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Thayer Lindsley Visiting Lecturer (2016)

Jeremy P. Richards

Jeremy P. Richards (SEG 1985 F-Lindgren)

Proposed talk titles:

  • Tectonomagmatic controls on arc metallogeny.
  • Porphyry and epithermal ore formation in post-subduction tectonic settings.
  • Links between porphyry and IOCG deposits.
  • Neotethyan metallogeny from the Carpathians to the Himalayas.
  • Writing scientific papers (a talk directed mainly at graduate students, covering ethics as well as content).

Talks 1-3 can be combined and extended into a 1-2 day short course.

Jeremy first became interested in economic geology at an early age while on walks with his grandmother across the Yorkshire Pennines, where the dumps from numerous small historical lead mines yielded fine samples of galena and other minerals for his nascent rock collection. After studying geology at the University of Cambridge (1980-1983), he traveled to Canada to complete his M.Sc. degree on Keweenawan Cu deposits at the University of Toronto with Ed Spooner (1986), and then to Australia for his Ph.D. on the Porgera gold deposit with Ian Campbell at the Australian National University (1990). Following a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada with Rob Kerrich, he returned to the UK to take up a lectureship at the University of Leicester. In 1997, he returned once again to Canada for a position at the University of Alberta, where he resides today. His current research interests focus on regional tectonomagmatic controls on ore formation, and in particular subduction- and collision-related systems. This work has taken him to North and South America, the Middle East, Asia, and the southwest Pacific. A second research interest is in the role of mining in sustainable development, a field in which, as advisor, he has graduated one Ph.D. and three master's students. Jeremy has been a member of SEG since 1983, and a Fellow since 1985; he served on SEG Council and several committees between 2003-2006, and has been an Associate Editor for Economic Geology from 1997 to 2001, and 2012 to the present. He co-edited two volumes in the Reviews in Economic Geology Series (volumes 10 and 14), and the Economic Geology 100th Anniversary Volume. He is currently chief editor of SEG Special Publication 16, which will be based on talks given at the SEG Conference in Çeşme, Turkey, in September 2016.

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