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This blog and those listed in the blogroll to the right deal with mining–and the controversies that swirl around mining. 

Last week at the Alaska Miners Association meeting in Juneau, I presented a talk on mining blogs for mining controversies.  Here is a link to the Powerpoint and talking notes that I used in my presentation.   Maybe you will enjoy.  Maybe you will agree or disagree with what I say.  Regardless please let me have your comments.

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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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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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Next week in Juneau, Alaska we have the Alaska Miners Association meeting.   This runs from Wednesday to Friday. (more…)

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Went drinking last night.  A fellow drinker makes about $150 a month playing Eve On Line, a massive on-line mining game.  He tells me there are upward of 400,000 players, probably all making more than he does.  Thus the economy of Eve is about $60 M a month.  Probably more than most mines!

He specializes in those regions of space where security is low, but the ore is rich.  He spend a few hundred buying equipment.  The money is real–it comes from his credit card.  The product is electronic–he sells it on the game’s exchanges.  The money from selling goes into his bank account; hence the profit.  (more…)

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Juneau is my favorite State Capital.  It snuggles between the mountains and the calm waters of the inlet some way down the panhandle of Alaska.  Thus I readily accepted when I was asked to present a course at the upcoming Alaska Miners Association 2011 AMA Juneau Convention to be held March 15 to 18, 2011.   Here is a  LINK to the registration form.  The course will be a one  day course, in spite of what the form says currently, i.e., a half-day.  I htink a full day is better as we can pace ourselves and go into detail. (more…)

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The Alaska Miners Association Southeast Spring Meeting is in Juneau from March 15 to 18, 2011.  A preliminary agenda can be found at the link.  Topics for sessions include: training, safety, and exploration.  On the Saturday following the conference are field trips to Greens Creek or the Kensington Mine.  I know Greens Creek well, so may be able to persuade myself to go to the Kensington Mine.  (more…)

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