Category Archives: Nevada Mining Association

The Nevada Mining Association Environmental Committee met at the Jeanne Dini Cultural Center in Yerington, Nevada for their regular quarterly meeting on August 6, 2015.  Before the meeting began, the Committee of approximately 25 members toured the Pumpkin Hollow Project. Rita Menesini, Nevada Copper’s Community Relations Coordinator, directed two groups that toured the shaft site (hoist house, headframe and shops) and the core shed where core from recent drilling is being logged. The groups were provided an overview by Nevada Copper’s environmental and geological staff.

Mike Weaver, Nevada Copper’s Safety Manager conducted a Site Specific safety briefing to ensure the visitors were aware of specific site conditions and hazards during their tour. The Site Specific training, which is given to all visitors, helps inform them of the basic health and safety rules they will be required to follow at Pumpkin Hollow.

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Mike Weaver, Nevada Copper’s Safety Manager gives a Site Specific safety briefing to the Nevada Mining Association Environmental Committee

The environmental committee was particularly interested in learning about the permitting and environmental aspects of the project, including environmental studies, tailings management, waste rock management, co-development of mining and other economic land uses, reclamation and the potential for conversion of facilities to other uses upon completion of mining.  They also learned how the pending land conveyance was facilitating mine development and helping the City of Yerington.

Thank you Mike Weaver, and thanks to Nevada Copper’s Tim Dyhr,  Vice President Environment and External Relations, Matt Dusenbury, Environmental Manager, Jeanne Smithson, Environmental Coordinator, Mark Hanley, Environmental Specialist, Hank Ohlin, Sr. Geologist, Korin Carpenter, Project Geologist, and Bannon Campbell, Core Technician.

A special thanks to the Nevada Mining Association Environmental Committee for visiting Nevada Copper.  We love to share the value of Pumpkin Hollow.

On March 6, 2015 six members of the Nevada Mining Association and two directors from the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development came to visit Nevada Copper, the Pumpkin Hollow Mine Project for an overview presentation and a mine tour. The occasion gave us a chance to highlight the opportunities for economic development with both mines and other commercial and industrial development envisioned at Pumpkin Hollow.

The Nevada Mining Association has existed for more than 100 years-first established in 1912 as the Nevada Mine Operators Association and changed to the Nevada Mining Association in 1952. From debating policy matters in the state legislature and local governments to uniting the voice of the industry in public relations and leading the industry’s efforts in the community, the work of the Nevada Mining Association can be seen in all corners of the state and in all levels of the communities. http://www.nevadamining.org/

The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) was created during the 2011 Session of the Nevada Legislature through a collaboration of the Nevada Governor’s Office and the Leadership of the Nevada State Senate and State Assembly.

GOED promotes a robust, diversified and prosperous economy in Nevada, stimulating business expansion and retention, encouraging entrepreneurial enterprise, attracting new business and facilitating community development. http://diversifynevada.com/

A tour of the Hoist House with Nevada Mining Association and GOED (Government of Economic Development).

A tour of the Hoist House with Nevada Mining Association and GOED.

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Nevada Copper’s General Manager of Project Construction, Tim Dake explains the mechanisms & procedures at the shaft, sub-collar.

From left to right standing in from the the Cashman-Equipment is Nevada Copper'sTim Dake,
From left to right standing in front of  a loader supplied by Cashman-Equipment is Nevada Copper’s Tim Dake, UNR Student and NVMA legislative intern Jordan Hicks, Bill Arends, NMA Lauren Arends, President of NMA Dana Bennett, GOED Directors Steve Hill & Peter Walllish, NMA’s Dylan Shaver and Joseph Riney.
Understanding and learning about the shaft progress

Understanding and learning about the shaft progress

On February 26, 2015 the Nevada Mining Association personally invited the mining industry of Nevada to show the unity and diversity of mining to the Nevada lawmakers.

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Nevada Legislature – Carson City Nevada

Dana Bennett, President of Nevada Mining Association hosted a “Mining Day” that consisted of a Nevada Legislature tour, a government affairs briefing, meetings with the Nevada lawmakers,       Q & A and a reception at the Governor’s Mansion.  Nevada Copper, along with other mining companies, vendors and suppliers had the pleasure of attending this event.  Thank you to all those involved in the “Mining Day at the Nevada Legislature”.

Dana Bennett, President of the Nevada Mining Association

Dana Bennett, President of the Nevada Mining Association

 

Guest Speaker, Sara Bonakdar, International Business Manager for the Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development

Guest Speaker, Sara Bonakdar, International Business Manager for the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development

Dylan Shaver, Director of Public Affairs for the Nevada Mining Association

Dylan Shaver, Director of Public Affairs for the Nevada Mining Association