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   This is why this is the first blog posting this week: a visit to the oil sands to consult; and a big meeting with a client from the Northwest Territories who is faced with an expensive decision.  Along the way, plenty of opportunities to chat and eat with great mining people.  I sometimes wonder that I am so lucky to be paid for doing what I do.  (more…)

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   Hence from Perth on a gruelling flight to LAX.  A flight designed to tire you out if you need more than four hours a night sleep, even though you theoretically get four from Perth to Sydney and twelve from Sydney to Los Angeles.  At least you have plenty of time to contemplate the state of the world as long hours pass by in a small seat to the symphony of plane engines and iPad music.  Still you must ask: why does anybody in their right mind willingly go to Australia from North America when they have not yet explored the Rockies or the four-corners of Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. (more…)

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    I know that my maternal grandmother when she was widowed with three kids, opened Ma Brett’s Boarding House in Brakpan, South Africa, and for twenty years she housed and fed miners.  Until the kids were grown and gone and she married one of the miners: a taciturn red-haired Irishman, call Joe Roney.  He was the only grandfather I knew and he was a great one.  (more…)

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      Pity the poor consultant to the mining industry.  If you are in the industry you know what I mean.  If you are not in the industry, it does not matter what I mean.  The question we seek to answer here is what does the consultants’ individual engineers get paid and are there jobs out there for them right now. (more…)

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