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May 22 - May 23
Join us at our Tucson forum on May 22-23 to discuss key issues for the global mining community within the context of the American mining industry and discover opportunities to grow and innovate.
Critical topics at this event will include autonomous mining, interoperability, the “connected” mine, and artificial intelligence and IIoT. Participants will have a chance to hear engaging presentations on these topics. There will also be the opportunity to exchange information and interact with all participants during panel discussions. Collaboration opportunities and requirements to support the evolution of mining will be covered in interactive breakout sessions.
Click here to read available speaker abstracts and bios.
Read an interview with Freeport McMoRan speaker Jose Hernandez here
Read an interview with the Doe Run Company’s Denise Callahan here
The United States is the world’s top economic powerhouse, and we will tap into that unique expertise at our forum in Tucson, Arizona, on May 22-23. Arizona has a very long history of mining that goes back thousands of years to some of the region’s first peoples. Today, many important metallic, industrial and energy resources are mined there, employing more than 60 000 people.* Most notably, Arizona’s copper accounts for 68% of domestic copper production in the US.** The state is also famous for its turquoise, azurite and malachite, which are copper-bearing minerals.
Major mining companies Freeport-McMoRan and Southern Copper are both based in Arizona (Phoenix), as are many others. Just outside of Tucson is one of the largest open pit mines in the country, ASARCO’s Mission mine. As a city surrounded by mining activity, Tucson is a hub for mining equipment and technology including Hexagon Mining (our host for the event), Caterpillar and Modular Mining systems.
*Source National Mining Association, stats are from 2017. The statistic represents both indirect and direct jobs: https://nma.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/az.pdf
**Source, Arizona Geological Survey, stats are from 2017: AZGS http://azgs.arizona.edu/minerals/king-copper