Nevada Mining Blog

Tables turn as teachers learn! My Experience at the Southern Nevada Teachers Workshop 2015

April 13th, 2015

This year on March 31 and April 1, Southern Nevada educators of all subjects and grade levels gathered to learn about incorporating earth science into their classrooms for the 26th annual Southern Nevada Teachers Workshop, hosted by the Nevada Mining Association (NVMA) and the Nevada Division of Minerals (NDOM).

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Meet Your Miners: Marshall Deems Sets Nevada Mining in Motion with Transportation Services

March 19th, 2015

Marshall Deems has worked at Motor Coach Industries (MCI) for 20 years. He is a Regional Sales Manager on the company’s Sales and Support team. Working at MCI, Deems has enjoyed a unique relationship with mining—transporting miners to their place of work.

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Membership Monday: Crowley & Ferrato Public Affairs

March 2nd, 2015

While Crowley & Ferrato Public Affairs is a new firm by all standards, it is built from 30 years of collective experience in public policy. The firm, helmed by Tim Crowley and Jessica Ferrato, specializes in education, energy, gaming, healthcare, mining and tax issues among others. Crowley and Ferrato have represented a variety of companies and organizations before federal, state and local regulatory governments in Nevada.

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Meet Your Miners: Miriano Ravazzolo’s Journey to Nevada Mining Spans the Globe

February 20th, 2015

Miriano “Max” Ravazzolo is the CEO of the U.S. arm of MB America, an Italian construction machinery wholesale business. Originally from Italy, Ravazzolo moved to Nevada in 2002 where he served as the CEO of another international company. In 2010, he became CEO of Reno-Based MB America.

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Membership Monday: Davis Graham & Stubbs Provides Litigation Services to Mining Companies in Nevada

February 9th, 2015

Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP (DSG), based in Denver, is one of the Rocky Mountain West’s most established law firms. It is known for its expertise in finance, energy and mining law. The company has extensive experience in natural resource-related litigation, such as brownfields, the oil and gas industry, environmental law and public lands.

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Meet Your Miners: Third-Generation Miner Phillip Sledge Finds Opportunity in the Many Fields of Nevada Mining

January 22nd, 2015

Work in the mining industry is a lifetime career for many; for a few it spans generations. Phillip Sledge is a 29-year veteran of the mining industry and a third-generation miner. He graduated from Central Arizona College and attended the Colorado School of Mines. After working directly in mines for 14 years, he transitioned to a career as a supplier of products and services.

Today, Sledge works as an Area Manager of Western US Mining at Contech Engineered Solutions—a company he has worked with for three years. He feels his experience working in the mines has given him an advantage working in supplies. Read the rest of this entry »

Membership Monday: Harrah’s and Harvey’s Lake Tahoe Provide Meeting Space and Recreation to Nevada Mining

January 19th, 2015

Harrah’s Lake Tahoe and Harvey’s Lake Tahoe are two properties located on beautiful Lake Tahoe in Stateline, Nevada. The two hotels are steps away from each other, and give guests plenty of options for dining, entertainment, recreation and gaming at the lake town. The hotels are perfect locations for conventions and meetings.

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Meet Your Miners: Nevada Mining’s Jason Ashby Keeps It All in the Family

January 8th, 2015

For some, following the career paths of their parents is a given. For others, it could feel like the worst idea in the world. But for the Ashby family, well…it just plain makes sense.

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Membership Monday: Industrial Electric Motor Service Powers Nevada Mining and Beyond

January 5th, 2015

Industrial Electric Motor Service Inc. (EMS) supplies electric motors, parts and services to petrochemical, marine mining, dredging and construction companies. The Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based company offers new, used and reconditioned electric motors of sizes from 1 to 10,000 horsepower to a wide variety of industries.

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Membership Monday: Whitney Peak Hotel Provides Event Space for Nevada Mining Companies

December 29th, 2014

Whitney Peak Hotel, located in Reno, Nevada, provides hospitality services to visitors of Reno, and serves as an event space for mining companies. It is the first non-smoking, non-gaming luxury boutique hotel in Reno. Whitney Peak Hotel caters to those who love the outdoors, with its proximity to the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains and Lake Tahoe. Even in bad weather, guests can get active with the hotel’s BaseCamp indoor bouldering park for kids and adults. The park even has the world’s tallest exterior climbing wall, towering over the property at 164 feet tall.

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