Have NGOs taken a backseat to narco traders and terrorists in opposition to mining in South America? This radical question arises as I read the following from a much longer report that I recommend you read in full–it is part of Wikileaks at work: (more…)
Archive for January, 2011
Posted in Church, Coal, mountaintop mining, opera, Tailings, tagged bible, evil, lucretia borgia, mountaintop mining, opera, religion, rodelinda. handel, Salome on January 30, 2011 | Leave a Comment »
Pure evil exists. We do not like to admit it, for it scares us to acknowledge the existence of pure evil. If you doubt me on the existence of pure evil, read the history, watch the movies, or see the operas that tell of Agamemnon, Elektra, Salome, Nero, Lucretia Borgia, the Inquisition, Nazis, Stalin, Pot Pol, and so on through the endless list. (more…)
At this link, is the Policy Framework in Canada For Mine Closure and Management of Long-Term Liabilities: A Guidance Document.
I cannot copy or cut-and-paste from the copy I got, so on a Sunday night you will not find me typing out the main points. Suffice it to say that if you are remotely interested in or likely to be affected any time soon by the issue of mine closure, you should go to the link, download the document, and read it. And then make plans to deal with it potential adoption and implementation.
Basically, they recommend that Canada institute a system to manage mine closure that is as good if not better than the one in force and practice in Nevada–and maybe as good as the one in British Columbia. And the mining industry flourishes there.
On first reading the following report that I provide below in full, I could not but help feel that probably this is the best thing to do: cut a state agency designed to help small mining exploration companies. Sounds like it was an expensive waste of money. And yet, as this thought struck me, I realized how deep into Tea Party ideals I have slide, in spite of intellectual attempts to resist. (more…)
April 14, 2011. This posting is about 2010 salaries on U.S. mines. I have posted newer information about 2011 salaries as the 2011 Survey from C0stMine is out. A quick site search using the box above should enable you to find hte new information.
Here is the orginal posting on 2010 salaries–still interesting.
As first cut, quick look at the salaries of people working on US mines in 2010. These data are from the most recent CostMine document 2010 Survey Results U.S. Metal and Industrial Mineral Mine Salaries, Wages and Benefits.
During a career as a consultant spanning nearly forty years, I have consulted to many different types of clients. Some I would say I have worked for; a few I have worked with. In this latter category, I include the best client every, and the second best, who moved on this week. (more…)