Elko Catches Up to Growth

While the rest of Nevada suffered the dramatic economic downturn and aftermath, the Greater Elko region boomed, primarily due to bustling mining operations.

While the rest of Nevada suffered the dramatic 2007 economic downturn and aftermath, the Greater Elko region boomed, primarily due to bustling mining operations resulting from a high gold price. In fact, over the last decade, the population there has burgeoned. The City of Elko alone went from about 10,000 to 20,000, with the broader… [More...]

Industry Focus: Mining

Mining in Nevada is an industry that has been thriving despite the economic instability of the past several years.

Mining in Nevada is an industry that has been thriving despite the economic instability of the past several years. Nevertheless, the industry still faces many challenges ranging from public perception and workforce outlook to restoration and regulatory delays. Mining executives representing companies from the industry recently met at the Reno offices of City National Bank… [More...]

Mining in Nevada: The State of the Industry

The state, and hence the future, of mining in Nevada may hinge less on what legislators and Nevadans think of Senate Joint Resolution 15 (SJR15).

The state, and hence the future, of Nevada’s mining industry may hinge less on what legislators and Nevadans think of Senate Joint Resolution 15 (SJR15), which would remove the mining industry’s 5% tax cap on net proceeds from the Nevada Constitution, and more on how they perceive the mining industry in general: a bunch of… [More...]

Industry Focus: Mining

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Mining in Nevada is one industry that has been thriving in recent economically tumultuous times. Even so, the industry is facing a myriad of issues from taxation to regulatory delays and public perception. Recently, executives representing various companies in the mining industry met at the Reno law offices of Holland & Hart to discuss these issues and what the future of mining looks like:

Fred Reeder, Reno-Tahoe Construction; Ben Veach, JBR Environmental; Jeff Thompson, University of Nevada, Reno – College of Science; Jim Faulds, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology; Corrado De Gasperis, Comstock Mining; Tim Crowley, Nevada Mining Association • Tom Clark, Holland & Hart [More...]

Is the mining industry paying its fair share? Monte Miller vs. Tim Crowley

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Monte L. Miller is the president of Nevadans United for Fair Mining Tax, Inc and argues that the answer is no. In 1989, voters approved a constitutional amendment to the net proceeds of minerals tax of five percent which capped this tax at five percent in the Nevada Constitution. For 22 years, individuals and businesses… [More...]

Mining in 21st Century Nevada

Flannel shirt, pickax, maybe a battered tin for separating out the gold ore. That’s one historical and most likely imaginary picture of mining in Nevada. Nope, not accurate. Mining in the 21st century is a highly technical field that utilizes computer modeling, satellites and GPS locations. “A lot of mining operations have very large remote… [More...]

Industry Focus: Mining

Mining executives seeking to dispel myths about their industry and educate Nevada business leaders on the state of mining recently gathered at the Reno offices of Holland and Hart for a roundtable discussion:

Bruce Hansen, General Moly; Jeff Thompson, University of Nevada, Reno, School of Sciences; John Burrows, Cyanco; Lou Schack, Barrick; Zack Spencer, General Moly; Tim Lukas, Holland and Hart ; Tim Crowley, Nevada Mining Association [More...]