Posts Tagged ‘mines’


Spent this past week in Quebec looking at mines.   This brought us to Rouyn-Noranda and food at Bistro Jezz.

The food at this little place on a quiet side-street is magnificent: the best I have tasted in many a year of travel to distant mines.

Take a special trip to this restaurant if you seek and relish good food.  Subtle flavours, beautiful presentation, unusual dishes.  Words cannot capture the beauty of fine food in a simple setting.

Here are some photos from this trip.






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Live today on EduMine is a new course: Introduction to Groundwater Modeling for Mines and Mining.  The authors are myself and Bernard Brixel.  Murray Fredlund and his folk at SoilVision contributed good computer models. (more…)

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The Temptation of ChristAry Scheffer, 1854

The Westward Look hotel sits proud in the foothills of Tucson.  Down in the flats, the lights of the city sparkle and shine like a sea of energy washing over the privileged.  You know that somewhere in the pinpoints of light somebody is being robbed, beaten, raped, and maybe killed.  But violence is not the predominant activity.  Civil order is probably the norm. (more…)

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Map of Major Mines in Europe

Just released is a new InfoMine map of the major mines and metallurgical facilities in Europe.  You can find it to order at this link.

Two other sites on European mines are:

I was amazed to see the many mines in Europe on this new map.  Just what percentage of the European economy is from mining? If you know, let us know.  Thanks.

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Home at last after nearly three weeks away in places where mining is flourishing.  Too much going out delayed blogging.  Here is one piece of advice I got while working and partying.  It pertains to control of dust on mines. (more…)

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While in Santiago, which I left yesterday, I went to the Museum of Fine Arts.  They have an exhibition of old maps—those gorgeous colorful and ornate affairs replete with curlicues and swirls.  I spent much time just stunned by the size and beauty of the maps.  (more…)

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From the CostMine 2011 Survey of Canadian Mine Salaries, Wages, and Benefits, here are some average hourly wages.  For selected job categories, I provide three numbers.  The first is the average on Canadian metal mines; the second on industrial mineral mines; and the third is on fossil fuel mines.  (more…)

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