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Latest Nevada Mining Industry Feature
The Silver State & So Much More: Mining in Nevada
By Kay Foley
Originally published: https://www.nevadabusiness.com/2017/08/silver-state-much-mining-nevada/
Nevada has been known as “The Silver State” since it entered the Union in 1864, but these days, it’s equally famous for gold, lithium, molybdenum and a host of other minerals. Nevada has 119 mines, located in every county except Douglas, and even has six producing oil fields. Mining represents a vital component of the state’s economy. Its total economic output in 2015 was approximately $10.3 billion, and it provided more than 18,600 direct and indirect jobs, mainly in rural communities with few other opportunities for employment. The average annual earnings for employees in metal ore mining was $96,668 in 2015, as compared to statewide average earnings of $45,760.
In 2015, Nevada produced 9.5 million ounces of silver, 5.34 million ounces of gold (5.5 percent of the world’s total production), and 178 million pounds of copper. Dana Bennett, president of the Nevada Mining Association (NMA), noted that Nevada mines produce many other elements that have become essential for our daily lives in the 21st century such as gypsum for wallboard, molybdenum for construction equipment and tungsten for electrical equipment. [Read the full story.]
Recent Nevada Mining Industry Features
Mining in Nevada: The State of the Industry
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). [Read More]
Nevada Mining Industry Resources
Nevada Mining Association: The Nevada Mining Association is comprised of operating mining companies; exploration companies; suppliers of industry equipment, goods and services, counselors and consultants; and individuals interested in sustaining the industry.
National Mining Association: The National Mining Association (NMA) is U.S. mining’s advocate in Washington, D.C. and beyond.