NMA Celebrates Women’s Contributions to U.S. Mining

Posted on March 13, 2015 by Minerals Make Life

March commemorates Women’s History Month, and this month we join the nation in paying tribute to the generations of hardworking women whose commitment to the U.S. minerals mining industry have proved invaluable to our society.

Throughout history, women have served as the backbone of the nation’s infrastructure, from working in munitions factories and shipyards to supporting the nation’s mining sector as equipment operators, geologists, environmental specialists and engineers. Take Christina Sullivan, an underground production geologist at the Barrick Goldstrike Mine in Nevada, for example. Christina and thousands of others help secure vital raw materials that are critical to our nation’s infrastructure, technology sector, industrial growth and national security. Without minerals and metals, our country would be unable to produce the country’s top medical, environmental and national defense technologies that keep us safe and our country competitive. Minerals mining serves as the bedrock to the United States’ industrial growth and national security, and the hardworking men and women of the mining industry work tirelessly to make this a reality.

People are the core of U.S. minerals mining — the employees whose dedication and expertise define the mining workforce.  If you are a woman in the mining industry, we would love to hear your story. Share in the comments below!

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