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SME Carolinas Section  

The Carolinas 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.

Section Officers:

To Be Appointed, please contact the SME Membership Department with any questions. N/A

Meeting Title: Clay Mineral Resources, Mining and Processing in the Southeast USA

Meeting Agenda:

Friday March 27, 2015
Reception1 - 2 p.m.
Technical Program:
- America's First Kaolin2 - 2:30 p.m.
 Alex S. Glover, P.G., Active Minerals International LLC
- Ceramic Proppants: Production, Application and Market2:30 - 3 p.m.
 David Guetta, Imerys Oilfield Solutions, The Woodlands, TX
- Kaolin Paper Pigment Production3 - 3:30 p.m.
 Thomas M. Hilderbrand, Thiele Kaolin Co
- Environmental Compliance Challenges3:30 - 4 p.m.
 Renee Weaver, P.E., Golder Associate, Atlanta, GA
 Break4 - 4:30 p.m.
- The State of Mining Education in the US and Southeast4:30 - 5 p.m.
 Dr. Jessica Kogel, 2013 SME President, Imerys
- Development of an Undergraduate Mineral Science Curriculum5 - 5:30 p.m.
 Dr. Bill Miller, University of North Carolina-Asheville
- Minerals Research Laboratory5:30 - 6 p.m.
 Dr. Robert Mensah-Biney, Minerals Research Lab, NC State University
Dinner6 - 7 p.m.

Saturday March 28, 2015
Field Trip:
- Arcilla Mine7:30 - 9 a.m.
 A typical kaolin mine supplying crude feed to one or several industrial kaolin plants.
- Active Minerals International’s Plant in Gordon9 - 10:30 a.m.
 A very large Air Float Kaolin plant where all processing is dry.
- BASF Chemical Plant in Gordon10:30 a.m. - noon
 A water washed plant which uses slurry feed from local mines delivered by pipeline.

Exhibit/Sponsor Opportunities

Sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities are available for this meeting which is the largest gathering of mining professionals and students in the Southeastern USA.

Registration and More Information

Those interested in attending, please go to the link below for more information and to register:

Registration by February 27, 2015:Professional: $65Student: $25
Registration after February 27, 2015:Professional: $85Student: $85

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