About Us


The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) is a professional society (nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation) dedicated to serving mining professionals across the globe. With more than 14,000 members, SME proudly represents all professionals serving the minerals industry in more than 100 countries. We take great pride in focusing on you, the member. We have committed ourselves to creating a community dedicated to your growth by developing technical content and opportunities designed to support you and expand your access to industry resources.

Become a Member of SME

SME Members are among the most educated, tenured and successful professionals in the minerals industry. Our members include engineers, geologists, metallurgists, educators, students and researchers. As a member of SME, you have exclusive access to more than 14,000 top professionals across 100 countries who can help your career skyrocket. Join a community committed to your growth.

  • Grow professionally – access a range of educational programs, publications and services geared to your professional development
  • Connect with peers – increase your connections through industry-leading conferences, our expansive online community and sprawling membership database
  • Access research – you always have timely insights to trending industry topics with access to the OneMine.org online digital library and complimentary subscriptions to Mining Engineering and Tunneling & Underground Construction magazines

Visit smenet.org to learn more about SME's various membership opportunities.