I have some “I am sorries” to say. I do this publically here as it gives me the opportunity to convey interesting information that may interest you. This is a story of the perils of blogging: no deep research before penning a posting. And the dangers of just writing too much, too fast, for too many friends who lean on me to produce text for their websites. (more…)
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We met as usual at the movie house on Schoolhouse Road to watch the MET live broadcast–today it was Borodin’s opera Prince Igor, a tale of a 12th century Russian prince who looses his men and honor in war against the Polovetsians. “Is it possible that 100 years after the start of the Great War, yet another great European war is beginning?” (more…)
Hitherto I have refrained from commenting on the controversy swirling around Taseko’s BC New Prosperity Mine. A number of reasons for avoiding a blog posting on the topic. First, I know nothing of the issues—I did take up Taseko’s offer to interview their engineers, but never got a reply to my email taking up their offer. Second, I work with a guy who has a cabin in the area and hence a definitive opinion on the matter: NIMBY. (more…)
I do not own any shares in Anglo American. Although I suspect some of the mutual trust funds where my money sits do hold Anglo shares. I consult to a number of Anglo mines. Thus this opinion is colored and you should think things through yourself, and not take my every word as a good word. (more…)
Mine safety is an every critical topic. Here are links to some interviews on the topic. These interviews were conducted during the International Mines Rescue Body (IMRB) this past October in Niagara Falls by Dräger, a leader in mine safety and technology. The interviews cover deep mining, first response capabilities, and refuge rooms and chambers.
- Christo de Klerk: http://youtu.be/3r-HyjvILAw
- Ian Cooper: http://youtu.be/ZCbSbN2WRRQ
- Radoslaw Stach: http://youtu.be/5yJkoUNikjs
- Wolfgang Röhl: http://youtu.be/sWaNp6Tm0r8
I watched them all and found much of interest. Hope you find something that makes your mine safer.
The winter 2013/2014 copy of Mining & Exploration has just landed on my desk. There on page 9, is an advert for eBee from Spacial Technologies and senseFly. It is a drone that enables you as the ad says, “Take your own aerial photos and produce precise orthomosaics & 3D models.” (more…)