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Sunday and opera.  Tonight it was Bellini’s Beatrice di Tenda. Terrible stuff: torture; agony; betrayed love; death.  Tyrants of unbending will and cruel intent. But the music!  That long line of melody.  That theme that goes on forever.  That haunting tune that embeds in the mind. (more…)

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Mining.com reports that Canada has been spying on Brazilian mining:

Brazilian television OGlobo aired Sunday night a program showing that U.S. National Security Agency contractor, Edward Snowden, leaked documents that reveal Canadian spy agencies tracked the country’s Mines and Energy Ministry e-mails and phone calls. (more…)

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A quick trip today across the border from Vancouver to Birch Bay to visit friends who have a house on the coast looking out on the bay. All bought with mining money. (more…)

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Would you sign the following petition to your local Canadian Member of Parliament?   The petition urges the Canadian Federal government to pass legislation that would: (more…)

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MineWeb reports that workers have left the copper mine in Afghanistan being developed by the Chinese because of fears of Taliban attacks.  It appears that the Taliban has target the mine, stating that they do not believe the people will benefit from the mine and that profits will be siphoned off by the Afgan elite and the Chinese. (more…)

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CostMine’s newly published 2012 Survey Results of Canadian Mine Salaries, Wages and Benefits is now available.  It is expensive; most individuals probably cannot afford it;  you will have to get your union or human resources staff to order it if you want to see all the data.   Thanks to the folk at Cost Mine, I can give some numbers that interest me and that may interest you.  (more…)

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In a previous posting on this blog, I made my mining predictions for 2012.  One of them was that we would be regaled by a continuing plethora of articles saying mining will be detrimentally affected by a shortage of workers.  Here is one comment on that posting (I edit for spelling and punctuation):  (more…)

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With everything related to mining and the economy in general seemingly falling–except the price of gold—let us delay a little and bask in the heady news of what Canadian major mining company executives take home—and presumably spend to keep the economy buoyant.   These following numbers are from the CostMine 2011 Survey Results of Canadian Mine Salaries, Wages and Benefits. (more…)

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Let us return to the CostMine 2011 Survey results of Canadian Mine Salaries, Wages and Benefits.  Let us take a look at some salaries of those who work in Canadian mines.   Here are the salaries and bonus for salaried staff at one Canadian Mine (first number is in $ per year; second number is bonus as a percent of salary)  (more…)

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From the CostMine 2011 Survey of Canadian Mine Salaries, Wages, and Benefits, here are some average hourly wages.  For selected job categories, I provide three numbers.  The first is the average on Canadian metal mines; the second on industrial mineral mines; and the third is on fossil fuel mines.  (more…)

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