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Copper Flat Porphyry-Breccia System - POSTPONED

This event has been postponed until further notice.

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SEG is pleased to offer the second Michael Fitzgerald Student Mapping Course. Michael "Mike" Fitzgerald, a University of Minnesota graduate, long supported field-based geologic studies by undergraduate and graduate students; through a generous donation orchestrated by his widow, Marisa de la Vega-Fitzgerald, SEG is funding a week-long mapping course for upper-division undergraduate, graduate students, and recent graduates. Participation is limited to 15 participants, and applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be an active SEG Student or Recent Graduate member
  • Must have completed at least one field mapping course (field camp not necessary)

Selection of participants is competitive; travel grants are awarded only to qualifying students.



William X. Chávez, Jr.
New Mexico School of Mines


Ralph A. González
Archean Ingenieria International Ltda


Erich U. Petersen
University of Utah



SEG provides students and young professionals: About 90% of the RT, economy-class airfare to/from ABQ; transportation ABQ-TorC-ABQ, double-occupancy lodging, breakfasts, and field lunches. SEG will provide map sheets and engineer's scales.

Not Included

Students are responsible for dinners, snacks, water, incidental expenses; students must provide their own Brunton© Compass (NO other compasses are accepted), as well as 3H or harder pencils, colored pencils, clipboard, reflective vest, sturdy leather field boots, hardhat, gloves, long-sleeve shirts, eye protection, water bottle, and sunscreen. SEG will provide a detailed list of field and safety items, but this initial list comprises the essential equipment requirements.


This trip has been postponed until further notice.

10/24/2020 - 10/31/2020