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A rare victory for the mining industry:  the Chilean Environmental Court has ruled that the Pascua Lama mining project has not affected the glaciers in the vicinity of the mine. (more…)

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I get many pleas for help in finding a job in mining.  Most I refer to Careermine.  For that is the site that lists every possible job in mining.  Yet this one caught my attention, for it is a story of love.  At least I think so.  I have the sender’s permission to post what she sent me.  Here it is. (more…)

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Thursday to see Die Fledermaus at the Vancouver Opera House.  This is Johann Strauss’s classic waltz opera of marital infidelity and mistaken identity.  And the prime sponsor is Goldcorp, a Vancouver-based successful mining house. (more…)

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He marched into my office and declared: “I am too old to consult at altitudes of 14,000 ft.” I replied: “Many wonder if you do not have a severe case of BDSM sublimated in peer review at high altitudes.” (more…)

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Today I sat in the sun and finished the 1993 novel by John Le Carre called The Night Manager.  This is the first Le Carre book I have gotten into.  The others that I tried bored me or confused me to the extent that I abandoned them after the first chapter.  But this one gripped me and had me in its thrall all day in the sun. (more…)

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Looking forward to 2015.   A picture taken today on the beach that kind of captures this idea.  Then sun got hot and we shed outer layers to keep cool.  Then the wind sprang up and we retreated in-doors to a fire and brandy. (more…)

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I am in Guatemala and at the Tahoe Resources Escobal Silver Mine. I have previously noted that I and my daughter are the engineers who designed and now give advice on the operation of the filter-pressed tailings stack. Much credit must also go to Flor de Maria Gonzalez and Sergio Aycinena of Geosimsa who are the engineers of record in Guatemala. We have worked closely with them these past four years and both have proven sound partners. Particularly Flor who as a young woman has made her mark by her excellence in a male-dominated Guatemalan mining environment. (more…)

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