Robert Allen Metz -- (December 22, 1932 - June 12, 2020)
- It's with heavy hearts that we announce that Robert A. Metz passed away on June 12, 2020.
- Bob was born in Cleveland, Ohio on December 22, 1932. He received his degree in Geological Engineering (Mining) from the Colorado School of Mine in 1955.
- Bob started his career in 1955 working for Kennecott Copper Corporation. Bob worked for Kennecott for 13 years (Chino Mines Division for 4 years and Ray Mines Division for 9 years). Bob went on to work for others companies like Duval Corporation, Phelps Dodge Mining Company, and Battle Mountain Exploration Company. In 1992 Bob established R. A. Metz Associates and worked as a consultant for corporations in the Unites States, Latin America, and Australia.
- Bob's memorial services will be announced at a later date.
May 5th, 2020 -- J David Lowell (1928 - 2020)
- It's with heavy hearts that we announce that J. David Lowell, 92, has passed away.
- Dave was born on a ranch in Southern Arizona in 1928. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.S. in Mining Engineering in 1949, from Stanford University with an M.S. Geology in 1957, and was awarded the University of Arizona's Professional Engineer of Geology in 1959. Dave obtained honorary degrees from Universidad Nacional de San Marcos in Peru in 1998 and the University of Arizona in 2000.
- Dave was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1999. He received the SME Daniel C. Jackling and Robert Dreyer Awards, the AIME Earl McConnell Award, the SEG Silver Medal and Penrose Gold Medal, and the MMSA Gold Medal. Lowell was inducted into the American Mining Hall of Fame on December 7, 2002 at the 20th Annual Banquet of the Mining Foundation of the Southwest.
- Dave worked for more than 110 companies and governments from 1961 to 1990. See more here...
April 16th, 2020 -- GCE 2020 Radar Monitoring - Short Course
- The Geotechnical Center of Excellence at the University of Arizona has gathered some of the leading industry professionals in the slope monitoring sector to develop a world-class radar monitoring short course. The course starts tomorrow! Please reach out to Gillian Noonan with any questions or to register!
- Course Fee = $550
- Student Course Fee = $195
- UArizona MGE Department Students = FREE
Mine Engineering Inputs to Integrated Planning - Short Course
- This March the UA and FMI will be running a short course together, Mine Engineering Inputs to Integrated Planning. For details or to register, please contact Rocio Brambila at email@example.com
- See flyer below:
Arizona Geological Survey’s Releases: Arizona Mining Review e-video Magazine #50 (Blog)
Greg Hahn (VP at Arizona Silver Exploration) joined AZGS' Carson Richardson on the 50th broadcast of the Arizona Mining Review.
Greg and Carson chatted for 10-minutes about Arizona Silver's 3 Arizona mineral prospects and focused on the gold-silver Philadelphia-Arabian property in the Oatman Mining District of Mohave County.
The Philadelphia-Arabian mine produced gold from about 1900 to the onset of World War II. It was shuttered during the war and never reopened. Greg and his partners reviewed mining data from the AZGS Mine Data website. They are confident that economic gold and silver deposits persist at the site.
To go directly to the AMR video: https://tinyurl.com/AZSilveExp-AMR
AZGS - Yavapai Geoscience Students at Bagdad Copper Mine (Blog)
- The next generation of geoscientists from Prescott’s Yavapai College on a field trip to Bagdad Copper Mine, Bagdad, Arizona. An invited blog post by Marlena Willoughby (GEM).
AZGS Mining Data & Revisiting Sacaton Copper Mine (Blog)
- Mining News! The Sacaton open pit copper mine was recently purchased by Elim Mining. ASARCO last operated the mine in 1984. Extensive documentation – geologic, geophysical and geochemical - from AZGS Mining data site may have prompted Elim to act in renewing exploration at Sacaton.
December 7th, 2019 --UA SME Student Chapter Diggers and Duffers
- The University of Arizona SME Student Chapter is hosting their 24th Annual Diggers and Duffers Golf Tournament. The proceeds from this fundraising tournament will go towards the Chapter's travel expenses to the 2020 SME National Conference. Please go to their Eventbrite page for more information and to register.
Short Course - Geological Inputs to Integrated Planning
- The Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources is offering the a short course , titled "Geological Inputs to Integrated Planning". More information on this course below:
AZGS Annual Impact on Arizona's Economy
A new economic impact report shows that the products and services of the Arizona Geological Survey (UA AZGS) contributed nearly $32 million to Arizona’s economy over the past year – a 34-fold return on the survey’s FY-2018 state allocation of $941,000.
In Spring 2019, AZGS contracted with the Univ. of Arizona’s Eller School of Management graduate program to assess the annual contribution of our geologic products and services to Arizona’s economy. The results are in!
For more details, see today’s Arizona Geology blog post, “UA Arizona Geological Survey Activities Help Power Arizona’s Economy “ .
- Join us on July 10th at Barrio Brewing for our 6th Annual MineBLAST! The Young Miners of SME Arizona are putting together a charity raffle event and are looking for donations! More information on MineBLAST and the Young Miners Raffle below...
Economic Impact Survey - Update
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Visit the AZGS Site for interesting articles related to Geology in Arizona:
- Open-File Report evaluating metals and industrial minerals of the newly designated Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area. Click HERE
- Arizona Geology article on the next generation ofAZGS digital geologic maps. Click HERE
March 29, 2019 -- Women in Mining Arizona Chapter Inaugural Event!
- Women In Mining will be hosting their “Inaugural Event” on March 29th, 2019 5-7pm at the Hexagon Mining office in Tucson.
- More information on the event details can be found on the flyer attached. They will count with an excellent panel discussion of industry leaders:
- 1. David Rea, General Manager- Caterpillar
- 2. Katherine Arnold, Director of Environmental - Hudbay
- 3. Brittany Varela, Operations Manager - FMI
- Moderated by Brad Ross, Director IMR UA More information on the WIM AZ membership benefits, goals and strategic plan will be detailed at our Inaugural Event.
- Check out their website and social media platforms: www.womeninmining.us
March 6, 2019 -- 6th Annual Mining Day at the Capitol!
The Arizona Mining Association (AMA) along the Arizona Rock Products Association (ARPA) are hosting the 6th Annual Mining Day at the Capitol. This event is an outstanding opportunity to network with legislatures, agency leadership, and mining member personnel. Participants of the event will learn more about mining’s positive impact on our great state and more! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to register for lunch ($20). Details below: