MINExpo International

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MINExpo International
a female model, in a red top and black skirt, standing (with her hands on her hips) in a (bright yellow) bucket of an hydraulic shovel in the exhibit hall of MINExpo 2008. The model is standing behind a velvet rope discouraging trade show attendees from standing in the bucket. Another exhibit is visible in the background as is a group of approximately 12 attendees all but one of which appear to me men.
A model in the bucket of a hydraulic shovel at MINExpo International 2008
VenueLas Vegas Convention Center
Location(s)Las Vegas, Nevada
Most recentSeptember 30, 2016 (2016-09-30)
Organized byNational Mining Association

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 was thought to have been the largest mining trade show in the world, until replaced with MiNEcentral in 2018.[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.