Anglo American’s Crop Nutrients business has announced the creation of 200 new jobs at its Woodsmith Mine near Whitby.
The jobs will be made available over the coming months as the company begins to sink the main mineshafts to the polyhalite ore body, over a mile beneath the surface.
Polyhalite is a form of potash containing potassium, sulphur, magnesium and calcium. The product will be used by farmers to help improve crop yields.
Sirius, which had already invested heavily in this mining project, warned it would go into administration by the end of March if the deal was not approved.