Partnering for Sustainable Mining: Hard and Soft Rock Mining in Minnesota and Wisconsin
Whether it be sand, aggregate, taconite, copper/nickel, or other nonferrous metals, mining in the Great Lakes region is dynamic. Wisconsin and Minnesota share much of the same geology, yet we have quite a different make up of mining and mining-related industries. Regardless of the differences, one thing is clear: there is a growing effort to define and develop more sustainable mining practices through education and community partnerships. Through education and partnership development, stakeholders are better able to define and address the issues that truly affect public health, safety, and welfare in a way that still allows mining companies to economically provide the mineral resources that society as a whole demands.

Conference Topics:
  • Industry cooperative success
  • Air and water quality case studies
  • Silica sand mining updates
  • Minnesota & Wisconsin mining and regulatory updates
  • Operations and permitting technical sessions
  • Health and safety updates

Meet the experts for informal one-on-one discussions!
Who Should Attend?
  • Mine owners and mining professionals
  • Environmental and engineering consultants
  • Exploration companies
  • Local, County and State government officials
  • Attorneys
  • Students and academics
  • Businesses and services associated with the mining industry

Thank you to our 2014 Sponsors!



Thank you to our 2014 Exhibitors!