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In selecting topics to blog about, my first choice is something that struck me today as new and interesting.  Today the most fascinating new thing I learnt resulted from a visit by a young Irishman from Nuna Innovation Inc.  He told me about a geosynthetics that I had not hitherto been aware of. (more…)

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An advantage of being a consultant to the mining industry is travel to new places.   This past week no blog postings because I was travelling in Mexico to a remote mine.  Here is a brief travelogue. (more…)

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Here is a comment posted on this blog today.  It is posted to the section on About Me and the Blog.  That is a pretty obscure posting, although some do look at it to check if I am genuine. (more…)

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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…)

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This posting is prompted by a casual discussion today with a person I like and respect.  She pointed me to the website of Employment Office.  The opening statement on their website is this: (more…)

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Old men still love, although we seldom succeed.  That is the inevitable message of today’s Met HD broadcast of Verdi’s Falstaff.  I reflected all the opera on this year’s affair now gone to Quebec, maybe to return next year?  How can age impede the impulses of the young? (more…)

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Jill has a masters degree in philosophy.  Her specialization is logic.  She is employed by a mining company. (more…)

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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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