Polyhalite deposit in northern England

Polyhalite deposit in northern England

The mineral potash has attracted significant interest in recent years as it is a key ingredient of fertiliser with a rapidly rising price on world commodity markets.  The UK already has one potash mine but a British company, Sirius Minerals Plc, has started prospecting for a related mineral called polyhalite in North Yorkshire with a view to opening a new mine.  Wardell Armstrong has acted for a consortium of local farmers and for a major institutional landowner in negotiating options and draft leases with Sirius Minerals.