About Us

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) welcomes you to the SME Minnesota Conference, in Virginia, Minnesota.

About SME

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) is a professional society (nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation) whose more than 13,000 membership represents all professionals serving the mining, minerals and underground construction industries in more than 100 countries. SME members include engineers, geologists, metallurgists, educators, students and researchers. SME advances the worldwide minerals community through information exchange and professional development. SME's staff is located in Englewood, Colorado.

Become a Member of SME

SME Members are among the most educated, tenured and successful professionals in the Minerals Industry. As a member of SME, you have access to more than 13,000 top professionals across 100 countries who can help your career skyrocket. Visit smenet.org to learn more about SME's various membership opportunities.


About the SME Minnesota Conference

The Minnesota Section – which dates to 1921 – strives to advance the mining and minerals community in our region by providing members with an informative and educational annual conference for the purpose of information exchange and professional development; through the efforts of the sub-sections, by promoting meaningful educational opportunities for professional development with informative meetings and short courses throughout the year; and by promoting and developing future careers in the industry through scholarships, internships, and involvement with educational institutions.

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