MSU Wonderlust Travel Series: An Overview of Best Mining Practices at the Stillwater Mine
- Monday, July 20, 2020 at 9:00am
- Online via Webex
Montana State University Wonderlust, a lifelong learning organization, and the MSU Alumni Foundation will host a series of online programs in June and July that highlight the state of Montana. “Montana Faces and Places 2020” is four two-part programs offered through the Wonderlust Travel Series. The program is designed to deepen participants’ knowledge and appreciation of the diverse people, communities and landscapes in the state.
For the fourth and final program in this series, Paul Holick will outline the mining history of the Stillwater Complex in South Central Montana, including copper and nickel mining in the 1890s, chromite mining during WWII and the Korean War, and the current mining of palladium and platinum from 1985 to present. Randy Weimer will address the mine's environmental and economic impacts on area communities and best modern mining practices, including Sibanye-Stillwater's internationally known Good Neighbor Agreement.
PART 1: Monday, July 20, 2020, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
PART 2: Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Senior development geologist Paul Holick has worked at the Stillwater Mine for 19 years and supervises the generation of ore reserves. Randy Weimer has more than 20 years of experience with the Stillwater Mine and currently supervises the mine’s Environmental Group.
These programs are open to everyone, but advance registration is required. For Wonderlust members and MSU alumni and retirees, the cost to enroll for one two-part program is $15 per program, or $50 for all four. For everyone else, the cost to enroll for one two-part program is $25 per program, or $65 for all four. To register, please visit www.montana.edu/wonderlust/. After registering, participants will receive an email with the Webex link, instructions to join the program and additional program-related information.
Other programs in the series include:
Finding Adventure, Beauty and New Friends on Montana’s Open Roads
- June 29 and 30, 10 to 11 a.m.: Based on their recent 22-day, 2,000-mile circular road trip within the state, outdoor enthusiasts Jeff and Sara King will share ideas for creating lively and meaningful travel experiences on and near Montana’s open roads.
Montana’s Remote Centennial Valley and Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
- July 7 and 9, 10 to 11 a.m.: Bill West, a retired manager of the Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, will lead a virtual visit through Centennial Valley and outline its history, including the establishment of the refuge.
In the Spotlight: Rocky Mountain Laboratory in Hamilton, Montana
- July 14 and 16, 4 to 5 p.m.: Dr. Marshall E. Bloom of the Rocky Mountain Laboratory will discuss its century-old history, its transition into a National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases under Dr. Anthony Fauci and its vital role in the coronavirus pandemic.
For more information, please contact Bobbi Geise, MSU Academic Technology and Outreach, (406) 994-6550, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wonderlust is a program of Academic Technology and Outreach (ATO) at Montana State University. ATO works across MSU to support and advance our land-grant mission through unique and innovative opportunities for outreach and engagement.