Industrial Minerals: 2019 SME Carolinas-Georgia Sections Joint Meeting and Field Trip

Starts:  Apr 26, 2019 1:00 PM (ET)
Ends:  Apr 27, 2019 12:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  Carolinas SME Section

The Quartz Corp:

Industrial Minerals: Geology, Mining, and Processing

2019 SME Carolinas-Georgia Sections Joint Meeting and Field Trip; Asheville, NC; April 26-27, 2019

 (Open to All Professionals and Students - SME members and non-members)

 

Meeting Agenda:

Friday April 26, 2019:

Location: University of North Carolina at Asheville, Asheville, NC 28804.
Reception………………………………..…...…...  1 - 2 p.m.
Exhibit………………………………..…...….........  1 - 6 p.m.
Technical Presentations……........................…. 2 - 4 p.m.
  • The Spruce Pine Mining District: Geology, Operations, and Products
  • Geologic Overview of Southwestern North Carolina
  • Industrial Minerals Processing

Dinner……………….............................………..…  4 - 6 p.m.
Asheville Brewery Tour…………….…………..… 6 - 9 pm


Saturday, April 27, 2019:
Field Trips:
Minerals Research Laboratory ……………..…………………….……. 7:30-8:30 am
Location: Minerals Research Laboratory, Asheville, NC 28801
Tour of mineral processing equipment in bench and pilot plant scales with focus on industrial minerals.

The Quartz Corp Mine and Processing Plant….……………..…..…... 9:30am-12 pm
Location: The Quartz Corp, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Tour of the world's purest quartz ore mine and processing plant.

 

Exhibit/Sponsor Opportunities:
Sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities are available for this meeting which is the largest gathering of mining professionals and students in the Southeastern USA.

Exhibit: $500; Gold Level Sponsorship: $350;  Silver Level Sponsorship: $250; Bronze Level Sponsorship: $150

Exhibit and Sponsorship fee does not include the registration fee (If you pay for an exhibit or sponsorship level and want to attend the meeting, you have to separately register yourself as "Professional"). If you are interested in exhibiting or sponsoring, please contact Dr. Hamid Akbari at: hakbari@ncsu.edu.

 

Registration (members and non-members):

By 3/18/2019:            Professional: $100;                Student: $40

By 4/18/2019:            Professional: $135;                Student: $65

Students who are not able to pay for the registration fee are encouraged to send an email to hakbari@ncsu.edu and explain their situation. The registration fee will be waived for qualified students.

Every person (including spouse and friends) who wants to attend any section of the meeting should register as "Professional". The registration fee covers the reception, technical program, dinner, and field trip. Each attendee is responsible for his/her lodging and also transportation to the location of the Technical Meeting at UNCA, Asheville and Field Trip at MRL, Asheville, and The Quartz Corp, Spruce Pine.

 
To register, follow these steps (entering the participant's full name, affiliation, and email is mandatory):

First, select the registration type; Second, enter the Participant's Full Name; Third, enter the Participant's Affiliation and Email (both are mandatory, put a semicolon between them, for example: Xyz Company; example@email.com); Finally, click on the "Pay Now" button and pay using either your PayPal account or credit card (you don't have to have PayPal account).


1. Select Registration Type:
2. Participant's Full Name:

3. Participant's Affiliation and Email (both are mandatory, put a semicolon between them,
for example: XYZ Company; example@email.com):


Important Notes:

- Entering the participant's full name, affiliation, and email address is mandatory.
- If you pay for an exhibit or sponsorship level and want to attend the meeting, you have to separately register yourself as "Professional" (exhibit and sponsorship fee does not include the registration fee).
- Every person (including spouse and friends) who wants to attend any section of the meeting should register as "Professional". 
- All communications regarding the meeting and field trip will be done through the email address you provide during the registration. We are not responsible if you don't provide your email address or don't enter it correctly.
- You will receive a confirmation email after registration. If you paid the fee but didn't receive the registration confirmation, let us know as it means that you are not registered yet. 
- If you register as "student", a student ID is  needed when checking in at the time of the meeting.

 

Donation to the Scholarship Fund (Optional):

Each year, the Carolinas and Georgia local sections offer scholarship to students registered in a geo-science related degree in the region. To support this program, please donate using the following link:




Contact:
For any questions or inquiries, please contact:
Dr. Hamid Akbari
Minerals Research Laboratory, NC State University
180 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 828-251-6155 Ext. 223
Fax: 828-251-6381
Email: hakbari@ncsu.edu

 

Location

University of North Carolina Asheville
1 University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804

Contact

Hamid Akbari
(828)251-6155
hakbari@ncsu.edu