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Posted: 07/01/2020 17:24:15
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A wide tie knot and pointy shoes may get you far among your peers
Winklepickers back in fashion ?

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Posted: 15/01/2020 03:40:20
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Treliver was a new one on me. An interesting example of the power of the internet, in some ways.

Found some photos, which were an interesting look at this sort of low-level field operation http://www.cornishmineimages.co.uk/treliver-farm-project/

Also sporadic coverage of the general subject by the BBC, who you might think would know better by now https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-22357712 (£64m surfing industry in Cornwall? Really?)

... and a listing on LinkedIn, which (and I hadn’t realised that this happened) has collated details from entries by those involved and created a listing out of those (to be fair, it does say that no one is updating or operating that listing, but it’s an interesting concept. A sort of modern version of “enter Rumour, painted full of tongues”)

I wouldn’t have thought that re-processing old dumps, was a particularly radical concept. Whear Tin (?) used to do that, down in the Brea Valley, in my student days. I seem to remember that their main profit centres were selling the resulting washed crushed granite to the Camborne bypass construction site, and letting student accommodation.

There was also a short-lived operation dredging sands from, I think, Roscroggan and the-streaming the arisings.

Come to that, there are plenty of abandoned small-scale speculative sites around the old mining areas. I’m only surprised that anyone could care less about them, in the present time.
IP: 81.96.123.121 Edited: 15/01/2020 03:49:39 by derrick man
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Posted: 15/01/2020 03:58:19
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Boy Engineer wrote:

and pointy shoes

..... And the other thing, at the risk of taking us further off-topic, were the number of folk who pulled their shirtsleeves up at the start of a meeting so you could see their watch. Evidently there seems to be some sort of horological hierarchy. Who knew, or more importantly, cares?


I must look out my fake Rolex, then. Cost me $55 at some long-forgotten past time in my wanderings. It says “Bollox” on the face, if you look close enough...


Don’t under-estimate the power of watches! I was just in Japan with No 2 Son, he having been awarded some tickets for the RWC through a scheme at his employers, and Tudor Watches were a sponsor. David Beckham apparently endorses them, as do the All Blacks.

I have one, as it happens (they are basically a poor man’s Rolex, the Skoda Scout to Rolex’s Audi All Roads) bit no one offered ME so much as a free pint on the strength of it. Mind you, we DID see one chap dressed as Henry VIII in the queue for the bus at Oita, so HE was “on message”..
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Posted: 15/01/2020 07:44:09
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Posted: 15/01/2020 08:42:18
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IIRC, there is a load of tin around that area (Treliver) but the rock is pretty much the hardest thing known to man (calc flintas/skarn)
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Posted: 15/01/2020 09:03:28
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Tbh, in an area as small, and as thoroughly picked over as West Cornwall, I’d rate the chances of finding viable deposits which can be worked by historically used techniques as round about, three parts of not much.

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Posted: 15/01/2020 13:33:21
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I will often look pointedly at my watch in meetings, it's not really the watch itself I'm trying to draw attention to though Laugh


You should come to our caving club committee meetings. They average 3.5 hours. Christ knows how they sustain that level of waffle.

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Posted: 15/01/2020 13:33:22
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ttxela wrote:

I will often look pointedly at my watch in meetings, it's not really the watch itself I'm trying to draw attention to though Laugh


You should come to our caving club committee meetings. They average 3.5 hours!

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Posted: 15/01/2020 16:46:02
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derrick man wrote:

Tbh, in an area as small, and as thoroughly picked over as West Cornwall, I’d rate the chances of finding viable deposits which can be worked by historically used techniques as round about, three parts of not much.



The money isn't in mining, it's in talking about mining.

Witness the sheer amount of jibbering nonsense about sustainable mining, cornish lithium, gold, rare earths, etc, etc, etc.

Come up with something vaguely plausible, whack in a load of buzzwords about interactive dance, communities, engaging with stakeholders, blue something, climate change, greta ambassador, UN, all scientists agree..., lesbian trombonists, yoghurt weaving special school etc.

All of this then needs to be repeated in the made up cornish language that the cornish language board (which also appears to double as an LSD testing facility) have designed in the depths of their trips. Kkkkkkkkddydydyyyddlllklkddld

Range rovers all 'round.
IP: 89.238.154.24 Edited: 15/01/2020 16:47:58 by The Fresh Prince of Portreath
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Posted: 15/01/2020 17:28:37
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LaughLaughLaugh

At his best!

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Posted: 15/01/2020 17:41:19
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royfellows wrote:

LaughLaughLaugh

At his best!


Wind him up and watch him go. Laugh

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Posted: 15/01/2020 18:01:27
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He's unique!

EDIT
OK, try one of mine

"Woke investor grooming"

What think?



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Posted: 15/01/2020 20:57:26
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Quite apt Roy.

I do find all of this quite maddening and humour is a good antidote to rage.

The only things worthy of a trial in Cornwall are United Downs Geothermal and Redmoor.

Everything else is just a fundraising scam.

They all pay themselves a fortune before it shts the bed. Proper entrepreneurs would get the business running before buying porsches.

However, since many of the chiefs of these scams are money men rather than mining men, what do you expect?

Many of them appear to be arrogant narcissists. The treliver chap was very very impressive in person. But again, by the width of his tie knot, he went in my choad bin.

The crofty chap had to be seen to be believed. I imagine Tony Bliar went to him for honing his slithering snake skills and teflon practice. However, you never question a really good buIIshtter.
IP: 89.238.154.178 Edited: 15/01/2020 20:59:30 by The Fresh Prince of Portreath
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Posted: 16/01/2020 10:33:07
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Lovely talking fresh princeLaughLaughLaugh ps whats a chosd bin? ?? IP: 213.205.194.32
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Posted: 16/01/2020 12:45:29
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Chalcocite wrote:

Lovely talking fresh princeLaughLaughLaugh ps whats a chosd bin? ??


Noun. choad (plural choads) (vulgar, slang) A penis, especially one that is short and thick. (vulgar, derogatory, slang) A loser or undesirable person; an insulting name. (slang, vulgar) The perineum.

Classic Stuey Laugh
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Posted: 16/01/2020 12:56:46
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At this point I have to say, (and he wont get his head through the door afterwards), Stuey is an absolute oracle of knowledge, and indeed, usually hits the nail right on the head, even if it needs translating from Stueyese into English.

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Posted: 16/01/2020 14:38:40
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Just seen an update Strongbow are raising another $2 mil by private placement for more drilling at Crofty (always room for more!) and working capital

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Posted: 16/01/2020 17:47:16
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No update on their require AIM listing - so presumably the PE holders have agreed on a delay from Dec 19. IP: 217.67.62.172
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Posted: 16/01/2020 20:09:30
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waggy wrote:

Just seen an update Strongbow are raising another $2 mil by private placement for more drilling at Crofty (always room for more!) and working capital


I bet you all a prima pasty they cock around some more, make all sorts of press announcements, produce some pretty graphs and make media fuss.

If they do anything of note, beyond raise more funding and spend it very slowly on staff costs, I will be very surprised indeed
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