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Freeport McMoRan Indonesia Update

  • 12 Jan 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • See Event Details for Location and Microsoft Teams Meeting Link


  • Registration is for Hexagon employees only. Registration code required.
  • If interested, please contact SME Tucson, as this is on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • For UA SME Student Chapter members only. Please make sure you are in good standing with the UA SME Student Chapter.
  • Virtual attendee. Register to give us a head count and to receive a meeting reminder the day of the event.


Join us for our next SME Tucson Hybrid Meeting! For those that want to join us in person, please go ahead and make your reservation. Hexagon has graciously allowed us to host this event at their office and is our venue/food/drink sponsor. Make sure to select your meal (beef, chicken, or vegetarian/vegan) when making your reservation. Reservation deadline is Friday, January 7th, at noon.  For those who choose to join us virtually, the link to the Teams meeting is found below.

Program: Freeport-McMoRan Indonesia Update

Venue, food, and beverage sponsor:

Meeting sponsor:

Speaker: Tim Casten, Vice President Underground Planning, Freeport-McMoRan

About The Speaker: Tim Casten is a mining engineer with over 30 years of experience in underground mining.  He holds an undergraduate degree from the Camborne School of Mines in the UK and a MSc. from the Mackay School of Mines at the University of Nevada-Reno, USA.

After starting his career on the Channel Tunnel in the UK, Tim held a variety of roles in underground mining including time at both the San Manuel block cave mine and the Resolution project in Arizona, USA.  Tim joined Freeport-McMoRan in 1997 and worked on the underground operations at the Grasberg district in West Papua, Indonesia.

He is currently based out of the corporate office in Phoenix, Arizona, where he is the Vice President of Underground Planning and heads up a team primarily focused on supporting the Indonesian underground operations at the Grasberg minerals district


  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm Social Hour
  • 7:00pm - 7:45pm   Dinner
  • 7:45pm - 8:00pm Announcements (START OF VIRTUAL MEETING)
  • 8:00pm - 8:30pm Program
  • 8:30pm - 8:45pm Q&A

Location: HEXAGON, 40 E Congress St #300, Tucson, AZ 85701. CLICK FOR MAP.

  • $25 for SME Tucson members
  • $35 for non-members
  • Free for UA SME Student Chapter members
  • Free for virtual attendees

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

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. 

Virtual Meeting Information (Microsoft Teams): 

Click here to join the meeting

Thank you to all our 2021 Scholarship Fundraiser sponsors: 

Hexagon Mining - Stantec - Freeport-McMoRan Sierrita Operations - GroundProbeIndependent Mining ConsultantsAmes ConstructionAusencoGolder Associates / WSPKE&G ConstructionM3 Engineering & TechnologyMontgomery & AssociatesPioneer EquipmentVerdad Group LLC - WoodBoart LongyearFlorence Copper - McCraren Compliance - Southwest EnergySRK ConsultingDr. Brad RossCori HoagMayes ConsultingWestLand Resources

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