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Mine Design, Operations & Closure Conference

2017 Sponsors

  • Motherlode Sponsors
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Montana Department of Environmental Quality
  • USDA Forest Service
  • Montana Tech
  • Platinum Sponsors
  • Hecla Mining Company
  • Pioneer Technical Services
  • Tetra Tech
  • Gold Sponsors
  • Barrick-Golden Sunlight Mine
  • CDM Smith, Inc.
  • Foam Concepts LLC
  • Stillwater Mining Co.
  • Silver Sponsors
  • ERO Resources Corporation
    Hydrometrics, Inc.
  • Kennecott Exploration Co.
  • Morrison-Maierle, Inc.
    Newmont Mining Co.
  • Pace Analytical Services
  • Pacific Inter-Mountain Distribution, LLC
  • Spectrum Engineering & Environmental LLC
  • Trihydro Corporation
  • Copper Sponsors
  • ACZ Laboratories
  • Amec Foster Wheeler
  • ARCADIS U.S., Inc.
  • Cascade Earth Sciences
  • Energy Laboratories
  • ERM
  • Montana Resources LLP
  • Montgomery & Associates
  • Rocky Mountain Bio Products
  • Water & Environmental Technologies LLC
  • Weave Consulting

25th  Annual  Mine  Design,  Operations  &  Closure  Conference

Watch for information on the 26th Annual Conference
May 6-10, 2018
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

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The Mine Design, Operations & Closure Conference is proud to be celebrating 25 years of educational conferences. As one of the last mining conferences of its kind in the northwest, the conference will once again offer the latest in mining-related technologies and methods, delivered by a host of industry professionals. Make plans to attend!


Fairmont Hot Springs Resort will once again be the host facility for the Mine Design, Operations & Closure Conference. Guest will be treated to two Olympic-size swimming pools, two soaking pools, and a 350-foot water slide, as well as an 18-hole golf course, an on-site massage therapy studio, and fitness center and steam room. Make plans to attend and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of Fairmont Hot Springs Resort.

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort
I-90 Exit 211 (15 miles west of Butte, Montana)
1500 Fairmont Road
Fairmont, MT 59711
(800) 332-3272 
(406) 797-3241
Room Rates:

  • Single Rate: $ 94.00 (plus tax)
  • Double Rate: $109.00 (plus tax)

Air service is available to Bert Mooney Airport, which is located in Butte. For airport information, call (406) 494-3771.
Shuttle Serice:  Fairmont offers 24-hour shuttle service both to and from Bert Mooney Airport.  Fee is $10 each way. Call Fairmont Hot Springs Resort at (800) 332-3272 to make arrangements.


Short Course: $135
Tour: $150
General Session: $395 for all three days - or - $135 per day

Daily continental breakfasts and lunches, as well as afternoon snack breaks and two evening socials (one sponsored by Tetra Tech and the other by Pioneer Technical Services) will be provided to all conference participants. If you have special dietary needs, please call (406) 496-4311 to make special arrangements.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
: A full refund will be issued to any conference enrollee who cancels up to one week prior to conference time. Anything less than one-week's notice will results in a 50% refund. Refunds will NOT be issued to those who do not show.

Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
By attending the Mine Design, Operations & Closure Conference, you will be eligible for Professional Development Hours (PDHs). Each hour of classtime equates to one PDH.

Need more information? Contact Susie Anderson (406) 496-4311, or email suanderson@mtech.edu