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The arrival at a big number before a project and the logging of smaller ones during – that is what I associate with the role of a cost estimator. It is one profession that I feel I know, not that I can do it; I just grew up with it. (more…)

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A group of professors sat around a table in a glass-clad building and wondered why they are not involved in oil sands mining. They talked of getting funding for a new professorial chair—why does the oil sands industry not sponsor a chair at our university?  They bemoaned the fact that none of their students wants to go and work at the oil sands mines. (more…)

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Once more on the topic of unemployment and the role of mining in giving people jobs.  Today I received the following from the  U.S. National Mining Association, and it is an honor to be asked and to be able to comply.  Jamie Caswell writes as follows: (more…)

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In a previous posting on this blog, I made my mining predictions for 2012.  One of them was that we would be regaled by a continuing plethora of articles saying mining will be detrimentally affected by a shortage of workers.  Here is one comment on that posting (I edit for spelling and punctuation):  (more…)

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Here are some careers in mining working on the tailings impoundment, tailings storage facility, containment facility, or whatever it is called locally. (more…)

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On the plane from Seattle to Vancouver:  she sat next to me; she was tall, and ginger, with the white skin and freckles of the perfect.  She told me she is a geologist en route to a weekend with her boyfriend, also a geologist doing a masters at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in exploration geology on a scholarship from Hunter Dickinson.  (more…)

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I have been busy at the job of mining.  Instead of writing something original, I post as follows an email I received which give numbers to prove what I have previously written:  mining is good for the US economy and more mining is essential if we are to pull out of current economic slumping.  In brief, to get the economy going again, we need to mine and make more.  It is as simple as that.  (more…)

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I would if I could; but I cannot; so can the US mining industry help?  Can the US mining industry provide jobs for US veterans? (more…)

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The title of this posting captures the mood of the Alaska Miners Association meeting, which begun today in Juneau.  Many talks picked up the theme of: Jobs Now.  Mining Jobs Now. Mining Jobs in Alaska Now(more…)

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In today’s emails was this request for advice on how to write resumes.  (more…)

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