April 14, 2014

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Colorado Mining Association Annual Conference

Denver shareholder James Sanderson attended the Colorado Mining Associations' 116th National Western Mining Conference and Exhibition in April. Ryley Carlock & Applewhite is a long-time sustaining member of the CMA. James Sanderson is a member of the CMA Board of Directors and is Vice Chair of Governmental Affairs.

The firm was honored to sponsor an afternoon session where two clients presented. Eric Bower, General Manager of Climax Molybendum, a subsidiary of Freeport-McMoRan, presented, "Climax Water Treatment: Safety, Environment and Sustainability." Lee Boughey, Senior Manager for Enterprise Communications and Public Affairs at Tri-State Generation & Transmission, presented, "Tri-State, Western Fuels and Coal's Future." The below photo (taken by Sanderson) depicts the screen shot displayed throughout the afternoon sessions.

See the full Conference agenda by visiting the event's website

Monday, April 14 – Thursday, April 17, 2014
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, CO

Mining throughout Colorado, the nation and world continues to move forward, notwithstanding changing commodity prices, government regulation, and well organized opposition. Companies engaged in mineral extraction are focusing on delivering value to shareholders, restructuring balance sheets to streamline operations and reduce costs, and building community support, all while bringing new mines into production. The 116th National Western Mining Conference & Exhibition, sponsored by the Colorado Mining Association, showcases both the opportunities presented and the challenges the industry will face in the ever changing worldwide markets. Industry leaders address the future of gold mining, the impact of new environmental and safety regulations, resource nationalism, new mine development and mine expansions in Colorado, and the impact of social media.


The Colorado Mining Association (CMA), established in 1876 and incorporated in 1897, is a trade association whose membership, numbering 145 companies and 850 individuals, is composed of both small and large enterprises engaged in the exploration for, production and refining of, metals, coal, oil shale, and industrial minerals; firms that manufacture and distribute mining and mineral processing equipment and supplies; and other institutions providing services and supplies to the mineral industry.

The CMA, headquartered in Denver, serves as a spokesman for the mining industry in Colorado. The Association works in cooperation with other state and national mining associations, keeping the industry informed on pending state and federal legislation and promulgating constructive programs and actions that will adequately recognize and serve mining's special problems and needs. It serves the industry on a wide range of subjects through the expertise of its members and member companies on standing, ad hoc, and select committees.

Learn more about the Colorado Mining Association by visiting their website.