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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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The Canadian Institute of Mining (CIM) has just sent me the preliminary program for the May 6 to 9 conference in Edmonton.  Here are the papers on sustainable mining: (more…)

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Sitting in the 8:30pm sun of Fort McMurray reading e-mails, I saw this one from my son, who is in the U.S. Navy station in the Pentagon in Washington, DC–he states:  “Interesting…maybe it will change the course and purpose of the war!”  (more…)

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    Give or take a few weeks and a few postings, this blog, I THINK MINING, has been “on the air” for about three years and I have written over one thousand postings on almost every topic touching mining.  (more…)

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  The American Society of Engineers (SME) has a fantastic site called One Mine.  This is a collection of technical papers mostly on mining.  (more…)

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   Another paper from the SME CD Preprints that I enjoyed and recommend is Application of Best Available Technology to Reclamation Design and Integration with Mine Planning by H.J. Hutson of BRS Inc. in Riverton, Wyoming.   

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   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.

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