Sunday, January 13, 2019

Section Meeting - January 17, 2019

SME Utah Section Meeting

Speakers:

Mick McCaslin
International Sales Manager / Group Leader
WesTech, Inc.

Title:

Novel Use and Treatment of Waste Streams in Mining – Two Case Studies

The speaker will present what can be accomplished by thinking beyond treating waste streams and considering how they might apply the effluent to useful purposes.
  1. Water from a sewage treatment plant is further polished for use as plant water in reprocessing gold tailings. Tertiary water treatment removes suspended solids and organics to maximize carbon performance in the CIL circuit and is substantially less expensive than potable water, used previously.
  2. Regulators and industry cooperate to treat acid mine drainage prior to discharge. The original concept was to use effluent from the treatment flowsheet as process water in a nearby power plant. The needed pipeline was not economically feasible, but the treatment plant did permit the mine to pump levels down and expose a previously inaccessible coal seam, and that coal is used in the same power plant.

Date:

January 17, 2019

Time:

Social Hour — 6:00 to 7:00
Dinner — 7:00 to 7:30
Presentation — 7:30 to 8:30

Place:

WesTech
3665 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Please park in the north parking lot.

Google Map:

https://goo.gl/maps/px3EYx89QEv

Price:

Members and Guests $20.00
Students $5.00

RSVP:

E-mail: rsvp@sme-utah.com

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Section Meeting - December 13, 2018

SME Utah Section Meeting

Speakers:

Kurt Kost - SME Foundation
and
Aaron Young - PhD Candidate Mining Engineering, The University of Utah
Doug Weyher - PhD Candidate Mining Engineering, The University of Utah


Title:

SME ..... making a difference

Kurt will cover the basic framework of SME and the programs they support to make a difference in the mining industry and communities.  One of the initiatives is a grant program to encourage students and professors to obtain advanced degrees and tenure at minerals related educational institutions.  Two of the grant recipients who are students at The University of Utah, Aaron Young and Doug Weyher, will join Kurt to discuss their path in obtaining a PhD and associated research work.

Date:

December 13, 2018


Time:

Social Hour — 6:00 to 7:00
Dinner — 7:00 to 7:30
Presentation — 7:30 to 8:30


Place:

WesTech
3665 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Please park in the north parking lot.


Google Map:

https://goo.gl/maps/px3EYx89QEv


Price:

Members and Guests $20.00
Students $5.00


RSVP:

E-mail: rsvp@sme-utah.com

(copy the address above into your email program to send a RSVP)

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Section Meeting - November 15, 2018

SME Utah Section Meeting

Speaker:

John Mansanti
President & CEO
Crystal Peak Minerals, Inc.

Title:

Project Update - Sevier Playa

Date:

November 15, 2018

Time:

Social Hour — 6:00 to 7:00
Dinner — 7:00 to 7:30
Presentation — 7:30 to 8:30

Place:

WesTech
3665 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Please park in the north parking lot.

Google Map:

https://goo.gl/maps/px3EYx89QEv

Price:

Members and Guests $20.00
Students $5.00

RSVP:

E-mail: rsvp@sme-utah.com

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Section Meeting - October 18, 2018

SME Utah Section Meeting

Speaker:

Frank McAllister
Chairman
Pembridge Resources

With over 50 years' industry experience, Frank McAllister has held various senior and Board positions in a number of metals and mining companies. He worked with ASARCO Incorporated for 33 years during which he became Chief Financial Officer in 1982 and then Executive Vice President of Copper Operations in 1993. Eventually became ASARCO's President and Chief Operating Officer before becoming Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 1999. In 1996 he became an Independent Director of Cliffs Natural Resources Inc and its Lead Director from 2004 to 2013. During the same period, he was also Chairman, CEO and a Director at Stillwater Mining Co, after which he became President of the National Mining Association.


Title:

Sustainability Realized or "How" Sustainability is Realized

Date:

October 18, 2018


Time:

Social Hour — 6:00 to 7:00
Dinner — 7:00 to 7:30
Presentation — 7:30 to 8:30


Place:

WesTech
3665 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Please park in the north parking lot.


Google Map:

https://goo.gl/maps/px3EYx89QEv


Price:

Members and Guests $20.00
Students $5.00


RSVP:

E-mail: rsvp@sme-utah.com

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Section Meeting - September 20, 2018

SME Utah Section Meeting

Speaker:

Andrew Carey
Sr. Engineer - Director of Drone Operations
Kennecott Utah Copper


Title:

How Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are Changing the Mining Industry

Date:

September 20, 2018


Time:

Social Hour—6:00 to 7:00
Dinner—7:00 to 7:30
Presentation—7:30 to 8:30


Place:

WesTech
3665 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Please park in the north parking lot.


Google Map:

https://goo.gl/maps/px3EYx89QEv


Price:

Members and Guests $20.00
Students $5.00


RSVP:

E-mail: rsvp@sme-utah.com

Monday, May 14, 2018

Section Meeting - May 17, 2018

SME Utah Section Meeting

Speaker:

Jud Kennedy
CEO
Willowstick Technologies


Title:

Technology to Find & Map Preferential Water Flow at Mines

Date:

May 17, 2018


Time:

Social Hour—6:00 to 7:00
Dinner—7:00 to 7:30
Presentation—7:30 to 8:30


Place:

WesTech
3665 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Please park in the north parking lot.


Google Map:

https://goo.gl/maps/px3EYx89QEv


Price:

Members and Guests $20.00
Students $5.00


RSVP:

E-mail: rsvp@sme-utah.com

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Section Meeting - February 15, 2018

SME Utah Section Meeting

Speaker:

Bob Biek
Senior Scientist
Utah Geological Survey


Title:

The Gigantic Early Miocene Markagunt and Sevier Gravity Slides, Southwest Utah


Abstract:

The newly discovered early Miocene Markagunt (MGS) and Sevier (SGS) gravity slides in southwestern Utah exhibit the full range of structural features commonly seen in modern landslides, but on a gigantic scale; they are among Earth’s largest terrestrial landslides. The MGS consists of four distinct structural segments: (1) a high-angle breakaway segment, (2) a bedding plane segment, (3) a ramp segment, where the slide cuts up-section, and (4) a former land surface segment where the upper plate moved at least 35 km over the Miocene landscape. The MGS remained undiscovered for so long precisely because of its gigantic size (>5000 sq km, >95 km long, estimated volume 3000 cu km) and an initially confusing mix of extensional,translational, and compressional structures overprinted by post-MGS basin-range tectonism. Preliminary mapping of the SGS shows it to be smaller (likely at least 1500 sq km in size) and slightly older. Both slides are large contiguous sheets of andesitic lava flows, volcaniclastic rocks, source intrusions, and intertonguing ash-flow tuffs that record southward, gravitationally induced catastrophic failure of the southern flank of the Oligocene to Miocene Marysvale volcanic field. Failure was preceded by slow gravitational spreading on the Paunsaugunt thrust fault system, which is rooted in Middle Jurassic evaporate-bearing strata at a depth of about 2 km. The MGS was emplaced between 22 to 21 Ma; SGS emplacement is presently constrained between 25 to 23 Ma. The presence of basal and lateral cataclastic layers, clastic dikes,
pseudotachylyte, deformed clasts, and a variety of kinematic indicators suggest that each slide represents a single catastrophic emplacement event from the north to the south. The principal one of failure was in mechanically weak, clay-rich volcaniclastic strata at the base of the volcanic section. Triggering mechanisms are poorly understood.


Date:

February 15, 2018


Time:

Social Hour—6:00 to 7:00
Dinner—7:00 to 7:30
Presentation—7:30 to 8:30


Place:

WesTech
3665 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Please park in the north parking lot.


Google Map:

https://goo.gl/maps/px3EYx89QEv


Price:

Members and Guests $20.00
Students $5.00


RSVP:

E-mail: rsvp@sme-utah.com