Posts made in December, 2012

Happy Holidays & 2013 Mining Conference Schedule

Posted by on Dec 26, 2012 in Favorites | 4 comments

Happy Holidays & 2013 Mining Conference Schedule

Hello Everyone!

First & Foremost – Merry Christmas to all who celebrate, and best wishes to those who don’t! For Christmas this year, I got myself a Lego Mining Truck set (note all the free gold in the ore that gets released simply with a blast!), hence the thumbnail picture :) Once I open and start playing with it, I will endeavor to make a stop motion film and post it on here!

I want to take this opportunity and thank everyone for your support, kind messages, participating in the blog, and continuing to strengthen our mining community. I have met some great people in writing this blog :) 2012 gave us Mine Expo with lots of new equipment & technologies being unveiled and as of writing this blog, gold closed at $1658.30 (Does anyone remember feasibility studies using $/oz at $600 back in 2006?). Personally, 2012 was a great year for me and I got an opportunity to go to some countries for the very first time – Madagascar, Israel+Palestine, UAE and Turks & Caicos.

For this blog post, I thought I would outline some mining conferences coming up in 2013 (in Canada/USA) that you may find interesting:

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Open Pit Wireless Networking Basics

Posted by on Dec 5, 2012 in Technology | 6 comments

Open Pit Wireless Networking Basics

Open Pit Wireless Networking Basics

I must start this blogpost by apologizing for my absence during the past few months. However, today I bring you a piece that I hope will be handy to those working in the mining industry who do not pose any background training in wireless networking. Successful deployment of a wireless network at a mine with large moving equipment over a sizeable coverage area is not as simple as traditional wireless deployments, with primarily fixed equipment (I.e. Processing or manufacturing plant).

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