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Teaching Aids and Resource Materials  

 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.


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Printed copies are available for purchase through our customer service department for $1.00 each. Purchase price covers shipping and handling. For bulk orders, please call 303-948-4200 for a quote.


New Careers in Mining Booklet Available from Mii.

If you are scheduled to do a career day presentation at your local high school, this is an excellent resource. Adapted from several sources including SME’s “Exploring Opportunities: CAREERS in the Minerals Industry” and “Career Match” created by the Women in Mining Education Foundation, this 21-page downloadable pdf lists the education, skills and training needed for dozens of opportunities available in the mining and minerals industries. Descriptions of each job makes this booklet a valuable tool with numerous applications.

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SME can also provide contacts where teachers and professionals can find materials for classroom or other presentations:

  • Mineral Information Institute website for more helpful teaching aids. You can even view mineral photos and learn about the uses of the minerals. The Mineral Information Institute (MII) is dedicated to educating youth about the science of minerals and other natural resources, and about their importance in our every day lives.
  • The National Energy Foundation at - providing teaching aids and material.



Be A Resource - Get Off the Bench

It is essential for all people in the mining industry to become involved in the effort to educate the public about mining and minerals. The Mii "Go Kit" for classroom speakers and public presentations – Mineral Education for Your Community –contains helpful hints on how to prepare for your classroom or community presentation, along with useful posters and activities.
To order a copy, visit the Mii shopping cart at







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