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SME News Release
Stay current with activities at SME world headquarters and follow meetings, seminars, SME Foundation, new products, outreach activities and all things SME.
Big Data 2014
Learn what data your company should be collecting and how to use this data at this one day conference in New York City on October 14, 2014. Registration is now open!
2015 SME Annual Conference & Expo CMA 117th National Western Mining Conference
Join us at the 2015 SME Annual Conference & Expo CMA 117th National Western Mining Conference on February 15 - 18, 2015 in Denver, CO. Registration will open October 1, 2014, visit for the latest conference activities and updates.
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
"Miners Give Back (MGB)" Program
The SME Foundation (SMEF) has announced its new "Miners Give Back (MGB)" program to tangibly contribute to improving the lives of individuals in local mining communities. MGB is committed to supporting world-wide initiatives focused on humanitarian efforts by providing funds to serve a specified segment of a community in a mining district, either current or past operations. Click here to obtain the MGB guidelines and application.
Iron in Our Electrical World video
SME's Minerals Education Coalition is pleased to announce the release of "Iron in Our Electrical World", the second video in the series, "Minerals In Our Electrical World". The 19-minute video is an overview of Iron and its importance to our everyday lives. For additional free educational resources about the importance of mining and minerals, visit
Mining in Society Merit Badge Resources
SME members nationwide have led in the development of the Boy Scouts of America Mining in Society merit badge which fosters an understanding about the positive impact mining and minerals make on the American quality of life. The MEC website,, features resources for counselors and Scouts to use toward earning the new badge. MEC will be compiling stories about our members' and companies' efforts to engage Boy Scouts to earn the Mining in Society merit badge. Please send information and photos about your successful merit badge-related activities to so that they can be recognized. More information about how to become involved is also available on the website.
2014 SME Guide for Reporting Exploration Results, Mineral Resources, and Mineral Reserves
The 2014 SME Guide for Reporting Exploration Results, Mineral Resources, and Mineral Reserves has been adopted by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc. (SME) and is therefore strongly recommended to be used by members of this organization.

The Guide is recommended as a minimum standard for reporting Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves for public and private purposes. In terms of the Guide, a Public Report is a report on Exploration Results, Mineral Resources or Mineral Reserves prepared for the purpose of informing the general public.
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.
Cutting Edge
Cutting Edge Join us in New York for the 2014 Cutting Edge Groundwater Control for Tunneling Conference November 2-5, 2014. From dewatering to pre-excavation grouting, cut-off walls to pressurized TBMs, SEM construction to water-proofing and lining the conference will feature subject-specific presentations focusing on innovations and practical experience from projects around the world.

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