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Bedford resident Taylor Ball is among a number of hard-working Newmont Mining Corporation interns who recently helped the Elko, Nevada Lions Club prepare for the arrival of several dozen young people attending this year’s Camp Dat-So-La-Lee, an annual summer camp created by the Lions Club for the benefit of residents throughout the northeast Nevada region.
This is Taylor’s second summer to intern with Newmont Mining in Carlin, Nevada, in their gold mining facility. Taylor is about to start his third year at the University of Kentucky where he studies Mining Engineering.
“The Newmont interns did some of the best work we’ve ever seen at this annual function,” Camp
Dat-So-La-Lee coordinator Gary Konakis said.
The team of 14 interns from Newmont’s eastern Nevada operations pulled weeds, mowed lawns, assembled a teepee, trimmed and cleared debris on hiking trails, and built an obstacle course, all to help Camp Dat-So-La-Lee provide a stress-free, care-free week of fun to underprivileged children.
The camp expected 48 attendees from across Nevada, with all expenses paid by the Lions Club.
“For many financially disadvantaged campers and their families, Dat-So-La-Lee is literally a dream come true,” Lions Club member Dennis Hugh said.
In a company newsletter the Newmont Mining Corporation expressed sincerest thanks to these young men and women for their part in helping the Lions Club create a special, memorable experience for the campers. Their strong work ethic and community mindedness demonstrate some of the qualities and core values Newmont employees strive to maintain.
Newmont has been mining gold in Nevada for nearly 50 years along a 100-mile stretch of highway in the north section of the state. The international company’s Nevada properties operate as an integrated unit, and together, they boast the widest variety of processing methods of any gold mining complex in the world. Operations include 14 open-pit and four underground mines and 14 processing facilities. In addition to gold, the Nevada operations produce silver and copper.