SME Twin Cities Subsection
Next Luncheon – Overview of the Geology and Mineral Potential of the Duluth Complex – Thursday, November 19, 2015, 1130 AM to 1 PM; Metropolitan Ballroom, 5418 Wayzata Blvd, Golden Valley, MN
Speaker: Dr. Dean Peterson, who will provide an overview of the geology and mineral potential of the Duluth Complex in northern Minnesota, while providing an update on the status of multiple mineral development projects ongoing in the region, especially for copper, nickel, and platinum-group-elements, with mention of other minerals such as titanium.
Thanks to everyone for making the August 17-20, 2015 SME Twin Cities Annual Conference and tours, featuring the 51st Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals, such a success! Here we are, touring a historic silica sand mine in St Paul:
60 Minutes Rare Earths
Modern Mining - How Eagle Mine produces nickel and copper
SME Minerals Education Coalition (SME MEC)
Video: Is Mining Important
Video: Iron in our Electrical World
Video: It Starts Here
Paper: Population and resource growth rates 1946 to 2010
PowerPoint: Importance of Mining K-12 version
PowerPoint: Importance of Mining
PowerPoint: Human Dependence on Mining
PowerPoint: Is Mining Important
Public Awareness Campaign Card
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Officers and Directors
Chair: Bethany Kelly
Vice Chair: Louis Rudnicki
Secretary-Treasurer: Stacey Larsen
Past Chair: Greg Beckstrom
Director: Larry Kramka
Director: Dennis Martin
Director: Ken Reid
Director: Lee Petersen
Director: Harvey Thorleifson
SME Minnesota Section
SME Northern Minnesota Subsection
On May 6. 2015, UMN Regent David McMillan presented UMN TC SME
Student Chapter awards: the Don Yardley
Award to Jared Mullenbach: the Ernie Lehmann Award to Sophie Kasahara; the Gene
Pfleider Award to Kendra Fallon; & the Gust Bitsianes Award to Garrett Deick.
What is the SME Twin Cities Subsection All About?
The SME Twin Cities Subsection facilitates networking, supports career development, and encourages positive, objective communication regarding the significant role that mining plays in our society.
Want to Become a Member?
SME Twin Cities Members pay $10 per year and obtain a $5 discount off of each luncheon fee. Our membership year begins October 1, and payments may be made when you register for lunch.
UMN SME Student Chapter
2015 Student Reports
August 18, 2015 – SME Twin Cities Annual Conference, featuring the 51st Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals; with Pre- and post- conference Field Trips the week of August 17, 2015; Click here for info!
SME Twin Cities/Wisconsin Annual Conference
October 7-8, 2014, Plaza Hotel
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
2013 SME Twin Cities Annual Conference
Tuesday September 17, 2013
The conference focused on Silica Sand & Construction Aggregate Resources of the Upper Midwest. It was presented by the SME Twin Cities Chapter in cooperation with the Aggregate & Ready Mix Association of Minnesota
2012 Conference on Silica Sand Resources
October 1-3, 2012
SME Twin Cities Subsection 2011 Annual Conference
Holiday Inn Metrodome, Minneapolis; Thursday, October 27th, 2011
Past Guest Speaker Luncheons
Luncheon: May 6, 2015 - Student Awards Luncheon
Speaker: Jennifer Engstrom, MN DNR
Topic: Environmental Review & Permitting of Mining in MN
Luncheon: March 26, 2015
Speaker: Dean Rossell, Rio Tinto
Topic: Tamarack Update
Luncheon: February 19, 2015
Speaker: Patrick Huston, P.E., MnDOT
Topic: Highway 53 Relocation: Who, why, where, what and what next
Luncheon: January 15, 2015
Speaker: Joe Henderson, Program Manager, Mine Permitting and Coordination Section; MN DNR
Topic: Coordination of Mine Permitting in MN
Luncheon: November 20, 2014
Speakers: Heather Barnum and Emily Hyland, HDR Engineering, Inc.
Topic: Don't let crisis planning slide: Rio Tinto Kennecott Bingham Canyon Mine Landslide
Luncheon: May 7th, 2014
Speaker: Professor Charles Fairhurst, UMN
Topic: Earth Resources Engineering
Luncheon: January 16th, 2014
Speaker: Nicole Hoffman, Twin Metals Minnesota (TMM)
Topic: Geology and mineralogy of the TMM Maturi deposit
Luncheon: November 21, 2013
Speaker: Brad Moore, PolyMet Mining
Topic: NorthMet project update
Luncheon: February 7, 2013
Speaker: Dennis Martin, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Lands and Minerals
Topic: Nonferrous Metallic Mineral Exploration Activities 1966 through 2011
Luncheon: December 6, 2012
Speaker: James Gusek, Golder Associates
Topic: Innovative Methods for Mitigating Acid Rock Drainage