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Every month, we put out a Fine Grind article in  Mining Engineering  to keep members in touch with the latest happenings, technical updates and other interesting news from the MPD division. These are the Fine Grinds that appeared in the September and October 2017 issues. We invite you to comment, discuss or ask questions! Amy Jacobsen, Secretary Treasurer 2017-2018 Mineral & Metallurgical Processing Division Executive Committee October Fine Grind Opportunities to get involved in MPD:  If you can spell “MPD,” you might be  an extractive metallurgist by Scott Shuey, Second Regional Vice Chair, MPD Executive Committee Every ...
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October Colorado SME Chapter Meeting Colorado Section SME meeting with be held at the Wynkoop Brewing Company 1634 18th St, Denver on October 19th beginning at 11:30am with lunch at noon. Lawrence Clark will be speaking from 12:30pm to 1:00pm on “Building the Business: From Concept to Commercialization”. Today’s mining industry needs technology to stay competitive. But to be successful these technologies must deliver value over a sustained period which requires a successful company behind the technology. This talk will cover some important aspects of building the business that, while not technically complex, escape some entrepreneurs. Mr. Clark is a mining ...
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I enjoyed a tour of the American Gypsum  mine and plant recently and wondered – how many of the local residents are even aware that there IS A MINE IN THEIR BACKYARD? How many of them know that this extremely efficient operation makes the drywall used to build their house? That gypsum is used in some Portland cement to make their sidewalks and driveways. And uses for recycled gypsum  include many agricultural purposes, athletic field marking, as a stucco additive, grease absorption, sludge drying, and water treatment. Did you know that you are surrounded by mined materials every day and that these mined materials help to build the world we live in? From ...
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As we meander through our lives, we are affected by those around us in ways that we frequently do not recognize until the air stills around us after the breeze of that person passes. In August, the Colorado Subsection of the Mineral Processing Division of the SME lost a good friend. Gillian A. Porter passed away on August 25, 2017 at her home in Evergreen Colorado. Gill Porter was born in February, 1939, in Uxbridge, Middlesex, England. She was the first of three children of Donald and Gertrude Hull. Her family moved to Kingswood, a suburb of Bristol, just after the end of World War II. After graduating from her elementary school she obtained a position ...
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During the recent APCOM conference at Colorado School of Mines where I was a speaker, an interesting discussion took place about what is considered "traditional" in the field of Strategic Open Pit Mine Planning. The initials APCOM stands for "Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Mineral Industry", and it has been around since 1961. One point of view was that, indeed, "traditional" means what some mining companies are still doing as part of long-established and approved procedures. The opposite point of view, also valid, was that "traditional" means what researchers consider state-of-art procedures or techniques at the present moment, so that ...
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Every month, we put out a Fine Grind article in  Mining Engineering  to keep members in touch with the latest happenings, technical updates and other interesting news from the MPD division. This is the Fine Grind that appeared in the August 2017 issue. We invite you to comment, discuss or ask questions! Amy Jacobsen, Secretary Treasurer 2017-2018 Mineral & Metallurgical Processing Division Executive Committee August 2017 Fine Grind We are the MPD, but who are we? by Garland Davis & Ronel Kappes, MPD Executive Committee The Mineral & Metallurgical Processing Division (MPD) Executive Committee recently conducted a survey to assess ...
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The 2018 SME Annual Conference & Expo and 91st Annual Meeting of the SME/MN Section Call for Papers/Abstract Submission site is accepting abstracts. This meeting will also include the 6th North American Iron Ore Symposium.   Please submit your abstract for consideration to https://sme2018.abstractcentral.com/ .     Please do NOT submit the same abstract to multiple sessions. Please do NOT put abstract titles in bold or all caps. Abstracts should reflect new, innovative and timely concepts. Abstract should NOT be commercial.   If you are accepted you must make a presentation at the meeting and you will need to register for the ...
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Every month, we put out a Fine Grind article in  Mining Engineering  to keep members in touch with the latest happenings, technical updates and other interesting news from the MPD division. This is the Fine Grind that appeared in the July 2017 issue. We invite you to comment, discuss or ask questions! Amy Jacobsen, Secretary-Treasurer 2017-2018 Mineral & Metallurgical Processing Division Executive Committee   July Fine Grind A license to operate by Amy Jacobsen, Secretary-Treasurer, MPD Executive Committee In banking terms, a license to operate is the granting of permission to undertake a trade or carry out a business activity, ...
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Program supports Ph.D. Fellowships and Mining School Faculty Development SME and the SME Foundation are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Ph.D. Fellowship and the Academic Career Development Grants. The objective of the grant program is to help rebuild the mining school faculty pipeline which will provide the graduates that will become the leaders of the global mining and minerals industry.  “The long-term challenges that threaten the viability of U.S. mining schools and the looming workforce shortage are of utmost importance to the entire mining community,” stated SME Executive Director David L. Kanagy. “To address these challenges, SME ...
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Every month, we put out a Fine Grind article in  Mining Engineering  to keep members in touch with the latest happenings, technical updates and other interesting news from the MPD division. These are the May and June Fine Grinds. We invite you to comment, discuss or ask questions! Amy Jacobsen, Secretary Treasurer 2017-2018 Mineral & Metallurgical Processing Division Executive Committee   May 2017 Fine Grind Congratulations to 2017 MPD Poster Contest Winners! by Ren Bryce, Vice Chair, MPD Student Poster Contest Committee The eighth annual Mineral & Metallurgical Processing Division (MPD) student poster contest was held in February ...
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A group of students from the SME Student Chapter inMedellin, Colombia will be visiting the SME Student Chapter in Germany. Thanks to funding by a program offered by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) called: "Study Visits for Groups of Foreign Students to Germany - 2017". Fifteen students and professor Oscar Jaime Restrepo will visit three different universities, TU Freiberg University, TU Clausthal University and TFH Bochum Georg Agricola. There, they will learn the mining practices in the region and history, visit some mines, attend some academic lectures and meet with different students. At Clausthal they will meet with the MINEX Student Chapter to ...
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Every month, we put out a Fine Grind article in  Mining Engineering  to keep members in touch with the latest happenings, technical updates and other interesting news from the MPD division. This is the Fine Grind that appeared in the May 2017 issue. We invite you to comment, discuss or ask questions! Amy Jacobsen, Secretary Treasurer 2017-2018 Mineral & Metallurgical Processing Division Executive Committee   May 2017 Fine Grind SME Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy Handbook Coming in 2018 by Scott Shuey, Second Regional Vice Chair, MPD Executive Committee Many of the MPD Membership may be aware that SME is assembling ...
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The Environmental Division of SME initiated a student poster session at our annual luncheon this past year as a way to encourage and foster the next generation of environmental geologist, scientists, and engineers and support their academic achievements. The Environmental Division would like to continue to move forward with this program and welcome graduate and undergraduate student participation from all our SME Student Chapters and a diversity of universities at the 2018 SME Annual conference & Expo, February 2018, in Minneapolis, MN. While we have much to develop internally, the Environmental Division wants to make students aware of this program now, to allow ...
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Congratulations to our student members who are graduating this year!  We are so proud to see you reach this accomplishment! As an SME or UCA of SME student member, you will receive a FREE YEAR of membership as a graduation gift. You will also be moved to from a Student Member to an Associate Member ( * for those under 30) which will appear on your online profile later this summer. As you complete your graduation ceremonies, you are probably thinking about what’s next for your professional career. If you have any questions or would like some guidance navigating the industry, consider joining the Mentoring Program here on ...
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Every month, we put out a Fine Grind article in  Mining Engineering  to keep members in touch with the latest happenings, technical updates and other interesting news from the MPD division. This is the Fine Grind that appeared in the April 2017 issue. We invite you to comment, discuss or ask questions! Amy Jacobsen, Secretary Treasurer Mineral & Metallurgical Processing Division Executive Committee   April Fine Grind MPD Executive Committee Meeting Minutes by Scott Shuey, Secretary Treasurer, 2016-2017 MPD Executive Committee The regular meeting of the Mineral & Metallurgical Processing Division (MPD) Executive Committee was called ...
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00_CTMF_Schedule_Two_Track_Prog_31_Mar_2017.pdf Register Today , Space is Becoming Limited - There may not be on site registrations - If you want to Attend please Register Today  For SME's 5th Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference in New York on Sunday April 30 to Wednesday May 3 See the attached 4 page 3 day Schedule with other details including:  Why Attend CTMF 2017? Who Should and Will Be There? Meet one-on-one with and hear many leading mining industry executives and experts speak with plenty of time for networking . The event encourages delegates to get questions answered by leading mining and ...
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SME understands the importance of a strong professional network which is why most of our events include networking opportunities. The most difficult part is knowing how many business cards to bring. I recently helped an SME member figure out this question by showing him how to create a digital QR code. He can now share this with other smartphone users by allowing them to scan this code which creates the contact in their phone. Share, scan, save - done! The process to create this code takes about 3 minutes and it is FREE Go to http://www.qr-code-generator.com/ Choose the Vcard option at the top of the page and fill out your contact details Then ...
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00_Final_Accessing_Capital_in_Mining_Today_-_Managing_Through_the_Cycle_at_SME_annual_meeting_20_February_2017_in_Denver.pdf Hi All As there were many in the room at the SME annual meeting in Denver on Monday February 20, 2017 who asked for a set of the Speakers' slides from the session the NY Section of SME organized about Accessing Capital in Mining Today - a mini version of the 5th Current Trends in Mining Finance (CTMF) Conference in New York on April 30th to May 3rd - attached (we hope) here are slide deck for all of you to see. The session was well received and attended. Thank you all for joining us and the questions you asked. We hope to see you ...
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The Move Mining competition made its grand debut at the SME Annual Conference & Expo. The winning team, Team Atwood, won a $5000 cash prize for their idea on how to influence the publics perception of mining through game-based learning. Teams were selected from 40 initial entries to pitch their ideas in a Shark Tank style competition. With around 300 attendees to the event and more than 4,000 Facebook views, it is clear this is something people want to see. If you missed the event, visit www.movemining.org to check out the finalists. Comments from the crowd at the inaugural Move Mining competition included: It was great to see so many young people involved. ...
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Post your suggestions for the environmental session topics to the SME community by March 30, 2017. #EnvironmentalSession #Topics #SMEAnnualMee
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