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SEG Distinguished Lecturer

The Distinguished Lecturer is selected on the basis of preeminence in economic geology, either on some phase of scientific research or on the application of the science to minerals exploration and/or development. One or two lectures are presented at regularly scheduled SEG conferences. This lecturer may or may not be available to accept additional requests.

Lluís Fontboté

Lluís Fontboté (SEG 1990 F)

  Talk Titles

  • Cordilleran Polymetallic Deposits as a Deposit Class in Porphyry Systems
  • Hydrocarbons and the Genesis of Mississippi Valley-Type Deposits
  • Future Supply of Mineral Resources


Lluís (M.Sc., University of Granada, Spain; Ph.D., Heidelberg University, Germany) is a full professor at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, where he leads a research group that is active worldwide. His main area of expertise is epithermal polymetallic deposits linked to porphyry systems, iron oxide copper gold deposits, and MVT deposits. In collaboration with his students, Lluís has also published work focusing on VHMS and orogenic gold deposits, mainly in the Andes, as well as on acid mining drainage. He has worked in exploration for several commodities.


To invite Lluís Fontboté, please review his availability on the calendar below and contact him directly. Please keep in mind, lecturers are working professionals and have busy schedules. They have agreed to keep the calendar up to date, but may not reflect recent activity. Please allow for a seven-day response.

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Airfare, meals, and other transportation costs are funded by the SEG. We require the host university/institution to cover hotel accommodation costs for one or two nights, and if possible, pick up and return the lecturer to the airport.

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