Two appointed to state's mineral commission

Gov. Kenny Guinn recently announced the appointment of Richard DeLong and Richard Perry to the Nevada Commission on Mineral Resources. Both new members represent large-scale mining on the commission.

Mr. DeLong is the President of Enviroscientists Inc., a Reno-based environmental permitting and consulting firm he co-founded in 2000.

He has worked with the minerals industry in Nevada for more than 20 years and has worked as an environmental consultant to nearly all the mining companies located in Nevada. Mr. DeLong has degrees in geology from the University of Idaho and California State University at Chico. He is a registered geologist in California and Idaho, a certified environmental manager in Nevada, and a member of the Geological Society of Nevada and the Nevada Mining Association.

Mr. Perry is the Managing Director of North American Operations for Newmont Mining Corp. based in Elko. He has more than 25 years of experience in the mining industry. His current responsibilities include Newmont's Nevada Operations, the Holloway and Golden Giant Mines in Canada, and the La Herradura Mine in Mexico. Perry has degrees in geology from the Mackay School of Mines at the University of Nevada, Reno and California State University at Chico. He is an officer of Newmont Mining Corp. and serves on the Board of Directors of the Nevada Mining Association, the Mackay School Executive Advisory Board, and the Society of Mining Engineers Mineral Education Committee.


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