Two Doe Run Employees Tapped as Lecturers for Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration

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SEMO employees will share locally mined expertise with national audience.

Two employees with The Doe Run Company’s Southeast Missouri Mining and Milling Division (SEMO), Craig Hall and Greg Sutton, were recently selected to serve as 2006-2007 Henry Krumb Lecture Series speakers. Established in 1966 and sponsored annually by the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME), the series provides a platform for industry experts to share professional expertise on a national level. Together, Hall and Sutton will present three lectures on low profile mining at Doe Run’s Casteel Mine.

“Craig and Greg’s extensive experience and knowledge of the minerals industry make them excellent candidates for the Krumb Lecture Series,” said Jamie Girard Dwyer, chairperson of the SME’s Mining and Exploration Division’s Mechanical Excavation sub-committee. “Their presentations will enhance our members’ appreciation and understanding about the Viburnum (Mo.) Trend’s rich mining history, and highlight the methods Doe Run uses to explore and mine the area safely and responsibly.”

Hall, a senior-level geologist for SEMO, has more than 25 years of experience in the industry. He is responsible for identifying and exploring new underground ore deposits. Hall’s current assignments include the lead, zinc and copper mining sectors of Doe Run’s Casteel and No. 29 mines, near Viburnum.

As a general mine manager with more than 20 years of experience in mining, Sutton oversees the production of the six operating mines within SEMO. Under his guidance, 350 miners extract more than 5 million tons of lead ore annually. When Sutton began his career with Doe Run in 1992, he helped perfect the Pillar Recovery mining method. Later in his career, he helped lead the Brushy Creek mine to a significant production increase.

The SEMO mines are known as some of the safest underground mines in the United States and have received the Sentinels of Safety award more than 20 times since 1970. The prestigious award is issued annually to recognize mine operations that work the most hours in a calendar year without a single lost-time incident.

Based in St. Louis, The Doe Run Company is a privately held natural resources company dedicated to environmentally responsible mineral production, metals fabrication, recycling and reclamation. The company and its subsidiaries deliver products and services needed to provide power, protection and convenience through premium products and associated metals including lead, zinc, copper, gold and silver.

As the operator of one of the world’s only multi-metal facilities and the Americas’ largest integrated lead producer, Doe Run employs more than 5,000 people, with U.S. operations in Missouri, Washington and Arizona, and Peruvian operations in Cobriza and La Oroya. Committed to sustainable development, The Doe Run Company has helped bring electrical power, business training, educational opportunities and improved telecommunications to rural communities in Peru and the U.S. For more information, visit

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