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Many years ago in Tucson, I went with some hard-core Republicans to see a Michael Moore film.  They hated him as the incarnation of liberalism and anti-commerce.   Yet today’s news is that this same Michael Moore is in deep support of mining.  How so? (more…)

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   A brief note to note that Bill C-300 marches on.  At this link is another new exhortation to pass the bill and the news that: (more…)

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  These  past two days I have been in that dreaded institution: meetings to decide on what theory to apply to practice.  All in a mining context of course.  Midway through another grueling session, the old man (not me) of the group produced a piece of paper with this written on it.  It is so true that I must repeat it below, but be warned, it deterred neither the theorist nor the practitioner in the meetings. (more…)

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A short note to call your attention to a posting on the site The Oil Drum on the mining of oil sands and Avatar.  The posting includes a well-illustrated summary of the processes of oil sands mining and a brief note that the movie gets the mining process wrong: they use a bucket wheel excavator.   As the posting notes: (more…)

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  My grandson, four-years old, and me went this afternoon to see Avatar.  This is the billion-dollar-grossing movie from James Cameron that is now all the rage.   (more…)

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