58th Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals

Virtual Event |  October 6th, 2022 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM MST

Make plans to attend the 58th Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals virtually, October 6, 2022 from 8:00 am – noon MT. 

Participation is open to professionals, students, representatives of the mineral industry, government officials, and the general public.

 Register Now- Click here

$45 SME Member | $90 Nonmember 


Gypsum Mining in Nevada
Dave Bieber, PG
Manager of Geology/Survey, West Division, Martin Marietta

Western Pozzolans for Cement
Tom Newman, CPG
Chief Geologist, Holcim (US) Inc.

Proposed Classification of Potential Reactivity of Concrete Aggregate
Steve Stokowski, CPG, PG
Stone Products Consultants

Industrial Minerals of Nevada
Jim Faulds
Professor, State Geologist, Director of the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology

Great Salt Lake: A Critical Mineral Resource Worth Preserving
Andrew Rupke, PG
Industrial Minerals Geologist, Utah Geological Survey

Diatomaceous Earth as a Possible Strength Enhancer in Concrete
Jack Sackrider, PG
Project Geologist at Westward Environmental

The Role of Industrial Minerals in the Low-carbon Energy Future 
J. Richard Kyle, PhD, PG
Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX



Show Off the Geological Resources of Your State.
Partner with FGIM on Geological Technical Sessions and Field Trips

Are you tasked to educate and publish information on the geology of your state? Partner with the Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals (FGIM) to bring those in the mining industry to points of interest in your state.

For over 50 years, FGIM has worked to provide technical education on the geology of industrial minerals with a focus on mining, mineral processing, regulation and reclamation through presentations and field trips. Forums are a proven way to showcase your organization and the industrial minerals in your state.

What’s in it for you?

  • Exposure to those working in the mining and industrial mineral industry

What’s required of you?

  • Provide speakers to give an overview of your state’s mineral resource
  • Outline locations for field trips and help with access to locations
  • Provide tour guides for field trips

FGIM, is a part of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME). SME will fully assist in event planning, freeing you to concentrate on technical and field trip activities.

For more information, please contact FGIM@smenet.org

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The Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals (FGIM) is an international meeting of geologists and mining professionals interested in industrial minerals.

The Forums focus has always been on the geology of industrial minerals with an emphasis to promote the knowledge and organization of mining, mineral processing, regulation and reclamation through the forum meetings, presentations and field trips.

Another great aspect of the Forum is the encouragement and involvement of upcoming geology or earth science students who have an interest in the industrial minerals industry with the Robert L. Bates Memorial Scholarship.



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Send us an email to geologyofindustrialminerals@gmail.com or through the form below.

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