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. Let's not forget that a SUPERGENE is NOT a geologic term, but what mine superintendents pass on to their children!


    Posted by Timothy Arnold

    February 18, 2020

    And a hanging wall is the proper final resting-place of a typical exploration manager.

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    Timothy Arnold
    2016 SME President
    Integra Resources Corp
    Sparks NV United States
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  2. RE: Geolonerd


    Posted by Francine Webber

    February 17, 2020

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    Francine Webber
    Events Manager
    National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum
    The Premier Showcase of American Mining
    120 W 9th St
    Leadville, CO 80461
    719-293-4321.

    Everything begins with mining.  Everything!








    ------Original Message------

    ​Have pencil Pocket will Travel.

    Got a hammer and a compass
    A hand lens and a map
    Into the field I travel
    I'm an exploring kind of chap

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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. Geolonerd


    Posted by William Lipps

    February 16, 2020

    ​Have pencil Pocket will Travel.

    Got a hammer and a compass
    A hand lens and a map
    Into the field I travel
    I'm an exploring kind of chap

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