Amazing discovery under our feet

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THE world’s thickest ever chunk of potash has been uncovered near Scarborough.

As a result of the find the project to build a potash mine between Scarborough and Whitby has taken a giant leap forward with the announcement of the first set of temporary drilling results .

Bosses at York Potash, the company behind the proposals, say they are delighted with the results, which “exceed initial expectations”.

Chris Fraser, managing director of York Potash and its parent firm Sirius Minerals, said: “The first hole we have drilled has delivered on of the world’s single thickest potash intersections ever reported.”

For the full story, and what the find will mean for Scarborough, read tomorrow’s Evening News.