects worldwide and, in Wardell Armstrong’s pilot plant facility, aspects of a European minerals research project.
The visit was concluded with HRH unveiling a plaque to mark the occasion and being presented with a limited edition set of tin coins by staff in our jewellery production workshop.
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1st October 2015