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One hundred and twenty one abstracts have been approved for the upcoming conference Paste2014.  The conference will be held in Vancouver September 8-11, 2014, and a record attendance is anticipated.  Here, to whet your appetite and encourage you to come, is a review of some of the abstracts and papers that will be presented. (more…)

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Spent time setting up sessions for the upcoming conference on paste and thickened tailings in 2013.  Along the way, I checked out recent web additions on the topic.  Here is what I wrote as a result–I post as the links may be helpful.  (more…)

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The following is an “article” that I repeat as is from a recent ACG newsletter. Andy Robertson of InfoMine and Robertson GeoConsultants wrote this.  The “article” is at its simplest an announcement of an upcoming conference.  But at its most complex this is a scary story of potential dragons let loose on the world to scare the populace into non-mining.  Here is what he wrote: (more…)

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Today I looked through the abstracts submitted for Paste 2013 in Belo Horizonte in Brazil next year.  Here is what I wrote—it will be all over InfoMine soon enough. (more…)

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Could mining really be this easy?  Cut the ore from the earth like a steady-handed surgeon, and then mend the wound with the salvaged skin of overburden and gangue.  Surely we are not so lucky – we’ve forgotten the tailings – what to do about those pesky tailings? (more…)

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With the Paste 2012 conference on mine tailings just a few weeks away in Sun City, I’ve pinched this title from a question posed at the 2008 conference in the paper Surface disposal of paste and thickened tailings – A brief history and current confronting issues.  So thank you to the authors (M. Williams, K. Seddon, and T. Fitton) for putting that insightful paper together. (more…)

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The night is waning into dawn, and the air is thick with smoke and desperate moves.  The mine mill is still churning off in the distance. The odds are against you – what to do? (more…)

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