Southern Minnesota SME Subsection

Seeking 2023 Program Year Sponsors

Corporate or Individual sponsorship is a $300 annual fee.

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What is the Southern Minnesota Subsection of SME All About?

The Subsection facilitates networking, supports career development, and encourages positive, objective communication regarding the significant role that mining plays in our society.

Technical Sessions

Provide opportunities for continued education and professional development.



Create events that strengthen the connections between industry, regulators, and service companies.



Provide financial support for the next generation of mining industry professionals.

Southern Minnesota SME Luncheon Series
**NEW LOCATION (Across from the Metropolitan Ballroom)**
10 West End, St. Louis Park, MN - 11:30 pm to 1:00 pm (Talks begin at 12:00)

March 16, 2023

Who is NewRange Copper Nickel?

Christie Kearney, PE, SERA Director, New Range Copper Nickel
Sam Weatherley, DPhil, P.Geo., Geoscience Lead, New Range Copper Nickel

The NewRange Copper Nickel joint venture brings together two large, well-defined resources (NorthMet and Mesaba deposits) in the mineral-rich Duluth Complex of the established Iron Range mining region of Minnesota. This partnership between PolyMet Mining Corp and Teck Resources Limited will advance the responsible and sustainable development of a new domestic supply of critical minerals for the low-carbon transition. In this presentation we will provide an overview of the projects, the synergies between the two companies, some groundbreaking work Teck has been doing with platinum group minerals, and what NewRange has planned for the next 12 months.

Thank you to our event sponsor:

Silica Mine Tour
Historic Silica Mine Tour - Wabasha Street Caves, St. Paul, MN

University of Minnesota Mines Experiment Station - Minneapolis Campus, East Bank

Emergence of Man Through Steel (Iron Man) - Chisholm, Minnesota