35 jobs lost at South Crofty tin mine
A tin mine at the forefront of hopes to revive the industry in Cornwall has made 35 people redundant days after it was placed in administration.
South Crofty Mine in Pool in Cornwall made the decision public yesterday, it was reported, following the administration announcement on Wednesday.
A skeleton crew remains on site according to mine owners Western United Mines (WUM) to keep the "place going in care and maintenance" mode.
According to an employee, administrators laid off most of the workforce yesterday and told staff they would not be paid this month's wages.
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A spokesman for the firm declined to comment on the redundancies any further.
The company said a number of employees would be made redundant while the company moves to a "care and maintenance basis".
Earlier this month Canadian stakeholder Celeste Mining Corporation announced it was to pull its investment because of higher than anticipated costs, concerns and "operational complexities".
The last working tin mine in Europe when it closed in 1998, it had been on the verge of a return to production.