Hitherto I have refrained from commenting on the controversy swirling around Taseko’s BC New Prosperity Mine. A number of reasons for avoiding a blog posting on the topic. First, I know nothing of the issues—I did take up Taseko’s offer to interview their engineers, but never got a reply to my email taking up their offer. Second, I work with a guy who has a cabin in the area and hence a definitive opinion on the matter: NIMBY. (more…)
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The EPA’s decision about the prudence of developing the Pebble Mine or any other mine in the area of Bristol Bay is in–see this link. This blog (I/me) has been a consistent critic of the idea of developing the Pebble Mine. In short, I cannot see how a mine could be developed in such an environment without unacceptable impact. (more…)
Iowa is blanketed in snow; and I freeze. Here a few photos to prove my point.
At the address in the photo above is an amazing collection of public art. On the outside walls of the Huntington Beach Civic Center are painted tiles of birds. These tiles were saved when the old shopping mall across the way was torn down. These tiles were part of this grand old shopping center–from a time when money could be spent on art not artifice. But when the center was pulled down to make way for bigger shops that would attract the richer, younger crowd moving into the surrounding areas, luckily the tiles were saved and placed on the walls of the Civic Center. (more…)
Went to Victoria, BC this week to meet with regulators about a mine we are working for. Met with staff from the Ministry of Energy and Mines and staff from the environmental ministry. A great meeting. They were attentive to our presentations, asked penetrating questions, made intelligent comments, and impressed me. (more…)
This is seemingly the fourth week of travel on mining business. Past trips went well. This week’s trip was a mess. I record this here in the hope that you may learn from my mistakes. I confess it was all my fault; due to inattention, old age, or overconfidence, I do not know. Here is the story. (more…)