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Each month, Women In Tunneling will feature an exemplary female member of the tunneling industry. For October 2019, this particular trailblazer is Dawn Dobson, business development manager at Barnard Construction Company, Inc.! Read our interview with Wilson below all about her involvement in the industry, how she got started, and what we can do to bring more women into this exciting field.  1. What is your actual involvement in the tunneling business? Currently, I’m the business development manager for the underground group at Barnard Construction Company, Inc. I meet and keep in touch with clients and engineering firms not only to discuss upcoming ...
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Each month, Women In Tunneling will feature an exemplary female member of the tunneling industry. For September 2019, this particular trailblazer is Sarah Wilson, Principal at McMillen Jacobs! Read our interview with Wilson below all about her involvement in the industry, how she got started, and what we can do to bring more women into this exciting field.  What is your actual involvement in the tunneling business? - Designer since 1999 on transit, water, sewer, and wine cave projects, many of which have been in California, but also other locations such as Massachusetts and Puerto Rico. - Construction manager on transit and water projects in California ...
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Seven new Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (MME) journal papers have just been published on Springer's Online First.  To get your free download of these papers: (1) Go to  www.smenet.org/login.  Sign in with your email address and password. (2) Hover your mouse over "Publications and Resources" in the top banner. Click on "Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (MME) Journal" in the pull-down menu. (3) Scroll down and click on the "Read the MME Journal Online" button. To see published issues, click on "Browse Volumes & Issues" in the blue banner. Heap Leach Production Modeling: a Spreadsheet-Based Technique by  Mike Botz and John Marsden ...
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New  Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration  (MME) journal papers published in Springer's Online First: To get your free download of these papers: (1) Go to  www.smenet.org/login.  Sign in with your email address and password. (2) Hover your mouse over "Publications and Resources" in the top banner. Click on "Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (MME) Journal" in the pull-down menu. (3) Scroll down and click on the "Read the MME Journal Online" button. To see published issues, click on "Browse Volumes & Issues" in the blue banner. Recovery of Iron Values from Discarded Iron Ore Slimes by Singh Rahulkumar Sunil, Veeranjaneyulu Rayapudi, Nikhil Dhawan Cite ...
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Each month, Women In Tunneling will feature an exemplary female member of the tunneling industry. For August 2019, this particular trailblazer is Erika Moonin, Engineering Project Manager of SNWA! Read our interview with Moonin below all about her involvement in the industry, how she got started, and what we can do to bring more women into this exciting field.  What is your actual involvement in the tunneling business? My involvement in the tunneling industry began in 2005 when the Southern Nevada Water Authority began planning the Lake Mead Intake No. 3 project. I was assigned as Project Manager to oversee planning, design, construction and commissioning ...
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Each month, Women In Tunneling will feature an exemplary female member of the tunneling industry. For June 2019, this particular trailblazer is Sanja Zlatanic, SVP of HNTB Corporation! Read our interview with Zlatanic below all about her involvement in the industry, how she got started, and what we can do to bring more women into this exciting field.  What is your actual involvement in the tunneling business? As chair of HNTB’s National Tunnel Practice, I am responsible for establishing and growing the firm’s professional services for tunnels and complex underground structures within the U.S. and select international infrastructure, transportation, transit ...
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Each month, Women In Tunneling will feature an exemplary female member of the tunneling industry. For May 2019, this particular trailblazer is Anna Kotas, a geotechnical engineer! Read our interview with Kotas below all about her involvement in the industry, how she got started, and what we can do to bring more women into this exciting field.  What is your actual involvement in the tunneling business? GeoTesting Express (GTX) is the top commercial rock mechanics labs in North America.  We are involved in all phases of the tunneling process with particular emphasis on the design phase of tunnels.  GTX performs a full-range of tests on rock, servicing ...
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Thank you to all who attended the 2019 Annual SME Foundation Gala Dinner and Silent Auction in Colorful Colorado. A great time was had by all. A special thanks to Wirewood Station for their outstanding entertainment. To view the red carpet Gala photos click here . Additional photos of the evening will follow shortly. The SME Foundation extends its sincerest gratitude to cocktail sponsor Metso Minerals Industries, wine sponsor Black & Veatch, and JH Fletcher & Co. who sponsored the $500 Amazon gift cards that were raffled off to five lucky winners that evening. The Silent Auction brought in over $16,000 in support of the programs funded by the Foundation. ...
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We invite you to join us for an exclusive Snowcat Ski for SME ! Don't miss this all day professionally-guided, private, back-country, snowcat ski/board fundraising trip on February 28, 2019 in Empire, CO. If you’ve never done anything like this, you’ll want to plan to attend. Limited seating, $700 ea.* Visit here for complete details, or email SMEcatski@gmail.com .   *Lunch is included. Strong skiing ability recommended. Transportation to outfitter, Powder Addiction is not included. All proceeds benefit the SME Foundation
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Happy Holidays! Wish you all the best in this 2019. Fatemeh Molaei, PhD student and myself from the MGE department at the University of Arizona, are working on a research on “The Positive Outcomes of D&I as a Business Strategy in the U.S. Mining Industry”. As part of our research we created a climate survey to measure the effectiveness of diversity policies and initiatives within the U.S. mining industry in terms of improving work environment, attraction and retention of diverse talent in the industry. Our goal it is to establish a baseline for future research in this area since there is null data that shows any metrics/results of where we stand as ...
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Don't miss out on "Copper 2019"! The deadline for abstracts is coming up FAST at the end of this week (Friday, Nov. 30)! To submit your abstract, go to:  http://com.metsoc.org  Here are the details: COM 2019 HOSTING  COPPER 2019 Date: August 18-21, 2019 Venue: Vancouver, Canada Deadline for abstracts: Friday, November 30, 2018 Description: MetSoc, the 58th annual Conference of Metallurgists (COM 2019) and CIM are honoured to host Copper 2019, marking a milestone in the International Copper Conference Series with the 10th Edition. The success and outcome of the Copper Conference is the work of the eight leading International Professional ...
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The importance of Mining is not fully understood by the general public. Here are some thoughts on the issue. Please read carefully as I am counting on you to take the action suggested in the final paragraph. During my time as SME president and  since,  I have given much consideration to the public perception of mining. In this context, what is the role of SME? What do our members think the SME's role should be? If a big campaign is preferred, how do we fund it? Also, during my time as president, I had the opportunity to accompany Dave Kanagy to many events and during our travels, we obtained new insights regarding public perception campaigns. Combined ...
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We need to save this extremely historic piece of rolling stock and eventually bring it to Ironhorse Railroad Park and we are looking for donations to help move it quickly to keep it from being destroyed. Delaware and Hudson Railroad miners transport car number 11 Built by Wason car company in 1893. The car is located in Indiana. This car is believed to be the sole survivor of it’s type. It is also an amazing existing specimen for educational purposes. This is one of the most significant pieces of equipment left from the “anthracite railroads” of northeastern PA. The car gained fame on the D&H’s miners’ train which ran between Carbondale and Scranton, PA. ...
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Hi every body Grinding is an important unit operation for all kinds of mineral processing operations. However, it is very energy intensive and inefficient process. I have read many articles on use of microwave, ultrasonic, shockwave, chemical additives, etc. to improve efficiency and efficiency of grinding process. These attempts have completed more than three decades and yet to get the commercial popularity. We presented a details analysis of limitation of these techniques in the recently published article on  Ore pre-treatment methods for grinding: journey and prospects (2018). So, now it is time to see beyond mechanical or chemical engineering and concepts ...
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By Tanya Kriss, Minerals Education Coalition Outreach Coordinator SME, along with the Minerals Education Coalition, are celebrating!  The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) awarded SME with the Power of A Silver Award for its program, Move Mining.  Because of the association model used by SME, Move Mining has shown great success in its outreach and ability to incorporate people from all around the globe while improving the public’s perception of mining.  And our members are pretty excited about it too!  According to Patrick Jacomet, Executive Director of the Ohio Aggregates and Industrial Minerals Association and member of the MEC Committee, ...
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327 Boy Scouts took the Mining in Society Merit Badge course at the 2018 Spring Camporee for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council of the Boy Scouts of America, conducted by the Pennsylvania Anthracite Section of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) in conjunction with the Anthracite Heritage Museum, Eckley Miners Village, and the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour.  The Camporee was on May 19, 2018, near Scranton and Hazleton, Pennsylvania. The course was organized by Brian Traweek, P.E., member SME and Principal of American Mining Engineering based in Scranton, Pennsylvania, by Dr. Bode Morin, Historic Site Administrator for the Anthracite Heritage ...
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NEWS RELEASE – May 9, 2018   The Underground Construction Association of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration ( UCA of SME ) is pleased to announce the recipients of its top awards. The presentations will be made during the Awards Dinner on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, during the North American Tunneling Conference (NAT) in Washington, DC.   The UCA of SME Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. Harvey Parker. This award is being presented to Dr. Parker for his contributions to the U.S. and global tunneling industry for over five decades and recognition of his initiatives in public awareness of the role of tunneling and underground space in ...
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By Maggie Williams, SME Foundation Development Coordinator An honorary or memorial gift is a meaningful way to make a tribute to someone you admire; a family member, colleague or a special holiday or occasion. Tribute gifts can be made to the SME Foundation to honor friends and family members on special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, retirements or other milestones that in turn support the SME Foundation’s education and outreach programs . A personalized acknowledgment of your gift will be sent to the recipient of your choice, without reference to the size of the gift. To make your gift by mail, please include the name of the person, or details ...
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By Tanya Kriss, Minerals Education Coalition Outreach Coordinator The Minnesota Section’s silent auction during the 2018 SME Annual Conference & Expo in February was not only successful in participation and sales, but also in the investment of those earnings for the future. The Section donated all of the proceeds from the auction to the SME Foundation.  Through these types of donations, programs such as MEC curriculum and outreach events, Move Mining, Professional Engineers Exam, ABET, Miners Give Back, and the PhD Fellowship and Career Development Grant Program are made possible. Donations to the SME Foundation can have a ripple effect by positively ...
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By Tanya Kriss, Minerals Education Coalition Outreach Coordinator The Minerals Education Coalition (MEC) enjoyed the opportunity to reach out to families in Washington, D.C. at the USA Science & Engineering Festival, April 6-8.  With a total attendance of over 350,000 during the three days, it’s easy to see why there was a constant stream of students, parents and teachers at the MEC booth.  While being aimed at teaching children about the role of minerals in daily life, mining safety and STEM careers in the field, MEC also succeeded in reaching out to adults and parents.  Attendees of all ages left the MEC booth with a new idea of how mining and minerals ...
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