Virtual Speaker: Simon Jowitt, assistant professor in the Department of Geoscience, will be the featured speaker at an upcoming Virtual Lab Notes. His talk is titled, "Who Needs Mining, and Who Does Mining Need? Insights into How Mining Supports Modern Life and How Economic Geology Research Can Help the Mining Industry.
The State of Nevada has been an active member of the mining community since before it became a state, but in these modern times who actually needs mining? Dr. Jowitt explains how economic geology, the science behind mining, and mineral and metal extraction, plays a significant role in driving the Nevada economy and the role mining has in supporting modern life. This presentation will also outline how economic geology research can assist the mining industry succeed and grow in Nevada and beyond.