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…)
Posts Tagged ‘Rio Tinto’
Posted in About the news, Commodity, Global Warming, Community relations, Human relations and mining, Investing & Finance, Jobs and Salaries, mining, British Columbia, consulting, tagged Anglo American, BHP, InfoMine, investment, mining, Pebble Mine, Rio Tinto, risk, conga mine, annual report on August 30, 2012 | 4 Comments »
Posted in About the news, blogs, Enviromental, Human relations and mining, People, tagged Barrick, CIDA, IAMGOLD, Jamie Kneen, MiningWatch, mning, Natalie Bender, NGO, Rio Tinto on January 30, 2012 | 1 Comment »
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…)
Posted in Australia and New Zealand, consulting, Investing & Finance, Mining history, Tailings, Uranium, tagged Australia, ranger mine, Rio Tinto, slimes dam, Tailings, tom albinese on May 12, 2011 | 1 Comment »
Posted in About the news, Copper, environmental, Jobs and Salaries, Law (Mining), North America, People, tagged Arizona, cruz, hart, Rio Tinto, Rosemont Copper, state mining inspector on October 5, 2010 | 2 Comments »
Always on the lookout for strange and unusual happening in mining? Here is one from Arizona that caught my attention as I browsed through the blogs that mention mining. Seems the post of State Mining Inspector is on the ballot and, as you would expect, there is a challenger to the incumbent. (more…)
Monday morning is the time to review your mining investments. The question I will consider this week is: Should I invest in Rio Tinto because they are members of the United States Climate Action Partnership? Here are some of my background thoughts on this investment decision. (more…)
SME is over and now we have time to slip the CD of Preprints into the computer to read the technical papers. The sad part is that most of those who presented talks did not bother to prepare a paper. And no provision has been made to collect, disseminate, or archive their PowerPoint presentations. So all that hard work and hot air is lost.
Of the technical papers that do appear on the CD of Preprints, the most intriguing is entitled Climate Change Risk and Impact Assessment for Global Diversified Mining Group.
The paper describes “a project undertaken for a multinational mining company to examine the physical risks from climate change across its international business operations. The study addresses 163 components of the business including operating sites (mines, smelters, and refineries), key transportation routes (road and rail) and port links.” Almost sounds like Rio Tinto, although the paper does not tells us which mining company commissioned the study.