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.

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

NamePositionTerm StartTerm End
Anton ChakhmouradianMember20162020
Jonathan CloutierMember20162020
David A. HolwellMember20162020
Christopher J. M. LawleyMember20162020
Martin M. ReichMember20162020
David R. CookeMember20172021
Lucas J. MarshallMember20172021
Jeremy P. RichardsMember20172021
Adam C. SimonMember20172021
Anthony E. Williams-JonesMember20172021
Shaun L. L. BarkerMember20182022
Zhaoshan ChangMember20182022
Murray W. HitzmanMember20182022
John C. MarsMember20182022
Stephen J. PierceyMember20182022
Massimo ChiaradiaMember20192023
Sarah A. GleesonMember20192023
David A. JohnMember20192023
Paul G. SpryMember20192023
Jamie J. WilkinsonMember20192023

SEG Editors

NamePositionTerm StartTerm End
Lawrence MeinertEconomic Geology Editor2008 
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
Alice BouleyManaging Editor
Christine BrandtAssistant Editor
Richard J. GoldfarbSpecial Editor
Jeffrey W. HedenquistSpecial Editor
Myra L. HolmesAssistant Editor
Karen D. KelleyBook Review Editor
Mabel PetersonProduction Editor
Robert R. Seal, IIInteresting Papers Editor
Vivian SmallwoodGraphic Design