CaveatEmperor Thursday, 02/18/21 10:34:28 AM Re: luke6 post# 72870 Post # of 72881 That's more power to the US's Mining Programs as long as they can be competitive against China. It won't be easy as the cost of Mining, Plant Hire, storage and processing isn't cheap these days. China has cheap labour and I don't think the US does, neither does the UK which is why we import raw materials and China's economy is so buoyant. The UK is about to start coal mining again which will create jobs, but also Fossil Fuels which we all need for some time to come. Will it be viable...maybe? It's all about being cost effective to succeed. That's why FLPC never progressed with Fencemaker. It was never really going to happen, now it's all abandoned and Bob has moved on to their next 'venture' (for want of a better word!), X2M Strategics. It will be interesting to see what becomes of it. They also have a few new members on that BoD now, inc. Bob Reynolds, so I doubt he will do much with FLPC anymore as their scheme ran out of puff years ago as did the money...? It could even be that FLPC may over time have been the 'funding partner' to kick start X2M?!!! After all Don Nicholson was Treasurer of FLPC, Manager of Stockpile Reserves...bought out by FLPC who owned it anyway, AND Don is also the main player of X2M! Quite an interesting Jigsaw puzzle if you can get all the bits to fit!