"Thanks for note. Your comments are interesting, so I will see what gets discussed. My bias is that a lot of the downstream problems in mining are caused by financial difficulties which often come back to sh*t-house technical decisions…"
I'm an experienced mining engineer working for a mining software company. In the past I have worked for producing companies where I have become cynical at some of the technical ignorance leading to failed projects, and also cases of outright illegal lying to the market. Technical Governance is a primary interest. Also protection of environment by ensuring projects don't fail to leave a mess behind to be cleaned up by taxpayers like myself.