Friday, 20 December 2013

Christmas Cornish Mining Sundowner

There was a fairly small turnout last night for the final mining sundowner of the year. Among the 20 or so who joined us in Falmouth's Chain Locker pub were Dr. Klaas van der Wielen (1st left in photo below). Klaas will be in Cape Town in April, representing Swiss company SELFRAG, one of the sponsors of Comminution '14.  3rd left in the photo is mineralogist Steve Pendray, who has been in charge of thin-section preparation at CSM for the past 28 years.

Next to Jon are consultant biohydrometallurgists Dr. Chris Bryan and Dr. Dave Dew. After leaving CSM with a PhD in 1982, Dave made a name for himself in South Africa, but now lives in Cornwall and is an independent consultant. He will be at Biohydrometallurgy '14 in June, as will Chris, a CSM lecturer, who is one of MEI's three biohydrometallurgy consultants.

 It was also good to see Paul Burton, Managing Director of Piran Mining Research, who was in his final year at CSM when I joined in 1974, Also our old friend Bentley Orchard, a hydrocyclone specialist, who many people will know from his time at Richard Mozley Ltd.

It was also good to catch up with Al Cropp, one half of the MinAssist mineralogy team. Al runs the Cornwall office, the Australian end being run by Will Goodall.

With Paul Burton and Bentley Orchard

Tony Batchelor (centre) and Steve Barber

John & Mary Shepherd with Paul Burton and Nick Slade

Al Cropp (centre)

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