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Decision making in engineering demands a logical process that is well documented.  Particularly if you are selecting a new site for a mine waste disposal facility.In 1983,  Andy Robertson and I wrote a paper available at this link on site selection.  The ideas were based on what we did to locate the site of the tailings facility for the then new Greens Creek mine.  The site was selected and is still in use. (more…)

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She worked on the Pebble Mine exploration program a long time ago–more than twenty year ago.  Her theory, based on personal experience. is that the mine will never be. (more…)

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Here is an announcement from International Minings (John Chadwick et al).  It seems so worthy an undertaking, that I repeat in full as the announcment came to me.  Maybe you can make your nominations for induction of great mining folk into the Hall of fame.  (more…)

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On Sunday I was lucky enough to go to lunch with four beautiful, intelligent young women.  One is doing post-doc studies, one is a vet, one a graphics designer, and one a civil engineer in mining.  I am sure all earn high salaries.  We ate in the old market in the center of Santiago.  I paid.  (more…)

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Each year, each mining company produces an Annual Report.  Ignore the color pictures of locals, women geologists, heart-rending schools & hospitals built with mining profits, and go instead to the sections headed RISKS. (more…)

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Soon after the fall of the Berlin wall, we descended on Wismut, East Germany with proposals to help them cleanup the old uranium mines, mills, and tailings impoundments that the Russians left behind.  The large American consulting firm that I was working for at the time, believed that with our UMTRA Project experience, we were well-suited for the work.  So too did a small Canadian consulting company.  (more…)

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Here is a picture of a mining disaster waiting to happen.  This is a mine in Australia that is shut down because too much rain has filled their tailings impoundment and they appear to have no facilities to treat water hence to release it.  (more…)

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