Landmark extractive industries conference
DURING 7-12 May 2000, the 36th North American Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals will, for the first and possibly only time, be combined with the 11th UK Extractive Industry Geology (EIG) conference, creating a unique event to mark the beginning of the new millennium.
Conference sessions will take place on the 8, 9 and 10 May at the Assembly Rooms in Bath, UK, with around 60 papers from both sides of the Atlantic on themes including: The present and future extractive industry; Managing the environment; Quarry design and extraction; Geology of construction materials; Geology of industrial minerals; and By-product raw materials and recycling. The conference is being organized by the Camborne School of Mines on behalf of the Geological Society, with support from the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, the Mineralogical Society and the British Geological Survey. Industry sponsors of the conference include Foster Yeoman, Imerys (formerly ECC International), Hanson Aggregates, Lafarge Redland Aggregates, Tarmac, Aggregate Industries, RMC and WBB.
The organizers say the event will allow delegates from North America, Britain and the rest of Europe to compare and contrast their professional activities and interests, as well as providing an opportunity for continuing professional development.
In addition to an ambitious social and spouses programme, several field trips to extractive industry sites and geological localities around Bath and south-west England will also take place during the six-day event.