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Regional Vice President Lecturer (2014)

Zengqian Hou

Zengqian Hou (SEG 2014 F)

Proposed Talk Titles:

  1. Continental Collisional Processes and Ore Systems in the Himalayan-Tibetan Orogen.
  2. Genesis of Porphyry Cu Deposits in Non-Arc Settings.
  3. Genesis of Carbonatites and Carbonatite-Hosted REE Deposits.

Zengqian Hou’s area of specialization is the genesis of ore deposits and integrated exploration methods. He is currently the Director-General of the Institute of Geology, CAGS (Beijing). He completed his M.Sc. (1985) and Ph.D. (1988) degrees in economic geology at China University of Geosciences (Beijing). His research focused on the ore systems in continental collision zones and the genesis of hydrothermal ore deposits, ranging from porphyry deposits to sediment-hosted Pb-Zn and carbonatite-related REE deposits. Zengqian served as chief scientist for National 973 Projects of China "Metallogensis of the Tibetan Collisional Orogen" (2002–2007) and "Continental Assembly and Metallogenesis in Tibet" (2011–2015), and as leader for a IGCP project, "Metallogenesis of Collisional Orogens in East Tethys." He received the Huang Jiqing Award (2006) of the Geological Society of China, and a National Science and Technology Special Award of China (2011). He has served as a regional Vice-President for the Society of Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA) and associate editor of Mineral Deposits. Zengqian has been involved in collaborations with numerous geologists internationally and has organized symposia at several international geological meetings on ore deposits. In addition, he edited three special issues in international journals on ore deposits in China. He is also an adjunct professor at University of Western Australia.

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