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2019 SME/CMA Conference


More than 6,000 of the mining industry’s best and brightest will connect in Denver at the combined 2019 SME Annual Conference & Expo and CMA 121st National Western Mining Conference & Exhibition for four days of networking and education focusing on Smart Mining | Resources for a Connected World. 

The 121st National Western Mining Conference & Exhibition has been approved by the Colorado Continuing Legal Education Office for 13 General Credits. Affidavit forms may be found here. You can find all CMA sessions here (use the search bar to search Colorado Mining Association for CMA approved sessions).

CMA Events!

Be sure to register for these important CMA ticketed events!



Tuesday, February 26 | 6:30pm-9:00pm | $45 per person

Sponsored by Mountain Coal Company, Newmont Mining Corporation and Trapper Mining, Inc.

Help CMA honor the regions' leaders in sustainable practices and creators of a positive public perceptions of our modern mining industry during this evening reception.

Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and beverages while mingling with your peers in a casual setting. Learn more about how your colleagues are working with government agencies and other organizations to create and maintain sustainable practices in the mining industry by visiting our sustainability partner tables. We’ll wrap up the evening by recognizing the Best of the Best in Environmental Sustainability for 2018 with an award ceremony.


Sustainability Partners Include:


Climax Molybdenum, A Freeport-McMoRan Company and Colorado School of MInes

Sustainable development has become a critical component of many professional university degree programs and is particularly important in preparing graduates for the extractives industries. Colorado School of Mines students are flexing their creative muscle on a real-life challenge to work with Climax Molybdenum, a Freeport-McMoRan company, in envisioning innovative ways to repurpose the Henderson mine following the eventual depletion of the mineral resource, and the social and economic transition of the mine and surrounding communities.


Trout Unlimited

In order to promote our mission of conserving, protecting and restoring North America's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds, Trout Unlimited’s Western Water and Habitat Program has completed 30 successful abandoned mine restoration projects across six different western states. These projects have restored habitat and water quality in nearly 200 stream miles and reconnected roughly 65 miles of tributary streams and floodplains.


Mountain Coal Company, LLC, West Elk Mine and the US Forest Service

Mountain Coal Company, LLC, West Elk Mine working jointly with local US Forest Service staff, has continued a program over the past several years to annually conduct field reviews a year prior to proposed road and site construction on the National Forest. This program works to better ensure that the sites and roads fit the actual conditions in the field and results in less overall land disturbance and minimizes resource impacts.  If changes are needed to the planned and previously approved permit applications, any needed revisions can be more timely prepared and submitted well in advance of the next construction season.


Simark Controls Ltd.

Eco-friendly Fuel Cell Solar power solutions are a smart technological alternative to traditional fuel gas genset and standalone solar off-grid power systems. The dual power supply provides superior reliability, a streamlined footprint and significantly lower total cost of ownership with zero maintenance and months or years of system autonomy. Fully autonomous EFOY Pro Hybrid solutions packaged for stationary or mobile applications improve operational efficiencies, minimize yearly operating costs and can be dependably operated in harsh climatic and industrial environments making them the perfect solution for mining applications.


Trapper Mining Inc. and Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Trapper Mine received a 2018 Good Neighbor Award presented by the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement for their work with Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Recognizing the ecological diversity present at Trapper Mine including elk, bear, antelope, deer and sharp-tailed grouse, the organizations work to continuously create a sustainable habitat for these animals. Trapper Mine plays host to nature enthusiasts from around the globe hoping to observe the choreographed mating rituals of the sharp-tailed grouse, adding a unique spin to day-to-day operations.


When Everything Matters

When Everything Matters (WEMCo) is a Whole-Systems Business Consulting firm. Our commitment to responsible Innovation, provides expertise in Multi-Stakeholder Strategic Planning and Engagement, Embedded Sustainability, Cultural Integration, Social Responsibility, and Outside-in Thinking. We future-proof businesses through Stakeholder Journey Consulting.




Wednesday, February 27 | 12:00pm-2:00pm | $55 per person

Sponsored by Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. and Pinnacol Assurance

Join us for the last opportunity to mingle with your peers as we join with the Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety to recognize the accomplishments of the industry and hear updates from Dan Gibbs, the newly appointed Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources.




We are pleased to announce the rollout of our newly developed
Colorado Mining Association News Center - a conveniently centralized hub to house our committee updates, legislative news, and upcoming events that matter to you, plus much more!


Visit the News Center here

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