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Professor Jere Jennings who taught so many of us now-old civil engineers in mining used to say: “When you have read everything there is to read, when you have done all the calculations possible, then drink a bottle of brandy and exercise engineering judgement.” (more…)

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Paarl is the only South African brandy I can get in Vancouver.  It is rough—not like cognac—but rather the flavor of the veldt & bush, of scrub & dust, of a long-forgotten home & inequities long-rectified.  Thus inebriated, I blog. (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…)

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In the past, we have all done silly things at mines that constitute safety violations.  Here I record a drilling program I worked on in 1981 and 1982 at the then-proposed Greens Creek mine in Alaska.  I post with only minor edits what I found last weekend amongst some old papers in the attic. (more…)

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Some people do cross-word puzzles.  Some do jigsaw puzzles.  And some become mining exploration geologists.  I suspect the same mental acuity, the same ability to form three-dimensional pictures in your head, and the same love of turning a few clues into a comprehensive whole are required. (more…)

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This afternoon’s Alaska Miners Association meeting presentations may not have been as broad in scope as a visit to the PDAC, but they definitively provided food for thought for investing in mining. (more…)

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Mining can be the safest activity.  What you need is the right safety program and skilled people to lead the mine safety program.  That is the message that comes through clear from the presentations this morning at the Alaska Miners Association Conference in Juneau, Alaska. (more…)

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