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WHEREAS, mining is an integral part of Nevada's history and vital to its future, and according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are approximately 15,000 people directly employed by the Nevada mining industry plus an additional 28,500 indirect or induced jobs; and

WHEREAS, Nevada produces 20 metals and minerals, which account for about 11 percent, by value, of the nation's non-fuel mineral production; and

WHEREAS, Nevada ranks fifth in the world in gold production, after China, Australia, Russia, and Canada and is also a global leader in the production of diatomite and gypsum; and

WHEREAS, Nevada metals and minerals are required for renewable energy production and utilization, which includes silver for solar panels, copper for electric vehicles, and lithium for batteries; and

WHEREAS, the mining industry produced $8.1 billion in gross proceeds of metals and minerals through mining operations located in every county of the state; and

WHEREAS, over 2,200 Nevada businesses rely on the mining industry and the Nevada mining industry is actively engaged in Nevada communities through volunteer work projects, donations to non-profits, and educational programs such as scholarships, mineral workshops for teachers, classroom presentations, career fairs and many other earth science programs; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada calls upon educators and state officials to recognize and bring attention to Mineral Industry Week, as an opportunity for Nevadans to learn more about the history of mining in the Silver State and the role it plays in the development of the culture and economy of its people;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the week of June 6 - 12, 2021, as

NEVADA MINERAL INDUSTRY WEEK

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 20th day of May 2021

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