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

Name Location Term
Massimo Chiaradia Geneva, Switzerland 2014-2018
Sarah Gleeson Edmonton, Canada 2014-2018
Stuart F. Simmons Salt Lake City, Utah 2014-2018
Paul G. Spry Ames, Iowa 2014-2018
Jamie Wilkinson London, United Kingdom 2014-2018
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Jacob Hanley Halifax, Canada 2015-2019
Simon Jowitt Las Vegas, Nevada 2015-2019
Gleb Pokrovski Toulouse, France 2015-2019
David Selby Durham, United Kingdom 2015-2019
Andrew Tomkins Melbourne, Australia 2015-2019
Name Location Term
Anton Chakhmouradian Winnipeg, Canada 2016-2020
Jonathan Cloutier St. Andrews, Scotland 2016-2020
David Holwell Leicester, United Kingdom 2016-2020
Martin Reich Santiago, Chile 2016-2020
Alistair White Bentley, Western Australia 2016-2020
Name Location Term
David R. Cooke Hobart, Australia 2017-2021
Lucas Marshall Vancouver, Canada 2017-2021
Jeremy Richards Sudbury, Canada 2017-2021
Adam Simon Ann Arbor, Michigan 2017-2021
Anthony E. Williams-Jones Montreal, Canada 2017-2021
Name Location Term
Shaun Barker Hobart, Australia 2018-2022
Zhaoshan Chang Golden, Colorado 2018-2022
Murray Hitzman Dublin, Ireland 2018-2022
John C. Mars Reston, Virginia 2018-2022
Stephen Piercey St. Johns, Canada 2018-2022


Name Term
Lawrence D. Meinert
M.D. Hannington 2001-2008
M.T. Einaudi 1995-2001
B.J. Skinner 1969-1995
A.M. Bateman 1917-1969
J.D. Irving 1905-1917
Name Location Position
Karen D. Kelley Denver, Colorado Book Review Editor
Robert R. Seal II Reston, Virginia Interesting Papers Editor
Richard J. Goldfarb Denver, Colorado Special Editor
Jeffrey W. Hedenquist Ottawa, Ontario Special Editor
Alice Bouley Littleton, Colorado Managing Editor
Mabel J. Peterson New Haven, Connecticut Production Editor
Christine Brandt Littleton, Colorado Assistant Editor
Myra Holmes Littleton, Colorado Assistant Editor
Vivian Smallwood Littleton, Colorado Graphic Design