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April Dinner Program

April 22, 2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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Hacienda del Sol
5501 N. Hacienda del Sol Road
Tucson, AZ 85718
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Multinational mining company South32 launches world-class project in Arizona

Pat Risner will present an overview of South32’s first development project in North America, the Hermosa Project, a zinc-lead-silver resource located in Santa Cruz County and with measurements and indications that suggest it could be one of the largest undeveloped zinc resources in the world.

About our Speaker:
Pat Risner

Pat Risner started as the new President of South32 Hermosa in April of 2019 and is regarded as an industry expert in complex mine project planning and development.  He came to South32 from BHP, formerly known as BHP Billiton, a global mining company, where he was most recently Group Health Safety Environmental Officer, with direct accountability to the Sustainability Committee and the Board.

Risner studied Mining Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology before beginning his career as a Planning Engineer at BHP’s Navajo Mine in New Mexico in 1992. In 1997, he moved to Australia to work at the Blackwater Mine in BMA (Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance), before holding other operational and projects roles. In 2012, he became Asset President of New Mexico Coal, leading the asset through two divestment processes, including the sale of the Navajo Mine to the Navajo Nation.

Entree Options:

  • Braised Short Ribs: Caramelized Onion Whipped Potatoes, Wilted Greens, Grilled Asparagus, Confit Tomato, Shorty Jus

  • Seared Ruby Trout: Roasted Cauliflower & Brussels, Herb Whipped Potatoes, Lemon Caper Beurre Blanc, Mediterranean Tomato Relish

  • Grilled Vegetable Lasagna: Fresh Mozzarella, Spinach, Grilled Vegetables Layered, House Marinara Bechamel, Grilled Ciabatta Garlic Bread

Pre-paid reservations are requested by 4 pm on 4/16/2020 to provide our venue with a guarantee. Cancellations will be accepted until this time, with credit applied toward a future FEAT event. Late reservations will be accepted online until 4 pm on 4/16/2020 with no option for cancellation or credit. Thank you.

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$50.00 Member Reservation

$60.00 Non-Member Reservation