AMAZING EARTH: What Lies at the Bottom of this Very Deep Mine Could Change the Future of Farming
Would you be prepared to dig a 1600-metre-deep hole in search of fertiliser? That’s exactly what one of the world’s most audacious mining projects is doing in the UK.
The modest name “Woodsmith Mine” may not instil a sense of edge-of-technology adventure, but it is set to become one of the more novel mining projects on the planet. Along the way it will create the deepest mineshafts in Europe, the longest tunnel in Britain, the lengthiest conveyor belt in the world, and generate an estimated £100bn for the UK economy.