Who We Are

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) is a professional society (nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation) whose more than 15,000 membership represents all professionals serving the minerals industry in more than 100 countries. SME members include engineers, geologists, metallurgists, educators, students and researchers. SME advances the worldwide mining and underground construction community through information exchange and professional development. SME's staff is located in Englewood, Colorado.

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The Mission of the SME Foundation is to be the source of funding for education and outreach of SME and the community it serves.
The Minerals Education Coalition’s mission is to identify, produce and disseminate fact-based K-12 minerals education lessons and activities and to inform and educate the general public about the importance of mining in their everyday lives.
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Government Affairs
SME has created a public affairs and government relations committee within SME to help leverage the expertise of its membership to create a system for providing timely, accurate, fact-based, non-partisan technical information in response to urgent inquiries from SME stakeholders.
Annual Report
The SME Annual Report is a comprehensive review of the year, it includes reports from all SME Divisions and departments as well as reports from the SME President and Executive Director, financials, SME awards and scholarships.


Strategic plan
SME Strategic Plan will help us to think and plan strategically to meet the needs of our members now and in the future.
SME Community
Stay connected and join the SME community to interact and engage with industry professionals.