Welcome to Duntanlich Mine
Plans to develop a barite mine at Duntanlich, near Aberfeldy in Perthshire, are being undertaken by major oilfield services company M-I SWACO.
The company currently operates the nearby mine at Foss and has an office in Aberfeldy. M-I SWACO is the leading supplier of drilling fluid systems, engineered to improve drilling performance and in August 2010 became part of Schlumberger, the world’s largest oilfield services company.
The planning application for the Duntanlich mine proposals was approved by Perth and Kinross Council in September 2016, subject to conditions which are currently being worked through.
It is anticipated that tunnel excavation will start in Spring 2018, with the first barite production from this world class resource in December 2020.
The website provides details on the proposals for Duntanlich, information on barite, the benefits of the development – both locally and nationally – as well as information on M-I SWACO.
M-I SWACO worked closely with the local community and other key stakeholders on developing the mine proposals through an extensive community engagement exercise.
Please feel free to contact us for further information on these proposals.
Mining barite at the M-I SWACO Foss mine.
(Photographer Michael Straβburger)