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Here from the CostMine  2013 Survey Results Canadian Mine Salaries, Wages and Benefits are the 2012 incomes of some executives of Canadian junior mining companies.  These numbers are not intended to inspire sympathy for those who run junior mining companies, regardless of the endless stream of bad news we read that such companies are on their knees, short of funds, going out of business, and in a generally bad shape.  These are impressive incomes.  So here a few: (more…)

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Today Jennifer Leinhart of CostMine sent me these two volumes:

  • 2011 Survey Results: U.S. Coal Mine Salaries, Wages and Benefits
  • 2011 Survey Results: U.S. Metal & Industrial Mineral Mine Salaries, Wages and Benefits (more…)

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I have not done this before; I have never repeated a comment as a new posting.  I do this now, not because I have become lazy and dependent on others for opinions and perspective,  but because I think this comment is worthy of individual exposure and repeat.  This is powerful writing and strong opinion.  So I post it here for your consideration.  I edit a bit for context.  Here it is from a commenter who identifies themself only as Andrey.  He comments on an old posting on this blog that I repeat below the comment that follows. (more…)

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The first posting this week as I have just gotten back from working on a mine—and earning far less than $200,000 per year.   I note the income of $200,000 a year as my email inbox is filled with links to a report on young folk on Australian mines earning $200,000 a year.  Here is the introduction to a long and fascinating article: (more…)

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A major report by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce is entitled What’s It Worth?  The Economic Value of College Majors.   The report is long, over 180 pages and covers degrees ranging from Agriculture to Social Sciences.  Engineering is dealt with from page 110 to page 123.   (more…)

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Vancouver weather today was gorgeous; warm and sunny.  I was able to ride my bicycle to and from work and revel in the clear mountains, still snow-capped, and the city towers, gleaming in the sun.  But I could not find a topic for this blog.  In spite of a visit to the 34th floor of a tower from which the views were superb and the mining company hospitable.  In spite of a luxurious Japanese lunch with a beautiful and charming lady. In spite of a mind-bending problem come over the phone from a distant client.  In spite of arranging travel to far places.  Each would take pages to describe in detail, but all are “confidential,” so I must refrain. (more…)

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    Even I am guilty of painting a picture of the difficulties of opening and running a mine in Canada.  It is simply too easy to write about intransigent First Nations, vacillating politicians, activist NGOs, and vociferous shareholders.   Here are some numbers to prove that those who face and deal with such difficulties are well compensated.  Here are some numbers on the salaries, bonuses, and other forms of compensation paid to executives of Canadian mining companies as of June 2009.  These data are from the CostMine Canadian Mine Salaries, Wages & Benefits 2009 Survey Results(more…)

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