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School of Earth and Climate Sciences Hosting Minerals Conference

The University of Maine School of Earth and Climate Sciences is among the host groups for the Maine Metallic Minerals Society conference being held Friday, Nov. 9 at the Black Bear Inn in Orono.

This daylong conference for professionals will include presentations on the geology and mineral potential of Maine, the history of non-ferrous metal exploration and mining in the state, land ownership and access to the land base, surface and mineral owner perspectives, and current mining and reclamation techniques. The Geological Society of Maine, of which Alice Kelley of the School of Earth and Climate Sciences, Climate Change Institute and Department of Anthropology is the president, and Maine Geological Survey are also hosting the event. Martin Yates, an instructor in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences, is one of the lead planners for the conference.

The GSM website has more information.

Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207.581.3777 or jessica.bloch@umit.maine.edu

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