MEC Partnership Appreciation Award

This award acknowledges a non-SME individual or organization which has exemplified support for the MEC’s mission either through development and use of educational materials with K-12 teachers and students or public outreach and awareness about mining and minerals. The MEC Partnership Award is a framed certificate and a $250 check to the individual or organization for the purpose of sustaining their involvement in minerals and mining education outreach.

Past Award Recipients

2023 – Luck Stone Corporation
2022 – Minnesota Minerals Education Workshop
2021 – Pittsburgh Coal Mining Institute of America
2020 – Kentucky Coal Association--Tyler White
2019 – Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association
2018 – Minnesota Museum of Mining
2017 – Minerals Research Laboratory (MRL)
2016 – Amautas Mineros Association
2015 – Daphne LaPointe of the Nevada Bureau of Mines
2014 – Paradise Valley Unified School District's MineZone Program
2013 – Women in Mining Foundation
2012 – Mining Foundation of the Southwest

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