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On the Rocks Celebrates National Miners Day with Special Episode

The On the Rocks Podcast celebrates National Miners Day by featuring voices from the global mining industry. See the Voices of Mining playlist on YouTube for more!

Prospector's On the Rocks Podcast is celebrating National Miners Day in our favorite way - showcasing different voices from around the global mining industry! 

The mining industry is full of great people from around the globe with different jobs, ideas, and backgrounds. At Prospector, we pride ourselves on helping shine light on many different aspects and opportunities of the industry, and highlighting those that think outside the box. 

National Miners Day is recognized each year on December 6th, in an effort to celebrate, recognize and applaud the skill, dedication and hard work miners put into providing many of the products essential to fulfilling America’s most vital needs. 

You might not recognize how mining plays a role in your daily life. Most people do not see the raw materials produced by mining, from metals and minerals to coal and stone, sand, and gravel. Instead, we use items every day that come from mined raw materials, never knowing that mining played an integral part in the development of the mobile devices we use, the roads we travel on, the cookware we use to make our meals, and the mined fertilizers that helped grow our food. These products, in addition to countless other necessities and conveniences, start with mining.

Miners Day was established in 2009 to honor miners. The date was chosen to acknowledge the Monongah mining disaster, the worst single loss-of-life event due to mining in American history. On December 6, 1907, at least 362 West Virginia coal miners were killed in a catastrophic explosion.

Mining has certainly become safer than it was in its earlier days, but modern mine workers still face many challenges and threats to their safety and health. And while these risks have diminished with improved mitigations, advances in technology, and careful planning, more work is needed to stay ahead of remaining hazards. 

We hope you enjoy this episode featuring all of our special guests from around the industry, and getting a sneak peek into their backgrounds and work. If you'd like to learn more about a guest or see their full interview, please check out our Voices of Mining playlist on YouTube

A huge thank you to our special guests for joining us:
Emily H - Integra Resources , Women's Mining Coalition
James H - Industrial Photographer, PENDA Productions
Ken C - Tinyminer's Minerals & Exploration
Katie F - Warrior Met Coal Inc
Matthew P - Hatch
Stuart S - Circular Mine
Eliza Y - BHP , IWiM
Jon N - Stantec
Lorenzo M - Colorado School of Mines
Ashley J  - Knight Piesold
Everett B
Kathleen T - Cementation USA
Bernard M - Zibo Mining
Erin B - Black Butte Copper Project
David M - Resourceful Geoscience Solutions
Peter C - RESPEC
Mark L - MES Mining
Catherine B
Matthew K - New Gold Inc
Stefan E
Emily R - Barr Engineering
Mauro C - Rio Tinto Kennecott 

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