The Great Debate

The Great Debate is intended to be a good-natured debate about the mining industry with a goal of raising funds for the U.S. National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum. The opinions expressed here are those of the author and not necessarily of SME or Mining Engineering . Follow The Great Debate, where some of the world’s leading braggarts from six mining sectors have been enlisted to brag, roast, cajole and otherwise humorously make their case for being the most important sector to mining.

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The Great Debate aims to settle, once and for all, which sector of the mining industry is the most important. You have read what the sector leaders have to say, now it’s your turn. Join the Great Debate by commenting below. Please keep it civil, after all, we are all in this together.

  1. Metallurgy - because new technology is dumb


    Posted by William Lipps

    May 14, 2020



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    William Lipps
    Gen Mgr Govt & Reg
    Shimadzu Scientific Instrument
    Columbia MD United States
    (626)386-1127
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  2. RE: A Ferrous Boiler?


    Posted by Marc LeVier

    April 20, 2020

    Bless your 'lil heart, LippDragger!

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    Marc LeVier
    Consultant
    K Marc LeVier and Associates
    Highlands Ranch CO United States
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 04-20-2020 04:35 PM
    From: William Lipps
    Subject: A Ferrous Boiler?

    Global Industrial Boilers Market Size, Share | Industry Report 2027

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    William Lipps
    Gen Mgr Govt & Reg
    Shimadzu Scientific Instrument
    Columbia MD United States
    (626)386-1127
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  3. RE: If it's on Wikipedia it must be true.


    Posted by Marc LeVier

    April 20, 2020

    Hilarious, LippServe had to look that up!  Bless your sweet little heart!

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    Marc LeVier
    Consultant
    K Marc LeVier and Associates
    Highlands Ranch CO United States
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 04-20-2020 04:35 PM
    From: William Lipps
    Subject: If it's on Wikipedia it must be true.

    Wikipedia being helpful | You dont say meme, Funny relatable memes ...

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    William Lipps
    Gen Mgr Govt & Reg
    Shimadzu Scientific Instrument
    Columbia MD United States
    (626)386-1127
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