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About Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division

Our Mission: To be THE resource and advocate for industrial minerals and aggregates community. 

Our Vision: To maintain sustainability, broaden our participation by collaborating with SME sections and other divisions, and continue to grow our influence in exploration and mining of industrial minerals and aggregates. 

Learn more about the IM & AG Division.

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Register today for Critical Minerals 2014

Join us for Critical Minerals 2014, a conference hosted by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) in partnership with AusIMM, August 3-5, 2014, in Denver, Colorado, USA. This conference... read more...

What are the top 3 benefits for an Industrial Minerals member to join SME?

Taken at the 2013 SME Annual Meeting & Exhibit, Mike O'Driscoll talks about the benefits of SME membership.


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    2013 IMAD Luncheon, 12:00-1:30 PM at Salt Palace Convention Center, Ballroom D

    Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division

    Event: Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division Luncheon Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Time: 12:00-1:30...

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    SME Issues U.S. Mining Workforce Trends Report

    Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division

    SME, in collaboration with IMA-NA, NSSGA, and NMA, issued the report “ Emerging Workforce Trends in the U.S. Mining...

Check out the annual industrial minerals review featured in Mining Engineering magazine.

Minerals & Metallurgical Processing

M&MP: SME's international peer-reviewed journal brings you the latest research in the processing of minerals and metals. 


  1. Critical Minerals Conference

    Aug 3 - 5
    Denver, CO, United States
  2. Cutting Edge 2014

    Nov 2 - 4
    New York, NY, United States

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Useful Links

SME Technical Briefing on the Industrial Minerals Impact on the U.S. Economy.
SME news release from November 2013 on how industrial minerals contribute $33.5 billion to U.S. GDP.
SME is pleased to announce the availability of the second edition of The Aggregates Handbook, published by the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association.