International Exchange Lecturer

The International Exchange Lecturer is selected on the basis of widely recognized research in ore deposits science and/or exploration methodology. Lecture sites are selected on the basis of the greatest possible involvement of academic, industry and government-based economic geologists.

HeadshotRoss Sherlock

SEG Fellow

  Talk Titles

  • Metallogeny of the Superior Province: Insights into the Formation of World-Class Gold Deposits
  • Crustal Architecture of the Larder Lake Area; Controls on Gold Mineralization along the Cadillac Larder Lake Deformation Zone
  • Gold Endowment of the Superior Craton: Mapping Fertile Fault Systems


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).

HES Profile


To invite Ross, please review the calendar below and contact him directly. Please keep in mind, lecturers are working professionals and have busy schedules. They have agreed to keep the calendar up to date, but may not reflect recent activity. Please allow for a seven-day response.

Airfare, meals, and other transportation costs are funded by the SEG. We require the host university/institution to cover hotel accommodation costs for one or two nights, and if possible, pick up and return the lecturer to the airport.


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