Nevada Mining Blog

Nevada Mining Industry Drives Economy in Much of State

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

By Dana Bennett, NvMA President

From the glimmering lights of the Las Vegas Strip or the ski slopes surrounding Lake Tahoe, most Nevada visitors, and even residents, never get the opportunity to experience our state’s storied mining industry. Thanks to world-class deposits of gold and other precious metals, mining is Nevada’s largest export industry, and the Silver State is the largest gold producer the U.S. Recently, the world-renowned Fraser Institute named Nevada as the fourth best jurisdiction in the world for mining investments.

Beyond the precious metals, other vitally important minerals and metals such as molybdenum, lithium, gypsum, copper, and diatomaceous earth are mined here. Nevada is home to the only lithium mine in the U.S. and has tremendous, untapped geothermal resources. Minerals mined in Nevada are critical components in our cars, cell phones, computers, batteries, solar panels, beer production, and much more.


Governor Highlights Mining in State of the State

Friday, March 10th, 2017

By Dana Bennett, President of the Nevada Mining Association:


In January, Governor Brian Sandoval stood before the Nevada Legislature to deliver his final State of the State speech. It was an opportunity for a successful governor to tout his achievements. Those triumphs include recruiting more than 200 companies to Nevada; adding 38,000 new jobs to the state’s economy; growing the state’s renewable energy portfolio; and overhauling the way schools are funded in Nevada.

Additionally, for the first time in recent memory, the Silver State’s mining industry was recognized in the biennial address: “We all know the significance of lithium to our emerging sectors in advanced manufacturing and renewable energy, and we know that mining is critical to the future of the new Nevada economy.”



Mining Las Vegas

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Most Nevadans – certainly those of us reading this newspaper – know about mining’s contributions to the state’s northern counties. For those looking to do business in this region, Elko’s perennially –popular mining expo offers plenty of opportunity to see the latest and greatest from all along the supply chain.

Hosted by the Elko Convention and Visitors Authority, the Elko Expo is one of the oldest trade shows in the industry and is tremendously popular. But every four years, the Elko Mine Expo is a tasty appetizer for a much larger main course: the international mine expo (MINExpo).


Nevada Mining Association Convention Recap

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

The Nevada Mining Association once again held its annual convention at South Lake Tahoe this month. The 2015 gathering was marvelous! Hundreds of Nevada miners and mining supporters enjoyed three days of provocative presentations, congenial conversations, and exciting events in one of the most spectacular settings in the world. What a memorable convention!


Quadra Chemicals Ltd. Provides Essential Chemicals to Nevada Mining Companies

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Chemical company Quadra Chemicals Ltd. is one of Canada’s leading chemical and ingredient distribution services providers. In business for more than 40 years, the company’s goal is to help its customers and key supply partners become more profitable.


Membership Monday: Republic Metals Corporation Refines Mining Doré

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Headquartered in Miami, Republic Metals Corporation is one of the largest full-service primary precious metals refineries in the world.


Robison Wildlife Consulting Provides Environmental Consulting Services to Nevada Mining Companies

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Robison Wildlife Consulting (RWC), a Reno-based environmental consulting firm established in 2012, provides environmental compliance services throughout the Great Basin and the Western U.S. Industries served include natural resource development, energy, renewable resources, mining and oil. The firm provides a wide range of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and permitting services. The firm’s staff has a number of certifications and qualifications.


Membership Monday: Thompson Garage Doors Provides Goods and Services to Nevada Mining Communities

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Thompson Garage Doors is a locally-owned Nevada business serving Reno, Sparks and Tahoe, among other Nevada cities. The company has been serving customers in the Northern Nevada and Northern California area since 1957. Thompson specializes in residential and commercial overhead garage doors. The company also delivers repair services, including 24-hour emergency garage door repair service.


Membership Monday: Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc. Serves Nevada Mining With Specialty Chemicals

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc. (TKI) produces and markets specialty chemical solutions to niche segments including agriculture, horticulture, gas processing, refining, mining and wastewater. Solutions include fertilizers, crop protection chemicals, process chemicals and more. The company owns and operates 10 manufacturing plants in North America.


Sharon Rigby, Attorney at Law Provides Tax Law Services to Nevada Mining

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Sharon Rigby, Attorney at Law, specializes in serving the Nevada mining industry with state and local taxation needs. Rigby assists clients with audit defense, valuation and pollution control services, tax assessment appeals and more. She has more than 27 years of experience in taxation matters specific to the industry, and has been a licensed Nevada attorney since 2006.