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Here from this link, a few observations on the bad & good of mining—at least in Australia: (more…)

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I cannot resist reposting the following.  I came across it while idly browsing Google Blogs on mining.  I do not know any of the players involved or even the background.  But it all sounds so heated and it presents so bizarre a picture of the Austrian mining scene, that I repeat it for your edificantion and enjoyment–here is the link to the complete piece. (more…)

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Today was the first warm day of spring.  I slept late, got up to sunshine, and rode my bicycle into work via the Seabus (in total a 60 minute journey).  I rode home this evening along the bike lanes,  along Adanac Road, and over the Second Narrows Bridge (about 75 minutes of cycling.) (more…)

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Finding a job in mining is never easy.  You need the qualifications.  You need the experience.  You need contacts.  And you need to be able to travel to distant and lonely places.  Right now I am at a distant mine: the wind is blowing sadly around the light structures making them shake.  Just before I arrived, there was violence outside the high security fence.  Many here are assessing their decisions to come.  Many are simply lonely for their families. (more…)

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Here is a link to a new newsletter on mining with an emphasis on Australia.  The editor is Johann A Robertson scion of consulting engineer and InfoMine man, Andy Robertson.  Johann has been in Australia for the past couple of months expanding the operations of InfoMine on that vast continent.  Now at his own initiative, he has founded the newsletter—one that we hope continues and grows in stature with time. (more…)

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On the plane from Santiago to Dallas, I sat next to an Australian from Newcastle.  He told me that he was on a round-the-world trip to promote his product.  He explained that his company makes the wire ropes used on the big shovels so common in open-pit mining.  (more…)

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From Investopedia, this definition of a company’s price to earnings ratio. (more…)

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While in Santiago, which I left yesterday, I went to the Museum of Fine Arts.  They have an exhibition of old maps—those gorgeous colorful and ornate affairs replete with curlicues and swirls.  I spent much time just stunned by the size and beauty of the maps.  (more…)

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Today Jennifer Leinhart of CostMine sent me these two volumes:

  • 2011 Survey Results: U.S. Coal Mine Salaries, Wages and Benefits
  • 2011 Survey Results: U.S. Metal & Industrial Mineral Mine Salaries, Wages and Benefits (more…)

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Right now it seems a no-brainer: invest in Australian mining.  Well, maybe this is not good advice.  According to a smart young Australian with whom I chatted this week, Australia is headed for decline, decay, and mining investment disaster. (more…)

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