Nevada Mining Blog

Membership Monday: Robinson Engineering

July 22nd, 2014

For more than 75 years, Robinson Engineering has provided services including master planning, design and implementation of public infrastructure improvement to provide clients with cleaner water, safer roads and better uses of land. Robinson Engineering, founded by Raymond W. Robinson, began as a one-man firm that now has more than 100 employees and an extensive business profile.

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Meet Your Miners – Rochelle Smith Looks Back on 10-Year Career in Nevada Mining

July 10th, 2014

In an industry as diverse as mining, it is no surprise that we have been introduced to people with different backgrounds, different jobs and even different futures through our “Meet Your Miners” series. There are those who have always wanted to work in mining; there are others who simply found it a good fit. Rochelle Smith of Florida Canyon Mine found mining to be the fit she needed, and we invite you to read her story and meet another great Nevada miner.


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Nevada Mining Association’s 2014 Safety Awards Honorees Highlight an Industry-Wide Commitment to Safe Mining Operations

July 8th, 2014

The Nevada Mining Association’s (NVMA) 2014 Safety Awards honor the individuals and operators throughout the mining industry dedicated to fostering a culture of safety throughout their mine site and supporting the industry-wide credo to send every mining employee home safe and healthy after every shift.


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Meet Your Miners – Nancy Gray Made an Unexpected Move and Found the Perfect Career Fit in Nevada Mining

June 26th, 2014

Many Nevadans who make a living in mining had their sights set on the industry for some time. Whether their parents, grandparents or friends of the family introduced them to their eventual career, it is often a decision that was a long time coming.


There are, however, plenty of instances where mining comes secondary to, even as a result of, the miner’s primary areas of interest. In this edition of Meet Your Miners, we learn how a career in mining unexpectedly presented itself as the perfect fit for Nancy Gray of General Moly.


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Membership Monday: SAGE Engineers

June 23rd, 2014

Since 1997, SAGE Engineers (SAGE) has provided the mining industry with solutions for challenging site conditions and complex engineering projects. By creating cost-efficient, practical and innovative designs for structures that interface with soil, rock and water, SAGE showcases knowledge and experience in projects crucial to mining.


Over the years, SAGE has worked with mining operations to provide solutions including: Read the rest of this entry »

Membership Monday: SAFEmine

June 17th, 2014

Established in 2006, SAFEmine has become a leading provider in collision avoidance and traffic safety solutions for the mining industry. Once an aviation collision-warning provider, SAFEmine has successfully established themselves as a top-tier corporation with more than 18,000 mining vehicles protected in more than 45 mine sites throughout the world. The company designs innovative products around a Collision Advanced System (CAS), which provides comprehensive solutions for traffic safety in surface mines. The custom-designed products also offer solutions for mining operations Read the rest of this entry »

Meet Your Miners: Steve Smith Feels His Career Outlook is Bright with Nevada Mining

June 12th, 2014

So far, our “Meet Your Miners” series has skewed predominantly female, and by no accident. In an industry that has long been perceived as predominantly male, it was important that we showcase its diversity. But now, miners from all over the state are eager to share their stories. We now introduce you to our first male miner in the series, Steve Smith.

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Membership Monday: MB America

June 9th, 2014

For the past four years MB America has been a world leader in the production and marketing of crusher buckets, screening buckets, iron separators, universal couplings and other earth-moving demolition and recycling machinery. These products reduce processing costs and times for mine sites while assisting in specific mine site operations such as quarries, mines and environmental reclamation projects.


MB America products that meet demands crucial to the mining industry services can Read the rest of this entry »

Membership Monday: CAP Logistics

June 2nd, 2014

Since 1982, CAP Logistics has worked alongside the mining industry providing solutions for any and all of the industry’s diverse logistical dilemmas. What originated as a small emergency logistics provider has grown into one the leading providers of critical transportation solutions.


With more than 30 years of experience, CAP offers a team that understands the pertinent safety requirements needed to complete all projects. The company’s mining background is extensive, providing its team Read the rest of this entry »

Meet Your Miners – Nevada Mining Provided a New Career Outlook for Joanne Stursa with Silver Standard Resources Inc.

May 29th, 2014

Though they join us from all over the country, even the world, miners make their homes, build their lives, advance their careers and care for their families right here in Nevada, thanks to the opportunities given to them by mining. In this edition of “Meet your Miners,” we introduce you to one of the many amazing people that made their way to Nevada to pursue a career in the mining industry.


Joanne Stursa grew up on a farm in North Dakota. At 23-years-old, she found herself trying to support her two children earning about five dollars per hour. She knew she had to make a change, so she earned her certification in air conditioning, refrigeration, heating and sheet metal.


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