Project cost overruns: Implications for public disclosure.

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There is a long history of cost overruns in mining. By some estimates, average cost overruns for mining projects range from 20 to 60%. This is, particularly, interesting when you think of the fact that most of our rules governing … Continue reading

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Lessons we can draw from the Samarco tailings dam failure

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First of all, it is good to be back with you blogging again. As some of you might know, I spent most of 2015 and the first seven months of 2016 as an Academic Mining Engineering Fellow at the US Securities & … Continue reading

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MineSight’s Underground Tools

Last week, I came across this tweet (below) by MineSight, now owned by Hexagon (I blogged about this acquisition a while back), on their underground mining tools. I found it very interesting. I wish I could provide a detailed review … Continue reading

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What should we expect with the “gamification” of mine planning?

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This week’s edition of Mining Journal reports on the unveiling of Runge Pincock Minarco‘s yet-to-be-released mine planning tool Xecute at last month’s SAP Mining & Metals Forum in Darmstadt, Germany. Runge’s CEO Mr. Richard Mathews gave the Forum’s attendees  a … Continue reading

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The Molycorp story and government policy risks in mine or business valuation

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UPDATED 12/28/15 Molycorp stock continued to fall so much that Molycorp now trades under a new ticker symbol (MCPIQ) on the OTC Markets. ORIGINAL POST FOLLOWS In recent days, I have read a lot of news stories on the fortunes … Continue reading

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The entrance of the big boys: The changing landscape of the mine planning software business

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The recent acquisition of Mintec, providers of MineSight, by Hexagon AB of Sweden is the second such entry  by a large company into the mine planning software business. This news has caused me to think about what this means for … Continue reading

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What are the factors that drive community support for mining projects?

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In this era where corporate social responsibility and sustainability programs are essential aspects of mine management and planning, community engagement is essential for mine management throughout the mine’s life cycle. One of our goals during community engagement is to understand … Continue reading

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