Silver State was founded on mining and, 150 years later, the
industry remains critical to Nevada’s future. We all
experience the effects of mining on a daily basis –
from the products we use, such as cell phones, pencils, computers
and toothpaste, to the significant economic support the industry
provides in the form of jobs and taxes. However, for many
Nevadans, mining is still a mystery and what little is known
of the industry is mostly antiquated and outdated.
As mining continues to play an integral role in the social
and economic development of Nevada, it is important that all
Nevadans have a greater understanding of the industry and
its benefits, impacts, issues, contributions and commitments.
Nevada is a worldwide leader in mining and mining practices
and the industry brings billions of dollars in investment
to the state. However, much of this is unknown outside of
the rural mining communities.
We have created this web site to provide you with the latest
Nevada mining news and the most up-to-date information on
the industry. Throughout the site, we will highlight some
of the lesser known, more unique aspects of the industry and
provide an interactive reference source for the state’s
We hope you will find this site useful and be sure to check
back often as we work to provide you with the latest information
on Nevada’s mining industry.
Dana Bennett, President
Nevada Mining Association