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Minnesota
Minerals Education Workshop

 


18th Annual MMEW
June 16-18, 2015
University of Minnesota Duluth

 

Powerpoint presentations and handouts from the 2015 MMEW short courses can be downloaded from links on the
the short course schedule below.

Other Downloads


2015 MMEW Program and Field Guide
(includes lists of participants, instructors, and sponsors)

Introductory Powerpoint

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Session 1
9:00-10:15

Modeling Plate Tectonics via Sandwich Stratigraphy
Dean Moosavi
Earth's Glaciations: Present and Ancient
Dick Ojakangas
GIS and Geology
Jaqueline Hamilton
Rock and Mineral Identification
Andrea Reed

Session 2
10:30-11:45

Igneous Rocks of the North Shore
Jim Miller
Global Climate Change
Andy Breckenridge
Groundwater Basics
Rich Soule & Jim Lundy
How Rocks Weather
Handout
Christian Schardt

Session 3
1:45-3:00

Methods & Instruments for identifying Minerals in Rocks
Paul Weiblen
Minerals Exploration -
Best Practices

Steve Hovis
Groundwater Protection in Mining Area
Bruce Olsen
What is a Tailings Basin
Phil Solseng &
Aaron Grosser

Session 4
3:15-4:30

Mineral Resources
Occurrences and Uses
Ken Reid
Economic Impact of Taconite Mining in Minnesota
Pete Clevenstine
Taconite Mining, Sulfate, and the St. Louis River
Michael Berndt
Mineland Reclamation
Chuck Hubbard
 



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