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Mining Board Duties

Meeting Calendar

The State Mining Board and Assistant Commissioner of Mines, Don "Blink" McCorkle, meet quarterly to administer state tests and state certifications for the underground miners. This board also monitors policies and addresses any problems that should arise.

Mining Board Members

Tim Emmons, Chairman
Paul Lake
John Stachura
Chris Whitehead
Greg Xanders

Indiana Mining Board will meet to review applications on:
Date:   Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Time:  9:00 a.m. EST
Place: Vincennes University Construction Technology Building
           2nd Floor Conference Room
           324 West Red Skelton Boulevard
           Vincennes, Indiana 47591

State Certification Testing

Certification testing for the state of Indiana certifies miners in five different classifications:

  • Mine Foreman: Allows miners to supervise the entire shift at the mine site and to examine the mine site in its entirety.
  • Mine Examiner: Allows miners to supervise a working crew in the mine and to examine the mine in its entirety.
  • Belt Examiner: Allows miners to examine the belt lines only.
  • Hoisting Engineer: Allows miners to operate the hoisting transportation at the mine sites.
  • Shot Firer: Allows miners to use permissible explosives in the mines.

Date:   Saturday, July 11, 2015
Time:  8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST; Registration 7:15 a.m. EST
Place: Vincennes University Indiana Center for Applied Technology
           (ICAT) Building
           1500 Chestnut Street
           Vincennes, Indiana 47591

Fee: $25.00 (Paid the day of the test)
All applications must be received by close of business, 4:30 p.m. EST Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

Call (812) 888-4514 with any questions.