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We all like to celebrate the value of mining.  We all like to praise the benefits of mining and enjoy the good life it brings.  I remind myself of the pleasure of the beauty of diamonds as I walk the halls of a northern diamond mine.  I remind myself of the warm feeling of possession as I struggle the issue of the stability of a tailings impoundment at a new silver mine.  Yet sometimes, I pause and wonder if mining is truly a source of the good life, or merely another in a string of human activities aimed at bragging and getting and exercising power.  Maybe we do need mined products to buy the insurance of a good life after death by donating to the church or temple.  (more…)

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