Regional Vice President Lecturer

Prior Lecturers and Topics

Year Lecturer Location Topic(s)
2016 Cesar E. Aguirre  
  • The exploration process, from generation to discovery.
  • The exploration system, how to build a robust exploration strategy.
  • Innovation in exploration, what new technologies are coming to the rescue.
2015 Roy McG. Miller Namibia
  • The geological setting of mineral deposits in Namibia.
  • Mineralisation episodes in Namibia: Palaeoproterozoic to Holocene.
  • Stages of mineralisation in the evolution of the Neoproterozoic Damara Orogen.
  • Post-collision, shear-zone controlled mineral deposits in the Damara Orogen: Uraniferous alaskites, navachab gold, uis tin pegmatites.
  • The nature of the occurrence of uranium-bearing minerals in damaran uraniferous alaskites.
  • Elephant country: The mineral deposits of the otavi mountainland; MVT, polymetallic tsumeb type and cretaceous-tertiary modification thereof.
  • Comparison of the stratigraphy and evolution of the carbonate-dominated northern platform of the Damara Orogen with the katanga supergroup of the Zambian copper belt and implications for mineralisation in the northern platform (paper in Geoscience Canada).
  • Cupreous pyrite, besshi-type deposits of the matchless amphibolite belt, a mid-ocean ridge swamped by greywackes.
  • The greatest mineral deposit on Earth: The fluvial and marine diamond deposits of southwestern Africa; history and present exploitation (this may need to be two lectures).
  • The Mesoproterozoic Kalahari copper belt: Red-bed coppers.
  • Evolution of the calcrete uranium deposits of the Namib Desert.
  • A few mineral deposits not covered in the above: Hydrothermal SN-W. Stockworks; rare-metal pegmatites; Damaran iron ores; Damaran REE carbonatites; Deposits in carbonatites of end-cretaceous and tertiary anorogenic ring complexes; Others (all these would be covered briefly in one single lecture).
2014 Zengqian Hou China
  • Continental collisional processes and ore systems in the Himalayan-Tibetan Orogen.
  • Genesis of porphyry Cu deposits in non-arc settings.
  • Genesis of carbonatites and carbonatite-hosted REE deposits.
2013 Nicholas (Nick) T. Arndt France
  • Large igneous provinces: Their ore deposits and environmental impact.
  • Norilsk Ni-Cu sulfide deposits: Geological setting and ore formation.
  • Komatiites: Petrogenesis and ore deposits.
2012 R.E. "Jock" Harmer South Africa
  • Rare earth elements: Why the fuss? (A review of the rare earth element market: Uses, current and future demand drivers, market supply/demand balance; implications of China’s near-monopoly and consequences of supply and price uncertainty; exploration and exploitation challenges involved in developing (reestablishing) a non-Chinese sources of the REE).
  • Exploration challenges in meeting growing global rare earth element demand from non-Chinese sources.
  • Evolution of carbonatite magmas and the development of REE enrichment: Implications for exploration.
  • Non-Platreef styles of PGE Mineralization in the Northern Limb of the Bushveld.
2011 Chusi Li United States
  • Giant Ni-Cu-(PGE) deposits in small mafic-ultramafic intrusions: Genetic controls and exploration implications
  • The Jinchuan Ni-Cu-(PGE) deposit in China: Age, tectonic setting, magma evolution, ore genesis and regional exploration
  • Ni-Cu deposits associated with Permian protracted basaltic magmatism in northern Xinjiang, Central Asian Orogenic Belt
2010 Alvaro P. Crósta Brazil
2008-2009 Larryn Diamond Switzerland
2007-2008 Stuart F. Simmons New Zealand
2006-2007 Nicolay A. Goryachev Russia
2005-2006 Nicolas J. Beukes South Africa
2004-2005 Richard A. Leveille United States
2003-2004 Yasushi Watanabe Japan
2002-2003 Timothy Baker Australia
2001-2002 Lluis Fontbote Europe
2000-2001 Miguel Cardozo South America
1994 Cesar E. Vidal South America
1993 Henryk H. Kucha Europe
1991 Lawrence J. Robb Africa
1990 C. Stewart Eldrige Australia