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Fifth annual National Summit of Mining Communities Oct. 4-7



ELKO — The 2010 National Summit of Mining Communities will be held in Elko, Nevada, on October 4-7.  The focus of the 2010 conference will be “Community and Environmental Sustainability.”  The conference format allows for a series of presenters and panel discussions on the unique challenges facing natural resource based communities and how these communities are proactively building a sustainable future in the face of a volatile and uncertain economic environment. The conference will provide a balance between presentations and workshops with cultural and social events. Summit attendees will also be able to participate in tours of modern mining operations as well as a glimpse back to the old days with tours through the historic mining town of Tuscarora, Nevada.

The National Summit of Mining Communities (NSMC) began in 2006 as a grass roots gathering of small mining towns to discuss ways to mitigate or reduce the effects experienced during the boom and bust cycles of mining. The NSMC began with discussions covering current issues and challenges as well as past success stories that arose from adversity. Leadville, Colorado hosted the first gathering with an emphasis on “communities talking to communities” to allow for attendees to share information and learn about how other communities have overcome mining-related challenges and how they have moved forward with their own community planning process.

For more information regarding the 2010 National Summit of Mining Communities please contact Mardell Wilkins at [email protected] or by calling 775.753.2265.  Registrations and information are also available at www.miningsummit.com.

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