Nevada Mining Blog

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 »

Membership Monday: AllightPrimax

March 3rd, 2014

In 2010, AllightPrimax was created to serve as one world’s broadest lighting tower and pump providers for the mining industry. With more than 20 years of mobile lighting experience, the Allight division offers some of the most reliable lighting components used by mining. On the side of operations, Primax has created pump solutions for the mining industry for more than 40 years.


Together, the AllightPrimax services can better service mining sites through customized Read the rest of this entry »

Meet Your Miners – Katie Marten of Barrick Gold Corporation

February 21st, 2014


When people talk about an industry as large as mining, one subject that sometimes gets lost in the complexity of describing a mining operation is the variety of jobs within any given mine site. The number of Americans employed by the mining industry and mining-related vendors and services is astounding, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that these jobs belong to individuals with compelling backgrounds.


In this installment of our ‘Meet Your Miners’ series, we turn our focus to Katie Marten of Barrick Gold Corporation.

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Membership Monday: American Mining & Tunneling

February 10th, 2014

American Mining and Tunneling (AMT) LLC has provided the mining industry with services that incorporate all phases of mine site operations. With industry leading equipment and a premier technical operations management team, the company provides quality solutions in areas ranging from mining exploration to mine life reclamation.  Over the years, AMT has acquired a team of expertise committed to provide the mining industry with innovated solutions focusing on development, construction, performance and execution. Read the rest of this entry »