I went through that report released recently. They seemed to underplay the significance of their Tunnel Boring Machine. Even though this sucker has cost a lot and they still are getting the kinks out of it; the fact that they soon as going to three crews on it I think is very significant. These crews are only like 6 people with one foreman.
What the South Africans are doing with time consuming, expensive, and hap hazard drilling, boring, and blasting taking hundred of workers this machine should be able to do in a fraction of it all.
Once they get this sucker going it should drive costs down dramatically as it increases output. All we need is a nice little price bump up for pd and this machine should literally be a BIG FAT MONEY MAKING MACHINE!
bell, please do not mention that dirty, dirty six letter word that starts with a c! There are c--- mines not too far away and with all this cash that SWC has you never know what spell it may cast as it did on "Frank The Frivolous" and " I love the Tango!" one.
And I will tell you where SWC would be without the romp down south .... WAY UP!