Ormonde Mining (LSE:ORM) announced last Friday that it has received a mining concession for its Barruecopardo tungsten project, located near Salamanca, Spain. In doing so, it's joined a small club of tungsten miners in the country. That club includes Almonty Industries (TSXV: AII), Plymouth Minerals (ASX:PLH) and W Resources (LSE:WRES), both of which are looking to take advantage of a relatively underdeveloped tungsten industry on the Iberian Peninsula. Ormonde's big plans Commenting on the granting of the permit, Kerr Anderson, Ireland-based Ormonde's managing director, said, "[t]he receipt of the Mining Concession for our flagship Barruecopardo Tungsten Project in western Spain is clearly a major milestone for the Project and for Ormonde." The permit allows Ormonde to develop the site for an initial 30 years with a further renewal of 60 years allowed. Experts believe the mine may be able to provide roughly 8 percent of all tungsten from outside of China. The company has forecasted an internal rate of return of 52 percent and a low capital cost of 48.5 million euros. It already has a five-year offtake agreement negotiated with Noble Group (SGX:N21) to provide a steady source of income. Welcome to the club Mining began in the Salamanca region in the early 1900s and continued well up until 1982. It currently seems to be enjoying a resurgence in interest, at least in terms of tungsten. Almonty Industries has been operating in the region since 2011, when it acquired the Los Santos mine. It released a NI 43-101 report two years later showing total mineral reserves of 10,678 tons of tungsten trioxide at 0.28 percent.