Mining Documentary Series on KNPB—begins April 7

UNR’s Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering participated in this series on Nevada mining history which will premiere this Thursday April 7 on KNPB, Channel 5. The information listed below is from the KNPB Program Guide, April 2016.

Week One
From Pickaxe to GPS: Nevada Mining

  • Thursday April 7 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Repeats Sunday April 10 at 6 p.m.

“Week one reveals the transformation of mining from the Comstock era to the present. Through the life of John Mackay, we learn how his legacy and the engineering of the era still influences mining today.”

Week Two
Our Wealth of Minerals: Nevada Mining

  • Thursday April 14 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Repeats Sunday April 17 at 6:00 p.m.

“Week two will uncover the wealth of materials we extract from your state’s land, how essential they are to our daily lives, and how the industry is regulated to minimize impacts to the environment.”

Week Three
Modern Prospecting: Nevada Mining

  • Thursday April 21 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Repeats Sunday April 24 at 6:00 p.m.

“Week three will present how technology has transformed Nevada mining into high-tech modern prospecting. We’ll journey from exploration, through modern operations to site reclamation.”

Week Four
Dollars, Sense and the Bottom Line: Nevada Mining

  • Thursday April 28 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Repeats Sunday May 1 at 6:00 p.m.

“Week four will explore the economic benefits to the state, the jobs created, the variety of businesses that provide support as well as an in-depth look at the taxes paid by the industry.”

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