In January, Mining Engineering will launch a new, limited-run series called The Great Debate. In the coming months a sector leader will make his or her case for why that sector is the most important to the mining industry, or maybe they will tell us why other sectors aren't really as important as they might think. This verbal joust will all culminate in September, ahead of MINExpo in Las Vegas, NV with what is sure to be a rousing live debate.
The Great Debate is the brainchild of Doug Silver so it's sure to be entertaining and informative. Many long time readers will recall that Doug wrote columns for Mining Engineering, stirring up a bit of controversy along the way. He has given two keynote speeches at SME Annual Conferences in addition to his many other professional accomplishments. While this section is sure to be a fun debate with good-natured jabs at one-another there is a more important reason for it - to help raise funds for the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum (NMHF&M) in Leadville, CO.