MINExpo International

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A model in the bucket of a hydraulic shovel at MINExpo International 2008

MINExpo International® is a trade show sponsored by the National Mining Association.[1] The show exhibits the latest mining and minerals processing technologies, and state-of-the-art machinery and equipment for the coal, metal and nonmetal mining processing industries. MINExpo International 2008 is thought to have been the largest mining trade show in the world.[2]

MINExpo International is held every four years and has been held at the Las Vegas Convention Center since 1996.[3] The 2008 MINExpo drew over 44,000 people (an increase of over 44% from the previous show in 2004) and 1,025 exhibitors in an area of 600,000 square feet (56,000 m2)[1][2][3]


  1. ^ a b "MINExpo Brings it All Together". Engineering & Mining Journal. United States. 209 (9): 30. November 2008. ISSN 0095-8948. 
  2. ^ a b Robison, Jennifer (Sep 23, 2008). "For Good News, Go Below Surface". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Las Vegas, Nevada. Retrieved 2009-03-30. 
  3. ^ a b "Bigger Trucks, Faster Shovels, and More Miners". Skillins Mining Review. 97 (11): 2. November 2008. 

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