56th FGIM Virtual Meeting, Part 2 – Update

Session 2 Agenda has been updated to announce the speaker and presentation starting at 11 am on October 10th, 2020. Details below!

MEETING DETAILS

SESSION 2: Saturday, October 10th: 9:00 AM-1:30 PM (EST)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87041182266

Meeting ID: 870 4118 2266

One tap mobile, Dial: +13017158592, 87041182266# US (Germantown)

See Meeting Agenda Below.

SESSION 2 – AGENDA

Saturday October 10th: 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM (EST)

9:00 AM to 9:05 AM: Welcome

9:05 AM to 9:35 AM: Roger S. Austin, PhD, PG, Milledgeville, GA, Bauxite, Kaolin, a Meteor, Volcanism, and the Early Tertiary Super-Pluvial Climate in Georgia

9:40 AM to 10:10 AM: Steven Stokowski, PG, Stone Products Consultants, Uses for Quarry Fines from Aggregate Plants in the Southeast

10:15 AM to 10:45 AM: W. Crawford Elliott, PhD, Georgia State University, Rare-Earth Elements in Kaolin Mine Waste

10:45 AM to 11:00 AM: Questions and Answers

11:00 AM to 1:50 PM: Alex Glover, PG, Active Minerals International, America’s First Kaolin – The Cherokee-Wedgewood Connection

America’s First Kaolin- The Cherokee-Wedgewood Connection

By Alex Glover, PG

Retired Director of Mining and Mineral Resources
Active Minerals International


Abstract

America’s first kaolin was mined and used by Native Americans before settlers arrived in the New World. Evidence exist that Native Americans mined kaolin in and near Macon County, NC and mica in the Sylva/Franklin and Spruce Pine Mining Districts of North Carolina. The Primary (formed insitu) kaolin was used by Native Americans for clay slurry chinking and surfacing of the exterior and interior of their houses and for making tobacco smoking pipes in the Macon County NC Area. They desired this clay because the mica in it made their houses sparkle and shine.

The clay was formed insitu from the weathering of feldspar from the Lower Devonian age Franklin/Sylva Pegmatite District. The weathering of this roughly 65% feldspar composition has formed shallow zones of white kaolin clay.

The civilized world had known about ceramic devices and materials since the Chinese discovery from Gaoling Shan Mountain in the Jiangxi Province which led to the exploration and pursuit of this material. In the 18 Century, English potter Josiah Wedgewood had heard off a Philadelphia Quaker named Andrew Duche who was a colonial potter who had established himself in Savanah in 1737. Duche was getting his clay from the Cherokee Indians in what would become North Carolina in 1789. Josiah Wedgewood hired Charleston planter Thomas Griffiths in 1766 to travel to the Cherokee town of Ayoree and Iotla towns to search and acquire the Cherokee clay. Griffiths had great struggles and challenges on the 310-mile wilderness journey from Charleston, SC to Franklin, NC but did find and acquire approximately 5 tons of the elusive clay and returned with the oxen pulled wagons of clay. The clay was loaded and shipped to the Wedgewood operations at Staffordshire England. The Cherokee clay led to exquisite porcelain and development of the famous Wedgewood Queens Ware, Encaustic Ornamentation, and Jasperware. This new ceramic production was capable due to the very fine quality of the Cherokee clay which, unlike any other, led to great wealth of the Wedgewood family and a surprise consequence.

56th Virtual Meeting – Part 2

THANK YOU to all who joined the meeting last week. We have one more meeting scheduled this Saturday October 10th, 2020 and hope to see you there. If you missed the information in the last post, below is the meeting information again.

Meeting Details

Please join our host Steve Stokowski (Co-Chair) and presenting colleagues for our Part 2 virtual meeting of the 56th Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals! Q & A will follow every 3 presentations.

Virtual Presentation via Zoom

Please click the link to the meeting below and you will be directed to the Zoom Meeting Room.

SESSION 2: Saturday, October 10th: 9:00 AM-1:30 PM (EST)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87041182266

Meeting ID: 870 4118 2266

One tap mobile, Dial: +13017158592, 87041182266# US (Germantown)

See Meeting Agenda Below.

SESSION 2 – AGENDA

Saturday October 10th: 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM (EST)

9:00 AM to 9:05 AM: Welcome

9:05 AM to 9:35 AM: Roger S. Austin, PhD, PG, Milledgeville, GA, Bauxite, Kaolin, a Meteor, Volcanism, and the Early Tertiary Super-Pluvial Climate in Georgia

9:40 AM to 10:10 AM: Steven Stokowski, PG, Stone Products Consultants, Uses for Quarry Fines from Aggregate Plants in the Southeast

10:15 AM to 10:45 AM: W. Crawford Elliott, PhD, Georgia State University, Rare-Earth Elements in Kaolin Mine Waste

10:45 AM to 11:00 AM: Questions and Answers

11:00 AM to 1:50 PM: To Be Announced


Please contact us at geologyofindustrualminerals@gmail.com if you encounter any issues or would like more information. We hope you see/hear you virtually and we do hope all are staying well during this time.

56th Annual FGIM Virtual Meeting

Meeting Details

We have shifted to a multi-day Virtual ZOOM meeting.  The first day is Wednesday September 30th, with 3 presentations. The next is Saturday, October 10th, with at least 3 presentations. Q&A will follow every 3 presentations. Please join our host Steve Stokowski (Co-Chair) and presenting colleagues for our 56th Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals Annual Meeting!

Virtual Presentation via Zoom

Please click the link to the meeting below and you will be directed to the Zoom Meeting Room.

SESSION 1: Wednesday, September 30th: 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM (EST)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89219188072

Meeting ID: 892 1918 8072

One tap mobile, Dial: +16465588656, 89219188072# US (New York)

See Meeting Agenda Below.

SESSION 2: Saturday, October 10th: 9:00 AM-1:30 PM (EST)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87041182266

Meeting ID: 870 4118 2266

One tap mobile, Dial: +13017158592, 87041182266# US (Germantown)

See Meeting Agenda Below.


SESSION 1

Wednesday, September 30th: 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM (EST)

AGENDA

12:00 PM to 12:05 PM: Welcome

12:05 PM to 12:35 PM: Mason Graham, KaMin Solutions, Review of Georgia Surface Mine Permitting

12:40 PM to 1:10 PM: Rich Kyle, PhD, Texas Bureau of Economic Geology, Adaptive Reuse of Central Texas Industrial Mineral Production Sites: Long-lived Developments whose Time has Come

1:15 PM to 1:45 PM: Eric Parrish, KaMin Solutions, Kaolin Industry Mine Planning

1:45 PM to 2:00 PM: Questions and Answers

SESSION 2

Saturday October 10th: 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM (EST)

AGENDA

9:00 AM to 9:05 AM: Welcome

9:05 AM to 9:35 AM: Roger S. Austin, PhD, PG, Milledgeville, GA, Bauxite, Kaolin, a Meteor, Volcanism, and the Early Tertiary Super-Pluvial Climate in Georgia

9:40 AM to 10:10 AM: Steven Stokowski, PG, Stone Products Consultants, Uses for Quarry Fines from Aggregate Plants in the Southeast

10:15 AM to 10:45 AM: W. Crawford Elliott, PhD, Georgia State University, Rare-Earth Elements in Kaolin Mine Waste

10:45 AM to 11:00 AM: Questions and Answers

11:00 AM to 1:50 PM: To Be Announced


Please contact us at geologyofindustrualminerals@gmail.com if you encounter any issues or would like more information. We hope you see/hear you virtually and we do hope all are staying well during this time.

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!

 

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

 

 

55th Forum – Asheville, NC 2019: Registration, Abstract Submission & Bates Scholarship Information

Please join us for the 55th FGIM annual meeting hosted by the Association of Environment & Engineering Geologists (AEG) 62nd Annual Meeting.

Asheville, NC | September 17 – 22, 2019


Registration

The FGIM symposium will be held on Friday September, 20th. You may register for one day, but encouraged to attend the entire AEG Annual Meeting Conference.

You must register through the AEG website using the code “FGIM” at https://www.aegannualmeeting.org/registration

The code will be entered during the payment window of registration. Under the section “Discount Code” enter the code and click “Apply”. 

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The schedule of events has not been set as of yet, but the AEG website stays up to date.

Hotel accommodations and other important information about the annual meeting can also be found on the AEG Annual Website.


Submit an Abstract!

As with any annual meeting, we encourage you to present during the FGIM technical session. 

Important Dates for Abstract Submission

May 1, 2019 – Deadline to Submit Your Abstract

June 15, 2019 – Authors Notified of Abstract Acceptance

July 1, 2019 – Deadline to Register for the Meeting in order to have your abstract published


We Are Taking Bates Scholarship Applications NOW!

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

 

55th Forum – Asheville, NC

Please join us for the 55th FGIM annual meeting hosted by the Association of Environment & Engineering Geologists (AEG) 62nd Annual Meeting.

Asheville, NC | September 17 – 22, 2019

More details about the forum schedule to follow at a later date. You can always check the AEG website for more information at www.aegannualmeeting.org

To Register

Go to the AEG meeting website and click on “Registration” in the top menu bar or click here to be redirected. Register as a Non-AEG Member and use the code “FGIM“.


Submit an Abstract

These symposiums and conferences are a way for geologists and industry professionals to present their research or industrial techniques and get important feedback. The mining and geological profession has been on the decline and so has the transfer of important and significant knowledge and practices. Please consider submitting an abstract during the FGIM session!

Technical session topics include:

  • Advancements in Industrial Mineral Technology
  • Geology of Industrial Minerals
  • Transportation, Regulation and Logistics of Industrial Minerals
  • Mining and Processing of Industrial Minerals

Important Dates for Abstract Submission

May 1, 2019 – Deadline to Submit Your Abstract

June 15, 2019 – Authors Notified of Abstract Acceptance

July 1, 2019 – Deadline to Register for the Meeting in order to have your abstract published


Field Trips!

For field trip options, check out Field Course #4: These Rocks are Mined, But you can look at them: Mining and Geology Field Course!

Click here for more information.


About North Carolina Geology & Industrial Minerals

Western North Carolina’s geology is rich as well as its history of industrial minerals production! The Carolina Geological Society and the NC DEQ have a plethora of information for you.  Asheville also has the NC State Minerals Research Lab!

Carolina Geological Society

NC Department of Environmental Quality – NC Mineral Resources, An Overview

NC State Minerals Research Lab

About Asheville, NC

More information about Asheville, NC – visit https://www.exploreasheville.com/.

 

SEE YOU SOON!



Don’t forget about the Bates Scholarship!!

Please distribute this flyer and encourage young individuals in the field of geosciences who are exploring a career in industrial minerals to attend the forum!

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More information about applying is in the Robert L. Bates Memorial Scholarship Page.