Cornish Lithium to host community presentation event for Cross Lanes Project

By Cornish Lithium - 07th February 2024

Cornish Lithium, the pioneering mineral exploration and development company supporting UK’s transition to Net Zero, has announced details of a community presentation event relating to its Cross Lanes Lithium in Geothermal Waters Project (formerly known as the Twelveheads Project), near Chacewater. 

As part of its ongoing commitment to proactive community engagement, the Company is inviting local people to attend a presentation at Chacewater Village Hall, Church Hill, Chacewater, Truro TR4 8PZ on Friday 16th February between 5pm and 7pm.

This event will offer residents the opportunity to learn about the potential for the environmentally-responsible extraction of lithium from the waters that run deep beneath the surface of Cross Lanes, following positive test results from Cornish Lithium’s recent exploration borehole at this site.

By 2030, the UK is expected to require c.80,000 tonnes of lithium carbonate equivalent for electric car batteries. Lithium is therefore fundamental to the nation’s electric car future and the resurgence of the UK’s automotive industry as well as Cornwall’s 4,000-year mining heritage.

It is also used in laptops and smartphones – the everyday electronic devices upon which most of us rely – as well as in energy storage batteries utilised alongside renewable energy projects.

Pat Forward, Cornish Lithium’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “At Cross Lanes, we have established that lithium-enriched geothermal waters circulate naturally within the permeable geological structures that underlie the area. We have successfully drilled and tested an exploration borehole and now wish to move to the next stage of development by drilling production diameter boreholes and installing a geothermal lithium production plant.

“We plan to selectively extract lithium from the geothermal water using environmentally-responsible Direct Lithium Extraction (DLE) technologies to demonstrate the viability of commercial lithium extraction.

“We look forward to sharing our development plans with the local community so please come along, meet the Cornish Lithium team, ask questions and share your thoughts.”

Those who would like to attend are encouraged to register their interest on the Cornish Lithium website at where further details about the project can also be found.

Fortnightly community drop-in sessions will also be held at the Methodist Church Rooms, Twelveheads, Truro TR4 8SJ on Tuesday 20th February, Tuesday 5th March, Tuesday 19th March and Tuesday 2nd April between 3pm and 5pm.

If you are unable to attend Cornish Lithium’s  presentation event or community drop-in sessions and would like to ask a question about the Cross Lanes Project, please email [email protected] or call 01326 640640.

We look forward to sharing our development plans with the local community ...

- Pat Forward, Cornish Lithium’s Chief Operating Officer
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