Its Been a Blast

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About the author

Jack Shaft

Jack Shaft is a miner, manager of mayhem, and author of the memoir, It’s Been a Blast. Jack started as a face miner in the deep goldmines, and, over 40 years, climbed the greasy corporate pole to become the CEO of mining companies. This set of memoirs charts the course of that career in a self-deprecatingly humorous manner, as Jack digs himself into one hole after another. Jack has gotten into scraps in South Africa, Australia, Russia, Afghanistan, Morocco, Nigeria, Ukraine, Kosovo and Macedonia to name but a few. Today, he lives in the Pyrenees where he and his family run a pub… that is until he can find another mining job to wander off to. It’s a story of mining mayhem and madness.