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Join thousands of mining professionals from around the world at MINEXCHANGE 2022 , SME’s Annual Conference and Expo.  Connect with colleagues as you learn about the innovations and changes affecting the industry during the technical sessions .  Meet with industry vendors in more than 600 booths in the exhibit hall . Get a firsthand look at new products, comprehensive services and integrated solutions.  Make a difference at events like Move Mining and the Student Design Competitions.  And have fun as you network at daily social events .  Check out the full schedule here .
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Read and download the December 2021 issue of the SME Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration journal (free for SME members):  Log in at smenet.org with your email address and password. Click on "Publications" in the top banner and choose "Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration journal" in the pull-down menu. Scroll down and click on the "Read the MME Journal Online" link. This takes you to the MME Springer website as an SME member with full access. To see a specific paper, use the search function or use the paper's  https://doi Submit your paper at springer.com/42461 MME has an impact factor of 1.413 and is abstracted and indexed in Science ...
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The N Ca SME Section visited the Kennedy Mine in Jackson, CA on Sunday, November 7. Members brought their families and we had 33 participants, including 4 kids. Special thanks to Chris Johnson, our Program Chair and Doug from the Kennedy Mine Foundation. It was great to finally have a face to face meeting.
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Women In Tunneling features an exemplary female representative of the tunneling industry each month in order to amplify their experiences in the underground field. This month we introduce you to Violaine Babolat, Business Development & Pre-Construction Manager, CBNA (Bouygues Construction). What is your actual involvement in the tunneling business? Half the heavy civil business of Bouygues Construction is in underground works. As business development manager for North America, I identify the projects where CBNA can best bring our added value, recommend them to the headquarters management and build up the team (partners and designers) to execute them. ...
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One of the papers in the SME Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration journal has been accessed more than 21,000 times. Do you know which it is? The answer is... Innovation in the Mining Industry: Technological Trends and a Case Study of the Challenges of Disruptive Innovation by Felipe Sánchez and Philipp Hartlieb ( https://doi.org/10.1007/s42461-020-00262-1 ), published in the October 2020 issue of MME. You can read and download this paper for free as an SME member: Log in at smenet.org with your email address and password. Click on "Publications" in the top banner and choose "Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration journal" in the pull-down menu. ...
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Read and download the October 2021 issue of the SME Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration journal (free for SME members):  Log in at smenet.org with your email address and password. Click on "Publications" in the top banner and choose "Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration journal" in the pull-down menu. Scroll down and click on the "Read the MME Journal Online" link. This takes you to the MME Springer website as an SME member with full access. To see a specific paper, use the search function or use the paper's  https://doi Submit your paper at springer.com/42461 MME has an impact factor of 1.020 and is abstracted and indexed in Science Citation ...
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Women In Tunneling features an exemplary female representative of the tunneling industry each month in order to amplify their experiences in the underground field. This month we introduce you to Rebecca Pooker, Sr. Estimator, Alberici Constructors. What is your actual involvement in the tunneling business? I am currently a senior estimator with Alberici Constructors pursuing complex heavy civil and industrial construction projects. These projects involve a variety of challenging work, including underground excavation, controlled blasting, ground support and specialty geotechnical construction. My typical responsibilities include reviewing design ...
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Women In Tunneling features an exemplary female representative of the tunneling industry each month in order to amplify their experiences in the underground field. This month we introduce you to Ritika Kundu, Tunnel Designer & Geotechnical Engineer, COWI. What is your actual involvement in the tunneling business? I am a Tunnel Designer/ Geotechnical Engineer at COWI. I have been a part of projects with focuses that varied from tunnel decommissioning to tunnel rehabilitation, new tunnel construction. I have designed deep shafts, deep foundations, support of excavation, and retaining structures. My focus varied from analyzing the geotechnical field data ...
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Check out the August 2021 issue of the SME Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration journal (free for SME members):  Log in at smenet.org with your email address and password. Click on "Publications" in the top banner and choose "Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration journal" in the pull-down menu. Scroll down and click on the "Read the MME Journal Online" link. This takes you to the MME Springer website as an SME member with full access. To see a specific paper, use the search function or use the paper's  https://doi Submit your paper at springer.com/42461 MME has an impact factor of 1.020 and is abstracted and indexed in Science Citation Index ...
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Reno, NV (July 12, 2021) – The Northern Nevada Section of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (“Northern Nevada SME”) is pleased to announce the availability of a specialty Nevada license plate to honor Mining in Nevada. These plates are available through local Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (“DMV”) offices, or they can be ordered online through the DMV website, https://dmv.nv.gov/ .    Northern Nevada SME first submitted a request for a specialty plate to honor mining in December 2011, and the DMV approved the request in August 2018. Northern Nevada SME solicited design ideas for the plate from its membership and from other professional ...
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Stay on the cutting edge! Read the latest papers published online in the SME Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (MME) journal (free for SME members):  Login at smenet.org with your email address and password. Click on “Publications” in the top banner and choose “Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration journal” in the pull-down menu. Scroll down and click on the “Read the MME Journal Online” link. This takes you to the MME Springer website as an SME member with full access. To see a specific paper, use the search function or use the paper's  https://doi Submit your paper at springer.com/42461 – MME has an impact factor of 1.020 and is abstracted ...
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Check out the June issue of the SME Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration journal (free for SME members), with special papers on tailings management and regular papers on mining, mineral and metallurgical processing, and exploration:  Log in at smenet.org with your email address and password. Click on "Publications" in the top banner and choose "Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration journal" in the pull-down menu. Scroll down and click on the "Read the MME Journal Online" link. This takes you to the MME Springer website as an SME member with full access. To see a specific paper, use the search function or use the paper's  https://doi Submit ...
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Women In Tunneling features an exemplary female representative of the tunneling industry each month in order to amplify their experiences in the underground field. This month we introduce you to Theresa Engler, Executive Director at the Deep Foundations Institute.   What is your actual involvement in the tunneling business? As director of a related industry association that has a tunneling and underground committee which was established in 2018, we hold a shotcrete short course bi-annually and collaborate with UCA as appropriate.     How were you introduced to the tunnel industry, and why did you decide to pursue it as a career? As noted ...
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May 20, 2021

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SME eNews - May 20, 2021 One Year Later: A Member’s Professional Journey in an Unprecedented Year Exactly one year ago, this same eNews spot featured the story of   Himesh Patel , an SME member, who, in the reality of COVID-19, was facing an anti-climactic and tenuous end to his master’s program in metallurgical engineering at the Mackay School of Earth Science and Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno. As graduation season for 2021 approaches, we’ve checked back in with Patel to see how his pandemic year unfolded (spoiler alert: the job-front news is good).   Click   to read Patel’s ...
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May 6, 2021

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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 ...
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April 27, 2021

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UCA eNews - April 27, 2021 First In-Person Conference is in June; Reconnect at the Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference (RETC) in Las Vegas, NV. Get ready to turn off the Zoom conference calls. Re-engage, re-focus and re-charge at the upcoming in-person RETC conference,   June 13-16 , 2021   in Las Vegas, NV. Join us for a full technical program, exhibit hall and networking opportunities — all held face-to-face with appropriate health and safety measures. Learn about top-of-mind industry issues, trends and innovations to help your career trajectory. Break away from the routine ...
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Check out the April issue of the SME Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (MME) journal (free for SME members), with nine papers focusing on Managing Gangue Minerals along with more than 30 regular papers on Mining, Mineral and Metallurgical Processing, and Exploration:  Log in at smenet.org with your email address and password. Click on "Publications" in the top banner and choose "Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration journal" in the pull-down menu. Scroll down and click on the "Read the MME Journal Online" link. This takes you to the MME Springer website as an SME member with full access. To see a specific paper, use the search function or use ...
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NEWS RELEASE – April 28, 2021 Dr. Erik C. Westman receives the prestigious 2021 Mineral Industry Education Award The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) Accreditation and Curricular Issues Committee has announced that the recipient of the 2021 Mineral Industry Education Award is Dr. Erik C. Westman. Established by the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) in 1950, the award is given to recognize distinguished contributions to the advancement of mineral industry education. AIME transitioned administration of this award to SME in 2011. Dr. Erik C. Westman is recognized for being a pioneer and educator in ...
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Read the latest papers published online in the SME Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (MME) journal (free for SME members), and submit your paper:  Log in at smenet.org with your email address and password. Click on "Publications" in the top banner and choose "Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration journal" in the pull-down menu. Scroll down and click on the "Read the MME Journal Online" link. This takes you to the MME Springer website as an SME member with full access. To see a specific paper, use the search function or use the paper's  https://doi To submit your paper, go to springer.com/42461 (MME has an impact factor of 1.020 and is ...
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April 22, 2021

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SME eNews - April 22, 2021 Get to know the Health & Safety Division. “Making so many friends with a similar background who all care about the health and safety of their peers is my favorite thing about our division.” -   Ali Lashgari As we continue to highlight SME’s eight divisions, a quick Q&A was posed with 2021 chair Ali Lashgari from the Health & Safety Division, who fielded important questions about the Division’s relevance for SME and industry professionals. Industry News As the world looks ahead ...
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