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2019 1st Registration Brochure

 

Exhibit Hall Hours

TUESDAY DECEMBER 3

  • Exhibitor Set up 8:00 am- 5:00 pm

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 4 ~ 9:00 am - 6:30 pm

  • Exhibits Open ~ 9:00 am
  • Morning Coffee Break ~ 9:35 - 10:20
  • Sandwich Lunch Noon ~ 1:30 pm - Sandwich, chips, cookie & soda $15.00
  • Afternoon Coffee Break ~ 3:35 - 4:20
  • Welcoming Reception ~ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

THURSDAY DECEMBER 5 ~ 9:00 am - 6:30 pm

  • Exhibits Open ~ 9:00 am
  • Morning Coffee Break ~ 9:35 - 10:20
  • Sandwich Lunch Noon ~ 1:30 pm
  • Sandwich, chips, cookie & soda $15.00
  • Afternoon Coffee Break ~ 3:35 - 4:20
  • Happy Hour Reception ~ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

FRIDAY DECEMBER 6 ~ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Exhibits Open ~ 9:00 am
  • Morning Coffee Break & Moose Milk ~ 9:35 - 10:20
  • Tear Down - 11:00 am ~ 5:00 pm
Exhibitor Registration Form

Exhibitors by Company

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3D Mapping International, 3D Drone Mapping, Surveying, 334
3D-P, Intelligent Endpoints, Mine Wireless, 407
A
ACF West Inc., Liners, 652
Acker Drill Company, Drilling Equipment, Drilling Rigs, 229
Activation Laboratories Ltd. (ActLabs), Assay Laboratory, 830
ACZ Laboratories, Inc., Analytical Laboratory Services, 219
Agilent Technologies, Atomic Spectroscopy, Laboratory Equipment, 312
AGRU America, Inc., Geosynthetics, Liners, 203
AIL Mining, Mine Construction, 325
Alaska Marine Lines, Inc., Transportation Services, 233
ALS Minerals, Assay Laboratory, Laboratory Analytical Services, 313
American Assay Laboratory, Assay Laboratory, Mineralogy Analyzer, 700
American Drilling Corp., LLC, Diamond Core Drilling, 422 and 424
American Mine Services LLC, Mine Construction, Mine Development, 437
American Mining & Tunneling, LLC, Mine Development, Contract Mining, 426 and 428
Anachemia Mining, Laboratory Equipment & Supplies, Laboratory Chemicals, 775
Anvil International, Grooved Piping Products, 213
ARCADIS, Environmental Consultants, Engineering Services, 537
B
Baroid Industrial Drilling Products, Drilling Fluid Products, 718 and 720
Barr Engineering Co., Engineers, 315
Bison Engineering Inc., Engineering, 842
Boart Longyear, Drilling Services, Drilling Company, 708 and 710
Brahma Group, Industrial Construction, 759
Broadbent & Associates, Inc., Environmental Consulting, Water Resources, 519
Bureau Veritas Minerals, Assay Laboratory, 111 and 113
C
Cascade Drilling, L.P., Drilling Company, 327
Cascade Earth Sciences, Engineering & Environmental Consulting, 215
Cementation USA Inc., Mine Construction, 675
Century Wireline Services, Downhole Geophysical Logging, 640
CGS Mule, LLC, Geological Supplies, 303
Challenger Pipe & Steel, Steel Pipe & Casing, Grooved Piping Products, 127
Coeur Products Ltd Inc., Core Boxes, Core Drills, 124 and 126
COLOG, Borehole Geophysical, Hydrophysical Logging, 725
Colorado School of Mines, Educational/University, Metallurgy/Mining Departments, 416
Corescan, Hyperspectral Core Scanning, Automated Hyperspectral Mineralogy, 854
Cornell Pump Company, Mining Pumps-Centrifugal, Redi-Prime, 336
CREG (Center for Research Economic Geology), Research, 218
Crone Geophysics & Exploration Ltd., Geophysical Services, 755
D
Dassault Systemes GEOVIA, Mining Software, Mine Modeling Software, 329
Datamine North America, Mining Software, 538
DEA Incorporated, Electrical Distribution Equipment, 538
DelHur Industries, Inc, Heavy Civil Construction Services, 330
Devico, Directional Core Drilling, Downhole Survey Tools, 523
DGI Geoscience Inc., Wireline Logging, 770
Dias Geophysical, Geophysical Services, 525
DMC Mining Services, Contract Mining, Engineering, 209
Drift Exploration Drilling, Inc., Drilling Company, 131
Drilling HQ, Diamond Core Supplies, 403
Duraroot Environmental Consulting, Environmental Consulting, 435
Dyno Nobel Inc., Explosives, 205 and 207

E
EC Applications, Inc., Geosynthetics, 408
EDCON-PRJ, Inc., Geophysical Services, 335 and 337
EM Strategies, Inc., Environmental Consulting & Permitting, 712
Energy Laboratories, Inc., Environmental Laboratory Services, 319
Engineering Analytics, Inc., Engineering Consultants, 332
Engineering & Mining Journal, Mining Publications, 415
Envirocon, Inc., Environmental and Reclamation Services, 748
Environmental Products & Applications, Inc., Dust Control-Roads and Erosion, 339
Environmental Standards, Inc., Data Validation, 524
EnviroTech Services, Inc., Liners, 314
Epiroc, Mining Equipment, Rock Support, 130
Evoqua Water Technologies, Water Treatment, 836
F
Falcon Drilling Inc., Drilling Company, 758
Field Lining Systems, Inc., Liners, 417
First Drilling Group, Drilling Company, 727 and 729
Florin Analytical Services, Analytical Laboratory Services, Laboratory Services, 209
FORDIA/Matex, Drillling Products, 130
Foremost, Drilling Products, 512
Foth Infrastructure & Environment, LLC, Environmental Engineering, 425 and 427
Frontier-Kemper Constructors, LLC, Hoisting System, Conveyance & Vertical Belts, 231
G
General Tool, Inc., Diamond Bits, Diamond Saw Blades, 317
Geo-Logic Associates, Engineering Consultants, 429
Geological Society of Nevada (GSN), Books & Publications, 218
Geopros, Inc., Direct Staffing Services for Industry, 237
GeoResource Management, Geological Consulting, Geophysical Consulting, 643
Geotemps, Inc., Staffing Services/Mining Industry-Temporary, 239
Golder Associates Inc., Mine Engineering, Environmental Consultants, 133
Guy Atkinson Construction, LLC, Underground Construction, 532
H
Hard Rock Consulting, LLC, Geologic Consultants, Engineering Consultants, 649
Harrison Western Construction Corporation, Contract Mining, Underground Construction, 743
Hart Crowser Inc., Engineers, 518
Hecla Mining Company, Silver Mining Company, 322
Hexagon Mining, Mine Modeling Software, Mine Software, 650
HIIG Energy, Insurance Services, 125
Hoffman Diamond Products, Inc., Diamond Bits, 227
Hole Products, Drilling Supplies, 838
HOLT Services inc., Dewatering Wells, Environmental Drilling, 858
hydroGEOPHYSICS, Inc., Geophysical Services, 419
Hypersciences, Hypersonic Drilling Equipment, 869 and 871
I
ICMJ’s Prospecting & Mining Journal, Mining Publications, 212
Idaho Mining Association, Mining Association, 840
IDEA Drilling LLC, Drilling Company, 740
IMDEX Limited, Drilling Fluids & Solids Control, Down Hole Survey/XRF Rentals, 752 and 754
InfoMine USA, Inc., Mine Information, Cost Estimating Services, 338
International Directional Services (IDS), Gyro Surveying & Instrument Rentals, Directional Drilling Services & Motor Sales, 722 and 724
International Lining Technology, Liner Installation, Geosyntehtics, 304
Iron Woman Construction & Environmental Services LLC, Mine Construction, 874
Itasca Denver, Inc., Hydrology, Geomechanics & Geochemistry Consulting, Environmental Consulting & Permitting, 211
J
Jentech Drilling Supply, Inc., Drilling Supplies, 749
Just Refiners USA Inc., Refiners, 753
K
Kappes, Cassiday & Associates, Engineering Consulting Services, Laboratory Services, 208
Klepfer Mining Services, LLC, Environmental Services, 409
Knight Piesold, Consulting Engineers, Environmental Consulting & Permitting, 413
KP Ventures Well Drilling & Pump Co. LLC, Well Drilling, 307
L
Layne, Drilling Company, 222
Legarza Exploration, Exploration Drill Pads, Exploration Roads, 767
Legend, Inc., Geological Supplies, Assay Supplies, 761
LIM (Electromind SA), Geophysical Logging Equipment, 647
Linkan Engineering, Water Management, 306
Lumos & Associates, Inc., Engineering and Environmental Consultants, 302
M
M-I Swaco, Drilling Fluid & Solids Control Company, 531
Mackay School of Earth Sciences & Engineering, Educational / University, 117
Major Drilling, Drilling Company, 832 and 834
Master Drilling USA, Drilling Company, 526
Mavrik Environmental & Exploration Products, Drilling Products, Machining Services, 228
McClelland Laboratories, Inc., Analytical Laboratory, 844
McDowell B. Equipment Ltd., Equipment, 764
McGinley & Associates, Environmental Consultants, 648
MES Mining, Underground Mining Contractor, Tunneling, 653
Midas Gold Inc., Junior Exploration Company, 522
Millcreek Engineering, Engineers, 765
Mill Man Steel Inc., Sales & Supply of Steel Pipe & Accessories, 232
Mincon, Inc., DTH Hammers and Bits, Reverse Circulation Hammers & Bits, 726
Miners News, Publications, 642
Mobile Air, Industrial Heating, 674
Mount Sopris Instrument Company Inc., Geophysical Logging Equipment, 535
MTech/CAMP, University, Metallurgical Consulting, 214
Mustang Extreme Environmental Services, Exploration Drill Pads/ Roads, Liner Installation, 404
N
National EWP, Drilling Company, Exploration Company, 702 and 704
Natural Creations, Gems and Semi-Precious Stones, 846 and 848
Nevada Alaska Mining Co., Inc., Lithium and Vandium Properties, 506
Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology, Government, 654
NewFields, Consulting Engineering, Environmental Consultants, 412
Northwest Linings and Geotextile Products, Inc/Sierra Geosynthetic Services, Inc., Liner Installation, Geosynthetics, 756
Northwest Machine Works, Inc., Drilling Products, Underground Core Drilling Parts, 235
O
O’Keefe Drilling, Drilling Company, 822 and 824
P
Pace Analytical Services Inc., Laboratory Services, Environmental Laboratory Services, 305
Pacific Inter-Mountain Distributon, LLC, Erosion Control Products, 528
Panalytical, Analytical Instrumentation, 514
Paragon Geochemical Laboratories, Inc., Analytical Laboratory, 655
Parsons Behle & Latimer, Legal Services, 333
PayneWest Insurance, Insurance Services, Bonding, 129
Pioneer Technical Services, Inc., Engineering and Environmental Consultants, 747
Piteau and Associates, Engineering and Environmental Consultants, 511
Placer Gold Design, Mining Related Fine Jewelry, Awards, Gift Items, Jewelry, 739
Precision Geosurveys Inc., Airborne Geophysics, 534
R
Re-Gen Enterprises LLC, Liner Removal, 508
REDWAVE Solutions US LLC, Optical Sorting, Turnkey Services, 860
REI Drilling/DPI Drilling Products, Drilling Services, Drilling Supplies, 310
RESPEC, Mining Software, 731
RJB Wholesale, Steel Pipe & Casing, 877
Rockmore International, Drilling Equipment (Bits & Steel), DTH Hammers & Bits, 539
RockTech USA, Drilling Products, Drill Hole Survey, 316 and 318
Ruen Drilling, Inc., Drilling Company, 439
S
Sample Archive System, Core Boxes, 536
Seattle Tarp Company, Fabric Buildings, 402
SGS, Analytical Laboratory Services, Metallurgical Consulting, 774
SiteSee, Remote Sensing Analytics, 644
Skyline Assayers & Laboratories, Assay Laboratory, Laboratory Analytical Services, 638
Skytem Canada Inc., Airborne Geophysical Services, 502
Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, Inc. (SME)/MEC, Professional Association, 418
Solmax, Geosynthetics, Liners, 405
SpecTIR, LLC, Hyperspectral Imaging, 746
SRK Consulting (US), Inc., Consulting Engineers, 223 and 225
Stantec Consulting Services, Environmental Consultants, 224 and 226
State of Nevada-Division of Minerals, Information of Geology & Mining in Nevada, 115
Sundt Construction, Mine Construction, 516
Sunset Apparel, Safety Apparel, 326
Sunset Manufacturing, Core Sample Bags, 328
Superior Industries, Material Handling, 210
SVL Analytical, Inc., Analytical Services, 414
SWCA, Environmental Consulting, 406
T
TechFlow, Pumps (Tsurumi), 744
Terramac, Drilling Equipment, Drilling Rigs & Compressors, 826
TestAmerica, Analytical Laboratory Services, 436
Tetra Tech, Engineering Consultants, Environmental Consultants, 323
The Mining Record, Mining Publications, Maps, 719 & 721
The Northern Miner, Mining Publications, 109
Timberline Drilling, Drilling Company, 123
TonaTec, Drilling Company, 723
Tsurumi (America), Inc., Pumps, 742
U
U. S. Bureau of Land Management, Government, 730 and 732
U. S. Forest Service, Government, 432 and 434
U. S. Geological Survey, Government, 734
United Central Industrial Supply, Cap Lamps, Gas Detection, Mine Rescue, Ventilation Products, Services, 438
Utah Mining Association, Mining Association, 852
V
Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, Water Treatment, 423
Victaulic, Grooved Piping Products, 733
W
WaterSolve, LLC, Dewatering, , 750
WEG Electric Corp., Electrical Control and Distribution Systems, 210 B
Welsh Hagen Associates, Environmental Engineers, 760
Western Cultural Resource Management, Inc., Cultural Resource Management Consulting/Planning, 324
Western Environmental Testing Laboratory, Environmental Laboratory Services, 864
W...(continued)
Wilderness Medics, Inc., Medical Services, 865 and 867
Women’s Mining Coalition, Education/Governmental Affairs, Public Affairs/Grassroots, 309
Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc., Engineering and Environmental Consultants, Consulting Engineers, 433
Woodhawk Manufacturing, Chuck & Rod Holder Jaws, 515
WSP USA, Water Consulting, 527
Y
Yellow Jacket Drilling Services, Drilling Company, 875
Z
Zonge International, Inc., Geophysical Services, Geophysical Instrumentation, 217

CORE SHACK
Arizona Silver, Junior Exploration Company, C 5
Black Jack Resources, Mineral Exploration Property, C 10
Comstock Mining, Inc., Mining Company, C 7
Constantine Metal Resources Ltd./Carlin Gold Corporation, Exploration Companies, C 11
Contact Gold, Junior Exploration Company, C 17
Ely Gold, Royalty Company, C 16
Frazer Creek Exploration/Volcanic Gold &Silver LLC, Junior Exploration Company, C 3
Gold Standard Ventures, Junior Exploration Company, C 4
Lode-Star Mining, Inc., Junior Exploration Company, C 15
Midas Gold Inc., Junior Exploration Company, C 14
Nevada Exploration Inc., Junior Exploration Company, C 12
NuLegacy Gold Corp., Junior Exploration Company, C 13
Rover Metals Corp., Junior Exploration Company, C 2
Silver Range Resources Ltd., Junior Exploration Company, C 9
Stephen Smith, Inc./Larry R. Moyer, LLC, Junior Exploration Company, C 1

Exhibitors by Product or Service

3D Drone Mapping
3D Mapping International, 334

Airborne Geophysical Services
Precision Geosurveys Inc., 534
Skytem Canada Inc., 502

Analytical Instrumentation
Panalytical, 514

Analytical Laboratory
ACZ Laboratories, Inc., 219
Florin Analytical Services, 209
McClelland Laboratories, Inc., 844
Paragon Geochemical Laboratories, Inc., 655
SGS, 774
SVL Analytical, Inc., 414
TestAmerica, 436

Assay Laboratory
Activation Laboratories Ltd. (ActLabs), 830
ALS Minerals, 313
American Assay Laboratory, 700
Bureau Veritas Minerals, 111 and 113
Skyline Assayers & Laboratories, 638

Assay Supplies
Legend, Inc., 761

Atomic Spectroscopy
Agilent Technologies, 312

Automated Hyperspectral Mineralogy
Corescan, 854

Bonding
PayneWest Insurance, 129

Books & Publications
Geological Society of Nevada (GSN), 218

Borehole Geophysical
COLOG, 725

Cap Lamps, Gas Detection, Mine Rescue, Ventilation Products, Services
United Central Industrial Supply, 438

Chuck & Rod Holder Jaws
Woodhawk Manufacturing, 515

Contract Mining
American Mining & Tunneling, LLC, 426 and 428
DMC Mining Services, 209
Harrison Western Construction Corporation, 743

Core Boxes
Coeur Products Ltd Inc., 124 and 126
Sample Archive System, 536

Core Drills
Coeur Products Ltd Inc., 124 and 126

Core Sample Bags
Sunset Manufacturing, 328
Cost Estimating Services
InfoMine USA, Inc., 338

Cultural Resource Management Consulting/Planning
Western Cultural Resource Management, Inc., 324

Data Validation
Environmental Standards, Inc., 524

Dewatering
WaterSolve, LLC, 750

Dewatering Wells
HOLT Services inc., 858

Diamond Bits
General Tool, Inc., 317
Hoffman Diamond Products, Inc., 227

Diamond Core Drilling
American Drilling Corp., LLC, 422 and 424

Diamond Core Supplies
Drilling HQ, 403

Diamond Saw Blades
General Tool, Inc., 317

Direct Staffing Services for Industry
Geopros, Inc., 237

Directional Core Drilling/Motor Sales
Devico, 523
International Directional Services (IDS), 722 and 724

Down Hole Survey/XRF Rentals
IMDEX Limited, 752 and 754

Downhole Geophysical Logging
Century Wireline Services, 640

Downhole Survey Tools
Devico, 523
RockTech USA, 316 and 318

Drilling Company
Boart Longyear, 708 and 710
Cascade Drilling, L.P., 327
Drift Exploration Drilling, Inc., 131
Falcon Drilling Inc., 758
First Drilling Group, 727 and 729
IDEA Drilling LLC, 740
Layne, 222
Major Drilling, 832 and 834
Master Drilling USA, 526
National EWP, 702 and 704
O’Keefe Drilling, 822 and 824
REI Drilling/DPI Drilling Products, 310
Ruen Drilling, Inc., 439
Timberline Drilling, 123
TonaTec, 723
Yellow Jacket Drilling Services, 875

Drilling Equipment
Acker Drill Company, 229
Rockmore International, 539
Terramac, 826

Drilling Fluids/Solids Control Company
M-I Swaco, 531
Baroid Industrial Drilling Products, 718 and 720
IMDEX Limited, 752 and 754

Drilling Products
Foremost, 512
Mavrik Environmental & Exploration Products, 228
Northwest Machine Works, Inc., 235
RockTech USA, 316 and 318

Drilling Rigs
Acker Drill Company, 229
Terramac, 826

Drilling Supplies
FORDIA/Matex, 130
Hole Products, 838
Jentech Drilling Supply, Inc., 749
REI Drilling/DPI Drilling Products, 310

DTH Hammers & Bits
Rockmore International, 539
Mincon, Inc., 726

Dust Control-Roads and Erosion
Environmental Products & Applications, Inc., 339

Education/Governmental Affairs
Women’s Mining Coalition, 309

Educational/University
Colorado School of Mines, 416
Mackay School of Earth Sciences & Engineering, 117

Electrical Control and Distribution Systems
DEA Incorporated, 538
WEG Electric Corp., 210 B

Engineering & Environmental Consulting
Cascade Earth Sciences, 215
Lumos & Associates, Inc., 302
Pioneer Technical Services, Inc., 747
Piteau and Associates, 511
Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc., 433

Engineering Consultants
ARCADIS, 537 Bison Engineering Inc., 842
Barr Engineering Co., 315
DMC Mining Services, 209
Engineering Analytics, Inc., 332
Geo-Logic Associates, 429
Hard Rock Consulting, LLC, 649
Hart Crowser Inc., 518
Kappes, Cassiday & Associates, 208
Knight Piesold, 413
Millcreek Engineering, 765
NewFields, 412
SRK Consulting (US), Inc., 223 and 225
Engineering Consultants...(continued)
Tetra Tech, 323
Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc., 433

Environmental and Reclamation Services
Envirocon, Inc., 748

Environmental Consultants
ARCADIS, 537
Broadbent & Associates, Inc., 519
Duraroot Environmental Consulting, 435
Foth Infrastructure & Environment, LLC, 425 and 427
Golder Associates Inc., 133
McGinley & Associates, 648
NewFields, 412
Stantec Consulting Services, 224 and 226
SWCA, 406
Tetra Tech, 323
Welsh Hagen Associates, 760

Environmental Consulting & Permitting
EM Strategies, Inc., 712
Itasca Denver, Inc., 211
Knight Piesold, 413

Environmental Drilling
HOLT Services inc., 858

Environmental Laboratory Services
Energy Laboratories, Inc., 319
Pace Analytical Services Inc., 305
Western Environmental Testing Laboratory, 864

Environmental Services
Klepfer Mining Services, LLC, 409

Equipment
McDowell B. Equipment Ltd., 764

Erosion Control Products
Pacific Inter-Mountain Distributon, LLC, 528

Exploration Company
National EWP, 702 and 704

Exploration Drill Pads/Roads
Legarza Exploration, 767
Mustang Extreme Environmental Services, 404

Explosives
Dyno Nobel Inc., 205 and 207

Fabric Buildings
Seattle Tarp Company, 402

Gems and Semi-Precious Stones
Natural Creations, 846 and 848

Geologic Consultants
Hard Rock Consulting, LLC, 649
GeoResource Management, 643

Geological Supplies
CGS Mule, LLC, 303
Legend, Inc., 761
Geophysical Logging Equipment
LIM (Electromind SA), 647
Mount Sopris Instrument Company Inc., 535
Zonge International, Inc., 217

Geophysical Services
Crone Geophysics & Exploration Ltd., 755
Dias Geophysical, 525
EDCON-PRJ, Inc., 335 and 337
GeoResource Management, 643
hydroGEOPHYSICS, Inc., 419
Zonge International, Inc., 217

Geosyntehtics
AGRU America, Inc., 203
EC Applications, Inc., 408
International Lining Technology, 304
Northwest Linings and Geotextile Products, Inc/Sierra Geosynthetic Services, Inc., 756
Solmax, 405

Government
Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology, 654
U. S. Bureau of Land Management, 730 and 732
U. S. Forest Service, 432 and 434
U. S. Geological Survey, 734

Grooved Piping Products
Anvil International, 213
Challenger Pipe & Steel, 127
Victaulic, 733

Gyro Surveying & Instrument Rentals
International Directional Services (IDS), 722 and 724

Heavy Civil Construction Services
DelHur Industries, Inc, 330

Hoisting System, Conveyance & Vertical Belts
Frontier-Kemper Constructors, LLC, 231

Hydrology, Geomechanics & Geochemistry Consulting
Itasca Denver, Inc., 211

Hydrophysical Logging
COLOG, 725

Hypersonic Drilling Equipment
Hypersciences, 869 and 871

Hyperspectral Core Scanning
Corescan, 854

Hyperspectral Imaging
SpecTIR, LLC, 746

Industrial Construction
Brahma Group, 759

Industrial Heating
Mobile Air, 674

Information of Geology & Mining in Nevada
State of Nevada-Division of Minerals, 115
Insurance & Risk Management
HIIG Energy, 125
PayneWest Insurance, 129

Intelligent Endpoints
3D-P, 407

Jewelry
Placer Gold Design, 739

Junior Exploration Company
Midas Gold Inc., 522

Laboratory Analytical Services
ALS Minerals, 313
Skyline Assayers & Laboratories, 638

Laboratory Chemicals
Anachemia Mining, 775

Laboratory Equipment
Agilent Technologies, 312
Anachemia Mining, 775

Laboratory Services
Florin Analytical Services, 209
Kappes, Cassiday & Associates, 208
Pace Analytical Services Inc., 305

Legal Services
Parsons Behle & Latimer, 333

Liner Installation
International Lining Technology, 304
Nustang Extreme Environmental Services, 404
Northwest Linings and Geotextile Products, Inc/Sierra Geosynthetic Services, Inc., 756

Liner Removal
Re-Gen Enterprises LLC, 508

Liners
ACF West Inc., 652
AGRU America, Inc., 203
EnviroTech Services, Inc., 314
Field Lining Systems, Inc., 417
Solmax, 405

Lithium and Vandium Properties
Nevada Alaska Mining Co., Inc., 506

Machining Services
Mavrik Environmental & Exploration Products, 228

Maps
The Mining Record, 719 & 721

Material Handling
Superior Industries, 210

Medical Services
Wilderness Medics, Inc., 865 and 867

Metallurgical Consulting
MTech/CAMP, 214
SGS, 774

Metallurgy/Mining Departments
Colorado School of Mines, 416

Mine Construction
AIL Mining, 325
American Mine Services LLC, 437
Cementation USA Inc., 675
Iron Woman Construction & Environmental Services LLC, 874
Sundt Construction, 516

Mine Development
American Mine Services LLC, 437
American Mining & Tunneling, LLC, 426 and 428

Mine Engineering
Golder Associates Inc., 133

Mine Information
InfoMine USA, Inc., 338

Mine Modeling Software
Dassault Systemes GEOVIA, 329
Datamine North America, 538
Hexagon Mining, 650
RESPEC, 731

Mine Wireless
3D-P, 407

Mineralogy Analyzer
American Assay Laboratory, 700

Mining Association
Idaho Mining Association, 840
Utah Mining Association, 852

Mining Equipment
Epiroc, 130

Mining Publications
Engineering & Mining Journal, 415
ICMJ’s Prospecting & Mining Journal, 212
The Mining Record, 719 & 721
The Northern Miner, 109

Mining Pumps-Centrifugal, Redi-Prime
Cornell Pump Company, 336

Mining Related Fine Jewelry, Awards, Gift Items
Placer Gold Design, 739 and 741

Optical Sorting
REDWAVE Solutions US LLC, 860

Professional Association
Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, Inc. (SME)/MEC, 418

Public Affairs/Grassroots
Women’s Mining Coalition, 309

Publications
Miners News, 642

Pumps
TechFlow, 744
Tsurumi (America), Inc., 742

Refiners
Just Refiners USA Inc., 753

Remote Sensing Analytics
SiteSee, 644

Research
CREG (Center for Research Economic Geology), 218

Reverse Circulation Hammers & Bits
Mincon, Inc., 726

Rock Support
Epiroc, 130

Safety Apparel
Sunset Apparel, 326

Sales & Supply of Steel Pipe & Accessories
Mill Man Steel Inc., 232

Silver Mining Company
Hecla Mining Company, 322

Staffing Services/Mining Industry-Temporary
Geotemps, Inc., 239

Steel Pipe & Casing
Challenger Pipe & Steel, 127
RJB Wholesale, 877

Surveying
3D Mapping International, 334

Transportation Services
Alaska Marine Lines, Inc., 233

Tunneling
MES Mining, 653

Turnkey Services
REDWAVE Solutions US LLC, 860

Underground Construction
Guy Atkinson Construction, LLC, 532
Harrison Western Construction Corporation, 743

Underground Core Drilling Parts
Northwest Machine Works, Inc., 235

Underground Mining Contractor
MES Mining, 653

University
MTech/CAMP, 214

Water Consulting/Management
Broadbent & Associates, Inc., 519
Linkan Engineering, 306
WSP USA, 527

Water Treatment
Evoqua Water Technologies, 836
Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, 423

Well Drilling
KP Ventures Well Drilling & Pump Co. LLC, 307

Wireline Logging
DGI Geoscience Inc., 770

CORE SHACK
Arizona Silver, Junior Exploration Company, C 5
Black Jack Resources, Mineral Exploration Property, C 10
Comstock Mining, Inc., Mining Company, C 7
Constantine Metal Resources Ltd./Carlin Gold Corporation, Exploration Companies, C 11
Contact Gold, Junior Exploration Company, C 17
Ely Gold, Royalty Company, C 16
Frazer Creek Exploration/Volcanic Gold &Silver LLC, Junior Exploration Company, C 3
Gold Standard Ventures, Junior Exploration Company, C 4
Lode-Star Mining, Inc., Junior Exploration Company, C 15
Midas Gold Inc., Junior Exploration Company, C 14
Nevada Exploration Inc., Junior Exploration Company, C 12
NuLegacy Gold Corp., Junior Exploration Company, C 13
Renaissance Exploration Inc., Junior Exploration Company, C 8
Revival Gold Inc., Junior Exploration Company, C 6
Rover Metals Corp., Junior Exploration Company, C 2
Silver Range Resourtces Ltd., Junior Exploration Company, C 9
Stephen Smith, Inc./Larry R. Moyer, LLC, Junior Exploration Company, C 1

Exhibitors by Booth Number

109 The Northern Miner Mining Publications
111 and 113 Bureau Veritas Minerals Assay Laboratory
115 State of Nevada-Division of Minerals Information of Geology & Mining in Nevada
117 Mackay School of Earth Sciences & Engineering Educational / University
123 Timberline Drilling Drilling Company
124 and 126 Coeur Products Ltd Inc. Core Boxes, Core Drills
125 HIIG Energy Insurance Services
127 Challenger Pipe & Steel Steel Pipe & Casing, Grooved Piping Products
129 PayneWest Insurance Insurance Services, Bonding
130 FORDIA/Matex Drillling Products
130 Epiroc Mining Equipment, Rock Support
131 Drift Exploration Drilling, Inc. Drilling Company
133 Golder Associates Inc. Mine Engineering, Environmental Consultants

203 AGRU America, Inc. Geosynthetics, Liners
205 and 207 Dyno Nobel Inc. Explosives
208 Kappes, Cassiday & Associates Engineering Consulting Services, Laboratory Services
209 Florin Analytical Services Analytical Laboratory Services, Laboratory Services
209 DMC Mining Services Contract Mining, Engineering
210 Superior Industries Material Handling
210 B WEG Electric Corp. Electrical Control and Distribution Systems
211 Itasca Denver, Inc. Hydrology, Geomechanics & Geochemistry Consulting, Environmental Consulting & Permitting
212 ICMJ’s Prospecting & Mining Journal Mining Publications
213 Anvil International Grooved Piping Products
214 MTech/CAMP University, Metallurgical Consulting
215 Cascade Earth Sciences Engineering & Environmental Consulting
217 Zonge International, Inc. Geophysical Services, Geophysical Instrumentation
218 CREG (Center for Research Economic Geology) Research
218 Geological Society of Nevada (GSN) Books & Publications
219 ACZ Laboratories, Inc. Analytical Laboratory Services
222 Layne Drilling Company
223 and 225 SRK Consulting (US), Inc. Consulting Engineers
224 and 226 Stantec Consulting Services Environmental Consultants
227 Hoffman Diamond Products, Inc. Diamond Bits
228 Mavrik Environmental & Exploration Products Drilling Products, Machining Services
229 Acker Drill Company Drilling Equipment, Drilling Rigs
231 Frontier-Kemper Constructors, LLC Hoisting System, Conveyance & Vertical Belts
232 Mill Man Steel Inc. Sales & Supply of Steel Pipe & Accessories
233 Alaska Marine Lines, Inc. Transportation Services
235 Northwest Machine Works, Inc. Drilling Products, Underground Core Drilling Parts
237 Geopros, Inc. Direct Staffing Services for Industry,
239 Geotemps, Inc. Staffing Services/Mining Industry-Temporary,

302 Lumos & Associates, Inc. Engineering and Environmental Consultants,
303 CGS Mule, LLC Geological Supplies,
304 International Lining Technology Liner Installation, Geosyntehtics
305 Pace Analytical Services Inc. Laboratory Services, Environmental Laboratory Services
306 Linkan Engineering Water Management
307 KP Ventures Well Drilling & Pump Co. LLC Well Drilling
309 Women’s Mining Coalition Education/Governmental Affairs, Public Affairs/Grassroots
310 REI Drilling/DPI Drilling Products Drilling Services, Drilling Supplies
312 Agilent Technologies Atomic Spectroscopy, Laboratory Equipment
313 ALS Minerals Assay Laboratory, Laboratory Analytical Services
314 EnviroTech Services, Inc. Liners
315 Barr Engineering Co. Engineers
316 and 318 RockTech USA Drilling Products, Drill Hole Survey
317 General Tool, Inc. Diamond Bits, Diamond Saw Blades
319 Energy Laboratories, Inc. Environmental Laboratory Services
322 Hecla Mining Company Silver Mining Company
323 Tetra Tech Engineering Consultants, Environmental Consultants
324 Western Cultural Resource Management, Inc. Cultural Resource Management Consulting/Planning
325 AIL Mining Mine Construction,
326 Sunset Apparel Safety Apparel
327 Cascade Drilling, L.P. Drilling Company
328 Sunset Manufacturing Core Sample Bags
329 Dassault Systemes GEOVIA Mining Software, Mine Modeling Software
330 DelHur Industries, Inc Heavy Civil Construction Services
332 Engineering Analytics, Inc. Engineering Consultants
333 Parsons Behle & Latimer Legal Services
334 3D Mappers International, 3D Drone Mapping, Surveying
335 and 337 EDCON-PRJ, Inc. Geophysical Services
336 Cornell Pump Company Mining Pumps-Centrifugal, Redi-Prime
338 InfoMine USA, Inc. Mine Information, Cost Estimating Services
339 Environmental Products & Applications, Inc. Dust Control-Roads and Erosion

402 Seattle Tarp Company Fabric Buildings
403 Drilling HQ Diamond Core Supplies
404 Mustang Extreme Environmental Services, Exploration Pads/Roads, Liner Installation
405 Solmax Geosynthetics, Liners
406 SWCA Environmental Consulting
407 3D-P Intelligent Endpoints, Mine Wireless
408 EC Applications, Inc. Geosynthetics
409 Klepfer Mining Services, LLC Environmental Services
412 NewFields Consulting Engineering, Environmental Consultants
413 Knight Piesold Consulting Engineers, Environmental Consulting & Permitting
414 SVL Analytical, Inc. Analytical Services
415 Engineering & Mining Journal Mining Publications
416 Colorado School of Mines Educational/University, Metallurgy/Mining Departments
417 Field Lining Systems, Inc. Liners
418 Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, Inc. (SME)/MEC Professional Association
419 hydroGEOPHYSICS, Inc. Geophysical Services
422 and 424 American Drilling Corp., LLC Diamond Core Drilling
423 Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies Water Treatment
425 and 427 Foth Infrastructure & Environment, LLC Environmental Engineering
426 and 428 American Mining & Tunneling, LLC Mine Development, Contract Mining
429 Geo-Logic Associates Engineering Consultants
432 and 434 U. S. Forest Service Government
433 Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc. Engineering and Environmental Consultants, Consulting Engineers
435 Duraroot Environmental Consulting Environmental Consulting
436 TestAmerica Analytical Laboratory Services
437 American Mine Services LLC Mine Construction, Mine Development
438 United Central Industrial Supply Cap Lamps, Gas Detection, Mine Rescue, Ventilation Products, Services
439 Ruen Drilling, Inc. Drilling Company
502 Skytem Canada Inc. Airborne Geophysical Services
506 Nevada Alaska Mining Co., Inc. Lithium and Vandium Properties
508 Re-Gen Enterprises LLC Liner Removal
511 Piteau and Associates Engineering and Environmental Consultants
512 Foremost Drilling Products
514 Panalytical Analytical Instrumentation
515 Woodhawk Manufacturing Chuck & Rod Holder Jaws
516 Sundt Construction Mine Construction
518 Hart Crowser Inc. Engineers
519 Broadbent & Associates, Inc. Environmental Consulting, Water Resources
522 Midas Gold Inc. Junior Exploration Company
523 Devico Directional Core Drilling, Downhole Survey Tools
524 Environmental Standards, Inc. Data Validation
525 Dias Geophysical Geophysical Services
526 Master Drilling USA Drilling Company
527 WSP USA Water Consulting
528 Pacific Inter-Mountain Distributon, LLC Erosion Control Products
531 M-I Swaco Drilling Fluid & Solids Control Company
532 Guy Atkinson Construction, LLC Underground Construction
534 Precision Geosurveys Inc. Airborne Geophysics
535 Mount Sopris Instrument Company Inc. Geophysical Logging Equipment
536 Sample Archive System Core Boxes
537 ARCADIS Environmental Consultants, Engineering Services
538 Datamine North America Mining Software
538 DEA Incorporated Electrical Distribution Equipment
539 Rockmore International Drilling Equipment (Bits & Steel), DTH Hammers & Bits

638 Skyline Assayers & Laboratories Assay Laboratory, Laboratory Analytical Services
640 Century Wireline Services Downhole Geophysical Logging
642 Miners News Publications
643 GeoResource Management Geological Consulting, Geophysical Consulting
644 SiteSee Remote Sensing Analytics
647 LIM (Electromind SA) Geophysical Logging Equipment
648 McGinley & Associates Environmental Consultants
649 Hard Rock Consulting, LLC Geologic Consultants, Engineering Consultants
650 Hexagon Mining Mine Modeling Software, Mine Software
652 ACF West Inc. Liners
653 MES Mining Underground Mining Contractor, Tunneling
654 Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology Government
655 Paragon Geochemical Laboratories, Inc. Analytical Laboratory
674 Mobile Air Industrial Heating
675 Cementation USA Inc. Mine Construction

700 American Assay Laboratory Assay Laboratory, Mineralogy Analyzer
702 and 704 National EWP Drilling Company, Exploration Company
708 and 710 Boart Longyear Drilling Services, Drilling Company
712 EM Strategies, Inc. Environmental Consulting & Permitting
718 and 720 Baroid Industrial Drilling Products Drilling Fluid Products
719 & 721 The Mining Record Mining Publications, Maps
722 and 724 International Directional Services (IDS) Gyro Surveying & Instrument Rentals, Directional Drilling Services & Motor Sales
723 TonaTec Drilling Company
725 COLOG Borehole Geophysical, Hydrophysical Logging
726 Mincon, Inc. DTH Hammers and Bits, Reverse Circulation Hammers & Bits
727 and 729 First Drilling Group Drilling Company
730 and 732 U. S. Bureau of Land Management Government
731 RESPEC Mining Software
733 Victaulic Grooved Piping Products
734 U. S. Geological Survey Government
739 Placer Gold Design Mining Related Fine Jewelry, Awards, Gift Items, Jewelry
740 IDEA Drilling LLC Drilling Company
742 Tsurumi (America), Inc. Pumps
743 Harrison Western Construction Corporation Contract Mining, Underground Construction
744 TechFlow Pumps (Tsurumi)
746 SpecTIR, LLC Hyperspectral Imaging
747 Pioneer Technical Services, Inc. Engineering and Environmental Consultants
748 Envirocon, Inc. Environmental and Reclamation Services
749 Jentech Drilling Supply, Inc. Drilling Supplies
750 WaterSolve, LLC Dewatering
752 and 754 IMDEX Limited Drilling Fluids & Solids Control, Down Hole Survey/XRF Rentals
753 Just Refiners USA Inc. Refiners
755 Crone Geophysics & Exploration Ltd. Geophysical Services
756 Northwest Linings and Geotextile Products, Inc/Sierra Geosynthetic Services, Inc. Liner Installation, Geosynthetics
758 Falcon Drilling Inc. Drilling Company
759 Brahma Group Industrial Construction
760 Welsh Hagen Associates, Environmental Engineers
761 Legend, Inc. Geological Supplies, Assay Supplies
764 McDowell B. Equipment Ltd. Equipment
765 Millcreek Engineering Engineers
767 Legarza Exploration Exploration Drill Pads, Exploration Roads
770 DGI Geoscience Inc. Wireline Logging
774 SGS Analytical Laboratory Services, Metallurgical Consulting
775 Anachemia Mining Laboratory Equipment & Supplies, Laboratory Chemicals

822 and 824 O’Keefe Drilling Drilling Company
826 Terramac, Drilling Equipment, Drilling Rigs & Compressors
830 Activation Laboratories Ltd. (ActLabs) Assay Laboratory
832 and 834 Major Drilling Drilling Company
836 Evoqua Water Technologies Water Treatment
838 Hole Products Drilling Supplies
840 Idaho Mining Association Mining Association
842 Bison Engineering Inc. Engineering
844 McClelland Laboratories, Inc. Analytical Laboratory
846 and 848 Natural Creations Gems and Semi-Precious Stones
852 Utah Mining Association Mining Association
854 Corescan Hyperspectral Core Scanning, Automated Hyperspectral Mineralogy
858 HOLT Services inc. Dewatering Wells, Environmental Drilling
860 REDWAVE Solutions US LLC Optical Sorting, Turnkey Services
864 Western Environmental Testing Laboratory Environmental Laboratory Services
865 and 867 Wilderness Medics, Inc. Medical Services
869 and 871 Hypersciences Hypersonic Drilling Equipment
874 Iron Woman Construction & Environmental Services LLC Mine Construction
875 Yellow Jacket Drilling Services Drilling Company
877 RJB Wholesale Steel Pipe & Casing

Core Shack
C 1 Stephen Smith, Inc./Larry R. Moyer, LLC Junior Exploration Company
C 2 Rover Metals Corp. Junior Exploration Company
C 3 Frazer Creek Exploration/Volcanic Gold &Silver LLC, Junior
Exploration Company
C 4 Gold Standard Ventures, Junior Exploration Company
C 5 Arizona Silver, Junior Exploration Company
C 6 Revival Gold Inc., Junior Exploration Company
C 7 Comstock Mining, Inc. Mining Company
C 8 Renaissance Exploration Inc., Junior Exploration Company
C 9 Silver Range Resources Ltd., Junior Exploration Company
C 10 Black Jack Resources Mineral Exploration Property
C 11 Constantine Metal Resources Ltd./Carlin Gold Corporation
Exploration Companies
C 12 Nevada Exploration Inc. Junior Exploration Company
C 13 NuLegacy Gold Corp. Junior Exploration Company
C 14 Midas Gold Inc. Junior Exploration Company
C 15 Lode-Star Mining, Inc. Junior Exploration Company
C 16 Ely Gold, Royalty Company
C 17 Contat Gold Junior Exploration Company

Chair & Speaker Info

https://www.miningamerica.org/wp-content/uploads/2019RegBroch.pdf

MORNING SESSIONS | WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 4
SESSION TIMES: 8:00 - 11:30 COFFEE BREAK 9:35 - 10:20

STATE & PROVINCE REPORTS (Part 1)
Area of Interest - Mineral Deposits, Geology & Exploration
Chaired by: Rich Perry, Administrator, Nevada Division of Minerals, Carson City, NV

Session Description:
Want to hear about exploration and mining activities for the past year in Western States and Provinces? In this all-day session, Economic Geologists from Western US States and Canadian Provinces will report on the exploration and development activities in metals and industrials for the past year in their respective areas. These specialists will also provide their insight into new mineral commodities and areas which are experiencing activity, and opportunities and challenges. The afternoon session is finished with a summary of USGS activities and mineral exploration trends.

MINING COMMUNICATIONS AND INVESTOR RELATIONS
Area of Interest - Business & Finance
Chaired by: Ira M. Gostin, MBA, APR, President, Gostin Strategic, Reno, NV

Session Description:
Storytelling in the mining sector is as old as mining itself. Whether it is telling the story through financials, an MD&A, or just talking one-on with a potential employee, partner or investor, effectively telling the story of a project can be critical to its success.
As the market shows stability and with the M&A scene having a solid year, now is the time for mining companies to identify areas within their business and finance operations to grow and build sustainable systems to drive the business forward. Presentations within the track will provide attendees take-aways geared directly towards the business, investor relations and financial side of the company. Speakers include:

  • Communications is the Voice of Business Success—How to tell your company’s story to your stakeholders, Ira M. Gostin, MBA, APR, President, Gostin Strategic, Reno, NVWorking on these topics
  • Mining Finance outlook in 2020
  • How to create a pitch deck that gets results
  • What analysts want to hear from the company
  • How to use social media
  • ESG/CSR

MINE AND EXPLORATION PERMITTING, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION CHANGES ARE HERE
Area of Interest - Environmental
Chaired by: Ben Veach, P.E., Principal, Stantec Consulting Services, Inc., Reno, NVSession

Description:
Two years after Executive Order 13807, the changes to the environmental review and permitting process for mining have arrived. Elements of permitting on federal lands have been impacted in ways that are now established. With these changes come the impacts to schedules and the requirements placed on mining proponents.

This session will explore how the changes to permitting and environmental regulations have impacted the landscape for mining and exploration. Learn from the experts how to better navigate this new minefield to your advantage and how to avoid painful delays in permitting. Topics will include NEPA, USFWS Permitting, Mine Planning and Groundwater Successes and Failures.

POLICY AND LEGAL DECISIONS THAT COULD IMPACT YOUR OPERATION
Area of Interest - Legislative & Public Affairs
Chaired by: Tim Crowley, Partner, Crowley & Ferrato Public Affairs, Reno, NV

Session Description:
This session will review public policy issues that are likely to be addressed over the next year.    The intent is to prepare you for issues that may not be at the forefront of issues your company is currently tracking but may ultimately impact your operation.   For example, one issue discussed during the session will be Public Water Reserves (PWRs), which were recently addressed in the Mt. Hope EIS.   The definition of PWRs has changed and may have widespread impacts throughout the industry.

AFTERNOON SESSIONS | WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 4
SESSION TIMES: 2:00 - 5:30 COFFEE BREAK 3:35 - 4:20

STATE & PROVINCE REPORTS (Part 2)
Area of Interest - Mineral Deposits, Geology & Exploration
Chaired by: Rich Perry, Administrator, Nevada Division of Minerals, Carson City, NV

Session Description:
Want to hear about exploration and mining activities for the past year in Western States and Provinces? In this all-day session, Economic Geologists from Western US States and Canadian Provinces will report on the exploration and development activities in metals and industrials for the past year in their respective areas. These specialists will also provide their insight into new mineral commodities and areas which are experiencing activity, and opportunities and challenges. The afternoon session is finished with a summary of USGS activities and mineral exploration trends.

CRITICALITY OF DOMESTIC CRITICAL MINERALS: Geological endowment, recovery incentives, or aircraft carriers?
Area of Interest - Mineral Deposits, Geology & Exploration
Chaired by: Peter Vikre, U.S. Geological Survey, Reno Office, Geology, Minerals, Energy and Geophysics Science Center, Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV and Christopher Dail, Manager, Exploration, Midas Gold Idaho, Inc., Spokane, WA

Session Description:
This session will address recovery of Critical Minerals from known sources including processing and waste streams at active and shuttered metal refineries, and unconventional deposits with large resources but little or no production.  The significance of these sources relative to domestic consumption, the economic and political incentives to offset import reliance, and alternatives to domestic production will also be reviewed. The second half of the session will consist of a roundtable forum to discuss the problems and possible solutions to the complex issues related to upstream and downstream Critical Minerals supply chains.

MOVING AHEAD- GROWTH COMPANIES ADVANCE

Area of Interest – Business & Finance
Chaired by: Ronald L. Parratt, Executive Chairman, Renaissance Gold, Inc., Reno, NV

Session Description:
With the long downturn in the market finally showing signs of stability, this session will showcase companies that have emerged through this difficult time with significant exploration results, material progress on the development of mineral resources or expansion of operating properties.  Their efforts demonstrate that Nevada and the Great Basin  continues to deliver new discoveries through exploration yielding material value for investments made even during difficult times. And lastly, that the opportunities created over the past several years have created acquisition opportunities for corporate growth by those with a forward looking vision. Speakers include:

  • Fiore Gold Ltd.
  • Midas Gold Corp.
  • Paramount Gold Nevada Corp.
  • Americas Silver Corporation

NEW MINING IN OLD DISTRICTS- Are they the future of new mine development in the U.S.?
Area of Interest - Operations
Chaired by: Doug Stiles, General Manager, Hecla Montana, Hecla Mining Company, Coeur d'Alene, ID

Session Description:
Sometimes, the best place to find a new prospect is in an area with historical success.  Not only can historic mining districts present a wealth of geologic and past production information, but existing infrastructure and favorable land positions present many new project attractants.  Furthermore, yesterday’s cut-off grade could be today’s high-grade AND yesterday’s no-value byproduct could be today’s primary resource.  With greenfield development in the US becoming more difficult, do old districts hold special promise as providing safe(r) harbor for new project development? In this session, we will hear from a number of new prospects arising from past projects or within known mining districts. The project proponents will provide their view on how known resource areas could be the future of new mine development in the US.

ABANDONED MINES LAND (AML) - Progress from the Field
Area of Interest - Environmental
Chaired by: Ann Carpenter, Consultant, Reno, NV and
Jeff Parshley, , P.G., C.P.G., C.E.M, Group Chairman, SRK Consulting (U.S.), Inc., Reno, NV

Session Description:
Recent advancements in the +25 year struggle to address clean-up of abandoned mine land (AML) sites has resulted in creative partnerships between government, conservation groups, and the mining industry. There is a growing movement advancing clean up at AML sites across the country, and this session will explore case studies, partnerships, and the fundamental processes needed to get work completed in the field.

MORNING SESSIONS | THURSDAY DECEMBER 5
SESSION TIMES: 8:00 - 11:30 COFFEE BREAK 9:35 - 10:20

MINING DEVELOPMENT IN THE MIDWEST: GREAT LAKES STATES OPERATIONS and DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
Area of Interest - Mineral Deposits, Geology & Exploration
Chaired by: Frank Ongaro, Executive Director, Mining Minnesota, Duluth, MN

Session Description:
The advancement of base and precious metal mining development projects is bringing opportunity to the Midwest. Great Lakes States are attracting global investment and poised to lead the way in responsible development of the metals that make our modern society possible.
This session will highlight several of the development projects and proposals moving forward in the region and their exemplary efforts toward environmental responsibility.

ALASKA
Area of Interest - Mineral Deposits, Geology & Exploration
Chaired by: Deantha Crockett, Executive Director, Alaska Miners Association, Anchorage, AK, and
Mike Satre, Manager of Government and Community Relations, Hecla Greens Creek Mining Co., Juneau, AK

Session Description:
Alaska’s mining industry saw significant change on the federal front underneath the Trump Administration, with an uptick in exploration investment and renewed interest in project development.  However, the State still faces serious challenges.

THE IMPORTANCE OF MINE TO MILL RECONCILIATION IN IMPROVING PRODUCTIVITY
Area of Interest - Operations
Chaired by: Abani R Samal, PhD, CPG, RM-SME, Principal, GeoGlobal, Riverton, UT

Session Description:
In a mining operation, fluctuations in monthly or, quarterly reconciliations between the mine-plan, operation and mill are commonly experienced. Reconciliation results are often considered as the measures of success for that period. Mine to Mill reconciliation provides an excellent way to identify areas for improvement and indicates where improvements may be needed for increasing productivity. For an example, additional drilling or, change in sampling techniques or additional data collection can be some areas of improvements that can improve productivity. One of the important benefits of mine to mill reconciliation is the measurement of continuous improvement resulting in improved productivity.
In this session, speakers are invited to share their experiences on i) How they are conducting reconciliation, ii) examples of learning and success and iii) recommendations to improve. The presenters are not required to present the exact resource/ reserve numbers and that is not important for this session. It is important to share overall experience.

MINE CLOSURE AND RECLAMATION
Area of Interest: Environmental
Chaired by: Nick Rauh, Western/Central Technical Manager, Agru America, Inc., Fernley, NV

Session Description:
Mine closure is a critical component of environmental management in the mining industry. A thorough mine closure and reclamation plan is a complicated and often overlooked aspect in the design life of a site. This session will present technical presentations and case studies on the closure and reclamation process from shut down to post-closure monitoring from mining professionals and land management agencies.

2019 PUBLIC LANDS
Area of Interest - Legislative & Public Affairs
Chaired by: Debra W. Struhsacker, Principal, Struhsacker Consulting, Reno, NV

Session Description:
This year’s public lands session will review how mining’s limited footprint on federal lands should inform the scope of legislative and regulatory dialogues about mining. The session will include a presentation on whether there is statutory authority for requiring compensatory mitigation for mining projects on federal lands that disturb Greater Sage-grouse habitat. A representative from the BLM Nevada State Office will provide an update on how BLM is preparing NEPA documents to comply with the Secretary’s 2017 NEPA Streamlining Order. An official from the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest has been invited to discuss the status of the Forest Service’s Greater Sage-grouse land management plan amendments and the agency’s proposals to revise its NEPA and surface management (36 CFR Subpart 228A) regulations. We will receive an overview of new federal and state tribal consultation requirements and suggestions for navigating the tribal consultation process.

  • Is it Bigger Than a Breadbox? - Mining's Footprint on Federal Lands, Debra Struhsacker, Principal, Struhsacker Consulting, Reno, NV
  • Compensatory Mitigation and Mining on Federal Lands - Can a Federal Agency or State Require it?, Laura Skaer, Owner, Laura Skaer Consulting, Columbia, MO
  • Update and Progress Report: Preparing NEPA Documents Under the Secretary's NEPA Streamlining Order, Lacy Trapp, Branch Chief, Mineral Resources Solids, BLM Nevada State Office, Reno, NV
  • Update on 2019 Sage-Grouse EIS and ROD and Rulemakings on Updating NEPA and the 36 CFR 228A Regulations, Bill Dunkleberger, Forest Supervisor, Humbolt-Toiyabe National Forest, US Forest Service, Sparks, NV and Sarah Shoemaker, Geologist, R 1 and R 10, US Forest Service, Juneau, AK
  • Tribal Consultation on Public and Private Lands, Connie Rogers, Principal, Terra Law Group, LLC, Golden, CO

AFTERNOON SESSIONS | THURSDAY DECEMBER 5
SESSION TIMES: 2:15 - 5:45 COFFEE BREAK 3:50 - 4:35

LARGE LEFT LATERAL LEAPS TO GEOLOGIC
Area of Interest - Mineral Deposits, Geology & Exploration
Chaired by: E. Max Baker, VP Exploration, Integra Resources Corp., Reno, NV

Session Description:
In keeping with tradition of the LLLl session of lively and provocative but light-hearted talks with some cold beverages to lubricate the process. This year’s talks will focus on recent innovations and improvements which can help circumvent some of the ‘bottle-necks’ we encounter in the process of exploring for non-outcropping mineral deposits. Discoveries from outcrop are becoming a thing of the past, todays explorers are forced to explore for concealed targets with progressively dwindling funds, can we do it? Faced with these seemingly insurmountable challenges, the innovative use of both new and old but improved technologies, such as those to be discussed here, provides the adventurous explorer with a clear competitive advantage over the competition;

  • Hyperspectral Imaging - from Grassroots to the Core Box, Richard Bedell, Renaissance Gold.
  • Exploration Geophysics Today – mapping the Source Areas, the Fluid Pathways to identify Large Mineral Deposits, Ken Witherly, Condor Consulting Inc.
  • Developments in Exploration Geochemistry, Amanda Stoltze, ALS
  • From Discovery to Resource Estimate, Michael M. Gustin, Mine Development Associates – A Division of RESPEC.
  • So, you found a Deposit, but can you Mine it?, Tim Arnold, VP Operations, Integra Resources Corp., Reno, NV

MEXICO EXPLORATION
Area of Interest - Mineral Deposits, Geology & Exploration
Chaired by: Kurt Allen, Director, New Projects, Hecla Limited, Blaine, WA
Stephen Redak, Exploration Manager - Mexico, Durango y alrededores, México

Session Description:
Mexico has over 500 years of mining tradition, highly favorable geology and a thriving and active exploration and mining sector.  This session will be focused on exploration, mineral deposits and geology of a variety of active and important exploration projects in Mexico.

RAISING CAPITAL IN MINING TODAY - What is different than just ten years ago?
Area of Interest - Business & Finance
Chaired by: Tim Alch, Financial Analyst, Managing Partner, TAA Advisory LLC, Edgewater, NJ

Session Description:
This session will highlight the many changes that face the mining and exploration sector today. What do you need to know? It will include the discussion of: The arrival of ETFs and other sectors competing for capital with the mining and exploration industry; The layering in of streaming, royalty, pre-production payments and off-take agreements - What are the implications and important nuances to understand about these growing and increasing important sources of finance in our industry relative traditional lenders and sources of capital. When will and when does private equity step-in to participate? What can you do to attract the right attention. This engaging group of panelists will cover these issues as well as review the landscape including where, what type, who has funded deals, financings and transactions in recent years. What sectors and commodities are attracting capital and why. The panelists will also provide an outlook. Join us and get your questions answered!

MINING HYDROLOGY - PIT LAKES
Area of Interest - Operations
Chaired by: Mike Hardy, Senior Project Manager, Lumos & Associates, Reno, NV and Ronald Parratt Jr., Environmental Specialist, Newmont Mining Corporation, Reno, NV

Session Description:
Pit Lakes are commonly the end result of large scale surface mining operations which intercepted the groundwater table.  These lakes form when active dewatering is terminated once the mineral resource has been mined.  The filling of the pit with water continues for several years until the lake surface is approximately equal to the original elevation of the groundwater table. Regulations associated with pit lakes state generally that mining operations cannot degrade the quality of groundwater below pre-defined standards or the water quality in the area before it was mined. Even more specific to pit lakes, the pit lake cannot pose an adverse threat to human, terrestrial or avian life. In addition, the annual evaporation (Consumptive Use) that occurs from these lakes need to have senior water rights associated with them. This year’s Mining Hydrology session will present the permitting, regulatory, and reclamation challenges associated with pit lakes.

LARGE LEFT LEAPS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL – EXISTENTIAL THREATS: Can we dodge the next one?
Area of Interest - Environmental
Chaired by: Jeff Parshley P.G., C.P.G., C.E.M, Group Chairman, SRK Consulting (U.S.), Inc., Reno, NV

Session Description:
This interactive session will include some brief presentations on the road that the industry traveled during the last three years to successfully defeat the Obama administration’s CERCLA 108b draft rule, which could have been an existential threat to the industry. There were a lot of moving parts in the effort and numerous parties working together to dodge this bullet.

And now we are facing several new potential existential threats such as the Grijalva bill (H.R. 2579). In this session we will analyze what worked in the 108b battle, why those things worked, and attempt to develop an industry collaboration framework that we can used to deflect the next existential threat heading our way and any that follow.
Audience participation mandatory. Beer will be served to lubricate the discussions.

MORNING SESSIONS | FRIDAY DECEMBER 6
SESSION TIMES: 8:00 - 11:30 COFFEE BREAK 9:35 - 10:20

THE CURT EVERSON GREAT BASIN SESSION
Area of Interest: Mineral Deposits, Geology & Exploration
Chaired by: Greg Hill, Principal Geolologist, Renaissance Gold, Inc., Reno, NV

Session Description:
New and exciting gold targets continue to emerge from exploration and mining companies large and small. From individual prospectors to junior explorers and mid-tier producers, high-quality epithermal and Carlin-style targets are being generated and drill tested. Some are little known while others have prominent Great Basin addresses. In some cases, there has been no historic drilling, while others have been lightly drilled, leaving open interesting and viable untested targets. The session will feature examples of prospects being explored with well-thought out, data supported target concepts, based on boots on the ground geologic work.

TALES FROM THE TRENCHES:  Successful Mining
Operations in Spite of Operational Challenges
Area of Interest: Operations
Chaired by: Jami Dwyer, PE, Senior Mining Engineer, Barr, Las Vegas, NV and Brad Dunn, Senior Mining Geologist, Barr, Salt Lake City, UT

Session Description:
This session will feature “boots on the ground” speakers from mining projects that have successfully overcome significant operational challenges. Speakers will provide overviews of various successful active mining operations as well as solutions to their most challenging mining problems. This session will include speakers from mines toward the end of their life as well as mines that have just recently started full-scale production.

POWERING THE GREAT MINES OF THE FUTURE - Spacely Sprockets, or Cogswell Cogs?
Area of Interest: Operations
Chaired by: Eric Williams, Consultant, NEI, Washington, DC

Session Description:
The mining industry is changing rapidly, but not at the speed energy is being transformed.  How will future mining ventures – from early stage exploration to large-scale production – be powered?  With renewables? Fossil fuels? Advanced nuclear? Battery packs?
This panel of experts will merge the futuristic with the practical, all while seeking insights and questions from AEMA members.

POLITICS MATTER: 2020 Implications to Mining in America
Area of Interest: Legislative & Public Affairs
Chaired by: Mark Compton, Executive Director, American Exploration & Mining Association, Spokane Valley, WA

Session Description:
Elections matter! The mining community is directly and significantly affected by decisions made in the halls of Congress, in government agency offices, and in the courtroom. Hear from industry experts, agency personnel and elected officials as they offer insights on many key legislative, regulatory and judicial issues facing the mining industry today. Walk away with a better understanding of the people and processes that impact your ability to do business.

Technical Sessions

MORNING SESSIONS | WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 4
SESSION TIMES: 8:00 - 11:30 COFFEE BREAK 9:35 - 10:20

STATE & PROVINCE REPORTS (Part 1)
Area of Interest - Mineral Deposits, Geology & Exploration
Chaired by: Rich Perry, Administrator, Nevada Division of Minerals, Carson City, NV
Session Description:
Want to hear about exploration and mining activities for the past year in Western States and Provinces? In this all-day session, Economic Geologists from Western US States and Canadian Provinces will report on the exploration and development activities in metals and industrials for the past year in their respective areas. These specialists will also provide their insight into new mineral commodities and areas which are experiencing activity, and opportunities and challenges. The afternoon session is finished with a summary of USGS activities and mineral exploration trends.

 

MINING COMMUNICATIONS AND INVESTOR RELATIONS
Area of Interest - Business & Finance
Chaired by: Ira M. Gostin, MBA, APR, President, Gostin Strategic, Reno, NV
Session Description:
Storytelling in the mining sector is as old as mining itself. Whether it is telling the story through financials, an MD&A, or just talking one-on with a potential employee, partner or investor, effectively telling the story of a project can be critical to its success.
As the market shows stability and with the M&A scene having a solid year, now is the time for mining companies to identify areas within their business and finance operations to grow and build sustainable systems to drive the business forward. Presentations within the track will provide attendees take-aways geared directly towards the business, investor relations and financial side of the company. Speakers include:
*  Communications is the Voice of Business Success—How to tell your company’s story to your stakeholders, Ira M. Gostin, MBA, APR, President, Gostin Strategic, Reno, NV

MINE AND EXPLORATION PERMITTING, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION CHANGES ARE HERE
Area of Interest - Environmental
Chaired by: Ben Veach, P.E., Principal, Stantec Consulting Services, Inc., Reno, NV
Session Description:
Two years after Executive Order 13807, the changes to the environmental review and permitting process for mining have arrived. Elements of permitting on federal lands have been impacted in ways that are now established. With these changes come the impacts to schedules and the requirements placed on mining proponents.

This session will explore how the changes to permitting and environmental regulations have impacted the landscape for mining and exploration. Learn from the experts how to better navigate this new minefield to your advantage and how to avoid painful delays in permitting. Topics will include NEPA, USFWS Permitting, Mine Planning and Groundwater Successes and Failures.

POLICY AND LEGAL DECISIONS THAT COULD IMPACT YOUR OPERATION
Area of Interest - Legislative & Public Affairs
Chaired by: Tim Crowley, Partner, Crowley & Ferrato Public Affairs, Reno, NV
Session Description:
This session will review public policy issues that are likely to be addressed over the next year.    The intent is to prepare you for issues that may not be at the forefront of issues your company is currently tracking but may ultimately impact your operation.   For example, one issue discussed during the session will be Public Water Reserves (PWRs), which were recently addressed in the Mt. Hope EIS.   The definition of PWRs has changed and may have widespread impacts throughout the industry.

AFTERNOON SESSIONS | WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 4
SESSION TIMES: 2:00 - 5:30 COFFEE BREAK 3:35 - 4:20

STATE & PROVINCE REPORTS (Part 2)
Area of Interest - Mineral Deposits, Geology & Exploration
Chaired by: Rich Perry, Administrator, Nevada Division of Minerals, Carson City, NV
Session Description:
Want to hear about exploration and mining activities for the past year in Western States and Provinces? In this all-day session, Economic Geologists from Western US States and Canadian Provinces will report on the exploration and development activities in metals and industrials for the past year in their respective areas. These specialists will also provide their insight into new mineral commodities and areas which are experiencing activity, and opportunities and challenges. The afternoon session is finished with a summary of USGS activities and mineral exploration trends.

CRITICALITY OF DOMESTIC CRITICAL MINERALS: Geological endowment, recovery incentives, or aircraft carriers?
Area of Interest - Mineral Deposits, Geology & Exploration
Chaired by: Peter Vikre, U.S. Geological Survey, Reno Office, Geology, Minerals, Energy and Geophysics Science Center, Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV and Christopher Dail, Manager, Exploration, Midas Gold Idaho, Inc., Spokane, WA
Session Description:
This session will address recovery of Critical Minerals from known sources including processing and waste streams at active and shuttered metal refineries, and unconventional deposits with large resources but little or no production.  The significance of these sources relative to domestic consumption, the economic and political incentives to offset import reliance, and alternatives to domestic production will also be reviewed. The second half of the session will consist of a roundtable forum to discuss the problems and possible solutions to the complex issues related to upstream and downstream Critical Minerals supply chains.

MOVING AHEAD - Growth Companies Advance
Area of Interest – Business & Finance
Chaired by: Ronald L. Parratt, Executive Chairman, Renaissance Gold, Inc., Reno, NV
Session Description:
With the long downturn in the market finally showing signs of stability, this session will showcase companies that have emerged through this difficult time with significant exploration results, material progress on the development of mineral resources or expansion of operating properties.  Their efforts demonstrate that Nevada and the Great Basin  continues to deliver new discoveries through exploration yielding material value for investments made even during difficult times. And lastly, that the opportunities created over the past several years have created acquisition opportunities for corporate growth by those with a forward looking vision. Speakers include:
*  Fiore Gold Ltd.
*  Midas Gold Corp.
*  Paramount Gold Nevada Corp.
*  Americas Silver Corporation

 

NEW MINING IN OLD DISTRICTS - Are they the future of new mine development in the US?
Area of Interest - Operations
Chaired by: Doug Stiles, General Manager, Hecla Montana, Hecla Mining Company, Coeur d'Alene, ID
Session Description:
Sometimes, the best place to find a new prospect is in an area with historical success.  Not only can historic mining districts present a wealth of geologic and past production information, but existing infrastructure and favorable land positions present many new project attractants.  Furthermore, yesterday’s cut-off grade could be today’s high-grade AND yesterday’s no-value byproduct could be today’s primary resource.  With greenfield development in the US becoming more difficult, do old districts hold special promise as providing safe(r) harbor for new project development? In this session, we will hear from a number of new prospects arising from past projects or within known mining districts. The project proponents will provide their view on how known resource areas could be the future of new mine development in the US.

 

ABANDONED MINES LAND (AML) - Progress from the Field
Area of Interest - Environmental
Chaired by: Ann Carpenter, Consultant, Reno, NV and Jeff Parshley, , P.G., C.P.G., C.E.M, Group Chairman, SRK Consulting (U.S.), Inc., Reno, NV
Session Description:
Recent advancements in the +25 year struggle to address clean-up of abandoned mine land (AML) sites has resulted in creative partnerships between government, conservation groups, and the mining industry. There is a growing movement advancing clean up at AML sites across the country, and this session will explore case studies, partnerships, and the fundamental processes needed to get work completed in the field.

MORNING SESSIONS | THURSDAY DECEMBER 5
SESSION TIMES: 8:00 - 11:30 COFFEE BREAK 9:35 - 10:20

MINING DEVELOPMENT IN THE MIDWEST: GREAT LAKES STATES OPERATIONS and DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
Area of Interest - Mineral Deposits, Geology & Exploration
Chaired by: Frank Ongaro, Executive Director, Mining Minnesota, Duluth, MN
Session Description:
The advancement of base and precious metal mining development projects is bringing opportunity to the Midwest. Great Lakes States are attracting global investment and poised to lead the way in responsible development of the metals that make our modern society possible.
This session will highlight several of the development projects and proposals moving forward in the region and their exemplary efforts toward environmental responsibility.

ALASKA
Area of Interest - Mineral Deposits, Geology & Exploration
Chaired by: Deantha Crockett, Executive Director, Alaska Miners Association, Anchorage, AK, and Mike Satre, Manager of Government and Community Relations, Hecla Greens Creek Mining Co., Juneau, AK
Session Description:
Alaska’s mining industry saw significant change on the federal front underneath the Trump Administration, with an uptick in exploration investment and renewed interest in project development.  However, the State still faces serious challenges.

THE IMPORTANCE OF MINE TO MILL RECONCILIATION IN IMPROVING PRODUCTIVITY
Area of Interest - Operations
Chaired by: Abani R Samal, PhD, CPG, RM-SME, Principal, GeoGlobal, Riverton, UT
Session Description:
In a mining operation, fluctuations in monthly or, quarterly reconciliations between the mine-plan, operation and mill are commonly experienced. Reconciliation results are often considered as the measures of success for that period. Mine to Mill reconciliation provides an excellent way to identify areas for improvement and indicates where improvements may be needed for increasing productivity. For an example, additional drilling or, change in sampling techniques or additional data collection can be some areas of improvements that can improve productivity. One of the important benefits of mine to mill reconciliation is the measurement of continuous improvement resulting in improved productivity.
In this session, speakers are invited to share their experiences on i) How they are conducting reconciliation, ii) examples of learning and success and iii) recommendations to improve. The presenters are not required to present the exact resource/ reserve numbers and that is not important for this session. It is important to share overall experience.

MINE CLOSURE AND RECLAMATION
Area of Interest: Environmental
Chaired by: Nick Rauh, Western/Central Technical Manager, Agru America, Inc., Fernley, NV
Session Description:
Mine closure is a critical component of environmental management in the mining industry. A thorough mine closure and reclamation plan is a complicated and often overlooked aspect in the design life of a site. This session will present technical presentations and case studies on the closure and reclamation process from shut down to post-closure monitoring from mining professionals and land management agencies.

2019 PUBLIC LANDS
Area of Interest - Legislative & Public Affairs
Chaired by: Debra W. Struhsacker, Principal, Struhsacker Consulting, Reno, NV
Session Description:
This year’s public lands session will review how mining’s limited footprint on federal lands should inform the scope of legislative and regulatory dialogues about mining. The session will include a presentation on whether there is statutory authority for requiring compensatory mitigation for mining projects on federal lands that disturb Greater Sage-grouse habitat. A representative from the BLM Nevada State Office will provide an update on how BLM is preparing NEPA documents to comply with the Secretary’s 2017 NEPA Streamlining Order. An official from the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest has been invited to discuss the status of the Forest Service’s Greater Sage-grouse land management plan amendments and the agency’s proposals to revise its NEPA and surface management (36 CFR Subpart 228A) regulations. We will receive an overview of new federal and state tribal consultation requirements and suggestions for navigating the tribal consultation process.
Is it Bigger Than a Breadbox? - Mining's Footprint on Federal Lands, Debra Struhsacker, Principal, Struhsacker Consulting, Reno, NV
Compensatory Mitigation and Mining on Federal Lands - Can a Federal Agency or State Require it?, Laura Skaer, Owner, Laura Skaer Consulting, Columbia, MO
Update and Progress Report: Preparing NEPA Documents Under the Secretary's NEPA Streamlining Order, Lacy Trapp, Branch Chief, Mineral Resources Solids, BLM Nevada State                  Office, Reno, NV
Update on 2019 Sage-Grouse EIS and ROD and Rulemakings on Updating NEPA and the 36 CFR 228A Regulations, Bill Dunkleberger, Forest Supervisor, Humbolt-Toiyabe National                 Forest, US Forest Service, Sparks, NV and Sarah Shoemaker, Geologist, R 1 and R 10, US Forest Service, Juneau, AK
Tribal Consultation on Public and Private Lands, Connie Rogers, Principal, Terra Law Group, LLC, Golden, CO

 

AFTERNOON SESSIONS | THURSDAY DECEMBER 5
SESSION TIMES: 2:15 - 5:45 COFFEE BREAK 3:50 - 4:35

Large Left Lateral Leaps to GeoLogic
Area of Interest - Mineral Deposits, Geology & Exploration
Chaired by: E. Max Baker, VP Exploration, Integra Resources Corp., Reno, NV
Session Description:
In keeping with tradition of the LLL session of lively and provocative but light-hearted talks with some cold beverages to lubricate the process. This year’s talks will focus on recent innovations and improvements which can help circumvent some of the ‘bottle-necks’ we encounter in the process of exploring for non-outcropping mineral deposits. Discoveries from outcrop are becoming a thing of the past, todays explorers are forced to explore for concealed targets with progressively dwindling funds, can we do it? Faced with these seemingly insurmountable challenges, the innovative use of both new and old but improved technologies, such as those to be discussed here, provides the adventurous explorer with a clear competitive advantage over the competition;
Hyperspectral Imaging - from Grassroots to the Core Box, Richard Bedell, Renaissance Gold.
Exploration Geophysics Today – mapping the Source Areas, the Fluid Pathways to identify Large Mineral Deposits, Ken Witherly, Condor Consulting Inc.
Developments in Exploration Geochemistry, Amanda Stoltze, ALS
From Discovery to Resource Estimate, Michael M. Gustin, Mine Development Associates – A Division of RESPEC.
So, you found a Deposit, but can you Mine it?, Tim Arnold, VP Operations, Integra Resources Corp., Reno, NV

MEXICO EXPLORATION
Area of Interest - Mineral Deposits, Geology & Exploration
Chaired by: Kurt Allen, Director, New Projects, Hecla Limited, Blaine, WA and Stephen Redak, Exploration Manager - Mexico, Durango y alrededores, México
Session Description:
Mexico has over 500 years of mining tradition, highly favorable geology and a thriving and active exploration and mining sector.  This session will be focused on exploration, mineral deposits and geology of a variety of active and important exploration projects in Mexico.

 

RAISING CAPITAL IN MINING TODAY - What is different than just ten years ago?
Area of Interest - Business & Finance
Chaired by: Tim Alch, Financial Analyst, Managing Partner, TAA Advisory LLC, Edgewater, NJ
Session Description:
This session will highlight the many changes that face the mining and exploration sector today. What do you need to know? It will include the discussion of: The arrival of ETFs and other sectors competing for capital with the mining and exploration industry; The layering in of streaming, royalty, pre-production payments and off-take agreements - What are the implications and important nuances to understand about these growing and increasing important sources of finance in our industry relative traditional lenders and sources of capital. When will and when does private equity step-in to participate? What can you do to attract the right attention. This engaging group of panelists will cover these issues as well as review the landscape including where, what type, who has funded deals, financings and transactions in recent years. What sectors and commodities are attracting capital and why. The panelists will also provide an outlook. Join us and get your questions answered!

 

MINING HYDROLOGY - PIT LAKES
Area of Interest - Operations
Chaired by: Mike Hardy, Senior Project Manager, Lumos & Associates, Reno, NV and Ronald Parratt Jr., Environmental Specialist, Newmont Mining Corporation, Reno, NV
Session Description:
Pit Lakes are commonly the end result of large scale surface mining operations which intercepted the groundwater table.  These lakes form when active dewatering is terminated once the mineral resource has been mined.  The filling of the pit with water continues for several years until the lake surface is approximately equal to the original elevation of the groundwater table. Regulations associated with pit lakes state generally that mining operations cannot degrade the quality of groundwater below pre-defined standards or the water quality in the area before it was mined. Even more specific to pit lakes, the pit lake cannot pose an adverse threat to human, terrestrial or avian life. In addition, the annual evaporation (Consumptive Use) that occurs from these lakes need to have senior water rights associated with them. This year’s Mining Hydrology session will present the permitting, regulatory, and reclamation challenges associated with pit lakes.

 

Large Left Lateral Leaps for Environmental – EXISTENTIAL THREATS: Can we dodge the next one?

Area of Interest - Environmental
Chaired by: Jeff Parshley P.G., C.P.G., C.E.M, Group Chairman,
SRK Consulting (U.S.), Inc., Reno, NV
Session Description:
This interactive session will include some brief presentations on the road that the industry traveled during the last three years to successfully defeat the Obama administration’s CERCLA 108b draft rule, which could have been an existential threat to the industry. There were a lot of moving parts in the effort and numerous parties working together to dodge this bullet.
And now we are facing several new potential existential threats such as the Grijalva bill (H.R. 2579). In this session we will analyze what worked in the 108b battle, why those things worked, and attempt to develop an industry collaboration framework that we can used to deflect the next existential threat heading our way and any that follow.
Audience participation mandatory. Beer will be served to lubricate the discussions.

 

MORNING SESSIONS | FRIDAY DECEMBER 6
SESSION TIMES: 8:00 - 11:30 COFFEE BREAK 9:35 - 10:20

THE CURT EVERSON GREAT BASIN EXPLORATION SESSION
Area of Interest: Mineral Deposits, Geology & Exploration
Chaired by: Greg Hill, Principal Geolologist, Renaissance Gold, Inc., Reno, NV
Session Description:
New and exciting gold targets continue to emerge from exploration and mining companies large and small. From individual prospectors to junior explorers and mid-tier producers, high-quality epithermal and Carlin-style targets are being generated and drill tested. Some are little known while others have prominent Great Basin addresses. In some cases, there has been no historic drilling, while others have been lightly drilled, leaving open interesting and viable untested targets. The session will feature examples of prospects being explored with well-thought out, data supported target concepts, based on boots on the ground geologic work.

 

TALES FROM THE TRENCHES:  Successful Mining Operations in Spite of Operational Challenges
Area of Interest: Operations
Chaired by: Jami Dwyer, PE, Senior Mining Engineer, Barr, Las Vegas, NV and Brad Dunn, Senior Mining Geologist, Barr, Salt Lake City, UT
Session Description:
This session will feature “boots on the ground” speakers from mining projects that have successfully overcome significant operational challenges. Speakers will provide overviews of various successful active mining operations as well as solutions to their most challenging mining problems. This session will include speakers from mines toward the end of their life as well as mines that have just recently started full-scale production.

 

POWERING THE GREAT MINES OF THE FUTURE - Spacely Sprockets, or Cogswell Cogs?
Area of Interest: Operations
Chaired by: Eric Williams, Consultant, NEI, Washington, DC
Session Description:
The mining industry is changing rapidly, but not at the speed energy is being transformed.  How will future mining ventures – from early stage exploration to large-scale production – be powered?  With renewables? Fossil fuels? Advanced nuclear? Battery packs?
This panel of experts will merge the futuristic with the practical, all while seeking insights and questions from AEMA members.

 

POLITICS MATTER: 2020 Implications to Mining in America
Area of Interest: Legislative & Public Affairs
Chaired by: Mark Compton, Executive Director, American Exploration & Mining Association, Spokane Valley, WA
Session Description:
Elections matter! The mining community is directly and significantly affected by decisions made in the halls of Congress, in government agency offices, and in the courtroom. Hear from industry experts, agency personnel and elected officials as they offer insights on many key legislative, regulatory and judicial issues facing the mining industry today. Walk away with a better understanding of the people and processes that impact your ability to do business.

Field Trips

Field Trip information coming soon!

Short Courses

 

THREE DAY SHORT COURSE | SUNDAY DECEMBER 1, MONDAY DECEMBER 2 & TUESDAY DECEMBER 3

USING SRCE VERSION 2.0 – NEW AND UPDATED TRAINING
Cost: $650
Instructor: Jeff Parshley, P.G., C.P.G., C.E.M, Group Chairman,
SRK Consulting (U.S.), Inc., Reno, NV

Course Description
The Standardized Reclamation Cost Estimator (SRCE) is a public domain Microsoft Excel-based tool that has been used in Nevada for more than 10 years to calculate mine closure costs for financial assurance. The SRCE uses straightforward user inputs to create a first-principles estimate of closure costs. In addition to the Nevada-specific version, another version of SRCE is available for use in other states and internationally.

Over the last two years the non-Nevada version has been significantly upgraded with numerous new features and improved performance to create SRCE 2.0. The new features greatly expand the capabilities and functionality of the model - so much that we have completely re-vamped our standard SRCE training short course.

Because so many of the new features focus on things like detailed cost scheduling, filtering, and tracking costs by category, we have completely updated our curriculum to focus on strategizing the model setup based on site or company specific needs, and the type and intent of the cost estimate.

There will still be a heavy emphasis on hands-on training, but after an initial few simple exercises, we will focus on closure cost types, how to set up a closure chart of accounts, developing useful filters, and effective scheduling for project-specific needs. Because the scope of the training has expanded beyond the introductory nature of previous short courses, this will be a three-day short course.
Attendees will need to bring a laptop computer and engineering scale ruler for the hands-on exercises. If users wish to bring an existing SRCE model from a previous version, we will show them the process of importing that model into SRCE Version 2.0.

 

TWO DAY SHORT COURSES | MONDAY DECEMBER 2 & TUESDAY DECEMBER 3

MISSION CRITICAL TRAINING FOR MINE PERMITTING ON FEDERAL LANDS
Cost: $450
Instructors: Mike Doran, Mining Geologist - Mineral Property Evaluation, LLC, Federal Certified Mineral Examiner, Boise, ID
Kevin L. Johnson, Geologist, Minerals and Geology Management (CNO) - Regions 5 and 6, Grants Pass, OR
Adam Merrill, Geologist at Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Land Management, Springfield, VA

Course Description
This two-day workshop will cover permitting requirements and Plans of Operations under the Forest Service’s 36 CFR 228A regulations and the BLM’s 43 CFR 3809 regulations. The first day will cover the basic regulatory requirements. Presenters will then cover specific aspects of the process, including suggestions for minimizing, if not avoiding, permitting pitfalls.
On the second day, presenters will discuss their experience with the permitting process, specifically focusing on what went wrong and what worked. The workshop will close with a joint industry/regulatory panel.

 

UNDERSTANDING THE SEC'S NEW MINING DISCLOSURE RULE: S-K 1300
Cost: $450
Instructors: Greg Gosson, Technical Director, Geology & Compliance, Wood Mining & Minerals Consulting, Vancouver, Canada  and Stella Searston, Consulting Geologist, Mining Technical Services, Denver, Colorado

Course Description
The new SEC rule rescinds Industry Guide 7 and consolidates all mineral property disclosure requirements into Regulation S-K 1300. The new rule modernizes disclosure requirements since IG 7 dates back to 1982, and provides investors with a more comprehensive understanding of registrant’s mineral properties. The new rule more closely aligns the SEC’s disclosure requirements and policies for mineral properties with current industry and global regulatory practices and standards. S-K 1300 became effective February 25, 2019 and mining registrants can voluntarily immediately comply with the new rule. All mining registrants with the SEC must comply from January 1st, 2021 onward.

This short course will compare Regulation S-K 1300 disclosure requirements to the current SEC Industry Guide 7 and will cover the following topics on Regulation S-K 1300:

  • Those companies that must comply and those that are exempt
  • The three defined stages of mining issuers, and of mineral properties
  • Requirements for “summary disclosure” and for “individual property disclosure”
  • Determining material mineral properties
  • Exploration results, mineral resource and mineral reserve disclosure requirements
  • “Initial assessment” reports and their required content
  • “Feasibility study” and “pre-feasibility study” reports and their required parameters
  • “Technical report summary” report triggers and their required content
  • Qualified Person definition, registrant’s requirements and QP responsibilities
  • Commodity price allowances and marketing study requirements
  • Reconciliation disclosure
  • Internal controls disclosure requirements
  • Voluntary disclosure allowances

Course participants will be provided with a course completion certificate.

 

SECURITY MANAGEMENT COURSE

Cost: $450
Instructor: Joe Fifield, Safety & Security Manager, SRK Exploration Services Ltd, Stockport, UK

Course Description
Due to increasing foreign exploration budgets and mining investment in developing nations the minerals industry is faced with new and more frequent threats from human and natural sources. Kidnapping has become commonplace in some parts of the world as are natural disasters in locations with minimal emergency response plan. Sadly, violent extremism or terrorism and the minerals industry are beginning to occupy some of the same spaces.

This two-day short course is designed for both management and field personnel. It explores a number of critical issues and possible risk situations related to working in high risk, uncontrollable, environments. In addition to an overview of current risks, we will talk about how to develop security management plans, threat assessment, preparing travel risk assessments, security risk management, and how to respond to a crisis. We will consider situations created from both natural and human causes, such as kidnapping, violent extremism, and earthquakes.

The course will be taught by a former British special forces operative who has been consulting with minerals industry for more than 20 years in security management in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and South America.

1-Day short courses|SHORT COURSE | MONDAY DECEMBER 2

ANALYATICAL TECHNIQUES FOR MINERALS & ORES
Cost: $300
Instructor: Uwe Knig, Product Marketing XRD, Malvern Panalytical, Netherlands

Course Description

This workshop aims to provide mining professionals an overview of analytical techniques that can add efficiency and productivity to today’s mining operations.  Analytical techniques covered include X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry, X-ray Diffraction, Fusion sample preparation, particle size analysis, elemental analyzers on-line, Near Infrared (NIR), and analysis automation for the production process, from mineral exploration to quality control and environmental impacts.  Attendees will learn about the practical useage of these techniques at different types of mining operations, performance specifications, typical applications, and comparison of techniques.  Proper analytical techniques can ensure maximum useage of minerals and mining waste materials, assure product quality and consistency, reduce environmental impact by monitoring of waste streams, detect problematic phases such as swelling clays, and provide valuable feedback to optimize control of operations such as grinding/milling.

 

HEAP LEACHING TECHNOLOGY
Cost: $ 300
Instructor: Thom Seal, PH.D.,P.E., Q.P., Mining - Metallurgical - Mineral Process Engineer, Director of the Institute of Mineral Resource Studies Barrick Gold of North America Professor, Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno

Course Description
The technology of heap leaching gold and silver ores originated at the University of Nevada, Reno and the US Bureau of Mines on the campus. The class will cover the history of the evolution of this technology to today’s heap leach operations which represented about 10% of the gold production in 2004. Gold and silver heap leaching in Nevada is big with man made mountains that provide the economics for the large open pit mines to be profitable from material that was previously waste rock.
Presentations in the class will be made by leaders in the field led by Dr. Thom Seal, PE, a UNR professor and inventor and developer of the Hydro-JexTM 3-D heap leaching technology, who will address the history and theory of heap leaching. Dr. Carl Nesbitt, Principal Metallurgist for Welsh Hagen of Reno will add his expertise on the hydrometallurgy occurring in the heap leaching process. Dr. Seal will inform the class participants on the proper sampling of material for heap leach testing, while elaborating on agglomeration, column leaching and metallurgical lab tests. A representative from Knight Piesold will lay the foundation for the construction of heap leach pads by a presentation on the Geotechnical Aspects of Heap Leaching. Heap Leach operations and optimization will be presented by Dr. Seal. A representative from UNR will present basic economic data on the heap leach technology. Dr. Seal will conclude the class on the subject of closure and reclamation of heap leach pads.
Preliminary presentations include:

  • History and Theory of Heap Leaching, Dr. Thom Seal
  • Hydrometallurgy in Heap Leaching, Dr. Carl Nesbitt
  • Geotechnical Aspects of Heap Leaching, Dr. Thom Seal
  • Ore Sampling and Agglomeration, Dr. Thom Seal
  • Heap Leach Operation and Optimization, Dr. Thom Seal
  • Heap Leach Capital and Operational Costs, UNR
  • Rinsing, Closure and Reclamation, Dr. Thom Seal

 

ONE DAY SHORT COURSES | TUESDAY DECEMBER 3

U.S. MINING LAW ONE DAY SHORT COURSE
Cost $300
Instructor: R. Craig Johnson, Parsons Behle & Latimer, Salt Lake City, UT

Course Description
This full-day course will provide a comprehensive overview of the mining law in the United States relating to the acquisition, exploration, development, operation and closure of hard rock mining projects on public lands. The course provides in-depth coverage of types of land and mineral ownership in the U.S., types of mineral claims, historical and current issues under the General Mining Law of 1872, the process and issues involved in obtaining, holding and financing mineral tenures, extralateral rights, an overview of environmental permitting, acquiring power, and an overview of water law in the western U.S. The course includes an overview of the typical methods for entering into exploration and development joint venture arrangements, including the revised Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation “Form 5” limited liability company agreement, lease, purchase and sale of exploration and mining project issues, and a discussion of the standard royalty mechanisms including net smelter return and net profits interest royalties. The course also covers current significant environmental issues in the exploration and development of operations, including key air and water discharge issues, environmental impact statements, permitting of tailings facilities, bonding, and mine closure and reclamation issues. The course is ideal for persons who are interested in acquiring mining projects in the U.S., or simply wish to have a refresher on key concepts. The course will include an extensive 200+ page Mining Law handbook and appendices, which include various form royalty and other agreements.

Presenters will include: Kevin Johnson, Chad Baker, Jim Butler, Rew Goodenow, Greg Morrison, Wendy Crowther, Jason Steiert and others from Parsons Behle & Latimer’s Salt Lake, Reno and Boise offices.

 

FUNDAMENTALS OF MINERAL & METALLURGICAL PROCESSING
Cost: $300
Instructors: Eur-Ing Dr. Corby G. Anderson QP CENG FIMMM FICHEME, Harrison Western Professor, Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy, George S. Ansell Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO and Dr. Courtney Young, QP, Department Head and Lewis S. Prater Distinguished Professor, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, Montana Tech, Butte, MT

Course Description
This short course is open to anyone wanting to learn about mineral processing and extractive metallurgy operations. It is particularly good as a refresher or introductory course. In this regard, the course begins with simple concepts such as sampling, analysis (mineralogical, chemical and size), material balances and smelter schedules. It then introduces attendees to processing methods and equipment, particularly those utilized in the mining industry (but also the recycling industry as well). Various unit operations are reviewed including comminution (crushing, grinding, screening and classification), mineral separations (flotation, magnetic, gravity and electrostatic), and metal production and purification (hydrometallurgy, pyrometallurgy and electrometallurgy) as well as environmental management (dewatering, tailings disposal, and waste treatment for water, dust and air). Flowsheets of typical operations are reviewed throughout with implications on flowsheet development.
Attendees will need to bring a laptop computer.

 

DATA MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS IN THE MODERN EXPLORATION ENVIRONMENT
Cost $300
Instructors: Chris Gallagher B.SC, M.SC, President, Jessica Borysenko, B.SC, P.GEO, Chief Business Develoment Officer and Grayson Clague, B.SC, Data Management, Rogue Geoscience, Vancouver, BC CANADA

Course Description
The mineral exploration industry is poised to extract more value from its data but can be limited by its capacity to properly design and implement a data management strategy. As the industry transitions from traditional hardcopy to digital, there is an excellent opportunity for companies to implement proper data management practices and gain a significant competitive advantage. A preliminary outline of the short course can be found below.

This full-day course will identify and provide solutions for the challenges that are unique to the exploration industry, through a review of:

  • Data management theory and best practices;
  • Principles behind designing a modern exploration data model;
  • Methods to collect diverse datasets in the field, from grassroots exploration to early-stage resource calculations, that integrate into a comprehensive modern data model;
  • Practical applications for an integrated data management system, including data compilations, surficial programs, drill programs and field portable analyzers.

Who Should Attend:
There is no standard way of managing exploration data, but learned strategies can improve efficiency and add value at all stages of exploration and development. This course is designed for field geologists, data managers (GIS) and others from industry and academia that are interested in making the most of their exploration data. No laptop computers are required.
Instructors bios can be viewed at:  http://www.roguegeoscience.com/#about

 

Student Poster Contest

 

The Student Poster Contest is designed to give young men and women the opportunity to present papers to the convention attendees. This year’s
contest will be judged on Wednesday, December 4. Set up will take place on Tuesday, December 3.

CONTEST DESCRIPTION
The contest is structured to simulate the presentation of a project or process to management by an engineer, geologist or metallurgist. The candidate
will be judged on his/her ability to convey meaning and conviction that the work is significant and is of benefit to the minerals industry. The
contest provides an excellent opportunity for young people to meet leaders in the minerals industry and to develop communication skills with
other professionals who may not necessarily be skilled in the student’s particular discipline. We are accepting papers dealing with exploration,
operations, management, economics, reclamation and other subjects pertinent to the mining industry.

PRIZES TO BE AWARDED

  • Grand Prize ~ $350 - Check donated by Sponsors of the 2019 AEMA Annual Meeting
  • 2nd Prize ~ $200 Check donated by Sponsors of the 2019 AEMA Annual Meeting
  • 3rd Prize ~ $150 Check donated by Sponsors of the 2019 AEMA Annual Meeting
  • 4th Prize ~ $100 Check donated by Sponsors of the 2019 AEMA Annual Meeting
  • 5th Prize ~ $ 75 Check donated by Sponsors of the 2019 AEMA Annual Meeting

SPECIFICATIONS

  • BOOTH DIMENSIONS: Each student will be provided a 4’ x 8’ poster board display unit (that will accept push pins), a table and a chair.
  • DISPLAY MATERIALS: The display materials for hanging on the panels should be maps, diagrams, charts and posters that are of good quality. Core, rock samples, test results, demonstrations, handouts or other such items can be displayed or distributed on the table.
  • SIGNAGE: AEMA will prepare one “identifying” sign for each student to display at his/her booth. The sign will have the student’s name, school name and the presentation title.
  • SET UP & JUDGING: Exhibitor, core shack and student poster set up will take place between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm on Tuesday December 3. Judging will be on Wednesday December 4. Students are expected to be at their posters and ready to discuss their poster projects. Prizes will be awarded during the Young Professionals Mixer Thursday evening.
  • COST: Technical Session fees are waived for all full time students who are members or become members of AEMA. Student membership fees are $25.00 annually. Student travel aid is available. Contact Pat Heywood - pheywood@miningamerica.org

***This entry form does not constitute a registration. Students must complete and return a registration form in addition to an entry form. See form in this brochure, or on line at www.miningamerica.org

HOW TO ENTER
Interested students should complete and return the registration form below to AEMA on or before October 15. If you have any questions please contact Pat Heywood pheywood@miningamerica.org.

Student Poster Contest Entry Form

Professional Poster Contest

Professional Poster Exhibition

We are accepting papers dealing with exploration, geochemistry, geophysics, metallurgy, engineering, economics, reclamation, operations, and other subjects pertinent to the mining and mineral exploration industry. This poster session is designed to help bridge science and industry, inspire collaborative efforts in mineral exploration, and showcase research applied to mineral deposits. The core shack and exhibit hall are available for companies interested in promotional-type displays.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Booth Dimensions: Each presenter will be provided a 4’ x 8’ poster board display unit and a chair.
  • Display Materials: The display materials for hanging on the panels should be posters, maps, or diagrams of good quality.
  • Signage: AEMA will prepare one “identifying” sign with name, affiliation, and presentation title.
  • Set Up: Display set up will take place between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm on Tuesday, December 3. Participants are expected to be next to their
    display for a formal Q & A session between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm on Wednesday, December 4. Participants are welcome to leave their display
    up until 11:00 am on Dec. 6.

COST

There is no poster exhibition fee for AEMA members who purchase an exhibit hall pass. If you want to attend the technical sessions, a technical session badge must be purchased. This entry form does not constitute a registration. Please complete the meeting registration form in addition to the poster registration form below.

HOW TO ENTER
Interested parties should complete and return the registration form below to AEMA on or before November 18. If you have any questions please contact Pat Heywood, pheywood@miningamerica.org.

Professional Poster Contest Entry Form

Continuing Legal Education Credits

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION CREDITS

AEMA will seek 6.8 hours of Continuing Legal Education credit in 60-minute states and 8.2 hours of CLE credit in 50-minutes states for the U.S. Mining Law Short Course and up to 17 hours of CLE credit in 60-minute states and 20.4 hours of CLE credit in 50-minute states for general registration Environmental and Legislative and Public Affairs programming.

The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 17 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 0 hour(s) of professional responsibility.

Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.

Press Info

Contact Matt Ellsworth - ellsworth@miningamerica.org

Key Contacts

Sponsor, Speaker or Session Chair questions? Contact Pat Heywood - pheywood@miningamerica.org

Booth/Exhibitor, Registration or Membership question? Contact Mike Heywood - mheywood@miningamerica.org

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Room Reservations: (800) 648-1177

Group Codes:

  • GAEMA19 – Attendee block
  • GAEMAG9 – Government rate block

All attendees, speakers, chairs and exhibitors are responsible for making their own guest folio; room, tax, resort fee and incidental charges. The
hotel requires a one night’s room deposit, per room, to guarantee accommodations. All major credit cards are accepted for the deposit, which is
refundable if cancellation is made fourty-eight (48) hours prior to arrival. This deposit guarantees the room until 12:00 midnight, on the scheduled
arrival date. Check-in is 3:00 pm and Check-out is 11:00 am.

ROOM RATES

  • Resort and Casino (formerly West and East) Towers (Single or Double Occupancy) - $100
  • Triple and Quad occupancy rates are $10 per person over the quoted rate
  • Limited number of Government Rate Rooms $90
    *Our discounted resort fee is $20

Rates apply three days before (November 28) and three days after (December 9)
Room Reservation Cut-off is November 4, 2019

 

2019 Program Co-Chairman - Tim Arnold

2019 Program Co-Chairman
Tim Arnold
Vice President of Project Development, Integra Resources Corporation, Vancouver, BC
tarnold@integradelamar.com

Tim Arnold is Vice President of Project Development for Inetegra Resources Corporation. Previously, he was Vice President and/or General Manager for Pershing Gold, Nevada Copper, General Moly, Coeur d’Alene Mines and Hecla Mining Company, and COO for Geovic Mining Corp. Tim graduated in 1982 from the University of Idaho with a degree in Mining Engineering, and completed an Executive MBA certificate program from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management in 2000. He is a Professional Engineer in Nevada and Arizona. In 2016 he served the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration as its President.

Tim has over 35 years of experience in hard rock mining; open pit and underground, engineering and production, consulting and operations. He has held positions in mining companies ranging from laborer to contract miner, and from shift boss to COO. He has spent most his career either developing or operating mines.

2019 Program Co-Chairman - Rusty Hufford

2019 Program Co-Chairman
Rusty Hufford, PE
Senior Project Manager, Wood Environmental and Infrastructure Solutions, Reno/Elko, NV
russel.hufford@woodplc.com

Rusty Hufford is a Senior Project Manager at Wood Environmental and Infrastructure Solutions. He started his mining career as an ore control engineer for Homestake Mining at the Ruby Hill Mine (now a Waterton property) in Eureka, NV. Rusty has worked in engineering and operations all over northern and central Nevada having worked at the Rochester Mine (Coeur), the Robinson Mine (Quadra now KGHM), the Twin Creeks Mine (Newmont) and helped on various other projects (Pinson, Mt. Hope, Bruner, Relief Canyon to name few) through consulting. He also worked on projects in Utah, Colorado, Arizona, California, New Mexico, Idaho, Montana, and Louisiana.

Rusty graduated in 1997 from the Montana Tech with a degree in Mining Engineering. He is a Professional Engineer in Nevada and Registered Member of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration. Rusty has over 20 years of engineering and operations experience in open pit gold, silver, copper and industrial minerals operations. He is an expert in earth moving and material handling and has managed some very large heap leach design and construction projects as well as mine waste, ore and haul road design and construction projects. He has held positions in mining companies ranging from ore control engineer to superintendent roles. Rusty has spent most his career either developing or operating mines.

2019 AEMA President - Steve Alfers

2019 AEMA President
Steve Alfers
President/CEO, Pershing Gold Corporation, Lakewood, CO
salfers@pershinggold.com

A well recognized authority in the U.S. Mining Law, public land law, and mining transactions, Steve's career includes twenty years of experience as a partner in several prestigious mining, oil and gas, and natural resource development law firms where he specialized in representing large, international mining and oil and gas clients. In his capacity as a mining law expert, he has advised the United Nations, foreign governments, and Congressional committees. Steve has extensive experience in developing and executing corporate financing arrangements, complex mining transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and in directing legal and government affairs.

Steve became Pershing Gold Corporation's Executive Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer in March 2012. Prior to accepting this position with Pershing Gold Corporation f/k/a Sagebrush Gold, Ltd., Steve was with Franco-Nevada Corporation (NYSE:FNV) where he served as Chief of U.S. Operations from 2007 until the end of 2011. Before joining Franco-Nevada Corp, he was President and CEO of NewWest Gold Corporation, where he developed a large portfolio of promising Nevada gold properties including Long Canyon, Sandman, and Northumberland.

 

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