SME Twin Cities Subsection

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - Student Awards Luncheon - Jennifer Engstrom, MN DNR, Environmental Review & Permitting of Mining in MN; 11:30 AM to 01:00 PM, UMN Campus Club
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Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - Pre-Game Picnic & SME Night at the Ballpark - St Paul Saints
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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 entire week of August 17, 2015
Educational Resources:
60 Minutes Rare Earths
Modern Mining - How Eagle Mine produces nickel and copper
SME Minerals Education Coalition (SME MEC)
Is Mining Important
Video: Iron in our Electrical World
Video: It Starts Here
Paper: Population and resource growth rates 1946 to 2010
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
Vice Chair: Louis Rudnicki
Secretary-Treasurer: Stacey Larsen
Past Chair: Greg Beckstrom
Director: Harvey Thorleifson
Director: Dennis Martin
Director: Ken Reid
Director: Lee Petersen


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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 Twin Cities/Wisconsin Annual Conference
October 7-8, 2014, Plaza Hotel
Eau Claire, Wisconsin

2012 Conference on Silica Sand Resources

Past Guest Speaker Luncheons

Luncheon: February 19, 2015
Speaker: Patrick Huston, P.E., MnDOT
Highway 53 Relocation:  Who, why, where, what and what next

January 15, 2015
Joe Henderson, Program Manager, Mine Permitting and Coordination Section; MN DNR
Topic: Coordination of Mine Permitting in MN

November 20, 2014
Heather Barnum and Emily Hyland, HDR Engineering, Inc.
Topic Don't let crisis planning slide: Rio Tinto Kennecott Bingham Canyon Mine Landslide

: May 7th, 2014
Speaker: Professor Charles Fairhurst, UMN
: Earth Resources Engineering

January 16th, 2014
Nicole Hoffman, Twin Metals Minnesota (TMM)
Geology and mineralogy of the TMM Maturi deposit
PowerPoint Presentation

November 21, 2013
Brad Moore, PolyMet Mining
NorthMet project update

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
PowerPoint Presentation

Luncheon: December 6, 2012
Speaker: James Gusek, Golder Associates
Topic: Innovative Methods for Mitigating Acid Rock Drainage
PowerPoint Presentation