The Technical Program will include 74 speakers (22 invited) and close to 200 posters. There will be six themes spread over three days of technical sessions.Technical Program
* Invited talks to be published as part of SEG Special Publication, No. 18 (available at a discounted price when you register).
Date: September 29, 2014 (Monday), 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Guest Speaker: Robert M. Friedland | Executive Chairman and founder, Ivanhoe Mines Ltd.
Talk Title: "Global Urbanization, Pollution and the Metals We Need"
Speaker: Massimo Chiaradia* | University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Co-authors: U. Schaltegger and R. Spikings
Talk Title: "Timescales of mineral systems — What have we learned in the past decade?"
Speaker: Robert Hazen* | Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington, D.C., USA
Co-authors: X. Liu, R.T. Downs, J. Golden, E.S. Grew, G. Hystad, C. Estrada, and D.A. Sverjensky
Talk Title: "Mineral evolution: Episodic metallogenesis, the supercontinent cycle, and the co-evolving geosphere and biosphere"
Speaker: Clint Scott* | U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, USA
Co-authors: J.F. Slack and K.D. Kelley
Talk Title: "The role of geobiology on the metallogenesis of sediment-hosted mineral deposits"
Speaker: Philipp Weis* | ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
Talk Title: "The physical hydrology of ore-forming magmatic-hydrothermal systems"
Speaker: Anthony Williams-Jones* | McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
Co-author: A.A. Migdisov
Talk Title: "Experimental constraints on the transport and deposition of metals in ore-forming hydrothermal systems"
Speaker: Ravi Anand* | CSIRO / Minerals Down Under, Kensington, WA, Australia
Co-authors: M. Lintern, R. Noble, M. Aspandiar, C. MacFarlane, R. Hough, A. Stewart, S. Wakelin, B. Townley, and N. Reid
Talk Title: "Geochemical dispersion through transported cover in regolith-dominated terrains — Towards understanding the process"
Speaker: David Cooke* | University of Tasmania / CODES, Hobart, TAS, Australia
Co-authors: M. Baker, P. Hollings, G. Sweet, Z. Chang, L. Danyushevsky, S. Gilbert, T. Zhou, N. White, J.B. Gemmell, and S. Inglis
Talk Title: "New advances in detecting the distal geochemical footprints of porphyry systems — Epidote mineral chemistry as a tool for vectoring and fertility assessments"
Speaker: Ken Witherly* | Condor Consulting, Inc., Lakewood, CO, USA
Talk Title: "Geophysical expressions of ore systems, not deposits — Our current understanding" [Also presenting a post-conference workshop. See p. 4 of Second Circular for details.]
Speaker: Hartwig Frimmel* | University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany
Talk Title: "A Giant Mesoarchean crustal goldenrichment episode: Possible causes and consequences for exploration"
Speaker: T. Campbell McCuaig* | University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA, Australia
Co-author: J.M.A. Hronsky
Talk Title: "The mineral system concept: Key to exploration targeting under cover"
Speaker: John Muntean | University of Nevada, Reno, NV, USA
Co-author: J. Cline
Talk Title: "The Carlin gold system: Applications to exploration in Nevada and elsewhere"
Speaker: Paul Agnew | Rio Tinto, Bundoora, VIC, Australia
Talk Title: "Micro-analytical innovation for diamonds exploration and beyond"
Speaker: Doug Bryman* | University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Co-authors: J. Bueno, K. Davis, V. Kaminski, Z. Liu, D. Oldenburg, M. Pilkington, and R. Sawyer
Talk Title: "Muon Geotomography — Bringing new physics to ore-body imaging"
Speaker: Richard Hillis* | Deep Exploration Technologies CRC, Adelaide, SA, Australia
Co-authors: A. Baensch, J.S. Cleverley, D. Giles, S.W. Halley, B.D. Harris, S.M. Hill, P.A. Kanck, S.P. Soe, and G. Stewart
Talk Title: "Coiled tubing drilling and real-time sensing — Enabling "prospecting drilling" in the 21st Century?" [Also presenting a pre-conference workshop. See p. 3 of Second Circular for details.]
Speaker: Mark Jessell* | University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA, Australia
Co-authors: L. Aillères, E. de Kemp, M. Lindsay, F. Wellmann, M. Hillier, G. Laurent, T. Carmichael, R. Martin
Talk Title: "Next generation 3D geological modelling and inversion"
Talk Title: "What does the global exploration industry need to deliver in the 21st Century? — A shareholder's perspective"
Speaker: Richard Schodde | MinExCo, South Yarra, VIC, Australia
Talk Title: "The global shift to undercover exploration — How fast? How effective?"
Speaker: John Sykes* | Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia
Co-author: A. Trench
Talk Title: "Finding the copper mine of the 21st Century: Conceptual exploration targeting for hypothetical copper reserves"
Speaker: Kaihui Yang | Zijin Mining Group, Xiamen, China
Talk Title: "Mineral exploration industry in China"
Speaker: Graham Brown* | Anglo American, London, UK
Talk Title: "Anglo American Exploration — Key ingredients to a decade of success"
Speaker: David Broughton | Ivanhoe Mines Ltd., Vancouver, BC, Canada
Co-authors: D. Kirwin, W. Hayden, and R.E. Flood
Talk Title: "The Ivanhoe Group — Two decades of global discoveries"
Speaker: Mark Bennett* | Sirius Resources NL, Balcatta, WA, Australia
Co-authors: M. Gollan, M. Staubmann, and J. Bartlett, Motive
Talk Title: "Means and opportunity: Key factors in the discovery of the Nova-Bollinger magmatic Ni-Cu sulfide deposits of Western Australia"