Stan Dempsey, Colorado Mining Association President and COO

Stan Dempsey, Colorado Mining Association President and COO

The Chamber Energy Briefing Series, sponsored by WBS Coatings begins the fall series with a presentation by Stan Dempsey, Colorado Mining Association President and COO on August 9th, 12:00 PM at the DoubleTree by Hilton. He will be discussing the current state of mining in the state and how public policy at all levels may impact future production.

Colorado currently ranks 10th among the states in the production of clean coal, 4th in gold, and 1st in molybdenum.   The state is also a significant source of pure sodium bicarbonate, gypsum, limestone, and uranium. Overall, mining generates about $3 billion in revenue and billions more in overall economic benefits.  Mine workers are among the highest paid industrial workers in Colorado.

CMA is an industry association, founded in 1876, whose more than 900 members include the producers of minerals throughout Colorado and the west, including vendors and service providers to the industry.  The organization is also headquartered in Denver, an international mining center.  The cost of this event is Advanced Registration $15/person for GJACC Members; $20/person GJACC Members paid at the event or for future members.  Register online at

Also make plans to join us on Wednesday, September 13th when Kirk Daehling, Plant Manager for Natural Soda will discuss that company’s mining and processing operation in Western Colorado.

Click here to download full version of the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce August 2017 Newsletter.


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