Angela Watt, who graduated with a bachelor's degree in mining engineering in 2007, was recently awarded a Medal of Merit from the American Mining Hall of Fame.
Watt, who currently serves as manager of underground engineering for South32 on the Hermosa Mine Project, has been selected to receive the Medal of Merit for young professionals.
Watt joined the Hermosa Project as Chief Mining Engineer with Arizona Mining before South32’s acquisition of the project in 2018. Prior to that, she was with Rio Tinto at various engineering capacities with increasing levels of responsibility in their copper and diamonds group at the Resolution Copper project in Arizona and their Argyle diamond mine in Western Australia.
The 39th Annual American Mining Hall of Fame Awards Banquet and Fundraiser sponsored by the Mining Foundation of the Southwest will be held at the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021.