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I have no data to support the opinions I write of in this posting.  So please do your own research before deciding, panicking, or acting on anything said below. Today I was outside smoking in the damp rain when my smoking companion said that he had just surveyed the salaries of mining geoscientists (geologists and geotechnical engineers).  He noted that it appears that salaries for such folk are, on average, higher in Canada than in the USA. (more…)

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From Linda Hinshaw of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University here is news of some of the research underway in the department.   (more…)

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Every so often a presentation at a conference takes your breath away and leaves you amazed at the ability of the speaker and their colleagues. This happened today as a sat listening to Joel Carrasco of Ausenco present on a paper entitled Development of an integrated mine waste management plan of the metates gold-silver project, Durango and Sinaloa States, Mexico.   To get the paper, you will have to get the proceedings of the Tailings and Mine Waste Management 2013 conference or in due course download the presentation that I refer to from the website of the conference–I told it will take week or two to load pdfs of the presentations. (more…)

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Today I rode up the trail between the trees & ferns dappled by sun & blue sky.  After a long uphill climb with leg muscles screaming in pain, I came on the downhill section.  Changing gears, I sped up and sped faster and faster down.  Coming on a turn I have taken many times, something went wrong. (more…)

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The news is that the area around the Grand Canyon is off-limits to uranium mining for the next 20 years.

The Obama administration has banned new mining near the Grand Canyon, an area known to be rich in high-grade uranium ore reserves, the Associated Press reported. (more…)

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In a previous posting on this blog, I made my mining predictions for 2012.  One of them was that we would be regaled by a continuing plethora of articles saying mining will be detrimentally affected by a shortage of workers.  Here is one comment on that posting (I edit for spelling and punctuation):  (more…)

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All professors brag about the one lucky student who gets a job offer with a six-figure salary.  This is a medal proudly worn by the bragging academic.  Gives him/her status amongst peers, and the opportunity to recruit more students, the essential currency of teaching. (more…)

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   We left Juneau this morning, having spent the day yesterday at the Greens Creek Mine on Admiralty Island.  We were there to observe the filtered tailings placed in a dry stack.  A simple conclusion:  the system works amazingly well.  (more…)

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Here is an e-mail I received over the weekend.  A typical mother concerned about her son, a mining engineer, who cannot find a job in mining either in Canada or Australia: (more…)

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Mining reporters with short memories, or selective vision, still write glowing articles about Robert Friedlund and what he will do for Mongolia by opening another mine.  The latest article, however, has a twist that bites.   Seems the Mongolian parliament rejected a deal with Mr. Friedlund and sent the prime minister off to Japan, where he is quoted as saying:

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