Eleventh Annual Mineral Exploration Summit

Tuesday, October 12th 2021, Atlantis Resort Casino, Reno, Nevada 
Sign up online at https://nvmec.org/2021-ames

Partial list of program topics (additional topics pending):

  • NMEC Annual Report, update and elections
  • Legislative updates
  • Discussion of: 
    • The 7/27/21 Mining Law Hearing entitled “The Toxic Legacy of the 1872 Mining Law” before the House Subcommittee on Energy & Mineral Resources;
    • The mining provisions (royalties, fees, and withdrawals) in the House Budget Reconciliation Bill;
    • The recent petition from numerous tribes and NGOs to BLM and DOI for a rulemaking to dramatically revise BLM’s surface management regulations for mining (the 43 CFR 3809 regulations); and
    • Governor Sisolak’s recent Executive Order, “Creating the Wildlife Habitat Conservation Framework”
  • Land issues for explorers and overview of BLM MLRS system.
  • Critical minerals in Nevada
  • Nevada Lithium from an International Perspective
  • Update on the Thacker Pass Lithium Project
  • Engaging Communities Near Your Project

Presenters include (additional presenters pending): 

  • Dave Shaddrick, President, Nevada Mineral Exploration Coalition
  • Lucia Patterson, GIS Specialist-Geologist, Nevada Division of Minerals
  • Ben Kieckhefer,  Nevada State Senate
  • Tyre Gray, President, Nevada Mining Association
  • Debbie Struhsacker, Principal – Environmental, Permitting and Government Relations Consultant
  • Laura Grainer, Attorney/Partner at Holland & Hart LLP
  • Emily Hersh, CEO, Luna Lithium
  • Deborah Goetz, President, LANDRES Management Consultants
  • Tim Crowley, VP of Government Affairs and Community Relations, Lithium Nevada Corp.
  • Tyson Falk, Government and Public Affairs Manager, ioneer. 

AEG Monthly Meeting

Thursday, October 14th

SPEAKER: Michael Gardner, PhD, PE

“Modeling Dynamic Rock-Fluid Interaction Applied to Hydraulic Plucking in Dam Spillways”


Erosion of rock by hydraulic forces is an important element of natural evolution of the landscape and this process can have a significant impact on engineered structures. In his presentation, Dr. Gardner will discuss how the interaction between water and solid rock can be modeled and how this information can be used to construct safer dam spillways.  
For a more detailed Abstract and Biography, please CLICK HERE


Courtyard by Marriott — Reno Downtown/Riverfront
1 Ballpark Ln
Reno, Nevada, 89501
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Cost: Members: $25.00 ~ Non-Members: $30.00 ~ Students: $20.00


Please RSVP no later than 9:00 AM on October 11th. Cancellations must be made 72 hours prior to the meeting. In accordance with the Governor’s statewide mask mandate, face coverings will be required at the meeting. Additionally, if you are not feeling well or have been in close contact with someone that has COVID-19, we ask that you please stay home and take care of yourself, and we’ll see you at next month’s meeting.

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