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Today I lunched with a professor from one of those old-line, prestigious universities.  He bemoaned the fact that his department has changed. (more…)

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The news at this link is that Xstrata and Glencore are going to consummate their marriage.  Analysts will write about the impact another mega-mining company will have on share prices, competition in the mining industry, and the impact of South Africans who fled the country.  I will blog below on some of the more obscure aspects of the deal. (more…)

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With the permission of the other party, I post here an exchange of email between myself and a young man who has just enrolled as a first-year mining engineering student.  These are not our first email exchanges, but this “set” is more-or-less self-contained, and thus may be of interest to other young people who are contemplating a career in mining.  (more…)

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   Recently, I received an e-mail from a high-school senior.  He asked me if he should go to university to study to become a mining engineer.  Here is my reply to him—I trust he does not mind me sharing it with others who may be asking the same question. (more…)

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    One of the young engineers here in the office has just started his master degree at a local university.  He will continue to work for the consulting company half-time—you have to pay the bills somehow. (more…)

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Is what Mary Poulton and the Mining Engineering Department in Tucson doing, the future of on-line mining education?  What she and her faculty are doing is this:  with a gift from industry they are videoing most lectures and putting them on-line.  Currently only registered students can access the on-line video courses.  But she tells me that you, as a member of the general mining public, could register as a special student and access these courses. 

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