Economic Geology

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The journal, now published semi-quarterly, was first published in 1905 by the Economic Geology Publishing Company (PUBCO), a not-for-profit company established for the purpose of publishing a periodical devoted to economic geology. On the founding of SEG in 1920, a cooperative arrangement between PUBCO and SEG made the journal the official organ of the Society, and PUBCO agreed to carry the Society's name on the front cover under the heading "Bulletin of the Society of Economic Geologists". PUBCO and SEG continued to operate as cooperating but separate entities until 2001, when the Board of Directors of PUBCO and the Council of SEG, by unanimous consent, approved a formal agreement of merger. The former activities of the PUBCO Board of Directors are now carried out by a Publications Board, a new self-governing unit within SEG.

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The paper "Discovery, Geology, and Origin of the Fruta del Norte Epithermal Gold-Silver Deposit, Southeastern Ecuador" published in the August 2016 issue of Economic Geology is a landmark presentation focusing on the basic tools of the economic-exploration geologist: geologic mapping, sampling, and a creative analysis of the resulting data. With an emphasis on hands-on, practical exploration tools, this approach will motivate other field-oriented geologists to submit manuscripts for publication in the journal.

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Ken Brook in the field

Ken Brook (SEG 2007 M)
Desert Ventures, Inc.

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SEG Editorial Board

NameLocationTerm StartTerm End
Andreas AudetatBayreuth, Germany20202024
Alvaro P. CrostaCampinas, Brazil20202024
Simon M. JowittLas Vegas, Nevada20202024
Yang LiBeijing, China20232024
Gleb S. PokrovskiToulouse, France20202024
John F. SlackFarmington, Maine20232024
Anton ChakhmouradianWinnipeg, Manitoba20212025
Jonathan CloutierHobart, Australia20212025
Craig A. JohnsonDenver, CO20232025
Christopher J. M. LawleyOttawa, Canada20212025
Katie McFallCardiff, United Kingdom20212025
Martin ReichSantiago, Chile20212025
Cyril Chelle-MichouZurich, Switzerland20232026
Irene del Real ContrerasSantiago, Chile20222026
Michelle Y. DeWolfeCalgary, Canada20242026
Crystal K. LaFlammeQuebec City, Canada20242026
Anthony A. LongoWashoe Valley, Nevada20222026
Anthony E. Williams-JonesMontreal, Canada20222026
Melissa O. AndersonToronto, Canada20232027
Stefanie M. BruecknerWinnipeg, Canada20232027
Zhaoshan ChangGolden, Colorado20232027
Katy EvansPerth, Australia20232027
José PerellóSantiago, Chile20232027
Maria Emilia SchuteskyBrasilia, Brazil20232027
Regina M. BaumgartnerLima, Peru20242028
David R. BurrowsSudbury, Canada20242028
Massimo ChiaradiaGeneva, Switzerland20242028
Sarah A. GleesonPotsdam, Germany20242028
Julie V. RowlandNew Zealand20242028
Paul G. SpryAmes, Iowa20242028

SEG Editors

NamePositionTerm StartTerm End
David R. CookeEconomic Geology Editor2024 
Lawrence MeinertEconomic Geology Editor20082024
Mark D. HanningtonEconomic Geology Editor20012008
Marco T. EinaudiEconomic Geology Editor19952001
Brian J. SkinnerEconomic Geology Editor19691995
Alan M. BatemanEconomic Geology Editor19171969
J D. IrvingEconomic Geology Editor19051917
Lisa BogartGraphic Design
Laura DollGraphic Design
Laura HighAssistant Editor
Myra L. HolmesManaging Editor
Simon M. JowittBook Review Editor
Morgan RoyAssistant Editor
Robert R. Seal, IIInteresting Papers Editor