SME 2017 Photo Contest Winners

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Dmitry Klebanov

The first place winner of the 2017 SME Photo Contest is Dmitry Klebanov, with his intriguing photograph entitled “Lunch Time.” Dmitry tells us that the IZ-KARTEX EKG-10 shovel implemented with the KARIER Mine Fleet Management System, manages and optimizes the mining equipment and dump trucks during the shift at the Stoilensky GOK iron-ore mine in western Russia. The photograph invokes a calm and serene respite amid the hectic day’s chores.

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Shawn Calendine

Second place winner Shawn Calendine calls his entry “Setting Geophones for Seismic Data Acquisition.” Winning entries were showcased at the 2017 SME Annual Conference & Expo and 119th CMA National Western Mining Conference, February 19-22 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. More than 6,300 attendees enjoyed viewing the winning entries which were displayed onsite at the conference, and the images are published on the SME website and Facebook pages.

Sponsored by the Coal & Energy Division of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME), the 2017 photo contest theme was “Innovations in Technology” where judges looked for images of innovation within the mining, minerals and related industries. First, second and third place prizes included cash and a one-year SME membership.

Winners

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1st Place

2016 SME Contest

Dmitry Klebanov
“Lunch Time.”
The IZ-KARTEX EKG-10 shovel implemented with the KARIER Mine Fleet Management System, manages and optimizes the mining equipment and dump trucks during the shift at the Stoilensky GOK iron-ore mine in western Russia.

 

 

 

 

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2nd Place

2016 SME Photo Contest

Shawn Calendine
Setting Geophones for Seismic Data Acquisition.

 

 

 

 

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3rd Place

2016 SME Photo Contest

Eero Hamalainen
Accuracy is vital when making measurements inside a hot and humid grinding mill.

 

 

 

Honorable Mentions:

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Honorable Mention
2016 SME Photo Contest

Garland Davis
Morenci Racho Stacker – Start of Mine for Leach 11.

 

 

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Honorable Mention
2016 SME Photo Contest

Brian Cubbage
Geophysics on a Mine Cover.

 

 

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Honorable Mention
2016 SME Photo Contest

Grant Branenburg
Headframe Stringtown Leadville.

 

 

 

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Honorable Mention
2016 SME Photo Contest

Richard Sheryll
They’er Gold in those sediments.

 

 

 

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Honorable Mention
2016 SME Photo Contest

Yahiya AlShangiti
All-time Favorite, Al-Amar Underground, Al-Amar Mine, Saudi Arabia .

 

 

 

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