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Student Chapter Field Trip Video Series

The SEG invites all Student Chapters and other student groups to make video recordings of the technical aspects of their SEG-supported field trips. Copies of the complete recording will be lodged at SEG in Littleton; edited clips (<10 minutes), after approval, will be embedded on the SEG web site via YouTube. Student Chapters whose field trip plans include the recording of the technical side of their field trip will be given extra marks in considering the funding preference by the SEG. An annual monetary award will be made to the Chapter who produces the best video clip of the year.

The videos, taken and edited by Chapter students, must focus on the geology of a world-class deposit, or one that is significant in some way. The video record should be used for field views (including open pits and underground), close-ups of rocks (lithologic units, and typical alteration and mineralization), interviews with mine geologists, etc., in a systematic fashion, such that other students and all economic geologists can learn about the geology and mining of the deposit. A PDF or PPT with maps and sections, etc., must also be provided, and this will be made available next to the video link.

The First Video Entry

The first video in this series, to serve as an example for all SEG students, was made in 2010 by the SEG Student Chapter at the Centre for Ore Deposit Research (CODES), University of Tasmania, during a field trip to Thailand and Laos. Students from ETH Zurich, Freiburg University and the Instituto Geologico y Minero de Espana also participated. One of the mines visited, the Cu and Au deposit at Sepon, Laos, was the topic of the video. The deposit is 90% owned by Minerals and Metals Group, based in Melbourne, Australia; refer to the PDF supplied by MMG for details of the geology of the deposit, available adjacent to the video link on the SEG student page.

Please contact SEG to submit an edited video for consideration. General guidance for making videos can be downloaded on the Recorded History Video page. Use a tripod, and if possible an external microphone, and practice both filming and editing before going on the field trip.

And most importantly ...Have fun!