Technical Session Program

1st Registration Brochure & Call for Papers
























We will comp technical session registration for 1 speaker per talk (maximum of 6 comped speakers per session) provided they are either individual members of AEMA, one of the two corporate representatives of a member company, or employed by a member company. The exception to this is employees of the federal government and state regulatory agencies & geological surveys. This exception DOES NOT apply to college or university professors or other employees of colleges and universities who are not associated with the state geological survey/bureau of mines. Non-member speakers will be required to register at the member rate of $375.
We do not mail registration packets. Packet pickup begins on Sunday December 3 from 3 – 5 and continues throughout the week. The AEMA registration desk will be located on the 2nd floor of the Nugget Casino Resort in the foyer close to the casino tower (formerly east tower) elevators.
Speakers are expected to pay their own expenses. Information for booking rooms at the Nugget Casino Resort can be found in this brochure. All registration and housing information will be on the AEMA website soon. Please do not register as a speaker until your presentation has been accepted.

Before submitting your abstract, be sure to read the session description carefully to ensure your proposed paper is a good fit for the session.

Mining in South America – Chaired by: Rob Valceschini, P.E., Mining Group Lead, Geo-Logic Associates, Inc., Sparks, NV
Strategic & Critical Minerals for technology & energy – Co-chaired by: Peter Vikre, Mineral and Environmental Resources Reno Office , U.S. Geological Survey, Reno, NV and Christopher Dail, Exploration Manager, Midas Gold Corp., Donnelly, ID
Mining Development in the Midwest: Great Lakes States – Operations & Development Projects – Chaired by: Frank Ongaro, Executive Director, MiningMinnesota, Duluth, MN
Large Left Lateral Leaps to Geologic – Co-Chaired by: E.L. “Buster” Hunsaker III, Consulting Geologist & Molly Hunsaker, Owner, Hunsaker, Inc., Elko, NV
The Curt Everson Great Basin Session – Chaired by: Greg Hill, Vice President, Exploration, Kinetic Gold Corp., Reno, NV

New Mining in Old Districts – Chaired by: Tim Arnold, VP of Operations, Pershing Gold Corp., Lovelock, NV
FINDING AND ACCESSING CAPITAL – What Miners Should Know – Chaired by: Tim Alch, Financial Analyst, Managing Partner, TAA Advisory LLC, New York, NY

Underground Technology & Innovations to optimize efficiencies – Chaired by: Ian McMullen, Klondex Mines Ltd., Reno, NV
Alaska – Co-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
Mining Hydrology – Co-Chaired by: Ronald T. Parratt, Environmental Specialist, Newmont, Reno, NV and Mike Hardy, P.E., P.G., WRS, Project Manager, Lumos & Associates, Reno, NV
Mineral Processing/Metallurgical Extraction for Mining Sustainability – Co-Chaired by: Melanie M Bond, PE, Owner/Principal Engineer, Bond Minerals Services and Engineering, PLLC, Lead, SD and Dr. Courtney Young, Department Head Metallurgical and Material Engineering, Lewis S Prater Distinguished Professor, Montana Tech, Butte, MT

BASELINE SUCCESS: The Path to Efficient Permitting – Chaired by: Benjamin Veach, P.E., Principal, Stantec Consulting Services, Inc., Reno, NV
Mine Closure & Reclamation – Chaired by: Dustin Wasley, PE, Principal Engineer, GeoEngineers, Spokane, WA
Abandoned Mine Lands (AMLs) – Chaired by: Ronald Breitmeyer, Assistant Professor of Geological Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
Mine Closure & Remediation – Chaired by: Nick Rauh, Mountain/Midwest Technical Manager, Agru America, Inc., Fernley, NV

Embracing Online Tools for Reputation Management & External Outreach – Chaired by: Trevor Hall, President, Clear Creek Digital, Wheat Ridge, CO