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Archive for September, 2012

MineWeb reports that workers have left the copper mine in Afghanistan being developed by the Chinese because of fears of Taliban attacks.  It appears that the Taliban has target the mine, stating that they do not believe the people will benefit from the mine and that profits will be siphoned off by the Afgan elite and the Chinese. (more…)

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In the final session of today’s webcast on Mining Investment Understanding the Risks, we spent time on the nature, structure, and benefits of investing in Mining Royalty companies.  Michael Collins shared what he described as seven years of learning with us on the topic. (more…)

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This week brings the EduMine webcast on Understanding the Risks of Mining Investment.  Today Michael Collins and I presented the first three hours of nine hours of live presentations based on the EduMine course available at this link. (more…)

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Ours is a small consulting company serving the mining industry.  Most of us cycle to work.  We are part of the increase bicycle use in Vancouver as reported at this link, which notes in part: (more…)

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Here are a few photos taken on today’s bike ride.  Some are art, some graffiti.  I prefer the graffiti.

First pure graffiti on a wall along the bike path—and in a place where the Vancouver graffiti police cannot see it and blot it out.

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Today, on the bridge across Capilano River just before it enters the  ocean, I watched First Nations People catch fish.  They had arranged the rocks in the river to direct the fish to shallows.   The fish were trapped.  They could not swim past the rock barriers.  The Indians, clad in cheap clothes and rubber waders, plodded into the rock-traps and with nets captured the fish that thrashed in death-agony.  The fish were thrown onto rocks, bludgeoned, and cut open to be laid out in rows to dry. (more…)

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This is a blog about mining (and occasionally opera.)  Sometimes I stray into politics, specifically the politics of mining and the politics that affect mining.  Let me do the mining/politics thing in this post. At this link is a report that makes the blood boil and the hair curl.  It is all about poor Mitt putting his foot in his mut yet again.  In part the link notes: (more…)

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Almost every day I am asked or confronted by this question: what is the best cover for a tailings facility? (more…)

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Totalmining at this link has a new e-book that you can download on the 9 Most Controversial Mining Companies.  Here is the list: (more…)

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Just published is a comprehensive report from The Mining Association of Canada.   At this link you can download a copy of Revenues to Governments from the Canadian Mineral Sector 2002-2011 as prepared by ENTRANS Policy Research Group Inc.   I recommend it if you want detail and facts on the immense contribution of the mining industry to the taxman. (more…)

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