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Winter 2-2018


SME Annual Meeting, Feb. 24-27, 2018, Denver, CO. Preprint 19-057.

Discusses development and use of the Montana Tech Underground Mine Education Center (UMEC).


The UMEC is a unique hands-on, educational environment for today’s students who are being trained to find, develop and process the worlds' natural resources. The center complements courses in mining engineering, geological engineering, environmental engineering, metallurgical engineering and occupational safety and health. It also serves as a as research facility utilized by students and faculty, and other organizations interested in doing research a hard rock underground mine.