Reno, NV (July 12, 2021) – The Northern Nevada Section of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration ("Northern Nevada SME") is pleased to announce the availability of a specialty Nevada license plate to honor Mining in Nevada. These plates are available through local Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles ("DMV") offices, or they can be ordered online through the DMV website, https://dmv.nv.gov/.
Northern Nevada SME first submitted a request for a specialty plate to honor mining in December 2011, and the DMV approved the request in August 2018. Northern Nevada SME solicited design ideas for the plate from its membership and from other professional societies. The winning design for the plate was submitted by Patsy Moran, PhD, SME Registered Member, and fine-tuned with help from numerous Nevada SME members. "We have been working to make this plate available for a long time, and we are pleased with the final result. It honors both the past and future of mining in our state. Any supporter of mining and its vital role in Nevada should be proud to have this plate on their vehicle," stated Chris Blue, chairman of the Northern Nevada SME.
The DMV provides a portion of the proceeds from the sale or renewal of each Mining plate to the Northern Nevada SME to fund scholarships for Mining Engineering, Geology, Metallurgy, and other mining-related fields at Nevada universities. The number and amount of the scholarships will depend on the number of plates sold. The number of authorized specialty plate designs is limited by the Nevada legislature. In order to keep the Nevada Mining plate available for new registrations, at least 1,000 must be registered by December of 2022, and at least 1,000 active registrations must be maintained annually thereafter.
The Mining plates are available to be personalized and are also available in a smaller size for motorcycles and trailers. Northern Nevada SME plans to raise additional funds for the scholarship by auctioning rights to the first 100 plate numbers, 0000 through 0099. The auction will be conducted through Bidder Sweet Auction Company, Auction | Bidder Sweet Auction | Battle Mountain Nevada, USA.
About Northern Nevada SME
The Northern Nevada Section of SME is a Reno, Nevada based local section of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, a professional society dedicated to serving the mining, resources and underground construction communities for a sustainable future. For more information on the auction for the first 100 plate numbers, contact Michael Norred, email@example.com. For more information on the Northern Nevada SME scholarships, contact Sarah Lightner, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Specialty License Plates to Honor Mining in Nevada
It's official: the FIRST round of bidding for the rights to acquire one of the first 100 (0000-0099) NV Mining License Plates is open.
Visit https://www.bidder-sweet.com/nvminingplateauction to create an account so you can place your bids.
Proceeds to support Student Scholarships at UNR, UNLV, and Great Basin College.If you would like to buy a plate, but aren't interested in one of the numbers between 0000 and 0099, then simply visit your local DMV today and purchase your Nevada Mining License Plate.
Thanks to those of you who have already purchased your license plate honoring Mining in Nevada!You can still get your plate, by bidding for your favorite number or by buying it directly through NV DMV.
A portion of the DMV fee for every plate goes to our scholarship fund for mining-related degrees at Nevada universities.
As you know, we are auctioning the rights to purchase the first 100 numbers of this plate, 0000 through 0099. The fourth round of the auction just closed. We have now allocated 49 of the plate numbers, earning the scholarship fund a total of $2,295, including one number that sold for $325!
The fifth round of the auction, with another 23 plate numbers, starts today and runs through October 2nd at https://www.bidder-sweet.com/nvminingplateauction. These numbers should be very popular, including 0000, 0001, and 0002!
Northern Nevada SME, License-plate Chairman