Mark Your Calendar! Next Meeting – 16 February 2017 at 6:00 PM
Next Monthly Meeting
Next Meeting: Thursday, 16 February 2017 at 6:00 PM
Presenter: Dale Rucker, Chief Technical Officer, HGI Geophysics
Program: Quantifying the Effects of Subsurface Leaching at the Carlota Mine
Presenter Bio: Dr. Dale Rucker is the Chief Technical Officer for hydroGEOPHYSICS, Inc (HGI) and holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering, MS in Civil Engineering, and a Doctorate in Hydrology and Water Resources from the University of Arizona. As CTO, Dale is responsible for the technical direction of HGI, including the development of new hardware, software tools, and interpretation for geophysical methods aimed at solving hydrological, engineering, and mining problems. Dale has several publications dedicated to improved understanding and performance of leach pads. He is a member of SEG, EEGS, AGU, SME, and EAGE. He is also the editor of the Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics.
Change in Dinner Pricing Structure
Our new dinner fee pricing structure is as follows:
Members and Guests of Members: $30
As before, dinner includes two drink tickets thanks to our generous sponsors. Annual membership is still $25. Memberships from other local sections will be recognized as qualifying for the member dinner price.
Mining Day at the Capitol!
Calling all volunteers! Mining Day at the Capitol is 15 March 2017 and Pam Wilkinson, Education Outreach Coordinator for the Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources: U of A, needs volunteers to work at a booth that will have activities for young students. If you are interested, please email Pam at
The day comes with a free lunch!
2017 Annual Conference and Expo
The most talked about conference of 2017...
The 2017 SME Annual Conference & Expo and CMA 119th National Western Mining Conference provides a forum for more than 6,500 industry professionals, from across the world, to share innovative ideas, best practices and cutting-edge research in more than 120 sessions along with an expansive marketplace of more than 650 exhibiting companies.
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Know Any YOUNG Miners?
Tell them about Young Miners of Arizona! Initiated in 2015, this new Arizona SME Section targets members with 15 years or less experience in the mining industry. It is a great transition for newly graduated students to connect with their peer group. Click the links below for more information!
2016–2017 Maricopa Section Officers
Program / Chair
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Secretary & Communications
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Donald M. Burt,Ph.D.
Arizona State University