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Challenges and Opportunities of Developing Land and Water Resources for Future Mines in Arizona

  • 13 Mar 2024
  • 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, March 8th, at noon.  If you choose to join virtually, you will receive a link prior to the event.


Chuck will present on the challenges and opportunities of developing land and water resources for future mines in Arizona. The presentation will start with briefly painting the backdrop from which land statuses (public and private) emerged in the American West and will then examine the current reality here in Arizona. From that point, the presentation will focus on practical applications for sourcing the resources we need. Although operating mines have navigated many of these challenges, these resources can provide unique challenges for new mineral discovery projects trying to chart their course to development. The informational takeaway of the presentation will target exploration and early development phase projects while showcasing some data sources that are especially helpful in navigating the present environment.

Meeting sponsor:


Venue and beverage sponsor:


Chuck Blair, Senior Advisor Permitting - Resolution Copper

  • 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 2023 Scholarship Fundraiser Sponsors:

Mother Lode Hexagon Mining, AMES Construction, ASARCO
Bonanza Freeport-McMoRan Sierrita OperationsStantec, Epiroc
Big Nugget WSPGranite, M3 Engineering
Pay Dirt AusencoFlorence Copper, Call & NicholasMcCraren Compliance, GroundProbe, Independent Geomechanics, Patrick Gorman,
Montgomery & AssociatesPiteau AssociatesRuen Drillling, Tetra Tech
Prospect Darling Geomatics
Supporters SRK ConsultingCori HoagMayes Consulting
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Tucson, Arizona 85728
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