There are many new mining-related conferences to attend in 2013. All very well if you are very important and travel with an unlimit company expense acount. (more…)
Archive for the ‘communication’ Category
A new blog on mining is always welcome. This week saw the first posting of CareerMiner by Susan Kihn. She starts with five articles ranging from how to avoid scammers promising to find you a mining job, to the joys of fly-in, fly-out mining camps. And she ask the perennial question: is there a place for women in the mining industry? (more…)
From the weekend photo collection, a few of the oh-so-many signs posted to warn us to beware & behave. You get the feeling that all public places are dangerous and that extreme caution is required if you dare venture out-of-doors.
With the Paste 2012 conference on mine tailings just a few weeks away in Sun City, I’ve pinched this title from a question posed at the 2008 conference in the paper Surface disposal of paste and thickened tailings – A brief history and current confronting issues. So thank you to the authors (M. Williams, K. Seddon, and T. Fitton) for putting that insightful paper together. (more…)
From Deloitte a new report Tracking the trends 2012, The top 10 trends mining companies may face in the coming year. The report starts with this quote: (more…)
With the new year growing old, our thoughts turn to the conferences of 2012. And the technical papers we may write and present. I am reminded of this by today’s email on the soon to be first meeting to set about organizing Tailings and Mine Waste 2012. So soon, so soon after the last conference? (more…)
Today I was criticized for failing to clearly set out the project objectives. Damn me, I know what we are setting out to do. “But the rest of us do not,” was the reply. And so I wrote out the project objectives in deliberate detail. And that set me writing the rest of this posting. It may be entertaining; I hope it is informative; as least it should give you some idea of the issues and events involved in mine waste disposal engineering. (more…)