Just got back from a trip to EKATI. The usual four times a year visit to look at the Long Lake Containment Facility, aka LLCF or tailings impoundment. (more…)
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The news today is that Harry Winston and BHP are talking about the sale of the Ekati Diamond Mine. Specifically Harry Winston is seeking to purchase the Ekati Diamond Mine. Harry Winston is already talking to Rio Tinto about buying Diavik. If he gets both, he will be a diamond force in the north. (more…)
I think the business section of the paper is consistently the most interesting; there is always some article which catches your eye. Today’s point of interest has a mining basis which relates to one of the major Northwest Territories diamond mines, Diavik. In short, Rio Tinto is looking to sell its stake in the mine in order to focus on “expanding into more scalable and profitable commodities such as iron ore, copper and uranium” as their investment in diamond mining amounts to less than 2% of total profits. (more…)
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Most mines have a place where the miners eat. Let us celebrate the cooks at these places by telling of the many fine meals we have enjoyed in these mining canteens. In celebrating cooks at mining canteens, I also seek to describe a job in mining that most do not write about. If you like cooking, then maybe a job at a mine canteen is for you. (more…)
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…)
SME is over and now we have time to slip the CD of Preprints into the computer to read the technical papers. The sad part is that most of those who presented talks did not bother to prepare a paper. And no provision has been made to collect, disseminate, or archive their PowerPoint presentations. So all that hard work and hot air is lost.
Of the technical papers that do appear on the CD of Preprints, the most intriguing is entitled Climate Change Risk and Impact Assessment for Global Diversified Mining Group.
The paper describes “a project undertaken for a multinational mining company to examine the physical risks from climate change across its international business operations. The study addresses 163 components of the business including operating sites (mines, smelters, and refineries), key transportation routes (road and rail) and port links.” Almost sounds like Rio Tinto, although the paper does not tells us which mining company commissioned the study.