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On Sunday I was lucky enough to go to lunch with four beautiful, intelligent young women.  One is doing post-doc studies, one is a vet, one a graphics designer, and one a civil engineer in mining.  I am sure all earn high salaries.  We ate in the old market in the center of Santiago.  I paid.  (more…)

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Each year, each mining company produces an Annual Report.  Ignore the color pictures of locals, women geologists, heart-rending schools & hospitals built with mining profits, and go instead to the sections headed RISKS. (more…)

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

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On Saturday I posted a piece on the Pebble Mine.  Here is one of the comments on what I wrote—the commenter takes me to task for consulting to the EKATI Diamond mine, while questioning the need for and the practicality of opening the Pebble Mine.  First the comment and then my reply, which is an extended essay on the morality & ethics of diamond mining. (more…)

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These days a billion dollars hardly seems like much.  We grow insensitive to the vast sums bandied about by irresponsible politicians afraid to tackle out-of-control spending.  A billion here; a billion there; and soon we are talking trillions. (more…)

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    And hence from LA to the Canadian Northwest Territories and a lecture on mine safety.  I do not know the statistics, but in terms of focus, surely Ekati must be the most safety-conscious mine I have ever been on.  BHP can be justifiably proud of the attitude and actions of the people here who inducted me into the site’s values of Zero Harm, integrity, respect, win-win relationships, and high performance.   (more…)

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Today’s top of the news stories on the life of a mine include these three;

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