Nevada Mining Blog

Cyanide Use and Management in Mining

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Cyanide, a naturally-occurring chemical compound of carbon and nitrogen, is used in various forms in many industrial applications.  Sodium cyanide is extremely effective in extracting gold, silver, and copper metals from ore and has been used safely for this purpose in Nevada for over 100 years. (more…)

Cortez Hills – The Story of Nevada’s Newest Large-Scale Mine

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

The development and recent commissioning of Barrick Gold Corporation’s Cortez Hills mine, located in Lander County south of Battle Mountain, demonstrates the significant time, study, consultation and permitting that are required to develop a modern mine in the state of Nevada. (more…)

Great Basin College: Partnering to support education in rural Nevada

Monday, June 20th, 2011

The Great Basin College (GBC) Mine Maintenance Training Program that was initiated in the 1980s and featured in the 2010 Nevada Mining Association (NVMA) sustainability report highlights this early example of the mining industry’s decades-long commitment to supporting and expanding education in rural Nevada. Mining companies, including Barrick Gold Corporation and Newmont Mining Corporation, have worked closely with others in the community to support the expansion of higher education in the region, with a particular focus on GBC. (more…)

Meeting the Real “Most Interesting Man Alive” in Elko, NV

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Many of us often claim to be having a rough day. Too much stress. Too little respect. Not enough sleep. The list goes on and on. Now, take a minute and think about having the lives of 33 human beings dependent on your job performance over the course of nearly 70 days. What do you think about your rough days now? (more…)

An annual report from the Mining Industry Foundation for Lowry High School

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

The Mining Industry Foundation (MIF) for Lowry High School has been in existence for 19 years. Over the past four years, the Foundation has helped facilitate “An Assembly of Excellence” program each May as well as the “Senior Choice Awards,” which recognize teachers who have influenced LHS students.