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The title of this posting translates as Mine Water and Chemical Balance Analysis.  Today, EduMine posted at this link the Spanish language version of what has become a rather popular online course. (more…)

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Why pay if you can get it free?  A simple and profound question in today’s e-world where there is so much that is free and so much that is expensive.  I ask this question because I have just been alerted to a free course on groundwater modeling.  It is on the Dutch Portal for International Hydrology.  This is what they say of their course: (more…)

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There are many guidelines for groundwater modeling.  Up until now there has been nothing specific to mining.  Now that is changed.  At this link is a guidance document specific to groundwater modeling for mines.   (more…)

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   I have been entertaining my son and his family in Vancouver this week, so I resort for a blog topic to another of the fascinating e-mails that arrive from various people.  The one I write about came from a fellow who introduces himself thus in his first e-mail to me: (more…)

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  Design is the art of applying the principles of science in formulating practical solutions to real-life problems. Design is the act of coming up with a cost-effective way to build and operate a physical structure, whether it be a bridge, a building, a tailings impoundment, a heap leach pad, or an access road to the new mine.  Design is an act of creation; a good design comes seemingly out of nowhere; yet a good design comes from everywhere, being a reflection of past practice, knowledge, understanding, calculation, perspiration, inspiration, and judgment.  (more…)

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We have just posted an extended review of Best Management Practices (BMPs) in mining on InfoMine, the site that sponsors this blog.  This review started out as a discussion with a professor of mining at a local university who told me that the four pillars of mining are:

  • Theory as embodies in equations, graphs, and computer codes
  • Law & regulations, as embodied in statutes, regulations, and codes
  • Experience as embodied in books, technical papers, and guidance manuals.
  • Judgment as embodied in engineers, managers, and the expensive consultants you find on every mine.

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