Today I spent reviewing abstracts for the conference Geosynthetic Solutions in Mining 2014. We have received about thirty superb abstracts. Only two missed the mark—mine planning and waste management, but no consideration of geosynthetics therein. We have asked the authors to rework their abstracts for their topics promise fascinating insight. (more…)
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The winter 2013/2014 copy of Mining & Exploration has just landed on my desk. There on page 9, is an advert for eBee from Spacial Technologies and senseFly. It is a drone that enables you as the ad says, “Take your own aerial photos and produce precise orthomosaics & 3D models.” (more…)
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Today I received a phone call from the editor of a site new to me on the topic of mining. The site is Oil, Gas, & Mining. He asked me to write an article for the site on the issues of geosynthetics in mining. Thus I blog–by way of full disclosure I am influenced by the request. But as is my standard philosophy, I write about a thing mining in anticipation that it will interest you. (more…)
Mining.com reports that Canada has been spying on Brazilian mining:
Brazilian television OGlobo aired Sunday night a program showing that U.S. National Security Agency contractor, Edward Snowden, leaked documents that reveal Canadian spy agencies tracked the country’s Mines and Energy Ministry e-mails and phone calls. (more…)
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Today I chatted about mining regulators. They have probably one of the most difficult jobs in mining: writing regulations, setting standards, and monitoring the mining industry. They are subjected to intense political pressure. And to constant demands from the mining industry to work faster and smarter. (more…)
The weekend in Whistler as part of the Gran Fondo. The young and fit of the company rode the 120 km from Vancouver to Whistler. The rest of us drove up and stayed around to share their success.
Their times varied from four to six plus a bit hours; they all made it and looked fit and relaxed afterwards as shown in the photo above. We must congratulate them.
And reflect on an amazing group of people from one mining consulting company. For most of us ride to work — not necessarily the image of a mining company. As one of the girlfriends noted: “But you are all so Vancouver.” And that is a great compliment and promise, I think, for the future of mining from a Vancouver ethic.