General Interest Article
This symposium was originally conceived in an organizational meeting at U.N.I. on September 10, 1981. At that time the prospective topic was designated merely as "resource depletion", so as to attract contributed papers from as wide a cross section of I.A.S. members as possible. Partly because of my backgrounds in mining and metallurgical engineering, I was later drafted to organize the symposium. Hence, I began to seek colleagues who could outline the shortage problems being anticipated by the U.S. for critical strategic metals. Professor O. Norman Carlson of I.S.U. was invited to speak on that subject (see abstract below). I also contacted Jean C. Prior of the Iowa Geological Survey who invited State Geologist Donald Koch to speak about the depletion of Iowa's mineral resources.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1982 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Patterson, John W.
"Iowa Natural Resources: Issues in the 80's (A Symposium at the 1982 Annual Academy Meeting),"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 89(3), 121-122.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol89/iss3/8