The Anonymous Widower

Whitby: Hundreds Of Jobs Created At Woodsmith Mine

The title of this post, is the same as that article on the BBC.

This is the introductory paragraph.

Two hundred jobs are being created by a company developing a huge potash mine in North Yorkshire.

I have been watching this project for some time and I’m rather glad, that Woodsmith Mine seems to be past its troubles. This is an extract from the first paragraph in the Wikipedia entry.

The mine is expected to have a life of 100 years and has been labelled the biggest mining project in Britain for decades; its twin shafts will be the deepest commercial mineshafts in Britain. The project is expected to generate over £100 billion for the UK economy over a period of 50 years.

When the project is up and running, it will be the deepest mine in Europe and have the longest tunnel in Great Britain.

I also feel that Woodsmith Mine, shows that mining don’t have to ruin the landscape.


October 7, 2020 - Posted by | Business | ,


  1. good to hear this project still moving forward as it appeared to me that this was mission critical for feeding the world

    Comment by Nicholas Lewis | October 7, 2020 | Reply

    • Fifty years ago, as a young engineer, I worked for ICI at Welwyn Garden City.

      On one visit to the Wilton site, I was taken to Darlington for the train to London and in the car was a young geologist, who also worked for company and was going back to London on the same train.

      He was working on ICI’s potash mine, which is still there and run by an Israeli company.

      He talked about the riches under the moors, which would be very difficult to get out. He was certainly right about the difficulty.

      But as you say, it is a project that will help to feed the world.

      It would also be nice, if the fertiliser doesn’t have explosive properties, after the tragedy of Beirut.

      Comment by AnonW | October 7, 2020 | Reply

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