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Mine Waste Rock Dump Factor of Safety and Probability of Failure

Last week I needed to brush up on stability analysis of waste rock dumps or embankments as they are sometimes called.  I went to the obvious sources: EduMine.  366 more words


Behind on my posting... AGAIN

I have some FOs to show you! Yay!

I’m just gonna dive right in. We don’t need no stinkin’ introduction!

I finished this item a few weeks ago – before my Valentine’s Day post, actually. 647 more words


Factors of Safety, Probability of Failure, and the Law

I was asked recently to comment on the factor of safety and the probability of failure.  I declined, because I have been thinking about it, using it, and writing about it forever.  351 more words

Mining History

FOS rules ‘advice' unsuitable on exec-only sale

A presentation given by an IFA at a ‘money club’ is set to cost the firm £45,000 in compensation after the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) ruled its slide show strayed into advice.


Compound Butter

Compound Butter. You’ve probably eaten it on top of a fancy steak or slathered on a fresh ear of corn. And in reality – it is one of those fancy things that isn’t really fancy at all – at least to make. 207 more words

Accidental Pantry Project

Happy Valentine's Day!

 Happy Valentine’s Day bloggy peeps!

Of course it wouldn’t be a true holiday if I didn’t create some kind of fiendishly stressful deadline for myself by deciding I needed to  246 more words