Discussion of Sustainable Mining Practices at SODOGEO 2017

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I was in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, March 15-17, 2017, at the 1st International Congress of Applied Geology at the invitation of the Dominican Society of Geology (SODOGEO). SODOGEO had asked me to speak about “Sustainable Mining Practices.” I added … Continue reading

Corruption, Mining & Sustainability

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This week, I read another damaging story about corruption involving mining companies and the Guinean Government revolving around Simandou, the vast undeveloped iron ore resource in Guinea. As you may know, there have been several allegations of corruption surrounding mining … Continue reading

Conference report: SME 2014 Meeting

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The 2014 SME Annual Meeting & Exhibit was held in Salt Lake City, UT this past week (Feb. 23-26, 2014). I tried to post daily updates throughout the week. If you missed these updates, find them below. As usual, there … Continue reading

Robben Island, the South African struggle & mining

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On my recent visit to South Africa, I had the opportunity to visit Robben Island near Cape Town. Robben Island is a symbol of South Africa’s struggle to rid itself of apartheid and it is well known for the time … Continue reading