The mission of the SME Foundation is to support scientific, technical, education and other activities that foster interchange and understanding concerning the responsible development of the world’s mineral resources, and further the professional disciplines serving the minerals industry.

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Creating Global Prosperity campaign video


SME and the SME Foundation are proud to announce Creating Global Prosperity: The Campaign For Mining. As millions around the world rise to join the growing global middle class, the mining and minerals industry is providing the resources that drive economies and raise standards of living. Read more...

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    How do you get an I Love Mining Bumper Sticker?

    SME Foundation

    How can I get this bumper sticker? Attend the SME Foundation Dinner Gala on Sunday, February...

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Be our guest

Be our guest at the SME Foundation dinner gala and silent auction. Make it a great night. Get tickets now when you register for the Annual Conference and Expo read more

Minerals Education Coalition releases Iron in Our Electrical World video

Iron in our Electrical World can be viewed at www.MineralsEducationCoalition.org/videos. MEC is the SME Foundation’s program designated to generate an enlightened and supportive public that appreciates the importance of mining and minerals in their... read more

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When you make a tax-deductible contribution to the SME Foundation, you join many of your colleagues who want to keep the minerals industry strong so we can continue to improve the standard of living for people the world over.

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SME National Events

  1. Cutting Edge 2014

    Nov 2 - 4
    New York, NY, United States
  2. 2014 Arizona Conference

    Dec 7 - 9
    Tucson, AZ, United States
  3. George A. Fox Conference

    Jan 27, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (ET)
    New York, NY, United States


Many thanks to our generous Corporate Roundtable Sponsors!






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SMEF 2014 WinterFest Gala Dinner Photos