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Tin Mining In U.K. May Get Second Life03:41

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Mining is a boom-and-bust business. Consider the tin market: It collapsed in 1985, but has enjoyed a rebound over the years and has companies trying to reopen mines in Australia, Germany and Africa.

NPR's Frank Langfitt (@franklangfitt) reports on how demand for consumer electronics may even help revive the abandoned South Crofty tin mine in the English county of Cornwall.

This segment aired on April 3, 2018.

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