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What We Have Learned From 15 Years of Investigating Heaps

  • 09 Oct 2019
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Sheraton Tucson, 5151 E. Grant Road, Conference Center entrance on west side


  • Member of SME Tucson Section that reserves by the deadline.
  • Must be a current UA mining student and member of UA SME.

Program: What We have Learned From 15 years of Investigating Heaps

Sponsor: CALTROL

Speaker: Dale Rucker, PhD, Chief Technical Officer, hydroGeophysics

About the Speaker:

Dr. Dale Rucker is Chief Technical Officer of hydroGEOPHYSICS, Inc (HGI) in Tucson, AZ.  Before coming to HGI in 2004, he received a PhD from the University of Arizona in the Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, where his research focused on geophysical methods to better characterize water infiltration for artificial and natural recharge, bioremediation, and contaminant mapping.  He has worked at HGI for the past 15 years, during which he has worked on a wide variety of mining related problems, from exploration and operation to closure, reclamation, and abandoned mines.  Recently, his focus has been on characterization and secondary recovery of heap leach pads for base and precious metal mines.

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Sheraton Tucson at 5151 E. Grant -- northeast corner of Grant & Rosemont. Use Conference Center Entrance on west side of the hotel.


$31 SME Tucson members who reserve by deadline.

$39 non-members who reserve by deadline.

Add $3 to above ($34/$42) for late RSVPs if space allows.

Free for current UA mining students who are UA SME members.

Payable at the door by cash, credit card, or check payable to SME Tucson.

Cost does not include bar drinks. Cash bar is available.

Cancellations and No Shows:
Please call or email by the registration deadline to cancel.  If you do not cancel your reservation by the deadline, SME is still required to pay for your dinner and you will in turn be billed. Thank you. 

SME Tucson Section
PO Box 65931
Tucson, Arizona 85728
(520) 314-5066
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