Timmy elsewhereSeptember 7, 2013 Tim WorstallTimmy Elsewhere2 CommentsAt the ASI. Some details on that Simon / Ehrlich bet. previousI sorta doubt this explanationnextJesse Jackson just doesn’t get the British 2 thoughts on “Timmy elsewhere” Hector Pascal September 7, 2013 at 1:43 pm As you are into this stuff, there is tungsten in the Cornish tin mines. As well as the spoil, I guess. Just saying. Tim adds: Indeed there is. Not a lot, but it’s there. Amusingly, back in 1908/1910, people from here (the Czech /German border) came over to England and bought up all the spoils and processed the tungsten out here. Went to make the Kaiser’s battleships for Jutland in fact…… bloke in france September 7, 2013 at 11:10 pm World reserves in currently operational mines by current demand: Copper: 14 years Chromium: 33,000 years Nickel: 93 years Tin: 36 years Tungsten: 67 years Note that these figures are for existing exploitation, there is 1 million times as much copper in the earth’s crust than in the active mines. So I’d take Simon’s side of the bet for any future decade you care to name. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.