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Indiana Department of Labor

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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
Bob Mowery
John Stachura
Chris Whitehead

Indiana Mining Board will meet to review applications on:

Date:     Monday, January 6, 2014

Place:    Vincennes University Construction Technology Building, Room Conference Room              
               324 West Red Skelton Boulevard
              Vincennes, Indiana 47591

Time:     9:00 a.m. EST

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, April 12, 2014 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 Tuesday, April 1.

Please phone (812) 888-4514 with any questions.