Net present value can lead to substantial valuation errors, particularly for long-term investments which are typical for large infrastructure projects.
Jack Caldwell speculates on why Mt. Polley failed by examining the satellite images.
"I do not believe a better panel could be found."
On September 8 to the 11 2014, InfoMine is hosting the first international conference on Geosynthetics Solutions in Mining. Why a conference on geosynthetics in mining when there are other conferences on geosynthetics? Two reasons: […]
“Whatever the facts, the failure casts a poor light on the industry, and makes all of our jobs more difficult in the future.”
Almost everybody in mining that I talk to has an adverse opinion about the recent Canada Supreme Court ruling that the Crown has a duty to obtain First Nations or Aboriginal consent before mining on claimed land. Opinions include: “Why invest in potential new mines in BC? The natives will oppose—forever as far as investing […]
I have not posted on this blog the past few days. The reason: I was at a fly-in, fly-out camp where the internet connection is sporadic and they do not make it easy to access spurious blogs.
An unprecedented number of papers have been submitted for the upcoming 17th International Seminar on Paste and Thickened Tailings, to be held in Vancouver, Canada from June 8th to 12th this year.
Conference proceedings are the lifeblood of knowledge accumulation and transfer in the mining industry.
Forty-two miners died in work-related accidents at the nation’s mines in 2013, an increase from the 36 miners who died in 2012.
One theory is that a mine can come to be if it has but one thing against it; but two things against it, and it is doomed to failure.
Maybe we are seeing only the tip of the wave (iceberg) of past failures of past parsimonious decisions.
Just how long can you throw money at so controversial a project with such strong opposition?
This time we look at the annual salaries (in thousands of Canadian $) for mainly engineering types in Canadian mines.
Should we tax existing mines to pay for closure of old mines?
Make your nominations for induction of great mining folk.
On the simple pleasures and coming to a deeply-informed judgment in civil engineering.
Back by popular demand in a newly updated format.
Life lived around the routine of jetting to and from the job.
We are charged with using the forces of nature for the benefit of mankind.
Clients should not let themselves get rolled over by arrogant consultants.
One of the miracles of the free-market system is that when one person sells a share, there is another who is buying.
Report and conference provides opportunity to collate ideas, themes and opportunities to improve.
The people who use the term assure me it is not new, just not recognized in mining for its power.
Plus the latest assessment on Bristol Bay and Pebble Mine by the US Environmental Protection Agency.