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.

SEG Editorial Board

NameCountryTerm StartTerm End
Jacob J. HanleyCanada20152019
Simon M. JowittUnited States20152019
Gleb S. PokrovskiFrance20152019
David SelbyUnited Kingdom20152019
Andrew G. TomkinsAustralia20152019
Anton ChakhmouradianCanada20162020
Jonathan CloutierAustralia20162020
David A. HolwellUnited Kingdom20162020
Martin M. ReichChile20162020
Alistair J. WhiteAustralia20162020
David R. CookeAustralia20172021
Lucas J. MarshallChile20172021
Jeremy P. RichardsCanada20172021
Adam C. SimonUnited States20172021
Anthony E. Williams-JonesCanada20172021
Shaun L. L. BarkerAustralia20182022
Zhaoshan ChangUnited States20182022
Murray W. HitzmanIreland20182022
John C. Mars 20182022
Stephen J. PierceyCanada20182022

SEG Editors

NameCountryTerm StartTerm End
Lawrence D. Meinert 2008 
Mark D. HanningtonCanada20012008
Marco T. EinaudiUnited States19952001
Brian J. Skinner 19691995
Alan M. Bateman 19171969
J D. Irving 19051917
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