Nevada Mining Blog

Nevada Mining Association Announces Recipients of 2016 Safety Awards

September 2nd, 2016

The NvMA is proud to announce the recipients of their 2016 Safety Awards. 67 individuals and 37 mines will be honored this year for their hard work and commitment to ensuring every miner goes home safely at the end of their shift.

Awardees will be recognized and receive their awards on Saturday, September 10, at the Nevada Mining Association’s convention at Lake Tahoe’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Click below to see the list of this year’s recipients.

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Mining Las Vegas

May 27th, 2016

Most Nevadans – certainly those of us reading this newspaper – know about mining’s contributions to the state’s northern counties. For those looking to do business in this region, Elko’s perennially –popular mining expo offers plenty of opportunity to see the latest and greatest from all along the supply chain.

Hosted by the Elko Convention and Visitors Authority, the Elko Expo is one of the oldest trade shows in the industry and is tremendously popular. But every four years, the Elko Mine Expo is a tasty appetizer for a much larger main course: the international mine expo (MINExpo).

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When should we teach kids about rocks and minerals?

May 5th, 2016

By: Joseph Riney

Since starting with the NvMA, I have been heavily involved with our Education Committee. Members of the committee include teachers and other education focused professionals. Another group we work closely with, the Nevada Division of Minerals, also does a fantastic job of not only supporting the Education Committee’s and NvMA’s efforts, but also spends a great deal of time in classrooms themselves, educating Nevada’s students.

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April 2016 Note from the President

April 28th, 2016

This month, NvMA staff went through its annual refresher training, a day dedicated to one of the most important aspects of our industry: safety.

It doesn’t take long to understand how seriously mining takes sending its workers home safely at the end of every shift. Visit any mine and you will see safety slogans prominently placed on vehicles and buildings. Meetings always start with a safety share, and mine sites and miners who go above and beyond expectations are acknowledged at a host of state, regional, and national events, including at the NvMA convention. Honoring the safest workers has been a personal highlight during my tenure as President.

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Southern Nevada Teachers Workshop Day 2

March 24th, 2016

Following a great first day at the Southern Nevada Mineral Workshop, educators reconvened at Faith Lutheran High School before hitting the road and visiting sites throughout Las Vegas and seeing first-hand what modern mining looks like, as well as the unique geology of Nevada.

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Southern Nevada Teachers Workshop Day 1

March 23rd, 2016

Teachers from all over Southern Nevada gathered at Faith Lutheran High School in Las Vegas for the 27th annual Nevada Mineral Teachers Workshop. Before breaking out into the day’s classroom sessions, attendees were treated to breakfast while being greeted by NvMA Chairman Kris Sims and Nevada Division of Minerals Administrator Rich Perry.

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Women in STEM

February 26th, 2016

February 11th marked the first ever International Day of Women and Girls in STEM. Created by a United Nations resolution, the day is intended in part, to celebrate the contributions women have made to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and to encourage more young women to pursue a career in fields historically dominated by men. Even today, despite graduating with more than half of all bachelor’s degrees, women make up only 20% of STEM professionals.

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Nevada Mining Association Promotes Dylan Shaver to Vice President

January 15th, 2016

The Nevada Mining Association (NVMA) is proud to announce the promotion of Dylan Shaver to Vice President. Dylan joined NVMA in 2011 as Director of Public Affairs.

As Vice President of NVMA, Shaver will be responsible for the execution of the association’s strategic plan and member recruitment and retention. He will also continue his work as the public affairs and policy lead for the organization.

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Reflections from my First Year

December 2nd, 2015

One year ago today, I began my tenure as President of the Nevada Mining Association. Looking back, I can see that it’s been an amazing 12 months!


I’ve spent a lot of that time on the road, logging over 18,000 miles driving around Nevada from my home base in Reno. To paraphrase that great Johnny Cash song, I’ve been everywhere, man, from Winnemucca to Carlin to Kingston to Henderson. I’ve been to meetings in Elko, Las Vegas, and Carson City; dined in Lovelock, Tonopah, and Hadley; and cruised 40 miles of dirt from Tuscarora to Midas. Of course, I stopped for the pair of sage grouse who sauntered across that road on a hot July day.

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Nevada Mining Association Convention Recap

October 13th, 2015

The Nevada Mining Association once again held its annual convention at South Lake Tahoe this month. The 2015 gathering was marvelous! Hundreds of Nevada miners and mining supporters enjoyed three days of provocative presentations, congenial conversations, and exciting events in one of the most spectacular settings in the world. What a memorable convention!

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