SEG Distinguished Lecturer
The SEG Distinguished Lecturer is selected on the basis of preeminence in economic geology, either on some phase of scientific research or on the application of the science to minerals exploration and/or development. One or two lectures are presented at regularly scheduled SEG conferences. This lecturer may or may not be available to accept additional requests.
(SEG 1994 F)
Gold Deposits of the Archean Abitibi Greenstone Belt, Canada: Distribution, Metal Content, Styles, Genesis, and Exploration Implications
Benoît received his BSc. Ing. (1982) and M.Sc. (1985) degrees from Laval University and his Ph.D. degree from Université du Québec at Chicoutimi (1990). Since 1989, he has been a research scientist with the Geological Survey of Canada, where he has conducted research on various types of gold deposits in ancient deformed and metamorphosed terranes, including more than 25 years in the Abitibi greenstone belt, Superior province, Canada. He is an associate professor at Université du Québec (INRS-ETE) and Laurentian University. He has senior-authored and co-authored more than 60 refereed publications in scientific journals. Benoît has been the 1998 Geological Association of Canada Robinson Lecturer and a member of the Editorial Board of Economic Geology (2004–2008). He received the Jean Descarreaux Award from the Association de l’Exploration Minière du Québec (2006), the SEG Brian J. Skinner Award (2007), and the Geological Association of Canada Duncan Derry Medal (2011). In 2014, he received, as co-author, the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Barlow Medal.