What is the future for Utah's vast tar sands deposits? That question will be discussed Thursday, May 16, during the monthly meeting of the Utah section of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) at the Red Flame Restaurant, Bountiful.

James W. Bunger, president of Salt Lake-based J.W. Bunger & Associates and research assistant professor of fuels engineering at the University of Utah, will speak.