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Thursday, December 9, 2021
12:30pm - 5:00pm MST (UTC-7)
The SEG Distinguished and Traveling Lecturers are providing a virtual symposium showcasing their premier talks and offering another great opportunity for a worldwide audience to engage with them through immersive presentations and interactive discussions. Each lecturer will provide one 45-minute presentation followed by a question-and-answer session. This event will be free. Advance registration is required.
The SEG Lecturers are globally recognized individuals that serve as ambassadors for the Society. Lecturers are excellent speakers selected each year based on their significant contributions to the field of economic geology. The SEG Traveling Lecturer and Distinguished Lecturer Programs provide support for the lecturers to present to SEG student chapters, universities, and minerals industry events around the world. This symposium will continue the mission of the program to reach a broader audience, especially students and early career professionals.
New Advances in Geochemical Exploration—Detecting the Subtle, but Giant, Geochemical Footprints of Porphyry Cu and Au Deposits Using Mineral Chemistry
David is the director of CODES, the Centre for Ore Deposit and Earth Sciences, at the University of Tasmania. David and his research team have been investigating porphyry systems for over three decades, investigating genetic aspects, characterizing deposits, and developing innovative new geochemical and geologic exploration tools to aid discovery. David is an associate editor of Economic Geology and was a recipient of the Haddon Forrester King Medal from the Australia Academy of Sciences (2018), and the Society of Economic Geologists' Silver Medal (2013) and Thayer Lindsley Visiting Lecturer award (2005).
Inherited Structures and Localization of Ore-Forming Hydrothermal Systems: Insights from Northern New Zealand
Julie (JR) got hooked on structural geology when she returned to academia after a decade teaching physical education. She took a B.Sc. (Hons) project with Dr. Bernhard Spörli, who taught her the value of detailed observation, and a doctorate under the mentorship of Professor Rick Sibson, who emphasized the need to sort the signal from the noise. From both, she learned the value of inspirational teaching. Since then, she has worked on structural controls on fluid flow with application to volcano-tectonic hazards, and mineral and geothermal exploration. Her field areas include active and paleoextensional and volcanic provinces from Africa and the Caribbean to Antarctica and New Zealand. JR’s current research passion is orogenic-scale control on metal transfer from source to sink. She is a Skinner Awardee, the former Regional Vice President Australasia for the Society of Economic Geologists, and the head of the School of Environment at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Gold Exploration Potential of Northeast Africa
Mike is a principal consultant with the MSA Group based in Johannesburg, South Africa. With an M.Sc. study on the structural controls of gold mineralization at the Sheba mine, Barberton greenstone belt, he has a particular interest in the application of applied structural geology to understanding controls on ore genesis and exploration targeting. This has led to work on orogenic gold deposits through Southern, East, West, and Northeast Africa; Saudi Arabia; Yemen; Western Australia; and Russia and Kazakhstan. He has been involved in mineral exploration, both in industry and in a consulting role, for 29 years. Apart from orogenic gold deposits, he has worked on a wide spectrum of mineral systems including sediment-hosted stratabound copper (Zambia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Namibia, Botswana, Republic of Congo), carbonate-hosted zinc-lead (Namibia, Democratic Republic of the Congo), nonsulfide zinc (Turkey, Mexico), nickel-copper-platinum group elements (Canada), iron oxide copper-gold-type deposits (Zambia), volcanic-hosted massive sulfide deposits (Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Eritrea), phosphate and bauxite (Saudi Arabia), and heavy mineral sands (Russia). He believes that a fundamental geologic understanding is the cornerstone to exploration success.
Crustal Architecture of the Larder Lake Area; Controls on Gold Mineralization along the Cadillac Larder Lake Deformation Zone
Ross is a professor at the Harquail School of Earth Sciences (HES), Laurentian University, and holds a research chair in exploration targeting. Ross is also the director of the Mineral Exploration Research Center and the Metal Earth project, one of the largest ever research projects focused on metal endowment. Ross joined HES in August 2017. Ross is a professional geologist with over 33 years of experience in the mining industry and academic research. His career has spanned junior and senior mining companies, consulting, and government surveys, working nationally and internationally. Most recently, Ross was vice president, geoscience, at Kinross Gold Corp. and exploration manager, North America, at Gold Fields. He is a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists and a member of the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC and Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO).
Industrial University of Santander
Melissa is a bachelor's student at the Industrial University of Santander. She reactivated the SEG student chapter at her university and currently she is the vice-president. Melissa has led and contributed to the Virtual Field Trip Competition set up by the Society of Economics Geologists where her Student Chapter won first place.
She is passionate about mineral exploration and has experience prospecting gold deposits using geochemistry and statistics, but on the side, she also enjoys doing exercise, learning languages, cooking, traveling, and being an active person. Upon completion of her undergraduate studies, she intends to apply to graduate school to further her knowledge of geology and progress toward a career as a researcher.
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Interested in learning more about the SEG Lecturer Program? Please visit the 2021 SEG Lecturer webpage for additional details.