Thayer Lindsley Visiting Lecturer

The Thayer Lindsley Visiting Lecturer is selected on the basis of widely recognized expertise in a field of economic geology. Lecture sites will be primarily at colleges and universities having geologic programs related to mineral resources.

HeadshotMassimo Chiaradia

(SEG 1998 F)

  Talk Titles

  • Controls on the Formation of Porphyry Copper and Gold Deposits
  • Geochemistry and Petrogenesis of Magmas Associated with Porphyry Deposits
  • Geochronology of Porphyry Deposits


Massimo is a senior lecturer at the Department of Earth Sciences of the University of Geneva (Switzerland). He obtained his M.Sc. degree at the University of Padova (Italy) and a Ph.D. degree in earth sciences at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). His research focuses on the petrogenesis of arc magmas with implications for continental crust formation and the relationship between magma chemistry, dynamics of subduction zones, and the formation of porphyry-type deposits. To carry out his research, Massimo combines field work with various analytical techniques, including petrography and ore microscopy, mineral and rock geochemistry, light and heavy stable isotopes, radiogenic isotopes, and high-precision radiometric dating.


To invite Massimo, 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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