Josh Walton

Josh Walton

General Manager

Mr. Walton is a 25-year veteran of the mining industry, having held various technical positions at numerous mines in the Western US and Alaska.  Having spent time in Engineering, Production, and Maintenance, his background is very diverse. 

Josh has managed projects in all stages of development, including startups.  He was a key member of a team that developed an innovative method of recovering oil from depleted reservoirs, from an underground chamber.  He helped design, permit, and construct the state-of-the-art facility which included a 900’ vertical shaft, 1500’ of lateral workings, and ultimately 90,000 feet of directionally drilled well bore.  Their focus on safety won them the Sentinels of Safety award (2015).  This facility is still in production today. 

Mr. Walton’s technical skills include mine design using Autocad, Deswik, and Vulcan, ventilation modeling with Vent-Sim, mine permitting, equipment emissions testing & modeling, and all methods of surveying utilizing theodolite, total station, Hovermap scanners, RTK GPS, and now Drones. 

Josh is also an expert in mine maintenance & maintenance planning.  He has managed fleets & maintenance activities of both underground and surface mining equipment of all sizes, ranging from underground slushers to surface shovels & draglines.