....and there I was, pontificating earlier that today's image was due to be heaving with new activity. Strudel, singed and scorched, having been shot down in flames with PG's latest image proving the opposite.
So, multiple new holes getting fanned out from existing pads for the infill. I'll settle for that.....
Was about to get annoyed I couldn't see today's image despite the thumbnail being there.... Then I worked out it ain't the 7th today.
My theory on how long it takes to drill a hole and days between daylight images makes me believe today's update (when Sentinel is updated) is due to be full of new activity. There seems to be a pattern - few changes then heaps of changes - between consecutive images.
Reckon the nocturnals will be handy for spotting when Scallywag drilling starts, and where, as they have a number of targets. Wonder if there is an alternate source for SAR images as once every 12 days is a bit of a gap.
Skipping the next couple of nocturnal images would take us to 36 days - which is five weeks and a day into the RNS's drilling start date of "4-6 weeks".
Fingers crossed the Martu heritage survey gives aporoval...... Off to work in my patience now too.
I quite enjoyed reading the final results published today ..... Until I realised they only cover 2 weeks of trading impacted by cv19 and they are not even guessing what may happen next financial year.
Back to the bottom drawer with this holding....
And I'll join your best / worst tales:
Best - whilst crossing a road on foot while on the phone to my broker and told him to use all the cash in my account to buy O2. Misheard how much he said I was buying (twice my monthly salary), discovered too late (at the time quarter of my monthly salary was the size of my risky deals), and it was subject to a takeover and doubled my money within six months. Early 2000s. Lucky fluke.
Then I decided I would be a"trader", bought Woolworths and within days was 5% or so up. Should've cut and run - but no, got greedy, then refused to sell at a loss and lost the lot within months. Had the pleasure of walking past closed shops on the high streets after that to remind me of my ineptitude.
I've made more and lost more since but those 2 were the most educational.
I also just opened an account with iWeb in order to take my SVS holdings.
Let me know who you go with. After Beaufort and SVS I'll be delighted to close any holdings with your new broker as you seemed to be jinxed, Capricorn.
- only kidding.
3rd time lucky.
When choosing make sure you know who the underlying financial institution is - do you want your debts (mortgage / credit card) in the same place as your assets - shares, ISAs? Probably not - they will pay one off with the other if push comes to shove.
As a fellow investor awaiting escape from SVS I don't regret spreading my trading / investing across multiple accounts - although it screwed up my tax planning at year end - life went on.....
X-O is very plain vanilla but do all that I want - set limit orders valid for up to 90 days and do a decent range of shares.
Interactive are more bells and whistles - and refund your monthly charges by giving you credits for trading fees. Also do a wide range of international shares.
AJ Bell - they seem to eek out better pricing for quotes and do everything well including all sorts of portfolio analysis tools....
as they don't do limit orders that stay open for multiple days .
I don't spend all day every day watching shares hence limit order lifespan is key.
The activity south of the camp is unlikely to be traffic on the road - the drilling rigs are big but not big enough for the stallite resolution. It is in relatively close proximity to previous nocturnal "lights" (radar echoes) from mid-April ish. And I believe it was shown as a small 4th ore body in CB's background video....
Would be good if they drilled a few more visible holes. Nothing showed up on daylight images before.
All IMHO with my poor eyesight and looking at everything on a small Smartphone screen.
I think you should step forward and explain the relevance of choosing "51".....
The class can peel a handy orange to understand the issue of trying to map a curved surface into a two dimensional co-ordination system.
Then in the afternoon you can move onto why we have three norths - true, grid and magnetic with a we anecdote about the one that moves.
Your audience will be captivated - or will go off and do that bit of DIY that has been neglected despite CV19 lockdown.
Rain can cause all sorts of things to leap into life in desert environments, having been dormant for years (even decades). Black may be an algae in surface water that then dries out again in the sun.
The Bungle Bungle range in Purnululu National Park in the Kimberly is an example of just how odd this can be. It has formations of orange and black layered rocks - the stripes turn orange and tinged green in the rainy season when the exposed black layer that oozes water allows the surface encrusted with algae to grow.
Queried my broker a to why they sent me a corporate action notice that made out CLIN had said they were being bought out..... Using a link to Proactive to justify the news.
They admitted they'd sent the communique "too early". An explanation I'd say was not quite matching the reality of them painting rumours with a veneer of credibility.
If every broker rebadged every share website's stories and rumours then the messaging from them would be as bad as some bulletin boards. Takes my faith in them down a notch....
What is it about their timings!
Anyway the next two of the four prepared pads in the original South-west Emental are active. And I think we may have something in the west half way between lake Havieron and the Emental.
Small screen could be wrong....
Why no RNS this morning? My broker emailed a corporate action notice saying Advent were interested last night in CLIN which I hold in their account. The message was from CLIN themselves. Should I presume this website is slow again?
Busy at work but.....
The northern activity 800m out looks very well aligned to the nocturnal light from 15th Nov last year.
If I'm reading right PG your activity video is just from the last month? If this is them going back to the north some 6 months after they were first there then that is interesting. If they've gone back but are 50-100m away from their previous spot that may mean we are seeing the start of a northern cheese?
I think the third or fourth bullet point in the 8th June RNS spells out they are still waiting for heritage approval for drilling Scallywag.
The mining deal just speeds up future cooperation between GGP & NC only, but doesn't bypass the need for the Martu's scrutiny of the area.
Don't recall seeing heritage approval being mentioned anywhere? Have I been spending too much time in the garden and not enough online reading about GGP? Did I miss somehting?
The 8th June RNS specifically says Scallywag exploration is still "pending heritage approval".
A quick rummage on Sentinel does indicate that Value_Seeker's blue spot on the most recent nocturnal image is still within NC's (and hence HAV) tenements - within 1472n by my fairly inept reading of lat / long and converting into eastings and northings.
And a quick look at GGPs website showing Scallywag MMI on top of gravity and magnetic surveys make me believe no-one would bother doing a first hole there - there are much juicier targets further west!
I had a look at the blue dot on the nocturnal image west of the HAV field camp (very nice marked up pictures by the way, easy to see what you were highlighting), and looked at a few previous nocturnal images for comparison.
I'm not yet convinced. Blue signals are less definitive as compared to green in my opinion. And random blues, admittedly fainter, do crop up on previous images in that part of the Outback.
Very hard to tell to be honest. Some nocturnal images are absolutely pitch black and others every single rock and puddle seem to sparkle.
If there is consistent activity in/around that part of the desert over three or four images including daylight then we can say things are moving forward with exploration.
I'm also doubtful because I would've thought heritage approval from the Martu and the start of any exploration drilling by GGP would merit a RNS. It would have to be a GGP announcement too, not NC. GGP may well borrow the luxurious HAV field facilities for their guys working on new drilling instead of living in a tent within view of air conditioned portacabins and fridges full of ice but I can imagine GGP are going to have to go to Scallywag with their own drilling rig.
Look at CB's video more closely. Main horseshoe core has two satellite areas that match with the SW and NW drilling.....
There is also a fourth smaller satellite core, under 400m of cover like the others, that I think matches with nocturnal drilling south of the field camp in April.
All IMHO after looking at publicly available info and musing as to what was on the wall behind CB.