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.

HeadshotSarah A.S. Dare

SEG Fellow

  Talk Titles

  • Processes that Control the Distribution of Platinum Group Elements (PGE) and Chalcophile Elements in Ni-Cu-PGE Deposits: Insights from Laser Ablation ICP-MS of Base Metal Sulfides
  • Magnetite Chemistry as a Petrogenetic Indicator of Ore-Forming Processes and Applications to Mineral Exploration
  • Apatite as Petrogenetic and Provenance Indicators of Magmatic Systems and Their Ore Deposits
  • Magmatic Ore Deposits (Fe-Ti-V-P; Ni-Cu-Co) in Proterozoic Anorthosite Massifs


Sarah Dare is an associate professor at Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC) in Canada where she holds a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Geochemistry Applied to Ore Deposits. She is also director of LabMaTer, a geochemical laboratory world-renowned for analyses of ore deposit materials. She specializes in using trace elements in the ore minerals (sulfides, Fe oxides, chromite, apatite) to unravel ore-forming processes and to develop indicator minerals for exploration. She has a Ph.D. degree in geology from Cardiff University (U.K.) and M.Sci. and B.A. degrees in geological sciences and natural sciences from the University of Cambridge (U.K.). After a postdoc at UQAC on magmatic Ni-Cu sulfide deposits, she was an ASSISTANT PROFESSOR at the University of Ottawa before returning to UQAC as professor in 2018. Sarah was awarded the W.H. Gross Award (young scientist award) from the Mineral Deposits Division of the Geological Association of Canada in 2016 and the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA) Young Scientist Award in 2017.


To invite Sarah, 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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