Tharsis Sulphur and Copper Company Limited

The Tharsis Sulfur and Copper Company Limited (TOS) was a British mining company that operated in Spain during the 19th and 20th centuries, dedicated to the extraction and commercialization of pyrites. Throughout its existence, it exploited several deposits located in the Tharsis-La Zarza mining basin.

Tharsis Sulphur and Copper Company Limited
IndustryMining, chemicals
HeadquartersGlasgow, Tharsis

Established in 1866[1] by Scottish businessmen, over the years it became one of the main mining companies in the province of Huelva and one of the main pyrite-producing companies in Spain. The TOS owned a railway line that connected the mines with the Huelva estuary, where it built a wharf-pier to facilitate the unloading and transport of the mineral by sea. Likewise, the company had a great influence in the region. In the 1970s, the Tharsis deposits and facilities passed into Spanish hands, although the company continued to operate as one of the main pyrite traders in the West. The company was finally dissolved in 2006.[2]

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  1. ^ Costa, María Teresa. (1983). La financiación exterior del capitalismo español en el siglo XIX. Ed. de la Universidad de Barcelona. ISBN 84-7528-051-X. OCLC 492184963.
  2. ^ McCrone, David. The new sociology of Scotland. SAGE Publications. ISBN 978-1-5297-1469-2. OCLC 1245350085.