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
 

Program

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


CALL for HOSTS – Partner with FGIM on Geological Technical Sessions and Field Trips

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

57th Forum – 2021 Virtual Event – Agenda

Agenda for 57th Forum Virtual Event | August 26, 2021 | Hosted by the Illinois State Geological Survey

Please tune in August 26, 2021 from 9:00 AM to Noon and again from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CST) for this event.

If you registered for the meeting, THANK YOU! If you still need to register, click here: 57th Forum 2021 Virtual Event Registration OR check out the Illinois State Geological Survey site for more information.

Hope to see/hear you there! Check out the list of authors you will be hearing from below.

Featured Abstracts

Well Looky Here! An Aggregate Project in Southwest Texas Gets an Unexpected Surprise – a Case Study in Deposit Optimization, Michelle M. Lee

Aggregate Evaluation Practices in the Laboratory, Have We Been Over Mitigating Our Concrete Aggregates?, Chris Braaten

“Slippery When Wet” – Road Surfacing Aggregate for a Wetter World, John Cowley

Sustainability in Midwestern Crushed Stone Aggregate Production

Downhole Desurvey Methods, Gavin Clarkson

New Natural Pozzolan Ash Meadows California, Dan Eyde & Steve Wulfenstein

‘Critical’, ‘Magnet’, ‘Battery’, and Photovoltaic Materials – Market Facts and Hype: Implications for Responsible Exploration and Development Decision-making, Laura Simandl, George J. Simandl, & Suzanne Paradis

Climate Change and Its Potential Effects on Potash Producers, Mark D. Cocker

Bauxite Red Mud Residue as a Mineral Resource, Mark D. Cocker, Floyd Gray, & Greta J. Orris

The Illinois Basin Carbon Ore, Rare Earth, and Critical Mineral Initiative (IB CORE-CM), Jared T. Freiburg, Scott Elrick, & Franck Delpomdor

Any questions regarding this event contact : Zak Lasemi at zlasemi@illinois.edu or Scott Elrick at elrick@illinois.edu

57th Forum – 2021 Virtual Event REGISTRATION & CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

When: Thursday, August 26 through Saturday, August 28, 2021

Sessions will be 30-minutes long each day starting at 9:00 AM to Noon (CST) then again from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (CST)

Where: Virtual Meeting hosted by Illinois State Geological Survey | Prairie Research Institute | University of Illinois

Meeting Registration: Zoom Meeting

Please click the link to register for the Zoom Meeting and receive confirmation.


Meeting registration link and additional information can be found on the Illinois State Geological Survey Site.


CALL FOR PAPERS

Abstract Deadline: July 1, 2021

Details regarding abstracts can be found on the Illinois State Geological Survey Site

Abstracts should be emailed to Zak Lasemi at zlasemi@illinois.edu

Any questions regarding this event contact : Zak Lasemi at zlasemi@illinois.edu or Scott Elrick at elrick@illinois.edu

57th Forum – 2021 Virtual Event

When: Thursday, August 26-Saturday, August 28

Where: Virtual Meeting hosted by Illinois State Geological Survey | Prairie Research Institute | University of Illinois

More information to follow regarding access to this virtual event.

CALL FOR PAPERS

Abstract Deadline: July 1, 2021

Abstracts should be emailed to Zak Lasemi at zlasemi@illinois.edu

Any questions regarding this event contact

Zak Lasemi at zlasemi@illinois.edu or Scott Elrick at elrick@illinois.edu

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!

 

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