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CMA continues to closely monitor the situation around COVID-19. Plans continue to move forward for the 122nd National Western Mining Conference & Exhibition and we look forward to seeing you in Grand Junction. As always, the health and safety of attendees, exhibitors and staff is our highest priority and will guide our decision-making. We will provide updates as circumstances change. Thank you for your patience during this uncertain time.


In these rapidly changing times, we understand it can be difficult to make decisions to attend a conference. We’d like to offer you a risk-free registration by extending our registration refund date through Wednesday, May 27, 2020.

122nd National Western Mining Conference & Exhibition | June 10-12, 2020


Colorado Mesa University

1455 N 12th Street

Grand Junction, CO 81501


All sessions and events will take place in the University Center unless otherwise noted


Register to Attend (click here)

Looking to promote your business? Register to exhibit here.

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Click here.


OPTIONAL OUTING | VISIT THE ATOMIC LEGACY CABIN (extended hours for conference attendees)

Wednesday, June 10 | 10:00am-4:00pm | Admission is Free

2597 Legacy Way, behind Orchard Mesa Municipal Cemetery on 26 ¼ Road and U.S. Highway 50


The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Atomic Legacy Cabin preserves the history of uranium on the Colorado Plateau and Grand Junction’s unique contribution to the Manhattan Project during World War II and the Cold War era. The interpretive center’s exhibit topics include mining and milling in the Four Corners area, local mill tailing cleanup and remediation, as well as the current mission of the DOE Office of Legacy Management.


For information, contact the Atomic Legacy Cabin at (970) 248-6251, email or on the web at



Wednesday, June 10 | 5:00pm-7:00pm | University Center Terrace

Sponsored by Energy Fuels Inc.


Join us as we kick off the conference with drinks and a barbecue dinner for the grand opening of the conference and exhibits. This reception is a great time to explore the new products and integrative solutions offered by our exhibitors, and connect with friends and colleagues.



All sessions take place in the Meyer Ballroom 235 South


Thursday, June 11


7:30am-8:30am | Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by Trapper Mining Inc. and Pinnacol Assurance


8:00am-8:20am | Welcome from CMA's Board Chair and President

Sponsored by Jackson Kelly PLLC


Start the day's program with brief updates from CMA leadership.


Morning Program

Sponsored by Climax Molybdenum Company (A Freeport-McMoRan Company)

8:30am-9:20am | Uranium Update and Regional Sustainability | Mark Chalmers, President and CEO, Energy Fuels, Inc.

9:30am-10:20am | Sustainability Presentation | Michael Kendrick, President, Climax Molybdenum Company

10:30am-11:20am | New Innovations, Safety and Technology | David Rea, Global Product Manager-Large Mining Trucks, Caterpillar

11:30am-1:00pm | Lunch & Exhibits


Afternoon Program

Sponsored by Haynes and Boone, LLP


1:00pm-1:50pm | Mine Updates: Hardrock

2:00pm-3:50pm | Mine Updates: Coal

4:00pm-5:00pm | Mine Updates: Other

Friday, June 12

8:00am-9:00am | Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by Trapper Mining Inc. and Pinnacol Assurance

Morning Program

Sponsored by Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.


9:00am-10:10am | TBD

10:20am-11:30am | TBD | Douglas B. Silver, Portfolio Manager, Orion Resource Partners



Thursday, June 11 | 6:00pm-8:00pm | University Center Room 213

Ticket Price: $45 (Register)


Environmental Sustainability Reception and Awards Presentation

Sponsored by Mountain Coal Company, Newmont Corporation, Trapper Mining Inc. and Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association 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.


Sustainability Partners Include:

National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL)

Rocky Mountain Institute

More to come!


Friday, June 12 | 12:00pm-2:00pm | Meyer Ballroom 235 South

Ticket Price: $55 (Register)


Reclamation & Safety Awards Luncheon

Sponsored by Wagner Equipment Co.


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 Tri-State CEO Duane Highley.


Friday, June 12 | Multiple Times Available | Ouray Silver Mines

Ticket Price: $15 includes lunch (Register)


Jeep tour of Yankee Boy Basin and Revenue-Virginius Mine

Tour includes lunch. Transportation is not provided to the mine site.




Downtown Hotels


The following hotels are offering a special rate of $149 per night for CMA Conference attendees (based on availability). Please call the hotel and mention the conference to receive this rate.

Tru by Hilton


Airport Hotels


The DoubleTree is offering a special rate of $129 per night for CMA Conference attendees (based on availability). Please call the hotel and mention the conference to receive this rate or use the link below.

DoubleTree by Hilton


There is no hotel block pricing for these hotels. Please contact directly for pricing.


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