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South Crofty - current situation?
Posted: 30/12/2019 14:32:29
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I don’t doubt that I’ll regret asking this, but what is the current situation at South Crofty? I did a google search, having been put in mind of it by posts on here, and I get an impression of financial manoeuvrings of little identifiable value, minor surface works and a certain amount of drawing in of funds from various sources?
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Posted: 30/12/2019 21:10:35
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As I understand it they are trying to devise a system to eliminate the toxic metals in the potential pumping water, so that when they begin the big pump, the water board will be happy and not have contaminated water everywhere!
All this is going to take some considerable time!
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Posted: 02/01/2020 18:15:11
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1O of the workforce laid off,including Mining Engineer and the Surveyor,only 4 remain. IP: 82.153.105.180
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South Crofty - current situation?
Posted: 02/01/2020 19:27:31
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It certainly seem pretty dire, if you do not have a mining engineer on site and no pup,ping is taking place what are they doing?
My guess is that they are awaiting a big finiancial injection before committing to any more from the locals
T
Ow price of tin certainly, will not help either!
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Posted: 03/01/2020 12:43:25
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To me it looks like a reorganisation, but ultimately as a lot of junior miners in the last 12 months, they have struggled to raise funds so they have reduced their overheads.

They still have a mining engineer on site - in fact at least 2.
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Posted: 03/01/2020 15:49:54
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John Lawson wrote:

As I understand it they are trying to devise a system to eliminate the toxic metals in the potential pumping water, so that when they begin the big pump, the water board will be happy and not have contaminated water everywhere!
All this is going to take some considerable time!


Maybe they should invest in this Smile

Mine Water: Hydrology, Pollution, Remediation (Environmental Pollution): Hydrology, Pollution, Remediation (Environmental Pollution)

Paul L. Younger, S.A. Banwart, R.S. Hedin

Springer; 2002 edition


I have uploaded a review paper on acid mine water remediation for anyone interested.

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Posted: 05/01/2020 10:12:05
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I went to a talk by the Redmoor lot a while ago. The chap was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, passionate, knew exactly what he was doing, how to communicate it, we were right there with him. It was very impressive. The guy was a mining man, not a money man.

Treliver and Crofty are similar. A lot of slick talk by a money men who think their Blairite patter will get the ignorant masses chucking money at them. A wide tie knot and pointy shoes may get you far among your peers, but to anyone with a bit of nous, they just appear to be using buzzwords, trying to pull a fast one with some poorly slung together hype and mine plans with extensions on. "Here, if we extend this lode to the 10km level, we have 100000000000000000 billion tons of ore valued at 267000xGDP of Russia.

It appears to me to be (Crofty).

1. A load of old pals who are creating jobs for each other.
2. A way of getting funding.
3. A way of developing personal interests (land ownership, other companies, etc).

We need to pump to this horizon using the pump which is in our big wooden box, do 10000 miles of diamond drilling to prove the reserve, gain additional funding (spend it on our wages) and then we'll see if it's feasible.

They've missed all of their targets so far, they will not know whether to open or not come 2021 or whatever it was because they have done jack sh!t in the meantime, apart from sit in their cabin playing scrabble and whanking. Now they've run out of money.

This isn't modern commerce, it's inbred idiocy led by an estate agent crossed with Tony Blair.

The old men would have:-

1. Erected a steam engine and be developing the 200F level by now.

2. Chosen a mine with some ore in it.

Edit:- this is my OPINION. Big Grin

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Posted: 05/01/2020 16:36:59
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Bit behind the times there - now the country has gone Borrissey. The new method of smart-talk is to wave the arms a lot and follow most technical terms with either "mwaahhh" or "bwaahhh". IP: 109.146.33.24
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Posted: 05/01/2020 17:08:59
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Redmoor is brilliant and worth watching. At least Hemerdon did some work. United Downs Geothermal is great as well.

C Lithium and Crofty are just funding hoovers.

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Posted: 05/01/2020 19:22:04
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Hemerdon has new owners,2nd in-fact since it closed,working on developing a better screening process by all accounts,as the last method was a dead loss. IP: 82.153.105.180
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Posted: 05/01/2020 19:37:32
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The Fresh Prince of Portreath wrote:



A wide tie knot and pointy shoes...…




Totally Off Topic but.... LaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaugh

Brilliant!

I will be shamelessly using THAT particular description of the average 21st century to$$er at the first opportunity when I'm back in work next week! Thumb Up



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Yma O Hyd.... ta-ta ty hâ... IP: 109.156.134.179
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Posted: 05/01/2020 20:06:07
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Ty Gwyn wrote:

working on developing a better screening process by all accounts,as the last method was a dead loss.


Not quite an accurate description, although that might be how it looked from over the bridge Laugh
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Posted: 05/01/2020 20:47:33
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Was not the screened material far lower percentage than anticipated?
Lets hope the new company makes a go of things.
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Posted: 05/01/2020 20:52:07
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Ty Gwyn wrote:

Was not the screened material far lower percentage than anticipated?
Lets hope the new company makes a go of things.


Some was to be sure, a fair bit of product went out the gates though.
Its good that someone has stepped in with a view to mining, as the initial plan was to restore the site.
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Posted: 05/01/2020 21:19:39
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sinker wrote:

The Fresh Prince of Portreath wrote:



A wide tie knot and pointy shoes...…




Totally Off Topic but.... LaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaugh

Brilliant!

I will be shamelessly using THAT particular description of the average 21st century to$$er at the first opportunity when I'm back in work next week! Thumb Up



My sons refer to them as "Goblins"

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Posted: 06/01/2020 02:12:13
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After closure Hargreaves purchased the site and held it till sold to the new company,NZ firm if I remember correctly,will have a check up. IP: 82.153.105.180
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Posted: 06/01/2020 09:04:58
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and pointy shoes

Several of my Rolls-Royce customers were fans of this footwear style. We referred to one of them as “the Grand Visier”, as his shoes would have not looked out of place in Aladdin, whilst the other one had to walk ‘splay footed’, due to the length of the pointy toe. 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?
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Posted: 06/01/2020 11:35:42
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It is totally pathetic.

A person is what they are, not what they own.


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Posted: 06/01/2020 12:09:28
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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 IP: 195.171.131.2
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Posted: 06/01/2020 13:20:57
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I would have thought it would be safer to keep the rolex covered up just in case some little scrote mugs you on the way home from the investors meeting,,! IP: 213.205.194.61
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