Mining News Update

Outstanding Conclusion to 2018 Redmoor Drilling Programme

The Redmoor Drilling Programme has been completed for 2018. The last rig was demobilised from the site on the 12th December. Commenting, Peter Wale, Executive Director, Strategic Minerals and Director, CRL, said:

These impressive assay results show great scope to increase both the resource tonnage and grade at Redmoor. We anticipate this update and the expected resource upgrade will add further support to the renaissance of mining in Cornwall.

“The Board is delighted by the performance of the CRL team, which has delivered a 2018 outcome which has surpassed expectations. While pleased with the manner in which the programme was run on time and within budget, the level of success in targeting mineralisation is a testament to CRL’s geological model and the team’s theories on the anticipated continuation of mineralisation in high-grade zones within the SVS both at depth and along-strike.

“It is also pleasing to note that the Board’s long-term view on the impact of supply and demand factors on tin prices has been reflected in the recent recovery in tin prices, which are now above $20,000 per tonne.

“2019 is anticipated to be a watershed year for SML – this update from Redmoor sets the tone for what the Board expects to be a year of substantial progress.”


  • All holes in the 2018 programme successful with most surpassing internal expectations, indicating a high likelihood of a substantially expanded Mineral Resource.
  • Weighted average tin equivalent grade for full programme 81% higher than current Mineral Resource, arising from significant intercepts of the high-grade zones within the SVS.
  • High grade intercepts of up to 26.20%, 12.45% and 10.52% tin equivalent (SnEq).
  • Includes tin (individual metal) grades of up to 5.13% Sn (CRD029; 366.61 – 367.61 m).
  • Latest holes represent some of the highest-grade intercepts to date, consistent with the last update on 27 November 2018.
  • Full 2018 drill programme successfully completed on time, under budget, and with a clean safety and environmental record.
  • Updating of Mineral Resource Estimate commenced, and results are expected in Q1 2019.
  • CRL received a £138,000 Research and Development refund from HMRC on 3 January 2019.

A detailed report can be downloaded here.

Market Stalls Initiative

A new sub-committee has recently been formed to consider the possibility of purchasing market stalls and equipment to aid a market stall initiative.  The Town Council has secured the finances to purchase such equipment in order to get the idea established but in order to move forward they need to ascertain if it is viable and if there is enough community support to guarantee the longevity of the project.

An inaugural meeting has been scheduled for next week, Tuesday 29th January in the Council Chamber at 6.30pm.  We would like to invite traders and residents to attend a public session at the start of the meeting to put forward constructive thoughts and ideas.

The committee will then use this information to develop the idea further.

Please come along and let us know your thoughts and suggestions. We look forward to seeing you.

Allotments available

Take on an allotment and grow your own fresh fruit and vegetables.

For just £2.50 per month (paid annually) you could be growing your own fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs at a very low cost. Not only will you and your family will benefit from eating healthy food that you have grown yourself, you will be enjoying the benefits of being out in the fresh air and meeting people with a like minded interest.

If you are interested in taking on an allotment, please contact the Town Council office on 01579 384039 or email


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Callington Community Arts presents ….

MAMMA MIA! – Here We Go Again

Thursday 24th January

Town Hall, Callington


Doors open at 7.15pm for registration to C-Fylm

Members’ entrance:  Adults £4               U18s £3

CAVe January Film 2019

Callington Volunteer Litter Pick

The next volunteer litter pick will  take place on

Saturday 19th January  and then Saturday 16th February

Please meet in St Mary’s Square at 10.00am.  Equipment is provided but please wear suitable footwear and clothing appropriate for the weather.

Hot drinks and a pasty in the Town Hall afterwards

Everyone welcome

For future reference, litter picks are planned for the following dates throughout the year:

16th March

20th April

18th May

15th June

20th July

17th August

21st September

19th October,

9th November (a one hour sweep of parade route prior to Sunday’s Remembrance Day Parade)

16th November

21st December

Litter picks for the year


Seasonal Groundsman Vacancy

Fixed Term Contract until October 2019  – £9.77 per hour

We are looking for an enthusiastic and hardworking individual, ideally coming from a groundsman/maintenance background to join our small and friendly team at Callington Town Council.

Reporting to the Operations Manager, you will be working a 30 hour week over 3 week days plus a Saturday morning, meaning we are looking for someone who is adaptable and flexible with a positive “can do” attitude.

Primarily working with the outside services team you will be carrying out grass cutting and ground maintenance duties, A full UK driving licence is essential and a strimmer certificate is ideal however not essential as training will be provided.

What we can offer you:

  • Flexible working
  • Enrolment into the local government pension scheme and death in service cover
  • 22 days holiday per year plus 8 bank holidays (rising by 1 day after each completed year up to 27 days)
  • Training development opportunities
  • As well as other benefits

Closing Date Monday 4th February 2019 at 5pm.

Please apply by sending your CV and a covering letter to

This is a public/customer-facing role, where the statutory English language requirement for public sector workers applies.
Callington Town Council is committed to safeguarding and is an equal opportunities employer.


Town Councillor Vacancy 2019

We currently have a vacancy for a Town Councillor, details of the application process and important dates are shown on the Notice of Vacancy below.

If you are passionate about where you live and would like to represent the local community then why not become a Town Councillor?  You do not need to be a member of a political party, we need all different types of people from all different types of background so that the Town Council reflects the community it serves.  So whatever your age, background or skills you could be the perfect person, you just need some time, enthusiasm and commitment.

What’s involved?

The Town Council meets three times a month on a  Tuesday evening at 6.30pm  in the Council Chamber within the Town Hall complex.  The first Tuesday of the month is usually a Planning meeting followed by our Town Hall and Premises meeting.  The third Tuesday is another Planning meeting followed by our Outside Services Committee meeting.  On the fourth Tuesday of the month our Finance and General Purposes meeting takes place followed by the Town Council’s Full Council meeting.

There may be additional work dependant on the projects you become involved with.  Training in all aspects of being a Town Councillor is available.  The role of a Town Councillor is entirely voluntary and Councillors are not paid for being part of the Town Council.

If you are interested, please follow the application process within the document below.

Notice of Co-option January 2019

Christmas Closure dates 2018



Monday 24th  December      9.00am – 12 noon

Tuesday 25th December                CLOSED

Wednesday 26th December           CLOSED

Thursday 27th December               CLOSED

Friday 28th December                    CLOSED

Monday 31st December                 CLOSED

Tuesday 1st January 2018              CLOSED

Wednesday 2nd January 2019  Normal service

In an emergency, for Cornwall Council enquiries ie. Benefits, Housing or Council Tax contact 0300 1234 100)


Councillors and Staff of Callington Town Council wish everyone in Callington a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Mining News Update

Redmoor Drilling Program Ends the Year On A High

The latest exploratory results back from the Redmoor Tin-Tungsten project have produced some outstanding results with high-grade intercepts that have given the companies involved great encouragement.

Strategic Minerals plc, a producing mineral company actively developing projects prospective for battery materials, is pleased to announce continued strong assay results from the final three holes of the 2018 Phase 1 drilling programme at its Redmoor Tin-Tungsten Project, being undertaken through its 50% owned joint venture vehicle Cornwall Resources Limited (“CRL”). In addition, exceptional assays have been received for the first hole of the Phase 2 drilling programme.


  • Outstanding intercepts of up to 29.68%, 15.55% and 13.15% tin equivalent for hole CRD028.
  • Current results are the highest-grade intercepts yet drilled. Reinforcing the calibre of the drilling campaign and the Redmoor Project overall.
  • Further bonus hole planned – the efficiency of the CRL Team has allowed one supplementary hole (CRD032) to be added to the Phase 2 programme, funded from within the current budget. We expect this hole to further boost the potential for resource growth.
  • Assay results from four further holes in the Redmoor 2018 drilling programme continue to show more evidence of high-grade zones within the Sheeted Vein System (“SVS”).
  • Phase 2 drilling has progressed rapidly, with the planned four holes now complete (CRD028, CRD029, CRD030, and CRD031). Results for CRD028 have provided further confirmation of improving grades at depth.
  • Drilling is expected to complete during December on the final bonus hole (CRD032). Following this, and the subsequent receipt of assay results, CRL plans to carry out an update to its Inferred mineral resource in Q1 2019.
  • Full Results from Phase 2 are likely to be available early in Q1 2019.
  • In preparation for a future Pre-Feasibility Study, and to add to existing test work data, preliminary ore characterisation metallurgical test work on samples from Redmoor has commenced at consultant, Wardell Armstrong International’s laboratory in Cornwall.

Commenting, Peter Wale, Executive Director, Strategic Minerals and Director, CRL, said:

The sustained superb assay results from Redmoor which have surpassed our expectations continue to highlight exciting high-grade tin equivalent values.

We have great confidence for the potential to both increase the resource tonnage and grade at Redmoor and demonstrate the scope for it to become a notably attractive project when these results are converted into a resource estimate early in 2019.

Being able to incorporate a valuable further hole into the programme’s timeline and budget clearly demonstrates the calibre of our CRL team, who have already shown success at extending known mineralisation beyond the existing resource model.

SML remains very active across all its projects, we look forward to updating shareholders on our continued progress both at Redmoor and elsewhere.”

The video below from the Proactive Investors Stocktube YOuTube channel features Strategic Minerals plc executive director Peter Wale and Cornwall Resources’ exploration manager Brett Grist who provide a fascinating insight into the developments at the Redmoor tin / tungsten project in Cornwall.

Army Reserves are now recruiting

The Army Reserves are now recruiting and are looking for members from within our community.  With thousands of jobs available, there’s always time to find where you belong.

Get paid to train and be eligible for extra payments of up to £2,300, plus a non-contributory pension and paid holiday.

Earn qualifications that could be used in your civilian career.

Why not find out more?  There is an Open Evening on Thursday 29th November between 0700-0900pm at the Derriford Army Reserve Centre, Brest Road, Plymouth  Tel:  01752 835805

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