Student Field Trip (SFT) Program
Current Field Trip Details
SFT-17: Gold Deposits in the Birimian of Ghana
April 23 - May 2, 2018
The Society of Economic Geologists Foundation, Inc. (SEGF) provides significant annual financial support for its three core student-support programs: Graduate Student Fellowships, Student Research Grants, and Student Field Trips. The SFT Program includes the following elements:
- SEGF annually supports one SEG-organized field trip to major mining districts around the world by providing funding to subsidize student participation on the field trips.
- SEGF pays the bulk of the transportation and lodging costs for students on these trips, so that the personal costs for participating students will be relatively low.
- Field trips are usually held over a period of up-to ten consecutive days.
- Active SEG Student Members worldwide who are enrolled at an accredited university are eligible. Participation is limited to 16 students on each trip. Eligible students are encouraged to apply for participation on these field trips – acceptance is highly competitive. SEGF strives for broad geographic representation on each trip.
The SEGF Student Field Trips are organized and led by SEG members with appropriate and recognized expertise in the geology of the mining districts included in the field trips, and who are senior in their career. Arrangements are made with the individual mines being visited for safe and comprehensive access, and to assure availability of mine geology and mining personnel to interact with students. These field trips are very popular and are consistently oversubscribed. All SEG student members are notified of field trip opportunities and application deadlines via e-mail announcements.
Previous Field Trips
|July 15-24, 2017
||Carlin-Type Gold Deposits of Northern Nevada USA
|August 17-25, 2016
||Porphyry Systems of Central and Southern British Columbia
|March 6-14, 2015
||Copper-Gold-Silver-Molybdenum Metallogeny of Northern Chile
|September 3-11, 2014
||Archean Base and Precious Metal Deposits, Southern Abitibi Greenstone Belt, Canada
|March 9-16, 2014
||Major Copper-Molybdenum Porphyry Systems, Southwestern USA
|May 12-18, 2013
||Precious Metals Deposits of the Southwestern USA
|September 16-22, 2012
||Porphyry Systems of Southern Peru
|May 12-19, 2012
||Iberian Pyrite Belt
|March, 2011 /
|SFT-08 / SFT-07
||IOCG and Cu-Ag Deposits, Northern Chile
||Utah and Colorado Plateau and Henderson Ore Deposits
||6-day field trip to Tintic, Bingham.
||Gold Systems of Northern Nevada
||9-day field trip visiting the seven gold mines/districts.
|January, 2008 /
|SFT-04 / SFT-03
||Iberian Pyrite Belt
||Two field trips held in northern Chile to examine FeOx Cu-Au and andesite-hosted Cu-Ag deposits.
||Northern Nevada Gold Mines and Districts
||10-day field trip to seven gold mines in Northern Nevada.
||Porphyry Deposits in Northern Chile
||10-day field trip to eight porphyry deposits in Northern Chile.