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That venerable firm, Ernst & Young have just issued their latest, Business Risks Facing Mining and Metal 2012-2013.  It is worth looking at their site at this link and downloading the report’s Executive Summary.  To whet your appetite, here is the number one risk they write about, namely Resource Nationalism: (more…)

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       At one time or another I have lived in these states: Arizona, Washington, Colorado, Kansas, Ohio, Tennessee, California, and Iowa. I have been lucky enough to work on mines or prospective mines in states from Maine to Alaska; from Texas to the Dakotas. (more…)

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    Lithium is used in drugs to help middle-aged ladies (and others) deal with depression.  One person I know has benefited greatly from a regime of lithium pills, although sometimes the mood-swings get to be disconcerting. 

Lithium could also be used in batteries for electric cars.  Where will all the lithium come from?  One report notes: 

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This weekend I went to a local production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Patience.  That has nothing to do with mining you may say; but I reply that it was one of the first and most popular productions at the new Leadville opera house in the 1800s–the miners apparently flocked to see this strange picture of human silliness and love.  Thus in honor of the old miners’ apparent enjoyment of the different, I note these reports from today’s web:

 (But first a picture of Lady Jane bemoaning her advancing age–from Flickr)

 

Canadian miners take luxury train to Tibet to promote mining.  In a Globe and Mail report we read of plans to go to Tibet in the utmost luxury to develop new mines that will help the locals. It is not specified what help will be proffered to the locals or enjoyed by the locals as the Canadians arrive en masse to bring the benefits of the Toronto and Vancouver stock exchanges to monks who presumably would simply like to see the Chines gone, not the Canadians arrive.  Still a PDAC MOU might bring them invaluable benefits?

Bolivian miners worship the devil in the mine and God above-ground.  In a nicely written article we read of a church to the devil deep in a Bolivian salt mine.  You need to read this to believe it.  Here is part:

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