Here is a link to a new newsletter on mining with an emphasis on Australia. The editor is Johann A Robertson scion of consulting engineer and InfoMine man, Andy Robertson. Johann has been in Australia for the past couple of months expanding the operations of InfoMine on that vast continent. Now at his own initiative, he has founded the newsletter—one that we hope continues and grows in stature with time.
I like the newsletter. It is alive, bright, vital, and personal, reflecting as it does the perspective of a young man as compared to the too-many newsletters that reflect the perspectives of the old men of mining. (I was tempted to say old men and women of mining; but I refrain for the women in mining newsletters are great regardless of age.) By way of full disclosure, I also like Johann whom I have known since before he was born–we were entertained by his mother when he was being expected. So we drank red wine in small quantities only.
I have given him full permission to repeat any of the postings from this blog that meet his standards. It will be interesting to see which he chooses. But you will find a lot more than repeats of this blog on his pages. The current issue tells of a Russian ship carrying 700 tonnes of gold ore that has gone missing. Now where could that much bullion have gone? To an obscure port in the Black Sea or to a harbor in Somalia? One must admire the gall of the thieves, although fear for the insiders who probably expedited the theft. I bet there are bodies littering some alley somewhere.
I for one will watch this newsletter and I encourage you to do so to.