Developing Woodsmith

Once in production, Sirius Minerals’ Woodsmith mine, located near Whitby, North Yorkshire, UK, will be extracting polyhalite, a unique multi-nutrient fertiliser, from beneath the North York Moors. Sirius’ Leoni Bradnam gives an update on the project’s development

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Exploration drilling at Woodsmith

The Woodsmith mine is part of the company's broader polyhalite project that also involves: a mineral transport system (MTS), consisting of a 37km-long conveyor belt system in an underground tunnel located an average of 250m below ground level; a materials handling facility (MHF), which will granulate the mined ore; and a 3.5km-long overland conveyor that  will connect to new harbour fac...