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International Raw Minerals Observatory to Launch November 2017 #DiscoverINTRAW

Save the Date: Launch of the International Raw Materials Observatory
Save the Date! The International Raw Minerals Observatory is set to launch in November 2017. This is a new non-profit observatory based on the work of the INTRAW project that will facilitate exchange of best practices in raw materials on a global stage. During 7 weeks, the INTRAW explored five mining industries to explore best practices to build strong mining industry.

Interactive map of aggregate resources in South Dakota

The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources provides an interactive map of over 6,000 sand, gravel, and construction aggregate mining operations in South Dakota.

The map shows reclaimed (green) and active (red) mines. Users can click on individual sites to find detailed information, including location, operator, material mined, mining dates, total area mined and reclaimed, and links to photographs.

Click here to access the interactive map.

SME Publishes "History of Tunneling in the United States" #mining #engineering

The cover of SME's new book "History of Tunneling in the United States"
The Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Inc. (SME) published the new book "History of Tunneling in the United States." The last 200 years of tunneling are explored by industry experts and are illustrated with museum-worthy historical photographs and drawings. It's hard to imagine what life would be like in major U.S.


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