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:

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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:

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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

Friday, January 12, 2018

Section Meeting - January 18, 2018

SME Utah Section Meeting

Speaker

Abani Samal, Ph.D.
Principal
GeoGlobal, LLC

Title

International Standards of Mineral Resource Reporting

Abstract

The mining industry is based on extraction of mineral assets, which are non-renewable. Therefore development of mineral deposit should be based on incomplete data and imperfect information. Therefore the shareholders of any mining project need to be aware of the risks and opportunities associated with any project: green field exploration to mining operation. Keeping the shareholders’ interest into considerations stock exchanges in various countries started requiring the mining companies to disclose certain information on a regular basis. Such requirements were developed by independent organizations and are known as codes or guidelines or national instrument or rules or laws in different jurisdictions. The JORC code in Australia, SME guide in US, NI-43-101 in Canada, SAMREC in S Africa are some of the examples. Today, all major staock exchanges in the world are requiring mining companies to report the resources and reserves as per an approved guideline / code. These countries are members of an international non-profit organization CRIRSCO.
In this presentations, a history of such development of CRIRSCO and current developments in resource / reserve standards worldwide will be discussed.

Date

January 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 parking lot north of the building.

Google Map

https://goo.gl/maps/px3EYx89QEv

Price

Members and Guests $20.00
Students $5.00

RSVP

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Section Meeting - December 14, 2017

SME Utah Section Meeting

Speaker

Ken Krahulec
Senior Economic Geologist, P.G.
Utah Geological Survey

Title

Utah's Nonfuel Mining Industry 2017

Date

December 14, 2017

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 parking lot north of the building.

Google Map

Price

Members and Guests $20.00
Students $5.00

RSVP

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Section Meeting - November 16, 2017

SME Utah Section Meeting

Please note the meeting has moved to a new venue.

Speaker

Mike Bartlett
Project Manager
Rio Tinto

Title

Rehabilitating the Bingham Tunnel - Challenging the Means and Methods to Reduce Risk by Applying Technologies in Rehabilitation in a 60-Year-Old Tunnel

Abstract

The Bingham Tunnel is a historical rail haulage tunnel driven in the 1950’s for access to the historical Lark mine. The tunnel is now used by the Rio Tinto’s Bingham Canyon open pit mine located in Salt Lake City Utah for water management. The tunnel is situated on the east side of the open pit mine under the expanding East Waste Rock (EWR) mine waste dumps. Rehabilitation of Bingham Tunnel consisted of assessment and rehabilitation of 7500 linear feet in a 9 x 9ft tunnel. This case study highlights the challenges faced by the Bingham Tunnel Rehabilitation team relating to risk and execution in the Bingham tunnel and how this is tied to the risk management approach of all parties involved. The study also aims to highlight the innovative and new methodologies developed by the team to execute the work in a safe manner.

Date

November 16, 2017

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 parking lot north of the building.

Google Map

Price

Members and Guests $20.00
Students $5.00

RSVP

E-mail: rsvp@sme-utah.com