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.

HeadshotReimar Seltmann

SEG Fellow

  Talk Titles

  • Porphyry-epithermal Systems of the Central Asian Orogenic Belt
  • Gold Metallogeny of Central Asia: The Uniqueness of Muruntau
  • Critical Metal Potential of Kazakhstan and Central Asia
  • Anatomy of Mineralized Granite Cupolas: The Eurasian Perspective


Reimar Seltmann (Ph.D. 1987, Bergakademie Freiberg) joined the Natural History Museum (NHM) in 1999. At NHM he is a research leader in ore deposits and since 2002 founder and head of CERCAMS, the Centre for Russian and Central EurAsian Mineral Deposit Studies. Reimar served with his CERCAMS team as key partner of the U.S. Geological Survey Global Mineral Resource Assessment Program (GMRAP) for the Central Asia region and is recognized by the international mining industry for leading geodynamic and metallogenic research and exploration services to mining industry on the Altaids region between Urals and Mongolia, Russia, and Afghanistan with the CERCAMS ArcGIS database and digital map of geology and mineral deposits of Kazakhstan and Central Asia as key product.

Since 2021 he is an adjunct associate professor of Trinity College Dublin and visiting professor at the Ocean University of China, Qingdao. Since 2023 he is also an honorary professor of the University of Geological Sciences in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Reimar has almost 40 years of experience in studies of ore-bearing granitic systems of Transeurasian metallogenic belts, with special interest in fluid saturation textures and magmatic-hydrothermal transition processes of granite-ore systems. His mineral deposit research covers a wide range of mineral systems (Au, Cu, Sn, U, rare earth elements, Li, etc.), with regional focus on geodynamic and metallogenic processes in ore districts of accretionary and collisional belts (more than 50 deposit studies, including Kalmakyr, Muruntau, Dzhezkazgan).

He has more than 160 peer-reviewed publications and is editor of 30 reference books and geological-metallogenetic maps, mainly on metallogeny of Central Asia and adjacent regions.


To invite Reimar, please review the calendar below and contact them 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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