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Society of Mining Engineers


The Minnesota Section of the Society of Mining Engineers (SME)


Invites all members and friends to our annual fall outing.


OCTOBER 15, 2004

2:00 to 4:30 P.M. (Please arrive by 1:45 P.M.)


This year we will be touring Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Mn/ROAD – Minnesota Road Research Project Site in Albertville, MN

(see map below for directions)


Ben Worel , P.E. will give us a tour of the Mn/ROAD facility, one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive outdoor highway laboratories. Following Mr. Worel’s presentation, Larry Zanko, Research Fellow, Natural Resources Research Institute, will discuss the various opportunities the State of Minnesota has been researching for using taconite byproducts as aggregate. We will also have an opportunity to look at the recently completed Mn/ROAD test cell using “Mesabi Select” aggregate from United Taconite.


Following our visit to MnROAD, we will travel a few miles east to BlackWoods Banquet and Conference Center in Otsego, MN where we have reserved a conference room. We will be ordering off the menu at BlackWoods.


Please contact Jim Small by October 10th at 952-224-1727 or for more information and to confirm your attendance.

 Map to Minnesota Road Research Project Site