Mentoring Program

Searching for a Mentor?

Are you searching for advice? Would you like to have someone with whom you may discuss your work and career?

SEG has experienced members in mining and exploration companies, government surveys, consultancies, and universities who will be happy to discuss your work and career and give you advice.

From the list below, search the SEG members who have volunteered to mentor students and young professionals beginning their career in economic geology. You are invited to contact any of them, just click their names to learn more. Some speak and write different languages, so choose whichever language is best for you. Remember, they have volunteered to help you!

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Want to Become a Mentor?

Email the Mentoring Program Coordinator, James Macdonald, with a brief description of your SEG involvement, professional experience, and what would make you a good mentor. All mentors must have an active SEG membership.

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Mentoring Program Posters (PDF)

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Active Mentors

Full NameFocusCountryAffiliationPrimary Language
Manuel de J Aragon-ArreolaMineral Exploration (Au, Ag) Applied Geophysics (magnetic, MCS) Applied Structural Geology Project Management...MexicoIndustrySpanish913980
Edward Max BakerMineral exploration, particularly for epithermal and porphyry Cu-Au systems...United StatesIndustryEnglish47066
Regina M. BaumgartnerMineralogy and geometallurgy on various types of deposits. Porphyry systems, focusing on base and precious metal epithermal deposits with applications to exploration....ChileIndustryFrench56694
Richard W. BelcherMineral exploration from early stage through to resource. Focus on project management, geological mapping and project review across several commodities, primarily for orogenic gold and Volcanogenic...United KingdomIndustryEnglish903788
Luciano Matias BocanegraMy interest is focused in Porphyry, IOCG, and epithermal systems. I also support research of new vectoring tools applied to exploration....ChileIndustrySpanish78650
Maria BoniNonsulfide ore deposits (mainly in Europe and Africa) Sediment-hosted Zn-Pb ores Hydrothermal Dolomitization...ItalyAcademiaItalian81710
David P. BraxtonFundamental processes contributory to the formation and preservation of superior-value mineral deposits across scales • Tectonics and metallogenesis • Magmatic and hydrothermal geochemistry of porphyr...AustraliaIndustryEnglish91783
Stefanie M. BruecknerI use field methods in combination with various analytical methods to determine stratigraphy, mineralogy, lithogeochemistry and/or isotope geochemistry of (metamorphosed) Au-bearing hydrothermal ore d...CanadaAcademiaEnglish913265
Julio M. Bruna NovilloMineral exploration, particularly for epithermal and porphyry Cu-Au-Mo systems. Leadership and management of geological studies in phases of pre-feasibility and feasibility according to international ...ArgentinaIndustrySpanish104383
Mark J. BurnettI am involved with teaching and training of a number of courses including Geostatistics, Sampling, Technical Report Writing and QAQC for the mining industry professional. As part of my current role I ...United KingdomIndustryEnglish902161
Nicholas J. CallanSpecializing in high-quality geological mapping/targeting in mineral deposits and hydrothermally altered systems, and offering in-field training in geological mapping techniques)...ChileIndustryEnglish123251
Michael D. CampbellMinerals exploration and mining uranium, gold and industrial minerals. Environmental and regulatory assessments. Mergers and acquisitions....United StatesIndustryEnglish893006
Zhaoshan ChangUnderstanding the formation process of and look for exploration tools for skarn, porphyry, epithermal, IOCG, and Sn-W deposits; LA-ICP-MS techniques on mineral and single fluid composition analysis an...United StatesAcademiaChinese141610
Yanbo ChengMy current interests include critical metals, ore geology and genesis, regional metallogeny, petrogenesis of ore-related igneous rocks, fertility of ore-related rocks, and developing new exploration t...NorwayAcademiaChinese896544
Jesse M. ClarkIOCG systems, extending to alkalic porphyry systems, & Carlin systems. Focus on structural & regional geodynamic controls on mineralization, as well as system classification, definition & conceptual t...United StatesIndustryEnglish902520
Jonathan H. CoatesExploration and production geology across a range of commodities from gems, precious, base metals to bulk commodities...SingaporeIndustryEnglish158402
Michael CollinsEconomic Geology; gold, copper, vanadium nickel and uranium exploration and development. Development of non-toxic milling processes and higher efficiency recovery processes for metals extraction. Inte...CanadaIndustryEnglish162433
Mark D. CruiseExploration, permitting and development of the Santander polymetallic mine, Cerro de Pasco District, Peru. Business development opportunities and advanced project assessment Cardero Resource Corp. Tec...CanadaIndustryEnglish183719
Mark D. DavisEconomics of grass roots projects. Focus on Diamonds, but interested in development of mining projects and the economic impact...United KingdomIndustryEnglish194803
Benoit DubeMetallogeny of Gold and Au-rich VMS deposits in ancient deformed terranes; Geology, structure, metallogeny and geochronology of Superior and Appalachian provinces....CanadaGovernmentFrench219541
Ember M. FlaggGeologist with Sibanye Stillwater at the Stillwater Mine PGM deposit in Nye, Montana...United StatesIndustryEnglish900378
Silvio A. FrancoProspección y Exploración en Sistemas Epitermales. Evaluación y gestión de proyectos....ArgentinaIndustrySpanish269543
Michael S. FulpMercenaryGeologist.com: Exploration and mining analyst, writer, and speaker....United StatesIndustryEnglish274619
Steven L. GarwinThe application of structural geology and geochemistry towards the discovery of porphyry, epithermal and Carlin deposits...AustraliaIndustryEnglish281537
Howard C. GoldenGeophysics...AustraliaIndustryFrench304600
Richard J. GoldfarbMetallogeny of Alaska, tectonics and ore deposits, lode gold deposits, Chinese gold deposits...United StatesGovernmentEnglish305020
Ralph A. GonzalezProject Manager for Alexander Nubia Inc. Exploring of base and precious metals in the Eastern Desert of Egypt (Nubian Shied)....United StatesIndustryEnglish306535
Daniel D. GregoryPost Doc at the University of California, Riverside investigating the trace element content of pyrite. This is applied to several applications: understanding pyrite oxidation rates, identifying ore de...CanadaAcademiaEnglish315600
Jens GutzmerGeometallurgy; Mineral Systems Analysis; Earth System Sciences...GermanyAcademiaEnglish324159
Murray W. HitzmanResearch interests on deposit-to-district scale geology of ore deposits with a focus on sediment-hosted stratiform copper, carbonate- and shale-hosted Zn-Pb-Ag, and IOCGs. Also on “critical mineral” t...IrelandIndustryEnglish357035
Avrom Eric HowardExploration. Every commodity and geological setting is of interest, from aggregate to gold to diamonds, with my experience and expertise having been dictated by industry cycles and happenstance, endi...United StatesIndustryEnglish367102
George J. HudakMineral deposits associated with Precambrian volcanic and intrusive rocks, including massive sulfide deposits and epithermal deposits; detailed geological, volcanic facies, and hydrothermal alteration...United StatesAcademiaEnglish369686
Keenan JenningsGeneral exploration strategies, portfolio balance, and country risk. Communication of outputs to non-technical people....ChileIndustryEnglish399562
Douglas J. KirwinFront-end exploration and project generation...ThailandIndustryEnglish430361
J. Richard KyleOre deposits geology, minerals exploration, industrial mineral resources, resources and society, energy critical resources, X-ray computed tomography applications to ore genesis and processing....United StatesAcademiaEnglish446622
Peter LaznickaGlobal distribution of metallic deposits Visual ore deposit records (Data Metallogenica) Mineral potential comparisons and evaluation Overall geology of mineral deposits and their setting "Reading the...AustraliaIndustryEnglish459179
Rael D. LipsonUnderstanding the gross controls of gold deposits as a springboard to finding new deposits and the structural controls of gold deposits at scales ranging from sub-continental, to those of individual o...United StatesIndustryEnglish473695
Yongjun LuMy research interest and passion lies in predicting magmatic-hydrothermal mineral deposits from Archean to Cenozoic by understanding the three critical elements of mineral system, including architectu...AustraliaGovernmentEnglish895093
A. James MacdonaldDirector, C2Skye Management Ltd. Consulting Economic Geologist...New ZealandIndustryEnglish488133
Douglas J. MacKenzieCurrently teaching applied structure and exploration geology at the University of Otago, NZ and working as a consultant for international gold exploration and mining companies. Current research is foc...New ZealandIndustryEnglish909791
Daniel R. MarinovSenior Geologist with interests on mineral exploration and mine development/construction for: Porphyry - epithermal Cu-Au systems and basemetal (Zn-Pb-Ag) deposits....BulgariaIndustryEnglish497610
Lawrence MeinertEditor of Economic Geology Expertise in skarn deposits, wine, space resources...United StatesAcademiaEnglish517928
Maureen N. Moore RothGeologic Field Mapping Drillhole Planning Geologic Modelling Ore Deposits - Supergene Copper, Porphyry, & Epithermal deposits Resource Modeling Supergene Copper Deposits Porphyry Deposits...United StatesIndustryEnglish895368
Anthony A. MoreyI'm a passionate field mapper. To build the business of exploration, this industry continually needs young and enthusiastic minds to contribute to it. Yes, it's often challenging but I've learned true...AustraliaIndustryEnglish551678
Stephanie MrozekSkarn and porphyry deposits, geologic modelling, geoscience education....United StatesIndustryEnglish895056
John L. MunteanGeology and geochemistry of ore deposits; mine geology; geologic mapping; magmatic hydrothermal processes...United StatesIndustryEnglish558867
Efdal Olcer• High Sulphidation Epithermal Gold, Tethyan Belt • Proterozoic Shear Zone Hosted Gold, Arabian-Nubian Shield • Brimian Greenstone Gold, West Africa • Archean Lode Gold Deposits, Man Shield, West Afri...TurkeyIndustryTurkish904667
Michael J. T. OrobonaChief Geologist, Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. Lake Superior-type iron ore, direct shipping iron ore, Carlin-type gold deposits, nickel alloy (awaruite) deposits, mine/mill ore performance correlations, geome...United StatesIndustryEnglish599110
Stephen J. PierceyProfessor of Mineral Deposits and Geochemistry - field-based studies of mineral deposits; volcanic and alteration facies mapping; geological mapping; lithogeochemistry; radiogenic isotopes; geochrono...CanadaAcademiaEnglish630425
Nancy Catherine ReardonGeological consultant in mineral exploration specialising in mapping...CanadaIndustryEnglish659328
Huw A. RichardsUK-based geologist with base and precious metals exploration experience across Australia, Burkina Faso, Liberia, Ethiopia, Morocco and Mali. Chartered Geologist (CGeol) through the Geological Society...United KingdomIndustryEnglish912148
Francois Robert-- Geology and structure of gold deposits in all geologic environments -- Exploration models and concepts -- Regional controls of giant gold deposits...CanadaIndustryFrench269064
Abani R. SamalMineral Exploration Planning and Strategy, Mineral deposit modeling (geological); resource/reserve modeling and characterization (numerical) and geostatistics...United StatesIndustryEnglish696680
Holly J. SteinMetallogeny in a magmatic- metamorphic-tectonic framework; Re-Os...United StatesAcademiaEnglish758611
Camilo C. TrouwCurrent focus in Porphyry Cu-Mo/Au deposits with interest in IOCG, sed hosted and epithermal. Also interested on mineral systems, geotectonics, prospectivity mapping, sampling techniques and data inte...EcuadorIndustryPortuguese799434
Seán J. TroyI currently work as a Zn-Pb green fields exploration geologist for Teck Resources Ltd, Canada's largest diversified mining company. My duties include project management, target generation, rig superv...IrelandIndustryEnglish907920
Oakley TurnerGreenfields exploration for sedimentary base-metal systems, curious across the discipline to any rock with a story to tell...United KingdomIndustryEnglish901928
Franck ValliStructural Geologist...United StatesIndustryFrench895331
Michael N. VenterOwner - pH Consulting Consulting Economic Geologist New technology/battery/critical metals...South AfricaIndustryEnglish894339
Noel C. WhiteAfter a career in industry, I now mainly work as a professor at Hefei University of Technology in China. I am also an adjunct professor at CODES, University of Tasmania and James Cook University, Town...AustraliaIndustryEnglish860251
Alan J. WilsonMy main areas of interest include the geology of porphyry copper and related ore systems, sediment-hosted copper and IOCG-type deposits, and the regional geodynamic controls on mineralization from an ...AnguillaIndustryEnglish868045
Edith Newton WilsonBattery technology, critical minerals, and sustainable supply chains for development of renewable energy resources....United StatesIndustryEnglish912197
Kaihui YangGold and base metal ore deposits, melt inclusion studies and magmatic fluids, VMS, porphyry, hydrothermal ore-forming system...CanadaIndustryChinese883514
Lejun ZhangI am interested in lithocaps and porphyry-epithermal deposits. Currently I am mainly focusing on the application of alteration mineral chemistry for enhancing exploration in lithocap and green rock en...AustraliaAcademiaChinese898170