Why Mining

Author: David L. McKay
Editor: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1553696883
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"Why Mining?" Professor Leslie Crouch asked the Author when being interviewed at the beginning of Third Year Engineering at the University of British Columbia in 1948. Giving an answer saying something like "...having always lived in or near mining towns, I enjoyed the people." It was a pretty lame answer but it was the best that could be given at the time. The Author's bibliography covers employment in Sheep Creek Gold Mines, Malartic Goldfields, Steep Rock Iron Mines, Rockiron, IMC, Cominco and Texasgulf Kidd Creek of a period of 35 years and then consulting on his own for 17 years. In his career, mining activities took him to many of the states in the US as well as all provinces and territories in Canada and to foreign assignments in Scandinavia, China and Kazakhstan. The question of "Why Mining?" is finally resolved or concluded in the Epilogue... "What other endevour could provide more fun than Mining? Mining had everything one would ever want in a career. There was travel, there was money to spend, there was money to be made, but most of all, there were people." Perhaps the answer given in 1948 was not too far off-the-mark because the Author did mention he enjoyed the people. This biography of a mining engineer's career (spanning the years of 1948 to 2000, a period of over 50 years) is about the "Mining People" met in the pursuit of his profession.

The California Desert

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Data Mining And Knowledge Discovery For Big Data

Author: Wesley W. Chu
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642408370
Size: 17,84 MB
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The field of data mining has made significant and far-reaching advances over the past three decades. Because of its potential power for solving complex problems, data mining has been successfully applied to diverse areas such as business, engineering, social media, and biological science. Many of these applications search for patterns in complex structural information. In biomedicine for example, modeling complex biological systems requires linking knowledge across many levels of science, from genes to disease. Further, the data characteristics of the problems have also grown from static to dynamic and spatiotemporal, complete to incomplete, and centralized to distributed, and grow in their scope and size (this is known as big data). The effective integration of big data for decision-making also requires privacy preservation. The contributions to this monograph summarize the advances of data mining in the respective fields. This volume consists of nine chapters that address subjects ranging from mining data from opinion, spatiotemporal databases, discriminative subgraph patterns, path knowledge discovery, social media, and privacy issues to the subject of computation reduction via binary matrix factorization.

Annual Report Of The Director Of The Bureau Of Mines To The Secretary Of The Interior For The Fiscal Year Ended

Author: United States. Bureau of Mines
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Multimedia Mining

Author: Chabane Djeraba
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402072475
Size: 15,44 MB
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Multimedia Mining: A Highway to Intelligent Multimedia Documents brings together experts in digital media content analysis, state-of-art data mining and knowledge discovery in multimedia database systems, knowledge engineers and domain experts from diverse applied disciplines. Multimedia documents are ubiquitous and often required, if not essential, in many applications today. This phenomenon has made multimedia documents widespread and extremely large. There are tools for managing and searching within these collections, but the need for tools to extract hidden useful knowledge embedded within multimedia objects is becoming pressing and central for many decision-making applications. The tools needed today are tools for discovering relationships between objects or segments within multimedia document components, such as classifying images based on their content, extracting patterns in sound, categorizing speech and music, and recognizing and tracking objects in video streams.

Social Licensing And Mining In South Africa

Author: Sethulego Matebesi
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0429774877
Size: 12,63 MB
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This book highlights the role of community trusts in social licencing through the lens of mining and mining disputes in South Africa. Employing elements of trust, acceptance and elite interaction as a framework, this book critically investigates the underlying dynamics of community development trusts and also the response of host communities to the inherent dilemma of the SLO concept, namely social legitimation versus corporate profits. Looking at formal versus informal regulatory requirements, popular mobilisation, and the interaction between the local population and mining companies, this book constitutes a thorough look at the issues surrounding mining in South Africa and its effect on society. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of African studies, business in Africa, corporate responsibility, and development studies.

Trading With Intermarket Analysis

Author: John J. Murphy
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118421582
Size: 10,96 MB
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A visual guide to market trading using intermarket analysis and exchange-traded funds With global markets and asset classes growing even more interconnected, intermarket analysis—the analysis of related asset classes or financial markets to determine their strengths and weaknesses—has become an essential part of any trader's due diligence. In Trading with Intermarket Analysis, John J. Murphy, former technical analyst for CNBC, lays out the technical and intermarket tools needed to understand global markets and illustrates how they help traders profit in volatile climates using exchange-traded funds. Armed with a knowledge of how economic forces impact various markets and financial sectors, investors and traders can profit by exploiting opportunities in markets about to rise and avoiding those poised to fall. Trading with Intermarket Analysis provides advice on trend following, chart patterns, moving averages, oscillators, spotting tops and bottoms, using exchange-traded funds, tracking market sectors, and the new world of intermarket relationships, all presented in a highly visual way. Gives readers a visually rich introduction to the world of intermarket analysis, the ultimate tool for beating the markets Provides practical advice on trend following, chart patterns, moving averages, oscillators, spotting tops and bottoms, using exchange-traded funds, tracking market sectors, and intermarket relationships Includes appendices on Japanese candlesticks and point-and-figure charting Comprehensive and easy-to-use, Trading with Intermarket Analysis presents the most important concepts related to using exchange-traded funds to beat the markets in a visually accessible format.

International And Comparative Mineral Law And Policy

Author: Elizabeth Bastida
Editor: Kluwer Law International B.V.
ISBN: 9041121161
Size: 16,30 MB
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This book covers a broad spectrum of issues shaping the current paradigm of minerals sector governance. The ultimate aim of the book is to understand trends and developments in mineral law and policy occurring at international, regional, cross-border and in some selected cases at national level and also to identify some of the challenges lying ahead. With these objectives in view, the book brings together a representative selection of the most knowledgeable authors on the subject. The contributions deal with a diverse range of issues tackled from interdisciplinary perspectives. Topics are divided into five main chapters: international and comparative aspects of mineral law; actors and policies in the minerals industry; investment prospects, financial and fiscal issues; sustainable development and regional outlooks. The book aspires to serve as a useful reference for scholars, practitioners, students and all those with an interest in current developments in the areas reviewed. Elizabeth Bastida is the Rio Tinto Research Fellow and the Director of the Mineral Law and Policy Programme at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee (CEPMLP/Dundee). Thomas W?lde is the Professor of International Economic, Natural Resources and Energy Law and was (until 2001) the Executive Director of CEPMLP/Dundee. He currently runs TWA, his private consultancy firm, which provides advisory services in natural resources and energy law, regulatory reform, investment promotion, state enterprise/agency appraisal and restructuring, privatisation, contract assessment, negotiation and dispute management. Janeth Warden-Fern?ndez is a Research and Teaching Fellow, an advisor of the Mineral Law and Policy Programme and the Manager of the Distance Learning Programme at CEPMLP/Dundee.

Not Ours Alone

Author: Elizabeth Emma Ferry
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231507143
Size: 11,42 MB
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Elizabeth Ferry explores how members of the Santa Fe Cooperative, a silver mine in Mexico, give meaning to their labor in an era of rampant globalization. She analyzes the cooperative's practices and the importance of patrimonio (patrimony) in their understanding of work, tradition, and community. More specifically, she argues that patrimonio, a belief that certain resources are inalienable possessions of a local collective passed down to subsequent generations, has shaped and sustained the cooperative's sense of identity.

Letting Them Die

Author: Catherine Campbell
Editor: James Currey Publishers
ISBN: 9780852558683
Size: 17,55 MB
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South Africa has the worst AIDS epidemic in the world...this book highlights the barriers and constraints to controlling the crisis.