Advancing, promoting, encouraging and protecting the mining and mineral interests of Cornwall and Devon

Tony Bennett - Historic mining and geothermal energy



Tony is a Chartered Mining Engineer who, since graduating from Camborne School of Mines in 1980, has spent his professional career based in Cornwall. After graduating, Tony became Technical Engineer for the Hot Dry Rocks Geothermal Energy project near Falmouth, where he remained until 1991. He is currently the Operations Director for the proposed deep geothermal power plant at The Eden Project, St Austell. Tony has also spent the last 20 years as a mining consultant undertaking risk assessments based on historic maps and plans and compiling a comprehensive record of historic Cornish mines.

Tony is enthusiastic about Cornish heritage and for the past 37 years has been actively involved with the restoration of Rosevale Mine near Zennor. He is author of a book on one of Cornwall’s richest tin mines and enjoys reading, walking and spending time with his family.

Tony has been a Director of the Cornish Chamber of Mines & Minerals since 2014. Tony’s expertise in Cornish mining and mineral rights, as well as modern legislation surrounding proposed exploration, is a valuable asset to the Chamber. Tony is also involved with the Cornwall Mining Alliance (CMA) Steering Group. Please contact Tony if you require any further information relating to abandoned mine sites or renewed mineral interests in Cornwall.