May 11-13, 2017
Holiday Inn Eau Claire South
4751 Owen Ayers Court
Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54701
Room block rate - $111.95 per night. Be sure to mention ‘American Institute of Professional Geologists’ for the room discount.
May 11, 2017 - WPDES Nonmetallic Mining Permit Process Seminar - pdf Schedule
May 11, 2017 - Networking Reception, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
May 12, 2017 - Sand Mine Life Cycle Seminar - pdf Schedule
May 13, 2017 - Field Trip: Industrial Sand Resources of West-Central Wisconsin - Itinerary
May 11, 2017 - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) estimates that there are more than 2,500 nonmetallic mines (NMM) in the state that mine sand, gravel, limestone, dolomite and igneous rock for aggregate, fill and landscaping; dimension stone for monuments, landscaping and buildings; volcanic andesite for shingles; peat for horticulture and landscaping; industrial sand for a variety of uses; and other nonmetallic minerals.
Nonmetallic mines that discharge storm water and wastewater from active and inactive operation to waters of the state, either directly or indirectly via a storm sewer or other conveyance, must comply with one of two WPDES General Permits recently prepared by the WDNR. The Seminar will provide an overview of nonmetallic mining in Wisconsin and permitting under Individual and General Permits that includes the perspective of the WDNR and industry. Discussion will include the similarities of all NMM processes and potential impacts and the differences in General Permits. Topics covered will include new water management requirements, hydrology, the importance of understanding local site conditions, permit compliance and permit maintenance.
May 12, 2017 - Join us for the sand mine life-cycle portion of the seminar specifically designed for mining managers, operators, educators, students, regulators, geologists, engineers, equipment manufacturers, and land use planners involved in siting, permitting, operating and reclaiming sand mines in the Midwest. The latest environmental research and operation innovations will be shared at the seminar with time to talk with industry experts and vendors.
May 13, 2017 - Jay Zambito, Lisa Haas, and Bill Batten with the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey (WGNHS) with assistance from Badger Mining Corporation will lead the field trip Industrial Sand Resources of West-Central Wisconsin on Saturday, May 13, 2017. The trip will depart from the Holiday Inn Eau Claire at 9:00 am and return to the hotel at approximately 4:00 pm. The cost of the trip includes transportation, lunch, and water.
This trip is designed to showcase outcrops, mine sites, and drill core of the major rock units in the industrial sand mining region of west-central Wisconsin. These units include the Cambrian Eau Claire shale (fill), Wonewoc sandstone (industrial sand), Tunnel City shale and sandstone (fill and potentially industrial sand), St. Lawrence Formation dolostone and siltstone (aggregate and fill), Jordan sandstone (industrial sand), and the Ordovician Prairie du Chien dolostone (aggregate). The trip will proceed stratigraphically up-section, showing these rock units from oldest to youngest, and highlighting the geologic history recorded in these rocks, their geochemistry and mineralogy, and their natural resource potential.
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AIPG 2017 National Annual Conference
Music City Rocks – Geology in the Past, Present, and Future
How geology has shaped our history, provides present day resources, and prepares us for tomorrow’s challenges.
September 23-26, 2017
Call for Abstracts is now open! Deadline to submit is May 1, 2017.
Nashville Airport Marriott
600 Marriott Drive
Nashville, TN 37214
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AIPG National Executive Committee Meetings
June 24, 2017 - Thornton, Colorado - AIPG Headquarters Offices, 12000 Washington Street, Suite 285, Thornton, Colorado 80241
September 23, 2017 - Nashville, Tennessee, Marriott Hotel, 600 Marriott Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37214
Members are welcome to attend.