A visit to a green-field mine in Central America where I realized that ordinary miners with a mission to open a new mine talk the talk of corporate social responsibility and license to mine as a matter of ordinary converse and normal mining practice. We almost no longer need exhortations from the media, academics, or London-based organizations on these topics.
A long discussion with a knowledgeable geologist who opinion is that Rosemont Copper — a proposed mine near Tucson — is the most undervalued stock on the market right now. He urged me to buy and told me they could not but go up in price. I will check this out this weekend.
An hour with two with the young bucks in the office who play EVE, that massive on-line game based on mining. They are extraordinarily skilled. Asked why they do not apply the same skills to real-work mining, they said it is cheaper to do it on-line considering their resources.
Then a beer in a local pub where the mature theoretician opined that maybe we can play real-time games on EVE to test the theories of mining. I hope he gets to try this out. He promised to spend time this weekend looking at EVE.
So to the weekend. Enjoy. For I am off to a bottle of Guatemalan rum, Ron Zacapa 23-year old