Category Archives: Mining

Resource Doldrums

Published in: The Australian Geologist, Newsletter # 175, June 2015, p.8 The weeping and gnashing of teeth over the ‘dismal” state of the market for mining equities and the high unemployment/underemployment rate among exploration geologists is the result of what … Continue reading

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Working for ‘The Man’

Those of us who live in a democracy, ‘work for the man’ because we choose to: if you want a nice, well-paid, steady job within a secure social cocoon then the mining industry is not for you. The resources business … Continue reading

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A Curie Point

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Geology of Extraterrestrial Impacts (2002)

Geology of Extraterrestrial Impacts (2002)

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Paradigm Shift (2010)

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Kunwarara discovery – Australian Geographic (1991)

Australian Geographic Article – April 1991

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Kunwarara Magnesite Deposit (1990)

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Formation of Gold Nuggets (2004)

NUGGET FORMATION – GSA 131 June 30, 2004

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BOOM BUST BOOM (2009)

(Published by the Geological Society of Australia, Inc. in The Australian Geologist, Newsletter Number 151, June 2009 pp. 43-44) The Australian minerals exploration industry – as its practitioners have known it – has come to pass. In fact, the death … Continue reading

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San Jose mine rescue in Chile – miner safety is not an option

The jubilation following yesterday’s extraction of the last of the 33 miners turned off the light on the rescuers, particularly those left in the hole. They and the rest of their team deserve due recognition. But now the harder questions: why … Continue reading

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