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Metallogeny of the Sierra Madre Occidental in Mexico

Metallogeny of the Sierra Madre Occidental in Mexico
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Overview

This trip, based out of Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico, will allow participants to get a good understanding of the large scale tectonic and magmatic events, dating back to the Early Cretaceous, that led to the formation of world-class base and precious metal deposits such as epithermal, skarn and porphyry-type deposits of the Sierra Madre Occidental of western Mexico. Two slightly different itineraries are being offered (dependent on interest). Option 1 will have shorter trips primarily on paved roads and Option 2 will be more demanding with longer trips on very rough, unpaved roads. Field visits will include, depending on the itinerary selected by the participants, a traverse through the Sierra Madre Occidental geology and stops in the San Dimas district, or stops at the Sabinas skarn mine, La Colorada mine, and at the La Breña crater of the Durango volcanic field. The geological setting of the ore deposits will be described in detail with key stops showing key field relationships.

Please bring steel-toed or certified safety boots. Other PPI equipment (hard hats, safety glasses, gloves, high-visibility vest, etc.) will be provided at the visited sites when necessary.

Weather in late winter is usually dry and mild (Durango 25ºC-5ºC; Mazatlán 27ºC-16ºC). It can also be windy, so bring an extra layer to keep warm in colder conditions.

Leaders

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Luca Ferrari
Centro de Geociencias, UNAM, Campus Juriquilla, Mexico

 
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Gilles Levresse
Centro de Geociencias, UNAM, Campus Juriquilla, Mexico

 
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José Jorge Aranda Gómez
Centro de Geociencias, UNAM, Campus Juriquilla, Mexico

 
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Christopher Henry
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, University of Nevada, Reno, NV, United States

 
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Martín Valencia Moreno
Instituto de Geología UNAM, Estación Regional del Noroeste, Sonora, Mexico

 
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Lucas Ochoa-Landín
Universidad de Sonora, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico

 

Included

Two options are available for field trips during days 4-6. Option 2 will be more demanding and require longer, off-road trips in the bus/van. Contact the field trip leaders to participate in Option 2.

  • Option 1: Accommodations, food (breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the first and last night), local ground transport (minivans/trucks), and field trip guidebooks
  • Option 2:Accommodations, food (breakfast, lunch, four dinners), local ground transport (minivans/trucks), and field trip guidebooks

Not Included

Flights/airfare; dinners not listed in individual options.

Registration

Early Deadline: February 17, 2020

  Early Regular
SEG Member $1,895 $2,095
Non-member $1,995 $2,195
All prices are in United States dollars (USD). SEG reserves the right to cancel this event should minimum attendance numbers not be met by February 17, 2020. Cancellation policy, event photography, dietary restrictions, and more are detailed in the SEG Terms and Conditions.

Student Support

Up to two spots will be available at no cost for registration to SEG Student Members living in the Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean SEG Region. The selection of participants is competitive.

Deadline: February 10, 2020

Student Application
When
3/7/2020 - 3/13/2020
Where
MAZATLAN MEXICO
This event is full.