SME Twin Cities Subsection
To be held jointly with SME Twin Cities
October 7-8, 2014, Plaza Hotel
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
SME Minerals Education Coalition (SME MEC)
Video: Is Mining Important
Video: Iron in our Electrical World
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
November 20, 2014 - Don't let crisis planning slide: Rio Tinto Kennecott Bingham Canyon Mine Landslide by Kyle Bennett and Heather Barnum
January 15, 2015 - Luncheon TBD
February 19, 2015 - Luncheon TBD
ponsors for 2013/2014
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Those who wish to become a sponsor may pay a $250 fee for the year beginning Oct 1.
Thank-you to our sponsors!
Officers and Directors
Chair: Bethany Kelly
Vice Chair: Louis Rudnicki
Secretary-Treasurer: Stacey Larsen
Past Chair: Greg Beckstrom
Director: Harvey Thorleifson
Director: Erin Bruggeman
Director: Dennis Martin
Director: Ken Reid
Director: Lee Petersen
SME Minnesota Section
SME Northern Minnesota Subsection
The Gavel has been passed! :SME TC Past Chair Greg Beckstrom of AMEC passes the Gavel to SME TC Chair Bethany Erfourth of Barr - the Subsection remains in good hands!
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
2014 SME Student Chapter Awards
2012 Conference on Silica Sand Resources
Past Guest Speaker Luncheons
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