RESCHEDULED – 56th FGIM Annual Meeting – SEPTEMBER 13th -18th, 2020

The 56th Annual Meeting for the Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals has been RESCHEDULED for:

SEPTEMBER 13-18, 2020.

The location and events of the meeting will remain the same for the rescheduled meeting.

Where: Rock Eagle 4H Center, Eatonton Georgia

The registration site will remain open for registration:

Click here to Register

Sessions & Field Trips

Monday September 14, 2020

Field Trip 1  (9 AM Departure): Dimension Stone in Elberton, GA.  View the excellent Elberton Dimension Stone Variety Display at University of Georgia, visit the Elberton Granite Museum and a pit and plant as time permits.

Tuesday September 15, 2020

Session 1 (Morning):

  • Heavy Minerals and Rare Earths
  • Clay and other Industrial Minerals in Georgia and the South

Session 2  (Afternoon): 

  • Aggregates and Construction Materials
  • Environmental Studies Concerning Industrial Minerals Properties

Wednesday September 16, 2020

Field Trip 2 (9 AM departure): Aggregates in Georgia.  The trip will visit a major quarry in Macon, GA and the major supplier of natural sand to the Atlanta market.

Thursday September 17, 2020

Session 3 (Morning): 

  • Adaptive Reuse of Industrial Minerals Sites
  • The Other Side of the Industry (planning, permitting, marketing etc.)

Session 4 (Afternoon):

  • Domestic and International Hot Topics

Friday September 18, 2020

Field Trip 3 (9 AM departure): Kaolin clay mining and processing in Georgia.  We will visit the Thiele Kaolin Company pit and one of the major processing plants.


Poster Session

September 15, 2020 and September 17, 2020

  • Statewide maps showing Industrial Mineral deposits
  • Historical trends of Industrial Minerals in the Southeast

Guest Outings

Guest Field Trip A (September 15, Tuesday, 9 AM departure)

Historic Stone Mountain.  The trip will visit Stone Mountain, take the cable car to the summit and see the views where our guests will eat a box lunch.

Guest Field Trip B (September 17, Thursday, 9 AM departure)

Plantation Life in Georgia.  The trip will visit the Jarrell Plantation State Historic Site and then travel to the Whistle Stop Café made famous by the movie Fried Green Tomatoes.  Lunch will be on your own at the café – be sure to order the superb fried green tomatoes and other superb regional dishes.


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FGIM 56th Annual Meeting -CALL FOR PAPERS – 2nd Announcement

56th Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals Annual Meeting

Where: Rock Eagle 4H Center, Eatonton Georgia

When: Monday April 27 – Friday May 1, 2020

Details are found on the homepage or click here.

Registration for the Annual Meeting is found here.

 

Call for Papers and Posters

The 56th Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals invites you to submit abstracts to accompany oral papers and posters. The focus of the 2020 Forum is Industrial Minerals of the South.

Participation is open to professionals, vendors, students, government officials (local, state, and federal), and the general public. All submittals must be in English, which is the language of the Forum.

Oral presentations will be 20 minutes in length with additional time for Q&A. Both oral presentations and posters will be included in the Forum Proceedings, which are planned to be available through SME. Final themes and their organization will reflect the composition of oral papers and papers accepted.

Deadlines

Abstracts for all oral papers and posters must be received March 14, 2020.

Abstracts will be 250 to 300 words long. Please send the title, the list of authors and their affiliations, and the email and telephone number for the primary and the presenting author(s) to the appropriate Session Chair, listed below. The deadline for submitting completed papers is Friday, July 31, 2020.

Link to PDF of Announcement: 2020 FGIM Call for Papers and Posters_2nd


Session Topics

The session chair is listed for each session. Please send inquiries directly to them.

Session 1 (Tuesday – Morning)

  • Heavy Minerals and Rare Earths (J. Renner, james.renner@chemours.com)
  • Clay and other Industrial Minerals in Georgia and the South (P. Malla, prakash.malla@thielekaolin.com)

Session 2 (Tuesday – Afternoon)

  • Aggregates and Construction Materials (K. Kosloski, kkosloski@luckstone.com)
  • Environmental Studies Concerning Industrial Minerals Properties (T. Hinton, thomas_hinton@golder.com)

Session 3 (Thursday – Morning)

  • Adaptive Reuse of Industrial Minerals Sites (S. Stokowski, sstokowski@yahoo.com)
  • The Other Side of the Industry (planning, permitting, marketing, etc.) (C. Steele, csteele@ginnmineral.com)

Session 4 (Thursday – Afternoon)

  • Domestic and International Hot Topics

Posters

  • Statewide maps showing Industrial Mineral deposits.
  • Historical trends of Industrial Minerals in the Southeast.

 

Questions?

Please let us know if you have any questions! You can submit a question to this website or contact the FGIM meeting Chair, Steve Stokowski at sstokowski@yahoo.com

FGIM 56th Annual Meeting -CALL FOR PAPERS

56th Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals Annual Meeting

Where: Rock Eagle 4H Center, Eatonton Georgia

When: Monday April 27 – Friday May 1, 2020

Details are found on the homepage or click here.

Call for Papers and Posters

The 56th Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals invites you to submit abstracts to accompany oral papers and posters. The focus of the 2020 Forum is Industrial Minerals of the South.

Participation is open to professionals, vendors, students, government officials (local, state, and federal), and the general public. All submittals must be in English, which is the language of the Forum.

Oral presentations will be 20 minutes in length with additional time for Q&A. Both oral presentations and posters will be included in the Forum Proceedings, which are planned to be available through SME. Final themes and their organization will reflect the composition of oral papers and papers accepted.

Deadlines

Abstracts for all oral papers and posters must be received March 15, 2020.

Abstracts will be 250 to 300 words long. Please send the title, the list of authors and their affiliations, and the email and telephone number for the primary and the presenting author(s) to the appropriate Session Chair, listed below. The deadline for submitting completed papers is Friday, July 31, 2020.


Session Topics

Session 1 (Tuesday – Morning)

  • Heavy Minerals and Rare Earths (J. Renner, james.renner@chemours.com)
  • Clay and other Industrial Minerals in Georgia and the South (P. Malla, prakash.malla@thielekaolin.com)

Session 2 (Tuesday – Afternoon)

  • Aggregates and Construction Materials (K. Kosloski, kkosloski@luckstone.com)
  • Environmental Studies Concerning Industrial Minerals Properties (T. Hinton, thomas_hinton@golder.com)

Session 3 (Thursday – Morning)

  • Adaptive Reuse of Industrial Minerals Sites (S. Stokowski, sstokowski@yahoo.com)
  • The Other Side of the Industry (planning, permitting, marketing, etc.) (C. Steele, csteele@ginnmineral.com)

Session 4 (Thursday – Afternoon)

  • Domestic and International Hot Topics

Posters

  • Statewide maps showing Industrial Mineral deposits.
  • Historical trends of Industrial Minerals in the Southeast.

 

Questions?

Please let us know if you have any questions! You can submit a question to this website or contact the FGIM meeting Chair, Steve Stokowski at sstokowski@yahoo.com

56th Annual Meeting

56th Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals Annual Meeting

Where: Rock Eagle 4-H Center, Eatonton Georgia

When: Monday April 27 – Saturday May 1, 2020

What to Expect: 3 full day field trips and 2 full day technical sessions!

 

More details to follow regarding registration, hotels and meeting specifics. Please keep checking back for more information or subscribe below to get automatic updates.

As always – If you have any questions you can add a comment to this website or email geologyofindustrialminerals@gmail.com

2020 Forum – SAVE THE DATE!

The 56th Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals will be in Georgia hosted by SME Georgia Section.

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Go ahead and block out the week of April 27th, 2020 in your calendars!

 

Hello FGIMers!!! The room for the board meeting has changed –

FGIM board meeting is in the Alexander Room of the Renaissance Hotel at 8:30 am!

55th FGIM Symposium Schedule & Events

The 55th FGIM Annual Meeting

Hosted by the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologist’s 62nd Annual Meeting

Schedule of Events | September 2019

The FGIM symposium is held by AEG as Technical Session #21, on Friday September 20, 2019. We have five talks scheduled that showcases diverse issues in the industrial minerals community. As with any FGIM event – all aspects of mining geology, mineral processing, and mining regulation within the industrial minerals field is discussed

Room: Swannanoa

Conveners: David Bieber and Sallie Gaillard

Time Speaker Title
1:00-1:20 Ann Hagni Mineralogy and Structural Control of Jamiacan Bauxites Ores (Richard Hagni; Presented by Ann Hagni)
1:20-1:40 Vanessa Santos Securities and Exchange Commission S-K 1300 Rules-Understanding the Changes and Complexities
1:40-2:00 Greta Orris Greater Antilles Industrial Minerals—Geologic, Economic, and Environmental Issues Impacting Production and Development
2:00-2:20 Russell Winn When Worlds Collide
2:20-2:40 Brent Elliott Economic Potential of Industrial Minerals from Oilfield Brines in Texas

The full schedule of events has been posted!! AEG Annual Meeting Program with Abstracts


In addition to the AEG schedule of events, FGIM has added some fun and exciting events too!

We will be holding a board meeting, a silent auction, a field trip to the NC State Minerals Research Lab AND a social at one of Asheville’s many many breweries. More specific information is found below. Please contact us if you have any questions!

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If you missed it before,  below is the information on registration.

You are able to sign up for the whole AEG Conference OR one day for the FGIM Symposium on Friday September 20, 2019.

Register Here: AEG Registration

55th Forum – Asheville, NC|September 17-22, 2019

If you haven’t done so already, please register for the 55th Forum held in Asheville, NC.

The Forum this year is hosted by the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologist’s 62nd Annual Meeting!

You are able to sign up for the whole AEG Conference OR one day for the FGIM Symposium on Friday September 20, 2019.

Register Here: AEG Registration

Preliminary schedule of events can be found here: Preliminary Schedule of Events


Bates Scholarship Applications

Please encourage up and coming students to apply. Visit this link for more information and registration forms: Robert L. Bates Memorial Scholarship