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…)
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…)
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.