Cornish Lithium Geologist wins Prestigious Rising Star in Mining Award

Lucy Crane has been crowned the Rising Star in Mining at the 17th Annual Mines & Money Awards.

Lucy is a Senior Exploration Geologist at Cornish Lithium, the Penryn-based company that is using digital technology to evaluate whether lithium-enriched geothermal waters, circulating deep beneath Cornwall’s surface, could contribute a significant proportion of the domestic supply of this battery metal that the UK needs as it transitions to a de-carbonised economy.

The Mines & Money Awards ceremony is the largest mining investment event in Europe at which 500 industry leaders and global heavyweights gather to honour the companies and individuals who have excelled.

“I am thrilled to have won the Rising Star in Mining award at this year’s Mines and Money conference in London,” comments Lucy. “It was a total surprise, but the recognition is wonderful. I would also like to say a big thank you to Cornish Lithium for giving me the opportunity to be part of such an innovative and dynamic team so early on in my career.”

Cornish Lithium has recently commenced drilling two research boreholes in the Gwennap area of Cornwall with the permission of local landowners and those who own the mineral rights below. The precise location of these boreholes was determined following three years of extensive research and digital modelling of the subsurface by Cornish Lithium’s team of geoscientists.

Lithium is a vital component of lithium-ion batteries, such as those that are used in electric vehicles and mobile ‘phones, and demand for this metal of the future is rapidly rising as we move away from our reliance on fossil fuels. In fact, lithium has been described by Volkswagen as “The Irreplaceable Element of the Electric Era.”

Cornish Lithium combines historic data, such as old mine plans, with cutting-edge satellite imagery to identify opportunities for lithium extraction, as well as for other battery metals, throughout the County. The potential to develop a new industry in Cornwall, focused on the environmentally-responsible extraction of battery metals, could be of huge importance to British industry and Cornwall’s future prosperity.

“With stiff competition from corporate lawyers, CEOs, presidents, brokers and business development specialists from across the world, Lucy was the only geologist to have been nominated for outstanding achievement in this category,” explains CEO and Founder, Jeremy Wrathall. “We are immensely proud of Lucy and the fact that her pioneering work has been recognised in this way by our industry peers.”

The 17th Annual Mines & Money Awards ceremony was held at The HAC in the City of London on Tuesday 26th November.

This press release was prepared by Curlew PR Limited for Cornish Lithium Limited. For further information, contact Jilly Easterby on or 07743 164434.

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