10 December 2015, 11:30am-1:30pm
Grand Hyatt, Capital Peak Ballroom, Floor 38
The Denver Gold Group, Colorado Mining Association, & Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration invite you to attend the 2015 St. Barbara's Day Award Luncheon. The recipient for the 2015 St. Barbara's Day Award will be announced followed by a keynote address by Stuart Sanderson, President, CMA.
Colorado Mining Today: The Animas River Spill and a Look Forward
Mining is an important part of Colorado’s history, but remains an important industry today. Colorado is a leading producer of molybdenum, gold, coal, sodium bicarbonate and other minerals. Overall, mining contributes more than $8 billion to Colorado’s economy and produces thousands of jobs. But mining faces its share of challenges, as focus has intensified in the aftermath of the spill caused by the Environmental Protection Agency at the Gold King Mine into the Animas River.
PRESIDENT, COLORADO MINING ASSOCIATION (CMA)
The speaker, who has served as the President of the Colorado Mining Association for more than 21 years, will discuss the standards and practices of modern mining operations today, how they differ from historic mining, and what legislative options and actions lawmakers will discuss and debate in the aftermath of Animas.