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May 10, 2016

 Blog Launch - Mining | Data | Cost | IoT

Emerging Trends in Mining Labor

May 12, 2016

 85K U.S. Mine Sites with Employment Data - Commercial Edition Available Here

March 1, 2016

 85K U.S. Mine Sites with Employment Data - Community Edition Available Here

February 28, 2014

 Overview of Workforce Trends in US Aggregate and Industrial Minerals Industries - SME Annual Meeting


 Emerging Workforce Trends of the U.S. Energy and Mining Industries - National Academies Press

February 20, 2012

Emerging Workforce Trends in the U.S. Mining Industry - SME Annual Meeting

January 3, 2012

 Emerging Workforce Trends in the U.S. Mining Industry - White Paper (Sponsors: SME, NMA, NSSGA, and IMA-NA)

August 23, 2011 and November 9, 2011

Emerging Workforce Trends in Mining - Presentation to the National Academies.

September 1, 2011


Newest site launch. Replaces our original site from 2008


Mining labor to be in short supply

August 26, 2011

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About the Blog...

Seems like everyone with a keyboard has a blog these days so it's important to be upfront about the focus of this blog:

I'm Cliff Brandon and the blog posts will focus primarily on technical issues surrounding Mining/Exploration, Data, Cost, and IoT (Internet of things). While this may seem like an odd collection of topics to stick together I think I'll be able to give you a better sense of how they come together in my first post.

I think its also important for you to understand what this is blog is not about. I'm not going to directly address extradomainal politics or social issues and no, I can't help you get a horse in MineCraft.

I'm fairly active on LinkedIn and will reference some or all of my posts there. If you want some more information on me you can visit my LinkedIn profile. Sorry, I'm not a FaceBook person and I limit my twitter traffic. I also welcome constructive comments. Just remember to play nicely with others.

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