Originally Posted by Canuman
I suppose we should all buy IPhones
Amazingly enough buying Iphones/Ipods/LCD TV's etc helps mining.
South Crofty mine was the last working Tin mine in Cornwall (and Europe) and closed in 1998. Having been bought with the intent to reopen following the vast rise in tin prices, an inspection found commercial levels of 'Indium Ore' which is an essential component of LCD's and touch screens.
This is mined all over the world but the necessity for this ore may well kick start the mining industry in Cornwall again.
Every time you use your touch screen phone or watch your flat screen TV be happy that you are keeping the mines alive and where there is a mine, there will have been a Cornishman.