• MEMBERS: SMRI Spring Rochester business meeting information was added to library 13 April

    Attention SMRI member Reps and other members:  For business meeting preparation, see the library for the business meeting agenda, 2014 financial information, Spring 2015 Research Coordinator's Report, etc.  LOGIN, Select LIBRARY, use BROWSE BY CATEGORY to find what files you want.  

  • Conference was completed 27 APRIL, Spring Conference, ROCHESTER, NY

    Over 250 technical delegates participated! TECHNICAL CLASS WAS SALT GEOLOGY
    THANK YOU AMERICAN ROCK SALT LLC and CARGILL DEICING TECHNOLOGY for excellent salt mine field trips!!  

  • "Mechanical Behavior of Salt VIII" conference will be May 2015
    Mechanical Behavior of Salt VIII conference will be May 26-28, 2015 in Rapid City, SD, USA 

    Salt Mech 8 link to conference details

    -this conference is not related to SMRI, but the rock mechanics of salt is of great interest to many SMRI members.
SMRI Objectives and Plan
  • Fund and manage research which is focused on solution mining industry needs  
  • Hold 2 technical conferences per year, one in Europe, one in North America; with optional technical classes and field trips
  • Maintain an online library of tech papers, research reports, etc., as the prime information source for solution mining and cavern storage
  • Provide information to aid development of effective government regulations 
Welcome to SMRI's new website, ver. 03/14
We hope that you agree that SMRI has taken a step forward with rollout of this new PTFS based website March 2014.  The main objectives were to make the site easier for our members to use and to provide better information and services.  The site is still "under construction" and testing, so please be patient.

TO ALL USERS, ESPECIALLY MEMBER REPS:  Check your individual and organization information to make sure it is correct after change from our old website and database!

The Solution Mining Research Institute Inc. (SMRI) is a non-profit research and educational organization, with international perspective and members. SMRI welcomes participation by operators, researchers, suppliers, consultants, educators, government regulators, students, and others with interest in solution mining and cavern utilization.