Friday, 24 July 2015

July Cornwall and Devon Sundowners

Falmouth's Chain Locker pub was probably a hard act to follow after my two previous sundowners this month in the most exotic of locations, by and on the Zambezi River in Zambia (posting of 13th July). But it was good to be back at the quayside last night to meet up with around 20 regulars and a few CSM students who were celebrating their graduation this week.


On 3rd July over 30 Wolf employees, contractors and visitors congregated at the Miners’ Arms, Hemerdon to celebrate the start of ore commissioning at the Drakeland's Tungsten-Tin mine (see also
posting of 25th June), and Process Plant Manager Charlie Northfield has sent me this update:

Commissioning of the Drakelands process plant commenced on 23 June with the first ore introduced at the ROM bin. Commissioning of the primary and secondary crushers, rotary scrubber and tertiary crushers has been successfully completed. Commissioning of the fines gravity circuit including the deslime cyclones, spiral concentrators and shaking tables has also been completed. Preparations for commissioning of the DMS (dense medium separation) circuits is well advanced.

Renowned tin and tungsten expert Ron Goodman joined the team of consultants assisting the commissioning team. Ironically Ron assisted in the commissioning of the Wheal Jane tin processing plant in 1971 – the last metal mine to open in the UK! Ron is shown below (centre) with former AMAX project manager Roger Craddock (left) and AMAX mining engineer Paul Lister (right).

GR Engineering Services celebrated a successful week of commissioning. Shown below are process engineers Sean Sara, Alan Bax, David Ng, Graeme Perkins (commissioning manager) and Steve Hoban.

Wolf employees Henry Chalcraft, Andrew Harry, Adam Bromley,
Joseph Bentley and Tony Delany

Management software consultant John Ferris with Wolf Minerals’ Operations Manager Jeff Harrison and CFO Richard Lucas

Wolf’s Tania Bradford (training officer), Amy Hatswell (HR administrator), Dawn Parish (Senior HR officer)
and Kerry Dee (HR Manager)

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