Steve Gravley

Director, San Xavier Underground Mining Laboratory
UA Department of Mining and Geological Engineering
Steve Gravley

San Xavier Underground Mining Laboratory
San Xavier Mine: 6200 W. Ocotillo Ranch Road,
Sahuarita, AZ

Steve has over 31 years of experience in the mining industry. He started in coal mining and was there for 27 years. He then worked in the metal/nonmetal mining industry for 4 years until he became the current Director of the student-run San Xavier Mine at The University of Arizona. Steve achieved his Certified Mine Safety Professional (CMSP) 10 years ago and has been working for many years directly with health and safety. He has been a member of a mine rescue team and participated in many mine disasters. He currently trains mine rescue teams and has been a recipient of many awards from competing in mine rescue contest. Steve has spent his career striving to help people increase their awareness of hazards and how to find and implement solutions to their challenges.