So, the adventure of \’untin\’ slags in the \’ore mountains is on again.
2012 was spent surveying, organising, finding.
2013 is to be spent, as of Monday, actually processing one specific pile that was found. Money has been raised, a lease is being written, companies will be founded, workers employed etc.
And the first stage was to have two meetings next week. One with the old GDR state monopoly, now privatised, on mineral processing. The idea being that, instead of hiring people ourselves, directly, maybe these guys would be able to do the job better? After all, as history has shown you can force Germans into being communists but you can\’t force them to be bad engineers.
The second was to meet up with our Czech mining engineers. We\’re applying for the license to an old mine and I need to run through the paperwork with them. Also to discuss whether a Czech mine dump, well, should we be looking for a partner who wants one of the by-products or should we just process it directly ourselves then look for said partner? Do the economics work without selling that by-product?
So, that\’s the tasks for week one. And I give them the opportunity to set when the meets should be. When and where in fact.
To which the response is, 10 am Friday in Prague and 11.30 am Friday in Freiberg. Either is entirely possible, being based in Usti nad Labem as I am (ie, 90 km and 60 km away respectively, and 15 – 40 km from the mines themselves). But both is a little tricky…..
One other thing: do I have any readers in the Northern part of the Czech Republic?