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About Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division

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

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. 

  i) Further the arts and sciences involved in the exploration, production, and use of industrial minerals & aggregates
 ii) Enable professinal development of industrial mineral and aggregate industry practitioners,
iii) Promote exchange of information and ideas through presentation, publication and discussion of professional papers.
iv) Promote student interest in industrial minerals and aggregates

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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.


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