Not many people spend 42 years of their lives working for the same company, but John Curry is a dedicated exception. In April 2016, Mr. Curry retired after serving Newmont’s operations in Carlin, Nevada in various capacities, since November, 1973.
While in his early 20s, John started his career at Newmont in Mine Maintenance and Mine Operations, after serving with the US Army in the Vietnam War. For John, making the transition to mining was an almost natural turn, having been raised in Carlin, Nevada, where his dad worked for the railroad. John was one of Newmont’s first haul truck operators to haul dirt out of the then-active Rain Mine (near the Emigrant operation). Until his retirement, he ran the feed loader at our Carlin Operations mill for 17 years.
Commenting on what he will miss about Newmont, John commended the company’s continuous commitment to a culture of responsible and safe mining practices.
“I appreciate the serious commitment of Newmont, and my co-workers, towards doing what is safe,” he said. Mr. Curry also said he will miss all of the people he has come to know over the years at Newmont, and will continue to hold a special place in his heart for all those who have crossed his path during his journey.
In recognition of dedicated service, Newmont gives employees a gold coin for working for the company for ten years, along with other incentives. John is one of the devoted few to have received the prestigious gold coin four times. At a recent event, he was also given a plaque in recognition of his long service to Newmont.
We wish John Curry success on his well-earned retirement.