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Minnesota Experience

A History of Mining, A Culture of Growth

Mining in Minnesota has a storied history. With the first stone quarries and a would-be gold rush nearly 150 years ago, Minnesota established its mining foundation. It wasn’t long before Minnesota was the nation’s largest producer of iron ore, supplying us throughout the 20th century. Today, with taconite supplementing the reserves of iron ore, we find burgeoning ventures into new areas: copper, nickel and precious metals. What an ideal setting for us to showcase state-of-the-art mining technology, and strategize for the future of our industry!

Experience Minneapolis

Come Experience Minneapolis, MN

Set in the heart of iron ore country, our host city has it all! World class fine din-ing, art, theater, museums, shopping, 6 professional sports teams…wherever your interests lie, Minneapolis has you covered. And don’t forget about the re-gion’s natural beauty and “up north splendor.” If you’re looking for an excursion outside of the conference, the hardest part will be narrowing your options!

Technical Sessions that Inspire

The mining industry’s best and brightest will gather to share their knowledge, experience and expertise at the 2018 SME Annual Conference & Expo and the 91st Annual Meeting of the SME-MN Section. Technical sessions will address the most current, relevant research, and illustrate innovative solutions to many common mining challenges. The technical program will be highlighted by the 6th North American Iron Ore Symposium.

Expansive Exhibit Hall

Leading equipment manufacturers will be on site demonstrating tools, technologies, and techniques to increase efficiency and drive down costs. It's a great opportunity for you to network with industry insiders while experiencing all that is new in technology and equipment!

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Highlighting the importance of industrial innovation, including in the mining sector.