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About SME

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The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) brings together the mining and mineral industry’s brightest and most dedicated professionals. Over 13,000 global members advance their careers with world-class technical resources, educational programs, networking opportunities and professional development tools from SME. Our members are focused on sharing best practices on safety, environmental stewardship and moving mining forward. SME. Inspiring mining professionals worldwide.


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SME Members are among the most educated, tenured and successful professionals in the minerals industry. Our members include engineers, geologists, metallurgists, educators, students and researchers. As a member of SME, you have exclusive access to more than 14,000 top professionals across 100 countries who can help your career skyrocket. Join a community committed to your growth.

  • Grow professionally – access a range of educational programs, publications, and services geared to your professional development
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Learn more about SME’s various membership opportunities!