Posts made in May, 2012

A Glance at CostMine: US Metal and Industrial Mineral Mine Salaries, Wages and Benefits

Posted by on May 18, 2012 in Favorites | 8 comments

A Glance at CostMine: US Metal and Industrial Mineral Mine Salaries, Wages and Benefits

Most of us have used Infomine at one time or another as a resource, whether it was through a referral from Linkedin, word of mouth, or a google search result. I have personally used it to look at mining news, job postings, EduMine course offerings, operating mine ownership information, and status of exploration claims. Recently at SME, I connected with Jennifer Leinart, the President of InfoMine USA and she graciously offered to share their CostMine data, summary and report (normally only available through purchase) for this blogpost.

CostMine surveys, which include not only labor but also items such as equipment and earth-moving, are intended to provide annually updated information for estimation on new projects, and to provide a baseline for existing operations to adjust their compensation packages appropriately. This blog will focus on US Metal and Industrial Mineral Mine Salaries, Wages and Benefits.

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Introducing: CIM Mining Standards & Guidelines Committee (for Information & Technology)

Posted by on May 13, 2012 in Equipment, Technology | 3 comments

Introducing: CIM Mining Standards & Guidelines Committee (for Information & Technology)

I just got back from the Canadian Institute of Mining (CIM) Conference & Exhibition in Edmonton and want to share with everyone the launch of the CIM Mining Standards & Guidelines Committee, with an initial focus on Surface Mining, and Information & Technology. With this blogpost, I will endeavor to provide some background information, and what this group is all about.

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