The site used to be called Companies & Properties. Now from InfoMine is a vastly updated, expanded, and easier to use replacement called IntelligenceMine. It is not, but could be called Intelligent Mine, Mining Intelligence, or How-to-Find-Out-Everything-You-Ever-Wanted-to-Know-about-Mines & Properties.
I tried out the new site today. I searched for information about Tahoe Resources and about Nyrstar. I quickly got access to many documents in had not hitherto seen, and to documents no longer available of the respective websites. For company websites are there to promote the company and increase the share price, not to make company or property information readily available. That is left to mining financial analysts with infinite time & patience.
But I must warn you that unless you pay a hefty fee you cannot get free access to any of this information. I got free access so that I could explore and write this blog. By way of full disclosure, the RGC offices are conjoined with the InfoMine office; I have many friends & collogues in InfoMine; and I have courses and give webcasts via EduMine. I am totally prejudiced in the following opinion.
I recall some sex or seven years ago first looking at Companies & Properties. Some interesting stuff but kind of all over the place, disjointed, and jumbled. I complained to Andy Robertson about this. Thus I was put to writing for a subsite on InfoMine called something I cannot recall. That site too is gone and now assimilated into the new IntelligenceMine site.
For the past two or three years, the folk in the ImfoMine Companies & Properties division have been working to update and improve the site. We never thought the day would come when they would finish. We laid bets on the basis of the motto: Forever May Never Come, or the motto Tomorrow May Never Come. But we sceptics lost and today tomorrow came and it is worthwhile taking a new look at this new resource. Certainly if you need easy sorting and analysis of mines & properties information.
I did not do the following, although somebody I trust tells me you can do it:
- Locate every mine with a heap leach pad so that you can market them your new drip irrigation system.
- Identify all mines north of a defined latitude so that you can market them your new cold-region geosynthetic.
- Look at all copper mines so that you can decide which to invest in on the basis that they have reserves and low operating costs, and may yield future profit & dividends.
- Find out how complex the big mining company structure is so that you know what upper company owns which lower company—I did this for Nyrstar and found a complex mindmap of legal bewilderness.
- Find a list of company managers, their previous employment, their successes & failures–and hence decide if they will make their new employee successful or a failure.
Seems the ability of the new IntelligenceMine to sort and analyze data is limited only by your need & imagination.
Afterall there are some one million, four hundred thousand (1.4 M) documents in the site’s archives and you can search everyone of them for any term you choose. For fun, I searched my own name. WOW! Never knew I figured so so.
My point is that with the new capabilities and the million plus old documents on the new IntelligenceMine, you young folk need no longer pay heed to old, so-called experts. You can get the data yourself; do your own analyses; do your own risk assessments; and make your own decisions.
KUSC, my favorite Los Angeles classical radio station, accessed via my Bose Internet radio, is playing Hanukah music and telling the tale of a fight for religions freedom. Two of my grandkids are about to celebrate the event. I know so little of it; they know so little of it; yet we all benefit from freedom. Even if it is only free access to information and the power of the computer and entrepreneurs who make it possible to play with such data and decide freely.
Good mining intelligence, good selling to mines, good investing, and (not to be frivolous) Happy Hanukah.
PS. Here is the link to the Home Page of IntelligenceMine.