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.

Editorial Board

NameCountryTerm StartTerm End
Jacob J. HanleyCanada1/1/201512/31/2019
Simon M. JowittUnited States1/1/201512/31/2019
Gleb S. PokrovskiFrance1/1/201512/31/2019
David SelbyUnited Kingdom1/1/201512/31/2019
Andrew G. TomkinsAustralia1/1/201512/31/2019
Anton ChakhmouradianCanada1/1/201612/31/2020
Jonathan CloutierUnited Kingdom1/1/201612/31/2020
David A. HolwellUnited Kingdom1/1/201612/31/2020
Martin M. ReichChile1/1/201612/31/2020
Alistair J. WhiteAustralia1/1/201612/31/2020
David R. CookeAustralia1/1/201712/31/2021
Lucas J. MarshallChile1/1/201712/31/2021
Jeremy P. RichardsCanada1/1/201712/31/2021
Adam C. SimonUnited States1/1/201712/31/2021
Anthony E. Williams-JonesCanada1/1/201712/31/2021
Shaun L. L. BarkerAustralia1/1/201812/31/2022
Zhaoshan ChangUnited States1/1/201812/31/2022
Murray W. HitzmanIreland1/1/201812/31/2022
John C. Mars 1/1/201812/31/2022
Stephen J. PierceyCanada1/1/201812/31/2022


NameTerm StartTerm End
Lawrence D. Meinert1/1/2008 
Mark D. Hannington1/1/200112/31/2008
Marco T. Einaudi1/1/199512/31/2001
Brian J. Skinner1/1/196912/31/1995
A.M. Bateman1/1/191712/31/1969
J.D. Irving1/1/190512/31/1917
Alice BouleyUnited StatesManaging Editor
Christine BrandtUnited StatesAssistant Editor
Richard J. Goldfarb Special Editor
Jeffrey W. HedenquistCanadaSpecial Editor
Myra L. HolmesUnited StatesAssistant Editor
Karen D. KelleyUnited StatesBook Review Editor
Mabel PetersonUnited StatesProduction Editor
Robert R. Seal, IIUnited StatesInteresting Papers Editor
Vivian SmallwoodUnited StatesGraphic Design