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Southern California Section  

The Southern California Mining Section is a legally constituted unit of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc., encompassing a specific geographical area. Our members are given the opportunity to network with their peers and hear valuable presentations through our activities.


The newsletter to our Southern California Mining Section members is now being sent only by e-mail. Please be sure to update your personal information, including your e-mail address with SME Headquarters or through your profile on the website.


Southern California Section Officers

Levy, Alan Chair 2013

Long, Owen

Vice Chair & Program Chair 2013
Marshall, Austin Secretary and Student Liaison 2013

Colville, Patricia A.

Treasurer 2013

Section Meeting Schedule:

Event: Section Meeting
When: Tuesday, February 21 @ 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Where: Pomona Valley Mining Co Restaurant, 1777 Gillette Road, Pomona, CA 91768
Presentor: G. Todd Ririe
Topic: BP Energy Outlook
View February's Newsletter (PDF) for details.
Event: Section Meeting
When: Tuesday, March 20 @ 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Where: Pomona Valley Mining Co Restaurant, 1777 Gillette Road, Pomona, CA 91768
Presentor: Jeff Light
Topic: A topic from the Henry Krumb Lecture Series
Event: Meeting
When: Thursday, April 12 @ 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Where: CSUSB - Joint meeting with SME, IGS, & AEG
Presentor: Brock O'Kelley
Topic: Project Phoenix
May: Dinner or Field Trip (TBD)


SME-Southern California Section's Field Trip to Rio Tinto Minerals, Boron Operation on January 28, 2012.
Safety Training at Rio Tinto's Boron Operation in Boron, California.

Looking for the perfect samples of Ulexite, Colemanite, Kernite, and Borax at the bottom of this 2 mile long by 1-1/2 mile wide by 800 foot deep open pit.
This level is below the original underground mine.




Beach Party Photos from August 15th, 2009 at the Portuguese Bend Beach Club in Rancho Verdes, CA.




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