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Reserve Estimates for Dredge Operations

Reserve Estimates for Dredge Operations

Reserve Estimates for Dredge Pits We recently completed a mine plan for a sand deposit intended for mining by suction-cutter dredge. Laying out a mine plan for a dredge operation is a straight forward task, but estimating reserves is a bit more complex. In fact,...

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Solution Salt Mining Reserves Estimates

Solution Salt Mining Reserves Estimates

I recently spoke at the 2018 Solution Mining Research Institute (SMRI) Spring Conference, held in Salt Lake City, UT. The purpose was to present a paper that Dr. Joel Warneke, of Cavern Solutions, and I have been working together on for some time. The paper discussed...

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Current Trends in Mining Finance

Current Trends in Mining Finance

I was recently honored to speak at the 6th Annual Current Trends in Mining Finance (CTMF) Conference, hosted by the New York Section of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc. (SME). As a panel speaker with three peers I...

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What Is Underground Mining?

What Is Underground Mining?

Underground mining is a distinct segment of the mining sector. Underground mining is generally used to extract minerals that are too far underground for surface mining to be economical. There are many different underground mining methods that can be...

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Drone-based Photogrammetry: Not Easy

Drone-based Photogrammetry: Not Easy

Over a year ago, I purchased a drone and added stereo photogrammetric surveys to the services my company can provide. Drones and photogrammetric surveys have earned favor and respect in the mining and quarry industries, and just as engineering surveys are a standard...

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It’s the Fuel!

It’s the Fuel!

Several years ago I began a diesel fuel sampling and testing program not because I was particularly savvy about fleet management at the time, but because I had a particular experience that I didn't want to repeat!  In general, we do not give much thought...

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