Seal of the State of Nevada

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 26,000 indirect or induced jobs; and

WHEREAS, over 2,200 Nevada businesses rely on the mining industry; and

WHEREAS, Nevada produces 22 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, our clothing, electronic devices, cars and roads begin with mining, and everything harvested, manufactured or transported require minerals that come from the earth; and

WHEREAS, benefitting from a large and diverse mineral endowment, Nevada is well-positioned to successfully adapt to a changing environment and climate; 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 $9 billion in gross proceeds of metals and minerals through mining operations located in every county of the state; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada calls upon the news media, 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 5 - 11, 2022, as

NEVADA MINERAL INDUSTY WEEK IN NEVADA

Footer State Seal

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 31st day of May, 2022

Governor's signature