Mineral Resources: from Exploration to Environmentally Sustainable Mining in the SW United States and NW Mexico

Mineral Resources: from Exploration to Environmentally Sustainable Mining in the SW United States and NW Mexico

Monday, September 28, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
TimeCoordinators: Elena Centeno / Raina Maier
9:00 - 9:45Registration
9:45 - 10:00Opening Remarks: Elena Centeno
10:00 - 10:15Geology and mineral resources of NW MexicoMartin Valencia, UNAM
10:15 - 10:30Use of geochemical tracers in dust for source identifications, airborne  transport and receptors in the Sonoran Desert: current and potential  collaboration with the University of ArizonaRafael del Río, UNAM /
Diana Meza, UNISON
10:30- 10:45Biorefinery concept to recover critical elements from mining residues: Case study with tellurium recoveryJim Field, UA
10:45 - 11:00Center for Environmentally Sustainable Mining (CESM)Raina Maier, UA
11:00 - 11:15Break
11:15 - 12:00Discussion Panel: Integration and discussion of joint projects in the Arizona/Sonora desert regionDiana Meza, UNISON / Mary Poulton, UA
Raina Maier, UA / Elena  Centeno, UNAM