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In 2015 the Annual Meeting of Members will be held immediately following the conclusion of the SME Board of Directors Meeting on Sunday, February 15, 2015, 4:00pm, at the Hyatt Convention Center, Denver, Colorado. At this meeting, 2014 President, John Marsden, will report on the Society’s activities, its state, its concerns, and its financial condition. J. Steven Gardner will be installed as the 2015 President and, upon election by the membership entitled to vote, the following directors shall take office:
  • Timothy D. Arnold. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . President-Elect
  • William W. Edgerton . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . Director-at-Large
  • William A. Warfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director-at-Large
A proxy will be sent to you via mail. In the event you will not be attending the Meeting of Members. Please sign, date, and return your mail ballot/proxy or, you may vote on-line at Your prompt response is appreciated.
Time to Renew!
It's time to renew your SME Membership! Your membership expires on December 31st, so if you haven't already done so, renew today! Simply enter your member number and password to log in. Then click on the "Pay My Dues" link in the upper left hand side of the page. We look forward to having you back in 2015! Need an invoice? Email me!
2015 SME Annual Conference & Expo CMA 117th National Western Mining Conference
Early registration and housing deadlines for the 2015 SME Annual Conference & Expo and CMA 117th National Western Mining Conference have been extended until Monday, January 26, 2015. The Full Technical Program is available online. Visit for the latest conference activities and updates.
NEW BOOK! Mine Rescue Manual
This book will be your go-to guide if there’s an accident at your mine. Mine Rescue Manual will walk you through every contingency: properly dealing with mine fires, toxic gases, loss of oxygen, injured workers, and more. It covers how to stay in legal, regulatory, and National Incident Management System compliance when responding to and reporting an accident. Also included is an extensive section on mine recovery (and potentially resuming operations) in the aftermath.
SME MN Conference
Call for Papers is now open for the 2015 SME MN Conference, which will be held April 13-15, 2015 in Duluth, MN.
SME Podcast - Thought Series
The mining industry’s foremost thought leaders join SME to discuss the most important topics facing the industry today
From the MEC Store: Aggregates poster
Aggregates are the most mined materials in the world! MEC's new 2-sided aggregates poster depicts some of the ways aggregates are created and photos of aggregates. The back of the poster contains four aggregate-focused activities to be photocopied and used in classroom instruction. SME members can purchase posters for distribution in community schools and outreach programs.
2015 RETC
Exhibit sales are currently open for the 2015 RETC Conference. Be sure to book your space before we sell out. Reach your target marketing through sponsorship opportunities that will allow you unique access to your target market.
SME News Release
Find out what's happening at SME world headquarters, follow meetings, conferences and seminars, the SME Foundation, new publications, outreach activities and ALL THINGS SME.
Mineral Resource Statistics
Each year, new minerals must be mined to support our lives and lifestyles. The Mineral Baby shows examples of the 3.03 million pounds of minerals, metals and fuels the average American will need in their lifetime. View additional mineral resource statistics.
Iron Mining and Processing for Electrical Uses Poster
The Minerals Education Coalition is pleased to announce its newest poster. The poster traces the path of mining and processing taconite ore for use in electrical applications, and provides a colorful, informative piece for teachers to display in the classroom. The poster is a companion piece to the Iron in Our Electrical World video at The video and poster are designed to enhance high school curricula in geology, chemistry, physics and engineering.
Careers in the Minerals Industry
This career guidance booklet is presented as a public service to students, parents and teachers by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME), Inc. SME is devoted to serving members who are involved in mineral resources exploration, mining, processing and reclamation.
Now available to download or purchase.
World Tunnel Congress
The United States will host the World Tunnel Congress in 2016 in San Francisco, CA. Visit our website for more information.

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