About The SMA
The SMA’s role is to promote mutual cooperation in the minerals industry through the discussion and free exchange of information relating to the analysis, both chemical and physical, of minerals, mineral products, and industrial process materials.
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"To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science."
The SMA has a diverse membership spanning many parts of the globe. We have members throughout North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland and a few others. However, the bulk of our members are in the United States and Canada. Our membership covers many areas serving the minerals industry including: Chemists, Geologists, Assayers, Metallurgists, Refiners, Technicians, Environmentalists, and Management Professionals.