Nevada Mining

NEW Four-Part Series by Golden Productions! 

Nevada Mining 
Thursdays, beginning April 7 at 8:00 pm 

Watch on KNPB Channel 5.1 or with our live online stream at the time of the broadcasts.

NEVADA MINING brings you a comprehensive look at one of Nevada’s most important and high profile industries in this four-part series by Golden Productions. Nevada has a rich mining history that began with the discovery of silver on the Comstock Lode and continues with the state’s present ranking as one of the world’s top gold producers. Nevada is much more than a gold or silver state, dozens of other minerals are mined here.  

  • Thursday, April 7: From Pickaxe to GPS
    • Week one of the series 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. Watch online
  • Thursday April 14: Our Wealth of Minerals 
    • Week two uncovers 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. Watch online
  • Thursday April 21: Modern Prospecting 
    • Week three presents how technology has transformed Nevada mining into high-tech modern prospecting. We’ll journey from exploration, through modern operations to site reclamation. Watch online
  • Thursday April 28: Dollars, Sense and the Bottom Line 
    • Week four explores 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. Watch online

Watch Thursdays at 8:00 pm, with repeat broadcasts Sundays at 6:00 pm. 


Nevada Mining Association

Funding provided by the Nevada Mining Association.

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