If you read this blog, you will know that in the past four or so years, I have visited the Marlin and Escobal Mines in Guatemala many times. (Do a search with these key words in the box at top-right to get all I have written about these visits.) (more…)
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Just back from a trip to Brazil. Here are some photos. The boats took us upriver to the site of a proposed mine. Artisanal mining is in progress at the site and it is a dirty and dangerous.
Mine Water Solutions in Extreme Environments: The Chilean court kicks off Pascua Lama and the Conference with gusto.
Posted in About the news, consulting, Global Warming, Gold, Investing & Finance, Latin America, Law (Mining), Peru, tagged Barrick, Chile, conference, court, lima, mine water solutions, pascua lama on April 15, 2013 | 2 Comments »
The government of Argentina has ordered Vale to continue to employ nearly 6,500 workers at the Rio Colorado potash mine that Vale is seeking to close. Vale wants to close the mine as it is presumably not making money, inflation in Argentina is 25 % per annum, and Vale did not get tax breaks they were seeking. (more…)
Just arrived on my desk is the CostMine Mexican Mine Wages, Salaries & Benefits 2013 Survey Results. This sixty-two page document is chock-full of data on wages and salaries at Mexican mines. I recommend that you and your company or union get a copy and compare your income to the ranges and averages documented here. (more…)
It could be a perfect evening. The sky is clear; the temperature warm; the humidity soft and enveloping; the music from the neighbors a Latin rhythm of amor y famlia; the talk of a day when the consulting advice is worth far more than the consulting fees; the supper a lousy hamburger to appease a vast hunger from walking in the field and physical activity in pursuit of intellectual solutions to hard problems. (more…)
Brief news reports and an announcement by Tahoe Resources indicate that three were killed in an attack on the Escobal Mine in Guatemala. The local Spanish-language newspaper, El Metropolitano, has a front-page headline “Terrorism in San Rafael Las Flores.” San Rafael Las Flores is the local town where most locals working on the mine live. (more…)
Posted in About the news, blogs, brandy, consulting, Latin America, People, tagged corporate knights, earthquake, Globe and Mail, Goldcorp, Guatemala, magazine for clean living, marlin mine, report on mining, stephanie boyd on December 2, 2012 | 5 Comments »
The Canadian national newspaper, The Globe and Mail is delivered to the office foyer each morning. The first to get to the offices picks it up and dumps it on the small table in the kitchen where we make coffee and tea in the gallons needed to remain alert through an average day’s work. (more…)
Posted in blogs, brandy, environmental, Latin America, Mining history, Tailings, tagged Arizona, bello horizonte, cement stabilization, New Mexico, paste 2013, Tailings on November 24, 2012 | 3 Comments »
Drive through the wilds of Arizona and New Mexico and see those magnificent red sandstone cliff, standing proud in spite of thousands of years of erosion. It is one of my favorite sights. It is spectacular to behold. It tells me that landscapes can be the same for very long times. (more…)