Cornish Lithium are exploring for lithium contained within naturally circulating geothermal waters, geothermal waters at a proposed site near Tolgus.
Tolgus has been identified as a highly prospective area to explore for lithium in geothermal waters. This is based on our extensive digital modelling of Cornwall’s geology, which should increase the likelihood that the drilling intercepts the geological structures we are aiming for. Cornish Lithium are proposing an exploration project in 2024 at Tolgus. The exploration project would use a drill rig, which is the same drill rig pictured below and previously used at other Cornish Lithium exploration sites, with a single borehole around 10cm in diameter targeting a maximum depth of 2,000 metres (6,561 feet) to intercept the underlying naturally permeable geological structures.
Cornish Lithium will apply for a temporary six month General Permitted Development Order (GPDO) from Cornwall Council as well as necessary permits from the Environment Agency before the project starts. Community consultation events have been set up, with a presentation and Q&A session arranged at the Redruth Community Centre on the 22nd of February from 5-7pm, and an information session booked at Trickys @ The Tolgus Inn on the 13th March from 3-5pm.
The project information sheet is available to download, and more information will be shared in the coming months.