Category Archives: Mining

Silicon Valley siphons our data like oil. But the deepest drilling has just begun

Silicon Valley siphons our data like oil. But the deepest drilling has just begun

A Facebook Storage Facility in Sweden

Personal data is to the tech world what oil is to the fossil fuel industry. That’s why companies like Amazon and Facebook plan to dig deeper than we ever imagined

What if a cold drink cost more on a hot day?

Customers in the UK will soon find out. Recent reports suggest that three of the country’s largest supermarket chains are rolling out surge pricing in select stores. This means that prices will rise and fall over the course of the day in response to demand. Buying lunch at lunchtime will be like ordering an Uber at rush hour.

This may sound pretty drastic, but far more radical changes are on the horizon. About a week before that report, Amazon announced its $13.7bn purchase of Whole Foods. A company that has spent its whole life killing physical retailers now owns more than 460 stores in three countries.

Read more:  https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/23/silicon-valley-big-data-extraction-amazon-whole-foods-facebook

More American Troops to Afghanistan, To Keep the Chinese Out? – various articles

More American Troops to Afghanistan, To Keep the Chinese Out? Lithium and the Battle for Afghanistan’s Mineral Riches

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky – Global Research, August 24, 2017

Afghanistan

Trump calls for escalation of the war in Afghanistan. Why? Is it part of the “Global War on Terrorism”, going after the bad guys, or is it something else? 

Unknown to the broader public, Afghanistan has significant oil, natural gas and strategic raw material resources, not to mention opium, a multibillion dollar industry which feeds America’s illegal heroin market. 

These mineral reserves include huge veins of iron, copper, cobalt, gold and lithium, which is a strategic raw material used in the production of high tech batteries for laptops, cell phones and electric cars.    Continue reading

Oil will not fall victim to vicious ‘friends and family’ culture – Trotman promises

Oil will not fall victim to vicious ‘friends and family’ culture – Trotman promises

The mining, forestry, and broadcasting sectors, among others, have been victims of an

Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman

unscrupulous culture. It is a culture which sees the close friends and families connected to government officials benefitting from revenue and/or resources which are intended for the benefit and development of the state and its people.

But this culture is not unique to Guyana. It is particularly prevalent in the oil and gas sectors around the world. As Guyana prepares for this new industry which is poised to bring gushing streams of revenue, Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman is assuring that the Government is going above and beyond to insulate the oil sector from corruption.    Continue reading

Guyana’s Gold Sector is Booming – 700,000 ounces projected for 2017

Guyana’s Gold Sector Shines

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Thursday August 10, 2017 – It’s been a golden year so far for Guyana’s lucrative gold sector.

Industry experts say production is booming and the country is well on track to meeting its targets for 2017.

According to officials, just seven months into the year, more than 360,000 ounces of gold have been produced, earning just above US$450 million in revenue.

Figures released show that as of July 31, this year, a total of 367,861 ounces had been declared.

Officials say this puts the country well on track to meeting its target of 700,000 ounces of gold and already surpasses last year’s output which had been set at 600, 000 ounces.      Continue reading

Guyana- Capitol TV News Videos – 07 Jun 2017

Guyana- Capitol TV News Videos – 07 Jun 2017 

The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association today voiced it’s concerns with a team from the opposition PPP/C

Posted: 07 Jun 2017 06:09 PM PDT

Several persons who were detained and arrested during a raid of the Kaieteur National Park are now contemplating, how they will find their way back to Amatuck Top in the Potaro River.

Posted: 07 Jun 2017 06:07 PM PDT

The Mining sector will be receiving a boost, with a possible investment from a Chinese company

Posted: 07 Jun 2017 06:04 PM PDT

Georgetown City Council prepares to reduce flooding during the upcoming rainy season – blocked drains a problem

Posted: 07 Jun 2017 05:31 PM PDT

42-year-old, Reagan Rodrigues AKA “Grey Boy” has been discharged for a third time in the murder case of Political Activist, Courtney Crum Ewing. However, he has been rearrested by the police

Posted: 07 Jun 2017 05:12 PM PDT

Police presence has been beefed up at the Sophia Juvenile Detention Centre, after an inmate burnt a mattress last evening which left several detainees hospitalized

Posted: 07 Jun 2017 06:15 AM PDT

In sports, the National under 15 Football team was awarded for winning a regional tournament

Posted: 07 Jun 2017 06:14 PM PDT

Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 25 May 2017

Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 25 May 2017

Ranks at the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit are looking for a video forensic specialist to retrieve video that is vital to their investigation, into the recent cocaine in Lumber bust      Posted: 25 May 2017 08:16 AM PDT
The public is being encouraged to voice their concerns regarding the parking meter contract, as the new committee engages stakeholders      Posted: 25 May 2017 08:14 AM PDT
A shake up at the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission which saw some changes to key personnel     Posted: 25 May 2017 08:12 AM PDT
Changes to the way information regarding government is disseminated to the public is expected with the installation of new board at NCN      Posted: 25 May 2017 08:10 AM PDT
Diamond Mineral Waters Sports Round up, May 24, 2017     Posted: 25 May 2017 08:06 AM PDT

Water Pollution: ‘Land of Many Waters’ in danger of becoming historical footnote – GHRA

‘Land of Many Waters’ in danger of becoming historical footnote – GHRA

Gold-mining dredge

The Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) has commended the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) for its prompt action in issuing five cease and desist orders against gold-mining dredges on the Puruni River.
GHRA said this would come with promises of similar actions against others in the coming weeks.

“The accompanying announcement that a ‘multi-dimensional solution to a complex problem’ will be developed in the coming weeks opens up opportunities for  development of a more sustained response to protecting the life of Guyana’s major river systems.   Continue reading

MACKENZIE The Fortunes of Bauxite – 18 Poems – By Dmitri Allicock

MACKENZIE

The Fortunes of Bauxite

18 Poems

By Dmitri Allicock

THE POLARIS ON THE RIVER
An image of Upper Demerara seems so near
It looks like yesterday but it’s about 50 years
Like the breath of a whisper or a deep sigh
I can feel the river and the Polaris going by

Read more: Go to Dmitri Allicock’s Blog

Guyana aims to shift economy from gold to green – by Molly Bergen

Guyana aims to shift economy from gold to green

Alluvial gold mining in the rainforests of Guyana.

Alluvial gold mining in the rainforests of Guyana. This is a medium-scale operation; many Guyanese work in the artisanal, small-scale gold mining sector, which is built around removing minerals from topsoils. As the gold runs out, the supply accessible from the surface will be the first to disappear, leaving many people in search of new livelihoods. (© Pete Oxford/iLCP)      Continue reading

Economy buoyed by record-breaking US$850M gold earnings

Economy buoyed by record-breaking US$850M gold earnings

 Foreign currency earnings from gold exports, despite the low prices, are expected to reach a massive US$850M, making the industry one of the most resilient for the country in recent years.

Gold exports earnings estimated at a record US$850M for the year

According to initial estimates provided by the Ministry of Natural Resources, yesterday, this would mean that taxes and royalties from gold sales would rake in at least US$60M.

Yesterday, gold declarations broke several records, including surpassing the 700,000 ounces mark.
Some 705,000 ounces was recorded as declared yesterday by the Guyana Gold Board, confirmed Natural Resources Minister, Raphael Trotman.    Continue reading

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