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Mining Board

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The State Mining Board and Assistant Commissioner of Mines, Brian Lett, 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.

Meeting Calendar

Board Members

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

Indiana Mining Board will meet to review applications on:

Date: TBA
Time: TBA
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. (Study Guide)
  • Mine Examiner: Allows miners to supervise a working crew in the mine and to examine the mine in its entirety. (Study Guide)
  • Belt Examiner: Allows miners to examine the belt lines only.
  • Hoisting Engineer: Allows miners to operate the hoisting transportation at the mine sites. (Study Guide)
  • Shot Firer: Allows miners to use permissible explosives in the mines. (Study Guide)
Date: TBA
Time: TBA
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.
Call (812) 888-4514 with any questions.