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Constructing covers over mining wastes at sites in cold climates involves consideration of these factors that are unique to cold climates: (more…)

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Most engineers have no idea what the strength of a soil or tailings implies.  Let me write a little about the physicality of soil and tailings of a given strength. (more…)

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I have moved on from countries and companies. I have left (and re-entered) countries. I have left companies and joined the principals in other companies. I have, in a word, moved around. At 67, I spend no time cogitating on these past decisions.  With so long a history of making decisions and moving on, I have so much to regret that I would go crazy thinking what would have been had I not made those many decisions.  It is futile to regret a past decision that may have been the wrong decision. (more…)

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A picture of a 1,000-year old earthen mound in Central America. 

Goes to prove geotechnical structures can endure stable for at least that long.

Today I explained the differences between Failure Modes and Effects Analyses (FMEA), Value Engineering (VE), Multiple Accounts Analysis (MAA), and Risk Assessment (RA) to some unfamiliar with any of these tools to support engineering judgment as the basis for decision making. In so doing, I had to go back to basics and thus myself uncovered a new and deeper understanding of the basics. (more…)

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I learnt today that Geoff Blight has passed away.  I can pay tribute to him best by writing of those times I worked with him. He was a professor at the University of the Witwatersrand.  He came in and took over when Professor Jennings died. I never had a lecture from him, so I leave it to others to record his lecture style and teaching abilities–both of which I was told were superb. (more…)

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Yesterday I went to the 35th year anniversary celebration of the founding in Vancouver of SRK.  It was a grand affair in a fancy hotel overlooking the harbor.  Andy Robertson and Jim Robertson (no relation) who were the two originals were both there.  (more…)

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Just available at this link is the PowerPoint presentation made by Andy Robertson at last week’s conference in Lima, Peru on Mine Water Solution in Extreme Environments. As always, it is fascinating & provocative and informed by his deep understanding of the topic and his international experience looking at mines & tailings dams worldwide.  (more…)

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