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Posted: 20/02/2013 19:30:33
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whats the latest news folks,anyone know ? IP: 188.28.5.116
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Posted: 20/02/2013 19:46:12
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as per normal all top secret Laugh Laugh

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Posted: 20/02/2013 20:00:09
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scooptram wrote:

as per normal all top secret Laugh Laugh
Laugh iv heard a few things i was wondering whether anyone could confirm what i have heard.
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Posted: 20/02/2013 20:29:29
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Pumping Starts in July,Cleaning unit ordered from USA.Three more to follow.This was found by digging and seaching on the net. IP: 194.106.34.106
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Posted: 20/02/2013 20:46:08
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great news and not a moment too soon, i did hear they had taken purchase of some rather large pumps and that the land swap is done now, after all the bs against them they are due some luck who knows they may hit real lucky.... iv heard they have found some surprisingly good stuff already ,one things for sure if u dont look u dont find Smartass IP: 92.40.185.221
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Posted: 20/02/2013 21:15:48
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A lot of recent stuff is published on Celeste Copper website.

For example:
http://www.celestecopper.com/20130131_assays.pdf



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Posted: 20/02/2013 21:19:45
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Dolcoathguy wrote:

A lot of recent stuff is published on Celeste Copper website.

For example:
http://www.celestecopper.com/20130131_assays.pdf

Thumbs Up thank u Dolcoathguy
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Posted: 20/02/2013 21:38:42
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when i was there we d.drilled into "quite" a large copper lode if i remember right it was over 10 mtrs a know you have to allow for the dip but you didnt need the scanner to see the copper

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Posted: 20/02/2013 21:51:23
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Current progress as I understand: -

1. Latest DD results are promising.
2. WUM have in the last few days cleared the brush around Gossan Shaft (Behind New East Shaft), I would speculate that this is the target for pumping from, where they intend to drop the water level by 90m, which will then enable further downward development.
3. The final planning permission was confirmed last month.
4. The land swap agreement is completed and Cornwall Council are "Assisting" with development such as stabilising engine houses and clearing Japanese knotweed, CC are also assisting in EU funding applications.
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Posted: 20/02/2013 22:01:24
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scooptram wrote:

when i was there we d.drilled into "quite" a large copper lode if i remember right it was over 10 mtrs a know you have to allow for the dip but you didnt need the scanner to see the copper[/quote yup would that be bullen garden? , im not surprised i expect plenty of other unknown treasures will be found given how things where done in the past ... ie all sinking and focused on one main lode, not enough cross cutting or stuff left cos they could not concentrate it if it was mixed up with other stuff etc , if they can get the water down and spread out get into wide formation for good tonnage thats what they need ...plenty blocked out before milling is begun , no doubt when they bring down the incline i just have a feeling they are gonna get lucky .
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Posted: 20/02/2013 22:34:48
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time for a trip out and have a look around ill take a camera and post up pics of anything interesting .ps anyone not in the area if u look on page 199 of ta morrisons cornwalls cental mines northern edition theres a map showing the position of new east and gossan as well as many other shafts, anyway its gonna get real exciting when they get in dolcoath proper the place aint seen a miners lamp in a 100 yrs, im not sure i envy them tho its gonna be hanging lol literally .
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Posted: 21/02/2013 07:03:01
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Another source of info is the planning dept:

http://planning.cornwall.gov.uk/online-applications/simpleSearchResults.do;jsessionid=EFF04BAB5BF311B9308CBC649943ADA4?action=firstPage

If you go to the document parts of some of these applications, there is a wealth of information on what South Crofty plan to do....Most of it seems to be published in 2010 wwith a few updated documents from later on.




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Posted: 21/02/2013 07:42:18
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being firmly of the opinion that there really is no substitute for real productive industries producing real wealth, I will just wish them all the best and leave it at that.

Between this and the ongoing progress of the polyhalite project in various forms, mining seems to be reviving ( I don't make any reference to coal in that opinion. The coal industry made it perfectly clear we weren't required and I have left them to their own devices ever since, apart from occasional overseas work )

It has been a hard time for my generation of CSM graduates, leading to a general exodus into the oil industry. Nothing against the petrochemical sector, it has served me well; but I hope the coming generation have more options.

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Posted: 21/02/2013 07:48:30
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I spoke to a current "CSM" (Exeter) Student doing mining eng. a few weeks ago, who said there were opportunities to earn significant money in South Australia (I guess around the Olympic Dam area) .. he said conditions and hours were hard, but money was good.

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Posted: 21/02/2013 12:36:57
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I'm heading down to CSM next month for an interview so i'll take a few more pictures of S.Crofty.
FIFO to Africa is quite good I gather, the aim for me is to got to S. Australia when I graduate.
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Posted: 21/02/2013 13:34:41
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It's good to see that things are finally shaping up. I hope their strategy pays off.

Regarding future mining in the UK, I think the future is very rosy indeed.

The BRICS will see demand stays strong.
The strategies of the western governments is to inflate and devalue. This will make UK deposits more favourable.
Big deposits being mined out elsewhere.

How this is going to take shape will be very interesting. I gather a combination of status quo, health and safety and economies of scale mean people favour large and opencast methods. In the meantime, the environmental people wouldn't like use to go pumping out somewhere like Wheal Jane. Then I suppose you have various environmental pressure groups making a fuss.

So, from what I gather, we have WUM looking at mining/pumping out a whole new area rather than dewatering the old mine. Then you have Hemerdon opencast and Thingy Pit (St Columb) opencast. I suppose you've then got the potential of opencasting cligga plus the odd trial here and there.

What happens following that will be interesting. I predict that we'll see an equilibrium set up between the mining companies and the stop-them organisations and a few will get the go ahead. When Crofty has it's mill and further down the line, perhaps other people will start looking at opening smaller operations.

Prices will see this is inevitable and happens.

So often we hear "Oh, they'll never pump jane out again" or "The reserves there aren't good enough"... Keep waiting. Prices are going one way only.

What is exceedingly interesting is how Cornwall is full of partially finished holes. Sure, a load of them went poor, or were mined out but many others crashed in depressions, fell to bits with chaotic ownership and financial crises and there is stuff still down there. It also goes for coal.

I see westcountry mining as a huge re-emerging phenomena and one which will continue to gather pace and all kinds of different prospects emerge. Trounson had a pretty good go at listing the various places which were good ideas and in my opinion, there is plenty more work to be done.

It should be a totally different picture to the one before and with things being more globalised, we shall see some pretty different distributions and flows of wealth on the back of resources and energy.

I think the ball is well and truly rolling.

The yoghurt weavers will change their tunes when Nanny State can't pay for their big wages/department/dole and they'll be crying out for someone to mill St Agnes headland, or put Jane's water into the Fal.
IP: 87.115.172.195 Edited: 21/02/2013 13:36:47 by stuey
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Posted: 21/02/2013 14:43:46
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as far as jane goes i used to work with their ex geo bloke and have been lucky enough to see d.d results for the ground below w.jane and theres lots of good stuff down there ,janes probblem is as stuy says the bad water and the amount! one day though ..... Big Grin

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Posted: 21/02/2013 15:23:19
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The information I found about four water treatment plants coming from the USA for South Crofty also said more units were being made for three other pumping projects in Cornwall but it did not name them. IP: 194.106.34.106
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Posted: 21/02/2013 16:14:16
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well someone has been looking at the st ives area and leedstown and i think wolf has cligga! we will just have to wait and see......

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Posted: 21/02/2013 17:32:25
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Braveduck, where did you find that information?
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