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March 2017
Volume 69    Issue 3

John G. Mansanti; An interview with the 2017 SME President

Mining Engineering, 2017, Vol. 69, No. 3, pp. 12-12


PREVIEW:

What is your history and how did you get involved in mining?

Like many SME members, I came from a mining community with a family history in mining, in my case Walkerville, MT. Both of my grandfathers were underground miners. My father was a miner for a short time. He later sold drinks to the miners. Unfathomable by today’s standards, my dad would pick up the miners’ checks at the pay office and have them cashed and waiting with a shot and beer for the miners when their shift ended. My mother was a nurse, who from time to time, would patch up an unfortunate miner. I remember walking past multiple picket lines on the way to and from grade school, watching homes being boarded-up. I grew up with a deep respect for the critical relationship between labor and management.  



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