Event Details

Orogenic Gold Workshop

Hosted and sponsored by: Memorial University of Newfoundland, MUN-SEG Student Chapter, and Anaconda Mining Inc.

Orogenic gold deposits are a critical mineral resource in Newfoundland and Labrador and globally. This two-day workshop for students, industry, government and academic participants aims to increase exposure to the deposit type and build technical skills useful in their study and exploration. Technical talks by external and local experts together with practical excercises will introduce participants to orogenic gold deposits and through examples help develop an understanding of the processes contributing to their formation. The first day will focus on general geological characteristics, formation styles, exploration methods, and economics of orogenic gold deposits. The second day will include discussions of various gold occurrences throughout geologic time and include an afternoon session on gold deposits in Newfoundland and Labrador. Practical exercises with rocks provided by researchers and local exploration and mining companies will offer hands-on experience to compliment lectures during each day.

Participants can use hours accrued in this course towards required PEGNL continuing professional development hours.


Dr. Richard Goldfarb, 2019 SEG Honorary Lecturer (Colorado School of Mines)
Dr. Stephen Piercey (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
Dr. Hamish Sandeman (Newfoundland and Labrador Geological Survey)


September 25, 2019

Morning Session (Richard Goldfarb): 9:00am - 12:00pm
Introduction to gold geology and economics
Geology of orogenic gold
Overview of mineralogy, alteration, geochemistry, and genesis

Lunch: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Afternoon Session (Stephen Piercey): 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Geochemical and mineralogical exploration methods for orogenic Au

September 26, 2019

Morning Session (Richard Goldfarb): 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tertiary-Mesozoic orogenic gold
Paleozoic-Precambrian orogenic gold
Comparisons with Carlin and Intrusion-related gold deposits

Lunch: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Afternoon Session (Stephen Piercey and Hamish Sandeman): 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Geology of select Au deposits on the Baie Verte Peninsula (Stephen Piercey)
Geological and geochemical characteristics of selected auriferous mineralization of the central Newfoundland Appalachian orogen (Hamish Sandeman)


Cost includes registration, coffee, snacks, and lunch.

SEG Student Member: US$50.00
Student Non-member: US$90.00
Professional: US$300.00

Please contact mun.segchapter@gmail.com to register.

Email mun.segchapter@gmail.com

9/25/2019 9:00 AM - 9/26/2019 5:00 PM
Johnson GEO CENTRE 175 Signal Hill Rd St. John's, NL A1A 1B2 CANADA