Nevada Mining Blog

Southern Nevada Earth Science Workshop: Day 1

April 22nd, 2014

A history teacher, a gym teacher and a math teacher walk into an empty school during their spring break vacation… It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, doesn’t it? And while the atmosphere was energetic and light-hearted, this week’s activities were anything but a joke.

On Tuesday, April 15, 2014, educators from around the state of Nevada gathered at Faith Lutheran High School in Las Vegas for day one of the 25th annual Southern Nevada Earth Science Workshop. At no cost to the teachers themselves, the two-day workshop is a joint venture put on by the Nevada Mining Association (NVMA) and the Nevada Division of Minerals (NDOM), aiming to educate Nevada teachers about earth sciences and the role that mining plays in our lives. Teachers are provided with teaching materials and lesson plans to utilize in their own classrooms. Read the rest of this entry »

Southern Nevada Earth Science Workshop: Day 2

April 22nd, 2014

Nevada educators gathered for a second day of earth science activity on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in the cafeteria at Faith Lutheran High School in Las Vegas. After a busy and information-filled day one at the Southern Nevada Earth Science Workshop, teachers were eager to jump into what was sure to be an exciting day two, even if it took a cup of coffee or two to prepare for it. Read the rest of this entry »

Membership Monday: Lynden Transport

April 21st, 2014

Over the years, Lynden Transport has become one of the world’s leading providers of transportation solutions. For more than four decades, the transportation company has worked alongside the mining industry to develop solutions for the complex logistics of transit. Through the use of special trailers, built to carry bulk freight and a fleet of Hercules cargo, Lynden can provide mine operations with transit solutions of any scale over land, water and through the air.


With locations across the globe, Lynden has a team with experience overseeing all phases of complex logistical assignments. Lynden’s established history allows the company to provide a multitude of capabilities, including: Read the rest of this entry »

Membership Monday: Diversified Drilling

April 14th, 2014

For more than 30 years, Diversified Drilling has equipped the mining industry with advanced drilling systems. The company offers a variety of specialized services in reverse circulation, rotary and mud rotary components that allow the mining industry to maximize the cost efficiency of drilling projects.


The company’s key contract driller is specially designed for precious metals exploration projects as well as geotechnical, coal-bed methane and water related projects. Diversified Drilling has a strong reputation for easily transporting equipment while managing the most complex of environments, making it one of the leading providers for the mining industry. Read the rest of this entry »

Meet Your Miners – Amanda Steensen of Barrick Gold Corporation

April 3rd, 2014

So far in our “Meet Your Miners” series, we have introduced you to first-time miners, mining sisters and multi-generational mining families. But one thing many in our community have in common is that they’ve come from far reaches of the country, having travelled many miles to find themselves working in Nevada. However, today you will meet mining-country native Amanda Steensen of Barrick Gold Corporation, nine-year veteran of the industry, born in Elko, Nevada.


“I was born and raised in Elko, as were my parents,” said Steensen. “My dad worked at the Jerritt Canyon mine for nearly 26 years, so mining has played a huge part in giving me the resources I’ve needed for my entire life, from spirit pack money in high school to scholarship money for college.”


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Membership Monday: CSDR International

March 24th, 2014

For more than a decade, CSDR International, Inc. has designed innovative solar power solutions for the mining industry. The company uses PB1000X™ High Concentrated Photovoltaic technology (HCPV) to develop cost-effective and reliable energy for mining operations. CSDR continues to provide the industry with quality solutions through the use of state-of-the-art engineering advancement and on-going research and development.


Through the use of HCPV solutions, CSDR manufactures utility-scale installations that can optimize
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Meet Your Miners – Lynnette Kleinsasser of Barrick Gold Corporation

March 20th, 2014

The mining industry in Nevada is one that relies on a broad range of talents possessed by a wide variety of individuals, but their efforts are not all within the mine itself. In fact, much of the work that goes into unearthing the valuable resources we use every day takes place before any actual mineral extraction can begin. One crucial step in the process is locating and mapping these precious minerals far beneath the earth’s surface in the first place.


In this edition of our ‘Meet Your Miners’ series, we learn yet another side of mining from Lynette Kleinsasser, senior resource geologist for Barrick Gold Corporation.

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Membership Monday: NMI Industrial

March 17th, 2014

Since 1971, NMI Industrial has grown to be one of the premier sources for aggregate and mine ore plant work. The company consists of a team with knowledge in areas of design, fabrication, repair, management and installation.


For more than three decades, NMI has designed and redesigned a vast majority of equipment commonly found in some of the largest and most respected companies in the mining industry. By interacting with all departments of the project site, NMI can optimize the projected schedules and budgets through strategic resource management statics.


NMI specializes in construction with focus areas centering on new facilities, plant expansion, modification, Read the rest of this entry »

Membership Monday: Cirrus Systems

March 10th, 2014

Founded in 2012, Cirrus Systems provides cloud-based solutions to the mining industry by connecting devices and data in the cloud to improve operation efficiency and value through real-time analysis of site operations.


Through the development of custom cloud platforms, Cirrus Systems supports systems designed to provide mine sites with pertinent information in a real-time manner and the ability to manage a variety of devices, machines and more. The company’s innovative cloud solutions result in improved and cost-efficient productivity. Read the rest of this entry »

Meet Your Miners – Donna Peske of General Moly

March 6th, 2014

The mining industry in Nevada functions as a result of many individuals executing a variety of high-skill tasks on a daily basis. From those that work within the mines themselves, to those who perform other on-site operations, the system works because of each individual playing their part. Our ongoing ‘Meet Your Miners’ series continues to educate and inform you about these very individuals and what their respective careers in mining entail and have meant to them.

In this installment of ‘Meet Your Miners,’ we introduce you to 32-year mining industry veteran Donna Peske of General Moly. Read the rest of this entry »