Regional Vice President Lecturer

One or more Regional Vice President Lecturers shall be selected annually on the basis of widely recognized expertise in a field of economic geology. Lecturers shall give a series of lectures within the Society Regions in which the lecturers reside, and the lectureships shall alternate among the various Regions.

Lena Virgínia Soares MonteiroLena Virgínia Soares Monteiro

(SEG 2008)

  Talk Titles

  • The Iron Oxide-Copper-Gold (IOCG) Deposits of the Archean Carajás Province, Brazil.
  • The Hypogene Nonsulfide and Sulfide-Rich Zinc Deposits of the Vazante-Paracatu Belt, Brazil.
  • Copper Deposits in Brazil: Geological Setting, Process, and Evolution of Mineral Systems.


Lena obtained her B.Sc. degree in geology in 1994 from the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil. Her master’s (M.Sc., University of São Paulo, 1997) and doctoral research projects (Ph.D., University of São Paulo, 2002) were focused on the metallogenetic evolution of carbonate-hosted nonsulfide and sulfide-rich zinc-(lead) deposits of the Vazante-Paracatu belt, Brazil. In 2001, Lena received the Barlow Memorial Award granted by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum (CIM) for her scientific paper on the Vazante nonsulfide zinc mine. Lena joined the crustal evolution and metallogenesis research group of the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil, as postdoctoral fellow in 2003. At UNICAMP, she conducted research on iron oxide-copper-gold (IOCG) systems of the Archean Carajás Province, Brazil. She is presently associate professor and coordinator of the Graduate Program in Mineral Resources and Hydrogeology in the University of São Paulo. Lena has been a professor of economic geology since 2006 and supervised and cosupervised some 55 graduate and undergraduate students. Her current research interests are the spatial and temporal evolution of mineral systems and ore genesis, particularly related to IOCG, copper-gold and gold-alkalic porphyry, lead-zinc, and volcanic-hosted massive sulfide deposits.


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