Mark Your Calendar! Next Meeting – 20 February 2020 at 6:00 PM
Next Monthly Meeting
Thursday, 20 February 2020
Speaker: Dan Welch
Program: Mid-Tertiary IOCG Deposits in Arizona, and a "Lost" Mining District
Program Details: The Molly Marie Prospect is a group of 20 contiguous mining claims located just north of the western end of the Superstition Mountains. The geologic features of the prospect include IOCG deposits located in a previously unrecognized submarine caldera. Accompanying these IOCG deposits, located near the foot of the Superstition Mountains, is a subject that must be breached: A "missing" mining district.
The location of these legendary and often notorious mines has commonly been thought to be deep inside the Superstition Wilderness area, but it's just outside its boundaries. By using modern methods, the locations of many back-filled pits, a processing area, and a larger caved stope were found. In this presentation, an overview of the geology and history of the area and physical evidence of previous mining will be presented. The correlation between geology, history and physical evidence of the area will be shown to demonstrate the existence of a rich historic mining district and an opportunity for an exceptional exploration target.
Radisson Hotel Phoenix Airport
427 North 44th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008
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6:00 PM – Social Hour
6:45 PM – Safety Share, Sponsor Introduction, and Poetry Contest
7:00 PM – Dinner
7:45 PM – Speaker
Change in Dinner Pricing Payment
*NEW* Option for Online Payment!
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Our 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, and is also payable online. Memberships from other local sections will be recognized as qualifying for the member dinner price.
Are you working on an exciting project? Do you want to share your story with the SME Maricopa Group? If so, please reach out to any board member with a small abstract on what you would like to talk about, and we will review and get you set up for a meeting date!
Arizona State Board of Technical Registration
Two Bills the Board would like you to be aware of are Senate Bills 1274 and 1298. Please note that the Legislature is proposing these bills without Board or industry input.
Senate Bill 1274 would change the makeup of the Board’s professional representation. Currently eight professionals and one public member sit on the Board. There is at least one Board member representing each of the five regulated professions. SB 1274 would change the makeup to four non-specified professionals (meaning one profession would not be represented) and five public members, who would be in the majority.
The Board also asks that you read Board staff’s SB 1274 Fact Sheet as it provides a better understanding of the Board’s purpose and processes.
Senate Bill 1298 amends the definition of Engineering Practice, removing language allowing the Board to investigate and discipline non-registrants practicing or offering to practice professional engineering.
Links to the Bills and Fact Sheet are below.
SB 1274 Fact Sheet
If you have an opinion regarding these or other Bills, it is at this time that you have the opportunity to communicate said opinions with your legislative representative.
SME Board of Directors
Interested in joining the SME Maricopa Board of Directors? Reach out to any of our current board members to see what opportunities we have for the upcoming season!
AZGS releases Oatman Quad Geodatabase
GIS geodatabase for the geology of the Oatman quadrangle has been released. This is a historic gold and silver mining district.
View it here:
Oatman Quad Geodatabase
AZGS Blog Post
The newly designated Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area includes ~ 3,600 square miles (9,378 square kilometers; 2,304,000 acres) and hundreds of mines distributed in 20 mining districts in Pima and Santa Cruz Counties. AZGS just released a preliminary evaluation of metallic and industrial minerals of America’s newest National Heritage Area.
The report is accompanied by six figures, two tables and citations for more than 50 published geologic reports and maps from the AZGS and the US Geological Survey. All of which are available as free PDF downloads.
View it here:
Preliminary evaluation of mineral resources of the Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage area
Program / Chair
Immediate Past Chair
Secretary & Communications
Public Relations Chair
Donald M. Burt,Ph.D.
Arizona State University