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The Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals is proud to present technical sessions hosted by some of the leading innovators in the field.

MONDAY

May 22, 2024

9:00 AM
Opening Statements

9:20 AM
Investigating Lithium-rich Clays: What Formation Mechanisms are Responsible for Producing Economically Viable Sedimentary-volcanic Li Deposits?

Catherine Gagnon, Brown University

9:45 AM
Case History – Application of High-density Drilling and Geologic Modeling to Increase Frac Sand Productivity
Jack Sackrider, Westward

10:10 AM
There Are No Ore Grades in Aggregates
David Bieber, Martin Marietta – West Division

10:35 AM
Potential for Rare Earth Element Development from Coal Ash Resources in the US Gulf Coast

Robert C. Reedy, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin

11:00 AM
The Importance of Industrial Minerals in the Energy Transition

Abani Samal, GeoGlobal LLC

11:25 AM
50 Shades of Clay – What is a “Lithium Clay”?

Melissa M. Boerst, Independent Consultant

1:00 PM
Potential for Rare Earth Element Development from Coal Resources in the US Gulf Coast

Bridget Scanlon, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin

1:25 PM
Geology of Texas Industrial Minerals

Brent A. Elliott and J. Richard Kyle, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin

1:50 PM
Industrial Mineral Resources of the Llano Uplift, Central Texas

J. Richard Kyle and Brent A. Elliott, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin

2:15 PM
Limestone Rock Asphalt Deposits in SW Texas

Michelle Lee, Westward

2:40 PM
Geology and History of Sulfur Production in West Texas

David Crouse, Omya

TUESDAY

May 23, 2024

9:10 AM
The Role of Graphite in a Changing Energy Landscape: A Geological Perspective
M. Rebecca Stokes, U.S. Geological Survey, Geology, Energy & Minerals Science Center

9:35 AM
Widespread Adaptive Reuse of Aggregate Pits and Quarries
Steven J. Stokowski, Stone Products Consultants

10:00 AM
Industrial Minerals in the San Juan Basin Area of New Mexico
Virginia T. McLemore, New Mexico Bureau of Geology/New Mexico Tech

10:25 AM
Controls on Lithium Content of Oilfield Waters in Texas and Neighboring StatesJP Nicot, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin

10:50 AM
REE Distribution of Selected Deposits in New Mexico
Evan Owen, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources

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