TX Mining Monthly
September 2020
Each generation has a time when they look back and say, "Wow that was a strange time!" No doubt, each of us has many examples of how we learned new ways to meet, worship, shop, and more. We learned Zoom etiquette, how to properly socially distance and the technique of the virtual hug. We all have our favorite face covering.
TMRA Members and Friends: Welcome! I really mean that, as in times of challenge and stress, our message needs to be that YOU are both welcome and appreciated! For this issue, you’ll note that our theme is "We are ... TMRA Strong" with an emphasis on our 2020 Annual Meeting, set for October 18-20 at The Horseshoe Bay Resort just outside of Marble Falls, Texas in the Texas Hill Country.
This month's newsletter is focused on our Annual Meeting. Read on to learn how to register, book your room, become a sponsor or exhibitor, plan your time and much more!
Everything you need to know about this year's TMRA Annual Meeting – all in one place! If you can't find the answer here, please contact:
Cathy Pierce
Make the most of every minute. Keep this schedule of events handy. Print it out or save for later reference.
COVID-19 – We’ve come to think of it as such an awful word, but it’s a word we’ve had to live with for months. Unfortunately, we’ll live with it for many months to come. So, what do we do about the Annual Meeting? Plans are underway to hold the meeting but with several modifications, most of which we have become accustomed to already. During our stay at the Horseshoe Bay Resort, masks (bring your favorite ones) and social distancing will be required. We’ll also be doing temperature checks. All meals will be served by waitstaff, as there will be no buffets. During all receptions, drinks will be served by waitstaff as we will not be able to sit or stand at a bar. Click below to learn more.
It’s Sunday night and you’ve arrived early for golf or sporting clays on Monday. Now what do you do? You go to the Welcome Reception! Located in the Granite Ballroom, this event opens the Annual Meeting and gives all attendees a time to enjoy a casual atmosphere reconnecting with old friends and making new ones! Come and enjoy the heavy hors d’oeuvres; drink tickets will be provided. You’ll also have an opportunity to visit the exhibit booths. Dinner is on your own after the reception. Click below to learn more.
Other than smaller events, TMRA has not been to the Horseshoe Bay Resort for our Annual Meeting since 2007. It’s a beautiful location just right outside Marble Falls, so come see for yourself! Click below to learn more about room rates and how to reserve your space.
Horseshoe Bay Resort
Apple Rock Golf Course
Monday, October 19, 2020

Renovated and reopened in 2019, this spectacular course includes holes on the back 9 which lead golfers to the shores of Lake LBJ. Newly renovated bentgrass greens, 50 renovated bunkers and water come into play on seven holes, and dramatic elevation changes test the skills of players at every level. Designed by legendary golf course architect, Robert Trent Jones, Sr., Apple Rock is touted as one of the most scenic and breathtaking championship golf courses in Texas. Spanning 147 acres, Jones, Sr. used some of the highest, most picturesque land in Horseshoe Bay for the Apple Rock layout. Click below to learn more about registration, sponsorship opportunities and deadlines.
Copperhead Creek Shooting Club
Marble Falls, TexAs
Monday, October 19, 2020


Copperhead Creek Shooting Club is a full-service and family-friendly shooting club with a wholesale website for ordering firearms and ammunition. All of the ranges were built to NRA specifications. Safety is the biggest priority. A Safety Officer (RSO) will be on-site and are certified by the NRA. Please read their range rules before you come out. Their rules are strictly enforced by range officials and park rangers, and they have a strict Zero Tolerance Policy. Click below to learn more.
ROMCO Equipment Company
Waukesha-Pearce Industries, LLC
Industry News
Trihydro has again been ranked among the Engineering News-Record (ENR) Top Environmental Firms. Considered one of the industry benchmarks, ENR ranks its list of top 200 environmental firms nationally based their 2018 gross revenue associated with environmental services. This year marks Trihydro’s 14th consecutive appearance on the prestigious list. Debuting at 171 in 2006, Trihydro ranked 118 on the 2019 list.
We are in the process of developing a social media campaign for our Facebook and Twitter social media channels – #TheFutureIsBright – to highlight how you, a TMRA member, are supplying the power and materials that ensure a bright future as we move into 2021.
Email Christian Goff at cgoff@pureenergypr.com to learn more or to submit your photo. 
Komatsu Mining
Sponsor a Teacher
You can Sponsor A Teacher anytime during the year. This Sponsor A Teacher program gives all members/companies an opportunity to support TMRA’s successful teacher education program. A contribution of $1,500 will sponsor one teacher for a workshop that covers teaching materials, meals, lodging, etc. This is your chance to promote our industry by sponsoring a teacher! To learn more, click below.
The COVID-19 pandemic is undoubtedly the defining global health crisis of our time, with governments and health services alike racing to slow the spread of the virus. But beyond the impact on global health, COVID-19 has shown its potential to create devastating social, economic and political challenges that will have lasting repercussions. The mining industry’s response has been swift and aligned, and has been driven by two key priorities.
The future of mining is not just about the deposits and reserves that have not yet been efficiently tapped. It also is not just about the people who will make up the mining community years from now - though both are crucial to the sector's future. A central element of mining's future is technology, be it those ideas which keep miners safe, keep mining equipment moving in the most optimised manner, new ideas that will keep commodities moving from pit to port, or that reduce or even eliminate the ecological impact of the industry.
Legislative Update
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced it will provide $118 million in funding to support research and development of technologies to make coal power generation clean. The so-called Coal FIRST (Flexible, Innovative, Resilient, Small, Transformative) initiative aims to convert coal, biomass, and waste plastics to generate "clean and affordable" carbon-neutral electricity and hydrogen.
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Upcoming Events
Oct 2020
Mark your calendars for the TMRA Annual Meeting!
DATE: Oct. 18-20, 2020
LOCATION: Horseshoe Bay Resort
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