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Cactus Mine Update

  • 08 Feb 2023
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Hexagon's Tucson office (and virtual)


  • 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 when making your reservation. Reservation deadline is Friday, February 3rd, at noon.  If you choose to join virtually, you will receive a link prior to the event.


Meeting sponsor:

Venue and beverage sponsor:

Speaker: Dan Johnson

Dan Johnson is a graduate of the University of Arizona with over three and half decades of environmental management, hydrological engineering, operations, construction and project management experience in the state’s mining industry.

Most recently, Mr. Johnson was at Wood as a Principal Hydrogeologist working on international and domestic mining projects. Prior to Wood, he was the Vice-President and General Manager at Taseko’s Florence CopperProject, where he led the company's permitting, technical, construction and operational commissioning efforts with the support of a strong project team over a nine-year span.

Prior to Florence Copper, he was Technical Services and Environmental Manager/Director for projects in North America and Chile at QuadraFNX, and has held senior levels for Phelps Dodge, Freeport-McMoRan, Rio Tinto, Wood and Montgomery WatsonHarza.

He also has served as an elected officer for over 10 years on the Arizona Mining Association Executive Board of Directors



Cactus mine update


  • 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.


  • $45 for SME Tucson members
  • $55 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 will be sent to registrants.

Thank you to all our 2022 Scholarship Fundraiser sponsors: 

Mother Lode

Hexagon Mining

Freeport-McMoRan Sierrita Operations - South32Stantec

Big Nugget

Epiroc - WSPGraniteGrupo Mexico

Pay Dirt

Ames ConstructionAusencoCardinal Pointe Financial Group
Florence CopperMcCraren Compliance – Patrick Gorman
Montgomery & AssociatesPiteau AssociatesRuen Drillling Southwest Energy

SRK ConsultingCori HoagMayes Consulting
One Valenzuela Group

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