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Mining and Metallurgical Society of America

2004 Industry Partnership Award

The Mining and Metallurgical Society of America (MMSA), since its founding in 1908, seeks as its primary objective to serve the National Welfare of the United States of America as it relates to the mineral industries. Regular membership of the Society consists of individuals qualified by knowledge, experience, and honorable standing to advance the objectives of the Society, who are proposed for and elected into membership. MMSA officers and members have served the industry since the early 1900s and continue to monitor and contribute to the general welfare of natural resource based industries. MMSA helped found and has outlived the U. S. Bureau of Mines. In these times of industry consolidation and shrinking of the U.S. based natural resource segment of our society, MMSA has provided steadfast leadership and financial resources for the advancement of the National Welfare of the United States.

MMSA is the single largest supporter of the Minerals Information Institute. It provides strong leadership in support of Minerals Education and develops position papers on mining issues for presentation to local, state, and federal governments. MMSA provided financial support to the Colorado Mining Association, the Western Mining Museum, National Energy Foundation, Tucson Unified School District, the University of Arizona, and numerous other organizations over the years. The Society is sponsoring a “Careers in Mining” web site and is working closely with the Northwest Mining Association and the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) on issues of mutual interest.


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