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May 6, 2021

By Gregg Tiedeman posted 05-13-2021 08:59 AM

SME eNews - May 6, 2021

Get to know the Environmental Division.

“The Environmental Division is a great place to grow professionally, learn new things and meet some pretty excellent people.” - Andrea Martin

In keeping with the theme of highlighting each of SME’s eight divisions, this week brings a Q&A with Environmental Division Chair Andrea Martin whose enthusiasm, engagement and know-how capture what this division is all about.

Industry News

At the opening session of the CIM Annual Conference, Mark Cutifani of Anglo American spoke about the broader topic of the role of mining in society. “With our global population approaching nine billion, the one simple fact is the world cannot survive as it is without mining and without our contribution to literally every aspect of modern life,” Cutifani observed, “but we are still seen as an industry that takes more than it gives.”

Featured Headlines:
PolyMet’s permit to mine paused by Minnesota Supreme Court Ruling.
First Cobalt awarded $600,000 grant from U.S. Department of Energy Critical Materials Institute.
Newmont celebrates 100-year anniversary.
Production set to begin at Barrick’s Loulo-Gounkoto’s underground mine.

RETC: First In-Person Conference

Join us at the Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference (RETC), June 13-16, 2021 in Las Vegas, NV. This comprehensive event offers a full technical program, exhibit hall and networking opportunities — all held face-to-face with appropriate health and safety measures. Early-bird pricing ends May 10, so register today take advantage of the best conference rates available!

Honor an Industry Colleague with Your Nomination for an SME Award

SME award recipients represent the “best of the best” in the mining and minerals industry. Award winners are recognized for their high levels of expertise and unique contributions to the industry. Awards are given for individual and group achievements. Nominations must be submitted online by June 1. Winners will be notified in September.

AmazonSmile Now Available in the Amazon App

Did you know that every time you shop on Amazon you can make a donation to the SME Foundation? Just connect your Amazon account to AmazonSmile and select SMEF as your charity. Every time you make a purchase, SMEF will receive a percentage, at NO COST TO YOU. See how to do it here!

Welcome to the Newest SME Student Chapter!

SME is pleased to announce the addition of our newest student chapter: Universidad Nacional de Cajamarca in Cajamarca, Peru. SME student chapters provide leadership, networking, community outreach and professional development opportunities. Student chapters are the link between the classroom and industry, enabling students to engage in activities necessary to launch a successful career.

Spring Clean and Donate Your Old Vehicle Today!

You can support the programs that strengthen our industry. Whether you have an old car that won't start or a classic you no longer want, you can donate it to SME Foundation. We can also take trucks, RVs, motorcycles, dirt bikes, tractors, boats and trailers. Vehicles accepted nationwide with one simple call or online form.

IMPC 2020 Congress Proceedings

Proceedings from the XXX International Mineral Processing Congress (IMPC 2020) are available online now. IMPC 2020 was canceled as a face-to-face event due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but the several hundred papers that had successfully gone through the peer review process have been published in a set of formal IMPC 2020 Congress Proceedings. The proceedings are complete and ready for distribution. They are on offer to the industry at a rate of US$150 and to authors at a special rate of US$90. Visit to place your order.

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