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

 

 

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.

55th Forum

Dear FGIMers – We need your help!  

We are writing to get the word out to geological surveys and the industrial minerals community to host our 55th Forum meeting in 2019!

The Forum focuses on new advances in industrial minerals geology, mining, processing, regulation and reclamation through presentations and field trips. The forum meetings are not just about the exchange of information across a diversified group but to help facilitate professional contacts too. Attendees include leading industry geologists, professionals and interested stakeholders in industrial minerals.

We have had recent success co-hosting with other meetings and implore you to help us find a host for the 55th Forum Meeting.

Please contact us with information on who would host the 2019 55th Forum meeting by emailing geologyofindustrialminerals@gmail.com or comment here on the website at FGIMinc.com.

We look forward to seeing you at the next forum meeting!

Sincerely,

FGIM Inc.

Successful 54th Forum – Thank you Austin, TX!

We had great talks and field trips in Austin, TX. A big thank you to all who made it possible!

If you attended the 54th Forum, please take a few moments to take this survey. It is extremely helpful to us and we welcome your candid feedback.

54th FGIM Survey


After you have completed the survey, you can check out a few snap shots of our travels below. Hope you can join us next year!

Acme Brick Company and Geology of Austin, TX by CM Woodruff from atop Mt. Bonnell.

 


Old Castle Aggregate Operation in Marble Falls, TX

 


Cemex Cement Plant; San Antonio Japanese Tea Garden in converted limestone quarry; Century old concrete street at Belknap Place and the Alamo Quarry Market (former cement operation).

 


JM Huber Underground Limestone Mine, Marble, TX; Cold Spring Granite Dimension Stone, Marble Falls, TX and U.S. Silica Industrial & Frac Sand Operation, Voca, TX


Llanite Outcrop in Llano, TX

Blue Quartz!! You can learn more about the Llanite in this article titled “Origin and significance of blue coloration in quartz from Llano rhyolite (llanite), north-central Llano County, Texas“.

Again, please click the link to fill out the survey above and we will see you next year!

54th FGIM Conference is Upon Us!

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Here are a few more details regarding the 54th FGIM Conference in Austin Texas!!

The conference is being held at the Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG) campus – Conference Room ROC 1.603. If you are staying at the Fairfield Inn, there will be a shuttle that will run from 7:30 am until 8:00 pm. We strongly suggest that everyone be ready to leave the hotel by 8:00 am and meet down in the lobby for bus departure by 8:15 am.

Again, please be aware of safety on the field trips. Hard hats, safety glasses and safety vets will be provided. For all active sites we will be visiting, please be sure to wear long pants (no flowing clothing or dresses) and close-toe/closed-heal shoes (no flip flops or sandals). We will be attending site specific training at these locations.

If you are driving, the address is:

Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
10100 Burnet Road
Austin, TX 78758-4445

Below is a map directing you to the building location of where the conference is being held.

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A detailed schedule of presentations:

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54th FGIM Conference – Austin, TX (3rd Announcement)

Time is closing in on the 54th Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals annual meeting held in Austin, TX. This meeting is being hosted by the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas at Austin and co-sponsored by the Texas section of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME).

Below are announcements to pay attention to. If you have any questions/comments/concerns, please contact us! We will be happy to help with anything we can.

1. Event Registration

Again, if you have not registered yet, click the link below to register for the conference, including technical sessions, field trips and guest events. Reservations for hotel accommodations are also available:

FGIM Conference Registration

2. Field Trip Safety

As we all know, safety is a main concern. Hard hats, safety glasses and safety vets will be provided. For all active sites we will be visiting, please be sure to wear long pants (no flowing clothing or dresses) and close-toe/closed-heal shoes (no flip flops or sandals). We will be attending site specific training at these locations.

3. Tell Everyone!

Please let your friends and acquaintances in the biz know of the wonders that this annual meeting can offer them. Countless ideas, connections and friendships have been generated from conferences like this one.

Detailed Conference Agenda

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See you all very soon!

 

 

54th FGIM Conference – Austin, Texas (2nd Announcement)

 

FGIM Conference Registration

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Information related to hotel accommodations is also available in the link above.

FGIM is excited to see everyone T-minus 27 days!! If you have not already, please take a moment and register for the upcoming conference held in

Austin, TX |April 16 – 20, 2018.

Announcements

Scholarship Opportunities

Please make sure you notify young budding individuals interested in industrial minerals of the opportunity that awaits them with the Robert L. Bates Memorial Scholarship.

Auction

FGIM will be hosting a silent auction during this years conference. Please consider bringing items to donate for this event! Items related to industrial minerals such as, mineral specimens and literature will be happily accepted. Proceeds go towards future Forum meetings as well as the Robert L. Bates Scholarship.

 

See you soon!!!