The Woodsmith Project is a deep mine and associated transport, processing and shipping infrastructure development under construction in North Yorkshire, UK.
It will produce polyhalite, a naturally occurring mineral containing potassium, sulphur, magnesium and calcium, four of the six key nutrients required for plant growth. It will be sold as a low chloride, multi-nutrient fertiliser suitable for organic use that can boost crop yields and aid more sustainable farming.
Our state-of-the-art mine is being constructed two miles south of Whitby in the North York Moors National Park.
Polyhalite ore will be extracted via two mine shafts and transported outside of the National Park to Teesside on a conveyer belt system in an underground tunnel, avoiding any impact on the countryside above. It will then be granulated at a materials handling facility, with the majority being exported to overseas markets.
Check out the project on YouTube here.