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The 2007 M&E Outstanding Young Professional Award  

Awarded To: Eben D. Robinson

Eben Robinson graduated from the University of Arizona in 2000 with a B.S. degree in mining engineering. Through college he worked in mine operations as an equipment operator at Asarco Silverbell and at the university’s experimental underground mine. He was voted the class of 2000 Outstanding Senior in Mining Engineering by the university faculty. Upon graduation Robinson joined IMC Potash in Carlsbad, NM. At IMC (later called Mosaic) he worked in mine engineering and as a shift foreman. He served for four years on the mine rescue team, oversaw all aspects of an infill drilling program, headed up continuous improvement efforts, and generated the annual life of mine and ventilation plans. As a shift foreman he was accountable for five continuous miner faces spread over seventeen miles of belt line. While in Carlsbad he also served a term as chair of the local section of SME. In 2005 Robinson moved back to Tucson to join the Phelps Dodge Mine Technology Group. He was placed into the Haulage program to evaluate and implement new technologies, as well as optimize existing fleets within the Phelps Dodge mines. In 2006 he was promoted to Program Manager of Haulage, where he currently works for what is now Freeport McMoRan Mining Company. Robinson is chair of the Tucson section of SME, serves on the Industry Leadership Board for the Department of Mining Engineering at the University of Arizona, and is a session chair at the 2008 SME meeting.

About The M&E Outstanding Young Professional Award:

The M&E Outstanding Young Professional Award, established in 1996, recognizes the meritorious accomplishments of a young individual working in the mining and exploration industry (including related academic and governmental careers).


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