This week marks the first official North American Minerals Days, an expansion of IMA-Europe's successful European Minerals Day program. Started in 2007, with the goal of increasing awareness of the industrial minerals industry and the role it plays in communities across Europe, European Minerals Day as of 2015 has grown into a global program. IMA-NA partnered with IMA-Europe to promote events to educate and engage with the public about our members and the important work you do. Traditionally, European Minerals Day is held over one week-end, when quarries and plants from the minerals sector all over Europe open their doors to schools, students, families, neighbours and all those interested to discover more about an industry that affects every aspect of our lives. Starting with Omya's Open Quarry Day in September, North American Minerals Days will cover a range of activities held in the fall. Keep an eye out this week for news related to North American Minerals Days and how we can continue to help individuals outside of our industry understand what we do and who we are.
Visit our site for more information on the 1st Annual North American Minerals Days and visit the European Minerals Days to learn about our partners from IMA-Europe.