If you are interested in how mining companies fared in Canadian courts last year, you would do well to download and read the McCarthy Tetrault Mining in the Courts Year in Review Vol IV – March 2014 available at this link. The volume includes detailed information about the facts leading to 21 court cases and decisions in Canadian courts that involved mining companies. More important the volume provides clear and concise information about the court decisions and what these decisions mean for mining companies. (more…)
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Posted in British Columbia, consulting, due dilligence, First Nations, mining, Mining history, tagged african barrick gold, Central Sun Mining, mCCarthy Tetrault, mining in the courts year in review, stellat'en First Nation, vector engineering on March 12, 2014 | 1 Comment »
This is the first time on this blog that I copy and post in full a piece written by somebody else. Yet I liked the piece so much that I make free to post in full below. The article comes from an e-newsletter that AMC Consultants send out from time to time. I hope they do not mind me copying their piece, but it is fun and instructive to read. (I tried to download their logo to this piece, but they have some e-shield that protects it. Thus I post a picture that I took with my small camera–at least it is of a mine!)
Due Diligence Studies – Help Us, Help You
By Craig Purcell
AMC has undertaken technical due diligence studies for mining companies and stakeholders in the resources industry since its inception. Due diligence studies almost always require fast mobilisation, experienced project management across multiple disciplines, strong client management and the expertise to provide sound professional opinion. All this in a commercial environment where multiple interested parties, some known, some unknown, will seek to rely on the report provided, with a mineral asset owner whose corporate ambitions may require superhuman turnaround times, and whose information will often be controlled by high security information platforms. (more…)
Posted in About the news, Africa, Community relations, Copper, due dilligence, health and safety, Human relations and mining, Law (Mining), People, tagged anvil mining, Bill C-300, CAAI, DRC, impunity, John Sabine, Kilwa, NGO on November 30, 2010 | 2 Comments »
We will have to await the course of fighting lawyers to learn how this story plays out; but even now there is plenty to tell and plenty to cogitate. It all relates to helping the democratically elected government of the DCR kill seventy of its own. In short the story, as I pick it up from a number of sources, goes thus: In 2004, rebels capture the town that controls the supply route to Anvil’s Congo mine. Anvil provides transport for government troops (thugs) brought in to flush the rebels out. The thugs move fast: they shoot upwards of seventy people and re-open supply lines. Anvil says the government requisitioned such transport, and they had to obey. Not so, say the NGOs, who claim Anvil sought government aid in flushing out the rebels. (more…)
Posted in About the news, acid mine drainage, due dilligence, Gold, Reclamation, tagged acid mine drainage, advert, blog, due diligence, Gold, mining, wardrop engineering on February 18, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
Blogs are no longer biographical logs. The software for posting blogs is so easy to use that every e-news outlet and out-of-work consultant now has an e-site which they do not call a blog, but which Google recognizes as a blog. Of course the e-news channels would not call their site a blog. And most particularly, the consultants would not call their site a blog. It is too demeaning to be thus honest.
But they continue to clutter the blog e-waves with unblog like content. I refer to those serious but supercilious news articles telling us that the rise in the price of gold is a surrogate for the survival of western civilization and the return of economic stability.
Posted in About the news, communication, Community relations, Cyanide, decomissioning, due dilligence, health, health and safety, Human relations and mining, Investing & Finance, North America, People, safety on January 21, 2008 | 1 Comment »
Christopher Lind, a theologian at some Toronto University writes a try-to-feel-good attack on mining entitled Mining Companies Challenged by Demands of Ecojustice. Because he attacks without substance, I feel it fair to counter with vigour. The good Anglican starts by asking a perfectly reasonable question:
Is social justice compatible with environmental justice? If social justice requires economic expansion and environmental justice requires industrial regulation, aren’t these two concerns moving in the opposite direction?
Sadly he does not answer his question, or even begin to analyse the issues involved in this obvious conflict. Instead he takes a few low pitches, routine mumblings really, at oil prices, cyanide, tailings in lakes, Canadian mines doing bad things in South America, and then in a crescendo of irrelevance concludes: