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S OUTHERN CALIFORNIA MINING SECTION
Member Section of The Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Inc. (SME)
SME is the technological organization for professionals in the minerals industries, and is comprised of a diverse group of mining professionals. This group includes engineers, geologists, scientists, regulators, educators, technicians, various support professionals such as sales personnel, and managers. One of the major goals of the SME is to advance professional development of it's members. To this end, our local section attempts to achieve this by presenting topical presentations at our monthly meetings, our seminars and field trips. To see more information about the type of presentations and activities currently scheduled, click on the appropriate button in the menu at left or on top of the page.



Notice: Our Next Meeting:

The next dinner will be held November 12 at 6PM at the Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce in Apple Valley. The topic is "Gold, Myths and Reality". The cost is $22.00 per person, students free. Contact Doug Shumway for details (760)285-5801



Local dues are only $15/year, are due by January 1st of each year. Local dues help offset the cost of the newsletter. Send your Local Dues to the section treasurer. Remember, you do not have to be a dues paying member to attend our meetings or go on our field trips.
Student memberships in SME (which cost $30 per year) will be offered FREE to any full-time college student (undergraduate or graduate) majoring in Geology or mining related curriculum by our Southern California Mining Section. In order to qualify, interested students should plan to attend an upcoming SME meeting at the Pomona Valley Mining Co. Restaurant. Students will be required to complete a SME Student Membership Application and will receive full benefits as a Student Member of SME. Students are always welcome at our monthly meetings and field trips. The student cost for dinner at our regular meetings is $0.00.

SoCal Mining Section Newsletter A copy of the current section newsletter is available in Acrobat Reader form, by clicking on the button .

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SECTION OFFICERS

TITLE 

NAME/COMPANY 

CHAIRMAN  Erik Melchiorre, PhD
 
VICE CHAIRMAN  Open
 
SECRETARY  Austin Marshall/Mitsubishi Cement
 
TREASURER  Nicolette Grill
 
 

COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS

TITLE 

NAME/COMPANY 

GEM CHAIRPERSON  Dinah Shumway/Terra Mins Inc.
JOINT MEETING CHAIR  Doug Shumway/Terra Mins & Todd Ririe, PhD/BP
FIELD TRIP CHAIRMAN  Doug Shumway/Terra Mins
 
NOMINATING CHAIRMAN  Todd Ririe, PhD/BP
 
 
Updated:
29 Oct. 2013