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Abani Samal

January 17, 2024

Abani Samal, a geologist with 25-26 years of experience in the mining industry, reflects on his nearly two-decade involvement with SME (Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration). He emphasizes the role of SME in transforming members from students to professionals and appreciates its model for retaining and converting members. He also shares his personal journey, originating from a rural place in India, where he developed an early interest in geology and mathematics. For more info on SME membership: