Posted on August 29, 2014
Jack Caldwell speculates on why Mt. Polley failed by examining the satellite images.
Posted on August 19, 2014
"I do not believe a better panel could be found."
Posted on August 12, 2014
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: first because geosynthetics in mining …
Posted on August 5, 2014
“Whatever the facts, the failure casts a poor light on the industry, and makes all of our jobs more difficult in the future.”
Posted on July 1, 2014
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 […]
Posted on June 1, 2014
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.
Posted on March 31, 2014
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.
Posted on February 16, 2014
Conference proceedings are the lifeblood of knowledge accumulation and transfer in the mining industry.
Posted on January 6, 2014
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.
Posted on September 26, 2013
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.
Posted on September 23, 2013
Maybe we are seeing only the tip of the wave (iceberg) of past failures of past parsimonious decisions.
Posted on September 17, 2013
Just how long can you throw money at so controversial a project with such strong opposition?
Posted on August 5, 2013
This time we look at the annual salaries (in thousands of Canadian $) for mainly engineering types in Canadian mines.
Posted on June 25, 2013
Should we tax existing mines to pay for closure of old mines?
Posted on June 14, 2013
Make your nominations for induction of great mining folk.
Posted on June 10, 2013
On the simple pleasures and coming to a deeply-informed judgment in civil engineering.
Posted on June 5, 2013
Back by popular demand in a newly updated format.
Posted on June 3, 2013
Life lived around the routine of jetting to and from the job.
Posted on May 24, 2013
We are charged with using the forces of nature for the benefit of mankind.
Posted on May 16, 2013
Clients should not let themselves get rolled over by arrogant consultants.
Posted on May 10, 2013
One of the miracles of the free-market system is that when one person sells a share, there is another who is buying.
Posted on May 8, 2013
Report and conference provides opportunity to collate ideas, themes and opportunities to improve.
Posted on May 7, 2013
The people who use the term assure me it is not new, just not recognized in mining for its power.
Posted on May 2, 2013
Plus the latest assessment on Bristol Bay and Pebble Mine by the US Environmental Protection Agency.
Posted on April 17, 2013
Historically, the price of gold has been equal to the price of a suit for a well-dressed man.
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