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2018 Nominations

This year CMA is proud to announce that all of our awards have been updated to reflect progression of the mining industry. Exceptional performers will be recognized for their achievements at CMA’s awards ceremonies during the annual conference, February 24-27, 2019. Award nominations are now closed.

 

Environmental Sustainability Awards

 

Promote sustainable practices and build positive public perceptions of our modern mining industry by providing the opportunity for mining operators to demonstrate their proactive commitment and approaches to environmental sustainability.

  • All nominations will be considered for the “Best of the Best” award in the categories of Coal and Hardrock.
  • The judging panel includes industry professionals and a representative from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Mine Health and Safety Awards

CMA & DRMS awards the individuals, teams and companies who, over the past year, demonstrated improved safety achievement, program safety technology, impactful safety training and best practice in the field of mine health and safety. Awards will be given in categories of:  

  • Innovative safety technology
  • Impactful safety training and best practices
  • Total Incident Rate (Application must include 2018 MSHA Report supporting the nomination)
    • This submission is due January 15.
Coal and Hardrock Reclamation Awards

CMA and the Colorado Division of Reclamation Mining and Safety awards the mine(s) who, over the past year, encouraged the enhancement of reclamation science. “Best of the Best” awards in the categories of Coal and Hardrock Reclamation will be given to companies who: 
  • Overcame a unique challenge
  • Advanced technology or attempted technology to improve the reclamation process
  • Developed or continued substantial community partnerships
    • Criteria: Supporting partnership(s) recommendation letter(s) might include letters from the local community, environmental group, federal or state agency, etc.

 

2018 AWARD WINNERS

 

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP AWARDS

HARD ROCK 
Best of the Best: Ouray Silver Mines Inc., Revenue-Virginius Mine


COAL
Best of the Best, Coal:Trapper Mining, Inc., Trapper Mine


Best of the Best awards are presented to companies that demonstrate high standards of environmental stewardship.

 

Partner Companies:

Colowyo Coal Company L.P

Climax Molybdenum Company, Climax Mine

Climax Molybdenum Company, Henderson Operations

Moutain Coal Company, LLC, West Elk Mine

Newmont Mining Company, Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mine



RECLAMATION AWARDS


EXCELLENCE IN COAL RECLAMATION
Munger Canyon Mine, CAM Mining, LLC

New Horizon Mine, Elk Ridge Mining & Reclamation, LLC
West Elk Mine, Mountain Coal Company, LLC
Trapper Mine, Trapper Mining Inc.


SAFETY AWARDS

OUTSTANDING SAFETY PERFORMANCE 
Colowyo Coal Company L.P., Colowyo Mine

Newmont, Cripple Creek and Victor Gold Mine

Climax Molybdenum Company, Henderson Mine
Mountain Coal Company, LLC, West Elk Mine


EXCELLENCE IN INNOVATIVE SAFETY TECHNOLOGY
Dwight Blackwell, Blue Mountain Energy, Deserado Mine

Harry McWilliam, Trapper Mining, Inc., Trapper Mine

Jim Carolus, Trapper Mining, Inc., Trapper Mine

John Hind, Newmont, Cripple Creek and Victor Gold Mine

Lance Goodale, Newmont, Cripple Creek and Victor Gold Mine

 

EXCELLENCE IN IMPACTFUL SAFETY TRAINING & BEST PRACTICES

David Rigsby, Newmont, Cripple Creek and Victor Gold Mine

Lance Tideman, Newmont, Cripple Creek and Victor Gold Mine


EXCELLENCE IN INDIVIDUAL SAFETY
Mark Chapman, Newmont, Cripple Creek and Victor Gold Mine, Newmont

Dennis Cook, Colowyo Coal Company L.P., Colowyo Mine

Jeff Bean, Colowyo Coal Company L.P., Colowyo Mine

Alan Lyons, Colowyo Coal Company L.P., Colowyo Mine


2017 Award Winners

 

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP AWARDS

HARD ROCK
Senior Participant: Climax Mine, Climax Molybdenum Company
Senior Participant: Henderson Operations, Climax Molybdenum Company 
Best of the Best, Hardrock: Cripple Creek and Victor Mine, Newmont (view video)


COAL
Senior Participant: Colowyo Mine, Colowyo Coal Company L.P.
Senior Participant: New Horizon Mine, Elk Ridge Mining & Reclamation, LLC
Senior Participant: Trapper Mine, Trapper Mining Inc.
Senior Participant: Foidel Creek Mine, Twentymile Coal, LLC
Participant: Bowie No. 2 Mine, Bowie Resources, LLC
Best of the Best, Coal: West Elk Mine, Mountain Coal Company, LLC (view video)


Best of the Best awards are presented to companies that demonstrate high standards of environmental stewardship and this year were showcased through video presentation. View the Best of the Best videos here.


RECLAMATION AWARDS

EXCELLENCE IN HARDROCK RECLAMATION
Cripple Creek and Victor Mine, Newmont

EXCELLENCE IN COAL RECLAMATION
Colowyo Coal Company L.P.
Golden Eagle Mine, New Elk Coal Company, LLC
Roadside North and South Portal Mines, Snowcap Coal Company, Inc.
Trapper Mine, Trapper Mining Inc.


SAFETY AWARDS

OUTSTANDING SAFETY PERFORMANCE 
American Gypsum Company
Colowyo Mine, Colowyo Coal Company L.P.
Cripple Creek and Victor Mine, Newmont
King II Mine, GCC Energy, LLC
New Horizon Mine, Elk Ridge Mining & Reclamation, LLC
West Elk Mine, Mountain Coal Company, LLC

EXCELLENCE IN SAFETY INNOVATION
Matt Huff, Colowyo Mine, Colowyo Coal Company L.P.

EXCELLENCE IN INDIVIDUAL SAFETY
Nate Bailey, Cripple Creek and Victor Mine, Newmont
Douglas Means, Climax Mine, Climax Molybdenum Company
Christopher Schmitz, Climax Mine, Climax Molybdenum Company
Dan Faucett, Colowyo Mine, Colowyo Coal Company L.P.
Jake Behunin, Cripple Creek and Victor Mine, Newmont
Jofree Duran, Cripple Creek and Victor Mine, Newmont
Tim LaMere, Cripple Creek and Victor Mine, Newmont
Ben Larson, Cripple Creek and Victor Mine, Newmont
Greg Raley, Cripple Creek and Victor Mine, Newmont

 
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