Ecton Mine is now becoming a centre for scientific research. Apart from EMET involvement in the Horizon2020 UNEXMIN project, Ecton Mine is participating in a number of university-based and industry-sponsored projects:

  • " Study of 'clumped isotopes' by the University of East Anglia to use isotopic composition of calcite to determine temperatures of the hydrothermal mineralising fluids
  • Test of microseismic technology for locating moving objects within the mine
  • Study of muon flux detectors (Durham and Sheffield Universities)
  • Tests of new gravimeters with potential for detection of ore bodies or voids (Glasgow University)
  • LIDAR mapping of walls of adits

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