Mark Your Calendar! Next Meeting – 16 May 2019 at 6:00 PM
Next Monthly Meeting
Thursday, 16 May 2019
Sponsor: Digital Mine by GE Transportation
Speaker: Debra Johnson, Digital Mine by GE Transportation, a Wabtec Company
Program: Increasing Mine Safety & Productivity with Collision Awareness
Program Details: In today’s world, we are accustomed to our cars alerting us to obstacles in our blind spots, providing visibility behind us when we are backing up, and the confidence those alerts and tools provide us as we drive. Expand those blind spots to around 140 feet, take away those alarms and visibility, and increase the weight of your vehicle to 400-500 tons and you get the idea of what a haul truck driver without a Collision Awareness System (CAS) is experiencing. Nothing is more important than making sure your mining employees make it through their day safely and back home to their families. As you can imagine, an effective CAS system can improve both the safety and the productivity of your mine.
This presentation will go through case studies for existing CAS systems deployed in surface mines as well as provide information about technical issues you should be aware of around the deployment of this technology in various environments.
Change in Dinner Pricing Payment
*NEW* Option for Online Payment!
Please CLICK HERE to pay and reserve your spot prior to the meeting.
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.
SME AZ Conference Speakers needed!
What: Speaker for geology technical session
When: December 2 & 3, 2019
Where: Marriott Starr Pass Resort in Tucson, AZ
We are looking for papers and presenters with projects or operations in the south-west US. We're hoping for a good mix of operators and academia.
Title of your talk and short abstract are due July 31, 2019.
If interested, please contact Allan Schappert directly (info below).
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
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