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The guys from Mining.com told me today that the major news organizations contacted them asking for comments on the recent mining tragedy in Turkey.  The Mining.com guys had no comment.  “What do we know more than they do?  What can we say that adds to insight?” (more…)

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Here is how one source describes the spill:

About 100 employees and contractors working for Sherritt [International Mine] are at the site trying to determine how a wall in the containment pond was breached, propelling a plume of clay, coal dust, dirt, sandstone and shale through two creeks and into the Athabasca River. The company couldn’t say Monday when the walls were last inspected. (more…)

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While the United States Congress debates HR4402, a bill which would make it easier and cheaper to mine in the United States, Spanish coal miners are protesting cuts by the Spanish government in subsidies to unprofitable coal mines.   These two seemingly unlinked news stories, highlight the tricky question of to what extent a government should go to nurture a home-grown mining industry when it is cheaper to mine elsewhere. First some details of the Spanish situation from this report(more…)

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Here from the CostMine report 2011 Survey Results, U.S. Coal Mine Salaries, Wages and Benefits ae some wages earned by U.S. coal miners. First wages at surface coal mines.  In US$ per hour, here are minimum, average, and maximum wages for the 28 reporting mines: (more…)

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What do the people at the top of U.S. Coal Mining companies earn?  Here are some data from the 2010 U.S. Coal Mine Salaries, Wages and Benefits Survey recently published by CostMine.  I have previously on this blog written about the salaries and the wages in the U.S. coal mine industry.  This is the final article based on the CostMine survey of coal mines.  Keep in mind they also have surveys on metal mines and on income at both U.S. and Canadian mines.   (more…)

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The picture above has nothing to do with this posting.  I just liked it and admit it puts me in mind of power and money.  Although salaries hardly denote power or money.   CostMine is the source of the data I present below on current salaries in the U.S. coal mining industry.  As always, we thank them for allowing us to see the full report and to extract from it on this blog.  If the data you seek is not here, contact CostMine and purchase the full volume, or get your mine’s HR folk to order a copy. (more…)

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CostMine has just sent me a copy of their new 2010 Survey Results U.S. Coal Mine Salaries, Wages and Benefits.   Here are some of the numbers for coal mine wages.  In future postings, we will look at salaries and executive compensation. (more…)

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   We have previously blogged about US coal mine wages.  Now it is time to turn our attention to US coal mine salaries.  Specifically what do those middle of the road, conservative folk like engineers, scientists, and secretaries make.  You know them; they are the folk who believe they are underpaid.  Let us find out if that is true by looking at selected salaries from CostMines‘ new 2008 Survey Results, U.S. Coal Mine Salaries, Wages, and Benefits report. 

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   Just received is the 2008 Survey Results U.S. Coal Mine Salaries, Wages and Benefits from CostMine.  There is an enormous amount of data in this new survey.  Here is my personal summary and perspective of some of the information on wages…..in future postings I will write about salaries and executive compensation.

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  Once a year?  Or twice a year?  Sounds like the famous question “to be or not to be.” 

In some ways there is a parallel between the questions.  For both, depending on the answer, mean the difference between life and death.   Death in a duel.  Or death in a cold, coal mine.  Because you have too little practice in rescue operations.  Now a judge has spoken and MSHA acts.

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