MONTHLY DINNER MEETING
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2003
Location: Mandarin Wok, 21800 Victory Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA
Time: 5:30 p.m. - Social Hour;
7:00 p.m. – Dinner;
8:00 p.m. – Presentation
Cost: $20 per person with reservations, $25 at the door.
Reservations: Call (949) 253-5924 ext. 564, or email Brian Villalobos,
12:00 p.m., Friday, February 7, 2003
SPEAKER: Tom Anderson
TITLE: Mineral Resource Scarcity Confronting the Construction
In many areas of California there is scarcity of a number of mineral-based
materials that are critical to the construction industry. It includes:
construction-grade aggregates, raw material ingredients for making cement
and dolomite for stucco. Southern California and the San Francisco Bay
area are already feeling the effects of these shortages. Major factors
responsible for these shortages include:
• Poorly conceived laws and regulations promulgated by all levels
of government – federal, state and local jurisdictions.
• Local objections to mining and processing plants.
• Urbanization and land uses incompatible with mineral extraction
• Failure of the mining industry to undertake exploration for
new mineral deposits to replace those being depleted.
Each of these factors will be analyzed , and remedies proposed to address
Tom Anderson, headquartered in Vancouver, WA, is a consulting economic
geologist who provides a variety of professional services related to
the minerals industry. He received a B.S. degree in geology from Ohio
State University and M.S. degree in geology from California State University,
Northridge He established his consulting practice after serving over
14 years with the California Division of Mines and Geology where he
was senior geologist and program manager for a number of mineral surveys
• The first regional inventory within the United States for availability
of construction grade aggregates as a supply source for a major urbanizing
area – the greater Los Angeles area encompassing all or portions
of 5 southern California counties.
• Development of genetic models for occurrence of a variety of
non-metallic mineral deposits.
• A regional mineral survey covering 25 million acres in the California
• A regional mineral survey of the mother lode gold-copper belt
encompassing the foothill region of the western Sierra Nevada mountain
Prior to joining the Division of Mines and Geology, he spent several
years with Global Marine Inc. in world-wide exploration for tin, heavy
mineral beach sands, phosphorite, barite, gold and nickel. His earlier
career activity included serving as a mine geologist in exploration
and development of a major copper ore body for Mt. Isa Mines, Ltd. In
Queensland, Australia and as an exploration geologist working in remote
areas of northwestern Queensland and the Northern Territory. Prior to
going abroad, he was employed by Anaconda Copper Mining Company at their
copper mines in Butte, Montana. Mr. Anderson is a member of the Society
for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, the Geological Society of America
and the Mineralogical Society of America.