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1006 Kingshighway, Rolla, MO 65409  - Phone:  (573) 341-4365  - Fax: (573) 341-4368  - Email:  rockmech@mst.edu

The Rock Mechanics & Explosives Research Center (RMERC), founded in 1964, provides research leadership in a broad range of scientific and engineering fields with emphasis on activities centered on or related to the mineral resource lease. 

The Center serves the mining and petroleum industries, the nuclear industry, geological science and engineering and the related wider industrial manufacturing community. 

A particular emphasis is to foster innovative and responsive research in rock physics and all fields of science and engineering that deal with rock, including energy production, mining, geology, geophysics, nuclear and related fields.

 Our current research is focused on three areas: 

 

Upcoming Events

Friday Graduate Gathering
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Rock Mechanics Facility
1006 Kingshighway

October 24, 2014 


Author:    Dr. Irfan Celal Engin,  Visiting Scholar  from Turkey, working with Dr. Maerz and the RMERC

 Title:   Natural stone production in Turkey

 Abstract:  Turkey's marble potential, world natural stone trade, Turkey's position in the world natural stone trade. The importance of the marble production in Turkish mining. Natural stone mining and processing technologies. 

   

 after presentation:  farewell party for Dr. Engin as he prepares to return to Turkey.

   

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