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Posted: 03/10/2019 08:43:46
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That is a very good question. Ten geos and one drill rig for a very small drilling programme does not add up, and the money they raised at this rate of spend will last about six months.

Maybe the drilling might intersect -------- tin !!
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Posted: 03/10/2019 12:31:48
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They should be lucky with ten geo's for one small Angryrig. We don't have that on HS2! ?? IP: 213.205.192.56
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Posted: 05/10/2019 13:04:42
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They are going to (apparently) drill up by Wheal Clifford, which is sort of eastish from United Mines. It is where the deep spring was found which made it into the 19th century literature. Perhaps because it was the deepest part of the whole sett.

I don't know why they have all of this staff, unless it is an employment scheme for graduates to put on their CV.

I was involved in the Mighty Cornish Lithium Project which created a sustainable source for stakeholders, embraced future technology to usher in a new paradigm working as an enabler for cross community operations with creative climate management and low carbon sea plastic recovery gender awareness strategy.

That's amazing, you're hired!

I am very surprised that no-one has seemed to notice that all of these fractures, appear to relate to the county crosscourse structure (aka the porthtowan fault zone). If so, someone already has drilled two ******* great holes into it at mega depth, which should have this holy water in it. Sampling the return water out of the geothermal "loop" should give them all they want.

Apart from it does not have the pomp and ceremony of them doing their own drilling.

This is a disgraceful scam (in my opinion).

I gather they have now branched out looking for Cobalt in Cornwall. Superduper low carbon cobalt, creating sustainable communites.....and an awful lot of money for Wrathall and his pals given to them by people who take their sales pitch at face value.

Someone needs to publish the old reference material (and the newer papers on brines) in full, so they can assess the legitimacy of this lot themselves.

Crofty also appears to be doing nothing, apart from paying a load of staff to do nothing.

As commented above, "We need more funding", How about you lay off 8 of your geologists then and do some fking work?!??!!?

Mining and propecting in Cornwall appears to be geared around talk. Press releases, pretty diagrams and gaining lots of funding to do the next phase of very little actual work and lots of talking about how the product is going to change the world.

It appears to me to be about a load of CSM grads new/old (plus a few imposters) creating work for each other based on a load of talk.

Have a read about how Wheal Concord was set up, granted, we are 40 years on, but there are people who do stuff and people who talk about doing stuff.

I've seen both sets (crofty and lithium) talk and do their Tony Blair hands and expansive gestures whilst giving it the big one about how mega this is in terms of employment, people, profit and saving the planet. Both of them, in my cynical opinion are slightly smarter dressed and slightly better paid used car salesmen from the 80s.

The Redmoor bloke was amazing and I do believe in their project.....It's great and he's great.

Do any of these 10 geologists have any experience or knowledge with what they are about to do, or are they all reading away for a forthcoming test where the bottom 8 of them will get the chop?

Presumably as they are publicly funded, their findings/methodology/etc is available for public scruitiny, as the very good and hopefully successful United Downs Drilling is.

I don't mind people bullshtting to prospective shareholders, it's up to the investors to do their due diligence, but the use of public money (council/govt funding) is a downright disgrace.

I regret not being able to find the time to go to the Geol Soc London presentation Wrathall gave them. He has got the neck of a giraffe and the skin of a rhino to spout the feasibility of their project to anyone, given what the historic record and the geology suggests.

No one has considered where these lithium brines come from (we know this) and how limited the reservoir of them is, or what the limitations of their pumping will be. Or how their "mill" will work and not get clagged up by all of the other sht in the brines.

Details details, don't bother me with details, just tell me when their done. Who said that son...? Jaaaaames Lionel Price

As for tin, the UD boreholes hit some pretty big deposits, the thing is, they are bloody deep. If you go shallow, I think you'll need the equavalent of about 9 steam engines of 85"+ diameters! (Per United and Consols mines when they closed!)



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Posted: 05/10/2019 21:29:31
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Dear deep Cornish Lithium Mining project, gizza job !
I got letters after my name ! I know stuff about rocks; I can tell the difference between igneous and (some) sedimentary rocks !

Signed Mr C BSc(Hons) CITP MBCS.

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Posted: 06/10/2019 16:53:19
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Sorry mate you gotta know the difference between all igneous and sedimentary rocks! ?? IP: 213.205.240.79
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Posted: 06/10/2019 18:07:48
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"Dear deep Cornish Lithium Mining Project & Acme Co. Gizza job because I'm optimistic this project will come to fruition real good"

"Dear Gizza, thank you most sincerely for applying for a job with our company, you come across as a really nice person so I'll be honest with you....

Optimist = Someone who's not in possession of all the facts"

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Posted: 06/10/2019 20:00:48
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I also know about Lithium becuse I have a tin of Lithium grease in my shed, and some batteries made of Lithium, so I'm practically an expert.

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Posted: 06/10/2019 21:21:41
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I think we need to cook up some 24-carat BS about how there's masses of lithium just waiting to be got in the Peak District, float shares in a company to work it, then do the Bilko classic and sell all the shares.... sounds much easier than doing a real job!

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Posted: 07/10/2019 08:35:09
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Interestingly, their borehole locations have been made public. They're looking at drilling 3 holes (coring) which oddly enough, are in the right sort of place to intercept the easterly extensions of the whiteworks tin "zone".

The interesting point is that they want to intersect "hot lode" of united downs, which may as well have been called "wet lode" (hence all of the big steam engines). There are a couple of points to make and since pretty much all of the literature can be read by anyone with 20 minutes to spare, there is no reason for their 10 geologists to have not done this. (unless they have some sort of specialist knowledge that has escaped record....

1. There was a fluid inclusion study done on NS crosscourse material and EW lode material, generally quartz. This was, if I recall correctly, Wheal Penrose at Porthleven (which is possibly not representative of the whole county). The NS fluid inclusions were saline (very) and the EW ones were not so much. New Jane had hot springs. The other one was at Wheal Clifford (there were also a few other occurences of lithium). Presumably, these lithia springs were associated with the great county crosscourse, which is a bloody great fault that runs across the county!!! The main part of it is over by the carharrack-comford road but there are other branches which are either quartz-clay or clay. They appear to unite in moderate depth and according to a talk from the UD Geothermal lot, at depth, the whole thing forms a highly fractured (and uncemented zone). So, surely, rather than targeting the exceedingly sh1tty hot lode, which will fill all of their lithium buckets up with acidic water, sulphide salts and ochre, they should go for one of the crosscourses. Instead, they appear to have chosen approximately the path of Whiteworks stockworky thing.

2. Since we know that the occurence of salty brines is in the crosscourses, rather than in the copper lodes (!!!) there has been a very large and publicly funded and publicised mega borehole (x2) drilled at united downs. This should give them all the information about the "deposit" they require. They don't even have to spend the millions to drill the holes. All they need are some buckets.

It was my opinion that when the UD boreholes were complete, Wrathall was going to be explaining how Cornish Lithium would empower communities, stop sea plastics and engage with stakeholders (can we have more funding please) but oh no! they want their own boreholes.

The difference between United Downs Geothermal and Cornish Lithium for "looking for lithium deposits" is that UDG got their boreholes in the right place.

I read CL's blurb and was surprised to read that there is an Ecological consultancy (which is startup company) based at Tremough innovation centre, which is where most of the students come from.

I don't know about you Watson, but I'd say this has all of the hallmarks of a funding-gaining employment scheme and a CV building thing for some students.

If this was about lithium, a couple of staff could go and get a couple of drums of return water at the UD borehole 2 and then go and lab the hell out of it.

One of the dangers of the UD geothermal idea (which is a truly great idea and very worthy of the funding IMO) is that their kit gets furred up by crap.

If a bunch of privateers want to get involved in a project and do a load of poorly thought out pseudoscience and waste a load of money in the process, come on down. The fact that public money is involved and no-one has put a magnifying glass on what they are doing and how they propose to do it is a disgrace.

The last thing of this magnitude was perhaps the Gold Mine set up by the preacher at Liskeard (on a golden mica schist)

All in my opinion of course. They are welcome to publish some more in depth thinking/reasoning rather than "Cornish Lithium is to be called Gretaite after St Greta"

Presumably Exeter University will be offering a PhD on the Whiteworks Structure from the cores they get from these holes and a load of other stuff....probably with a load of funding as well from the UN/EU/County Hall




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Posted: 07/10/2019 17:08:53
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I think there is confusion that 'cornish lithium' might be a mining or exploration company! They are not - they are registered as a knowledge intensive company with hmrc .... so are required to spend money on lots of GIS, geos, studies rather than drilling or in the ground.

Couldn't make it up!Shocked
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Posted: 07/10/2019 20:07:49
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One of the biggest GIS databases (historic mining/geology) of recent times was done by one weird beard. (My mate's mate).

It's just total overkill.
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Posted: 08/10/2019 00:42:09
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bageo wrote:

I think there is confusion that 'cornish lithium' might be a mining or exploration company! They are not - they are registered as a knowledge intensive company with hmrc .... so are required to spend money on lots of GIS, geos, studies rather than drilling or in the ground.

Couldn't make it up!Shocked


Based, I would imagine in a Tolkienesque tower fashioned out of obsidian, overlooking Carbis Bay.
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Posted: 08/10/2019 06:09:59
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LaughLaughLaugh there's going to be a talk given by this lot at Truro MUSEUM quite soonBig Grin. I wish I could attend. I think it could be quite an amusing evening. A festival of bull****

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Posted: 08/10/2019 22:08:16
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I know "a chap" very well who is able to comment on the knowledge of "someone" involved.

"He hasn't got a clue about any of it"

Oddly enough, he was there when they were last at RCM, along with Prince Charles

One thing he knows all about is how you get funding.
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