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The title of this posting translates as Mine Water and Chemical Balance Analysis.  Today, EduMine posted at this link the Spanish language version of what has become a rather popular online course. (more…)

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At this link is my EduMine course on Mine Closure: The Basics of Success.  One issue I do not address in the course is a looming tendency, namely should we tax existing mines to pay for closure of old mines? (more…)

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If you read this blog, you will know that in the past four or so years, I have visited the Marlin and Escobal Mines in Guatemala many times.   (Do a search with these key words in the box at top-right to get all I have written about these visits.) (more…)

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Gold Fever is yet another in a long line of lies about mining, blasting, and house cracking.  Here is a link to the film.  I could not raise the sound, but the images are visual enough to let you know that once again this is scandalous propaganda not based on facts or even elementary investigation–just another pastiche of pictures of weeping women and cracked houses attributed to mine blasting. (more…)

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The Canadian national newspaper, The Globe and Mail is delivered to the office foyer each morning.  The first to get to the offices picks it up and dumps it on the small table in the kitchen where we make coffee and tea in the gallons needed to remain alert through an average day’s work. (more…)

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Last Saturday we saw La Boheme by Puccini.  Thanks as always to Goldcorp for sponsoring so great an event.  Mining profit bring benefits.  And great opera is one of them.  This production by Vancouver Opera was superb.  I have seen the opera many times and cried and yawned to various productions.  This production was, I repeat, superb: beautiful; lyrical; well-produced; well-sung; enough to make you weep with the lovers who were real, in-love, and tragically human in their inconstancy and death. (more…)

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Last night was live opera time:  to the Vancouver Opera’s Barber of Seville.  There is almost nothing new to be said about what is one of the greatest of comic operas.  All we can repeat is that it is a great evening of music & fun. (more…)

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For about ten years until about 2005 I used to attend all the Los Angeles opera productions.  Placido Domingo was, and still is, in charge of the music.  Occasionally he would sing in an opera—what a thrill to see and hear him live.  I vaguely recall that in the program notes, there were news pieces about Domingo’s Dames, a group of women devoted to him and his role in opera.  I cannot establish if this group still exists.  I hope it does. (more…)

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The news at this link is that Xstrata and Glencore are going to consummate their marriage.  Analysts will write about the impact another mega-mining company will have on share prices, competition in the mining industry, and the impact of South Africans who fled the country.  I will blog below on some of the more obscure aspects of the deal. (more…)

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This is a blog about what I THINK MINING, thus I focus on the mining aspects of life.  So once again I pay tribute to Goldcorp for sponsoring the Vancouver Opera production of West Side Story. (more…)

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