SME Twin Cities Subsection
    Future events:
    SME Duluth Conference
    April 22-23, 2014

    SME Student Awards & Charles Fairhurst to speak at
    SME Twin Cities luncheon on May 7th

    SME Night at the Ballpark - Registration now open!
    Wednesday, June 4, 2014
    Target Field, Twins vs. Brewers

    SME Wisconsin Annual Conference
    Will be held jointly with the SME Twin Cities chapter
    October 7-8, 2014, Plaza Hotel
    Eau Claire, Wisconsin


    ponsors for 2013/2014

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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.

    In Remembrance
    Ernie Lehmann
    1929 - 2013
    "Ernie Lehmann, sometimes called the grandfather of copper mining in Minnesota and a tireless promoter of the region’s vast mineral wealth, has died.
    Lehmann has been prospecting for, researching and promoting Northeastern Minnesota’s mineral wealth for more than a half-century, especially focusing on the Duluth Complex and its deposits of copper, nickel, gold, platinum and other valuable metals."
    Memorials are preferred to the Science Museum of MN, or the donor's choice.

    Student Chapter
    Learn about what our SME Twin Cities Student Chapter has been up to!
    Past Guest Speaker Luncheons

    Luncheon: 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

    2012 Conference on Silica Sand Resources

    Officers and Directors
    Vice Chair: Bethany Erfourth
    Secretary-Treasurer: Louis Rudnicki
    Past Chair: Harvey Thorleifson
    Director: Erin Johnson
    Director: Dennis Martin
    Director: Ken Reid
    Director: Stacey Larsen