Volume 4 Issue 2

Mining Due Diligence: Reducing Risk as an Investor

Written by Burgex Inc.

Mineral exploration is an investment, and like any investment, due diligence is the key to reducing risk. With so much hype and focus on potential returns in the millions or even billions of dollars it is easy for investors and potential investors to lose their grip on reality and the basic economics that are a driving force behind any mining project. There are certainly many great projects and opportunities out there to make a great return in the mineral exploration arena, but there are also great risks and pitfalls that we have seen investors fall into time and time again.

Congratulations, Jokerst Family!

Tiffany, Baby Jack, and Travis Jokerst. Photo by Alyssa Burley.

Tiffany, Baby Jack, and Travis Jokerst. Photo by Alyssa Burley.

On Monday, August 17, 2015, Travis and Tiffany Jokerst welcomed their third child, Jack Jokerst. He was born at Kaiser Foundation Hospital and was 8 pounds 2 ounces.

Big sister, Alley, age 6, and big brother, Luke, age 4, were excited to meet their little brother, Jack.

Travis is a Project Manager and GIS Specialist at EnviroMINE and has been with the company for over twelve years. Tiffany teaches AP Statistics and Algebra II at Valhalla High School.

Toni Coalson made Jack a personalized truck and license plate-themed blanket.

Congratulations, Jokerst Family!

Mitigating Biological Impacts: On-Site vs. Off-Site

Written by Travis Jokerst.

Anyone who has ever tried to develop undisturbed land knows they will be faced with a requirement to mitigate for biological impacts caused by the development. In most cases, the project proponent (applicant) is given the option to mitigate those impacts either on-site or off-site. Off-site mitigation typically involves purchasing credits from an approved mitigation bank. The local, state, or federal agencies might even require using a bank that is in the same ecological region as the development site.

NSSGA Award Season Opens to Recognize Aggregate Innovators

Written by Alyssa Burley.

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) is preparing to recognize the nation’s top aggregate operators.

“NSSGA offers a variety of company and individual recognitions to highlight the industry’s best practices and innovative companies, who operate safely, engage their communities and are stewards of the environment. The association will also award individual honors to recognize operations and industry professionals for their contributions to the stone, sand and gravel industry as a whole,” according the organization’s website.