International Exchange Lecturer

Prior Lecturers and Topics

Year Lecturer Topic(s)
2013 Stephen J. Turner
  • The Science and Art of Gold Exploration: a +30 Year Journey Around the World.
  • Breccia-Related Gold Mineralization: Yanacocha as an Example.
  • Discovery of the Mesel, Batu Hijau, and Elang Deposits, Indonesia: Successful Greenfields Exploration.
  • Lineament Analysis: A Historical Perspective and Critical Review.
2012 Richard H. Sillitoe
  • Metallogeny of major gold deposits and belts in the North and South American Cordillera.
  • Factors controlling major gold and copper concentrations at convergent margins.
  • Supergene oxidized and enriched copper deposits: Products of the interplay between ore type, tectonics, and climate.
  • Exploration and discovery of base- and precious-metal deposits in the circum-Pacific region—a 2010 perspective (1 hr, 20 min).
  • World copper provinces.
2011 Mark D. Hannington
  • Sea-floor massive sulfide deposits: Toward an estimate of the global SMS potential.
  • The metallogeny of modern submarine volcanic arcs and implications for ancient massive sulfide deposits and greenstone belts.
  • Geology of the giant Kidd Creek massive sulfide deposit, Abitibi greenstone belt: 50 years of exploration and mining the world's deepest base metals deposit.
  • The spectrum of ore-forming fluids in the VMS environment: Modern and ancient.
2010 Richard J. Goldfarb
  • Supercontinent history and global metallogeny.
  • Orogenic gold deposits—geology, exploration criteria, and global patterns.
  • The tectonic evolution of Asia and associated controls on gold resources.
  • Accretionary orogenesis and timing of orogenic gold formation: Implications from the North American Cordillera.
2009 Graham Begg
  • Tectonics, Plumes, Supercontinents, and Ore Systems: The Energy Link. This talk has a planet-scale view and is suitable for all.
  • The Lithosphere, Geodynamics, and Metallogeny. Embraces the latest concepts relating to the architecture, composition, age and history of the lithospheric mantle and its role in the of the genesis of ore deposits. Suitable for undergraduates through experienced geoscientists.
  • Connecting Geodynamics with Copper and Gold Ore Systems. Explores the interplay between the dynamics of arc systems, magmatism, and the development of gold and copper ore systems. Suitable for undergraduates through experienced geoscientists.
  • Genesis of the Emperor Epithermal Gold Deposit, Fiji. Covers plate tectonic, magmatic, and fluid dynamic controls on the genesis of a giant 10Moz deposit. Suitable for undergraduates through experienced geoscientists.
2008 William X. Chávez, Jr.
  • Research Lecture: "Weathering-Related Metals Mobility: Geochemical Controls on the Intensity and Maturity of Development of Supergene Enrichment Profiles"
  • Research Lecture: "Environmental Geochemistry: The Understanding of Supergene Processes Applied to the Remediation of Mine Environments"
  • General Lecture: "Minerals Exploration and Supply: A Worldwide Perspective"
2007 M. Steven Enders
  • The role of bacteria in the supergene environment of the Morenci porphyry copper deposit - the rest of the story.
  • Bridging the gaps in exploration & mining opportunities for research and development across the life cycle of an ore deposit.
  • Greenfield exploration: integrating science, human resources, and business principles - the Newmont story.
2005-2006 Douglas J. Kirwin
  • Hydrothermal breccias textures, processes and mineralization
  • Overpressured volatiles and fluids in intrusion-hosted mineral deposits
  • The discovery and exploration history of the giant Oyu Tolgoi porphyry copper-gold deposit
2004 Michael Doggett
  • Exploration in the Context of Mineral Supply: Focus on Copper
  • Geologic and Economic Characteristics of Gold Supply: Focus on Canada
  • Overcoming the Odds: Why Continue to Explore?
2003-2004 Jean S. Cline
  • The genesis of Carlin-type gold deposits current models and future research
  • Upwelling hot water at a proposed nuclear waste repository; an economic geology approach to solve an environmental question
  • Fluid inclusion petrography: an under-utilized tool in characterizing geologic environments
  • Investigating Carlin-type gold systems past and present and lessons for the future
2002-2003 Jeremy Richards
  • Tectonomagmatic controls on porphyry and epithermal mineralization in the Central Andes
  • Volcanic and hydrothermal features of the Argentine Puna (a photo tour)
  • Alkalic-type epithermal gold deposits: Porgera as an example
  • Sustainable development in the minerals industry: An achievable goal
2001-2002 David Leach
  • The new global view for Mississippi Valley-type deposits possible from age determinations
  • Red Dog, Alaska, massive sulfide deposit
2001-2002 Stephen Walters
2000-2001 J. David Lowell
2000-2001 Constantino Mpodozis
  • Tectonic setting and structural controls of the gian Eocene-Oligocene porphyry copper deposits of northern Chile
  • Late Cenozoic mineralization and crustal evolution in a thickening arc: the Maricunga and El Indio mineral belts in northern Chile
  • Mesozoic tectonics of north-central Chile: rollback-subduction, oblique extension and mineralization in the early Andean arc
1999-2000 Mark D. Barton
1999-2000 Christoph A. Heinrich
  • Technical development of laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry
1998-1999 Noel C. White
  • Epithermal deposits
  • Convergent evolution and ore deposits
  • Competitive advantage in the minerals industry: challengers and opportunities for industry, government and research
  • Geoscience education, research and industry: a house divided
  • Working in an international minerals exploration company
1998-1999 John M. Guilbert
  • New insights from recent research on porphyry copper systems: sources, settings and processes
  • Bajo de la Alumbrera, Argentina: a case history of models application
  • Exploration techniques for porphyry copper deposits in the 21st century
  • Quantitative alteration mapping - observations, techniques and results
  • Copper, Brass and Bronze - what are they, where do they come from, how do we find them
1997-1998 Antonio Arribas M.
  • Metallogeny and exploration significance of Mesozoic carbonate-hosted Zn/Pb deposits in northern Spain
  • Present and future of the massive sulfide deposits of the Iberian Pyrite Belt
  • Metalogenesis of the Almaden-type mercury deposits, Almaden, Spain, and its implications in mineral exploration
  • La geologia, genesis y metaodos de exploraction de los yacimientos de oro-alunita tipo Rodalquilar, sureste de Espana
1996 Ulrich Petersen
1995 Richard L. Stanton
  • Volcanic processes and massive sulfide formation
  • Metamorphosed ores, regional metamorphic processes and the search for massive sulfides
1994 Marco T. Einaudi
  • Eight-km vertical cross section through the porphyry copper deposits of the Yerington District, Nevada
  • Ag/Au ratios in time and space in the Bingham District, Utah
  • High-sulfidation and low-sulfidation porphyry copper/skarn systems
1992-1993 John Gurney
1991-1992 Bruce E. Taylor
  • Hydrogen isotope fractionation during magma degassing and the identity of magmatic water in hydrothermal systems
  • Carbon isotope evidence for CO degassing systematics of Kileuea and implications for magmatic hydrothermal systems
  • Primary and secondary fluids in Mesozoic mother lode type vein deposits in western North America - multiple solutions to a problem with many faults
1990-1991 David I. Groves
1989 Stephen E. Kesler
  • Mississippi Valley-type (MVT) deposits and the evolution of the Appalachian Orogen
  • Depositional mechanisms in Appalachian MVT deposits
  • The role of magmatic fluids in ore deposition
  • Acid-sulfate gold deposits
1988 Bernard Poty
1987 Donald F. Sangster
1986-1987 Michael J. Russell
1985-1986 Brian J. Skinner
1983-1984 Roy Woodall
1982-83 Charles Meyer