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Upcoming SEG Conferences

All SEG Conferences are held toward the end of September. We hope to see you there so mark your calendars and plan accordingly.

2017 Events
March 3-4
Title: World-Class Gold Deposits
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

 Pre-PDAC 2017 SEG Workshop: World-Class Gold Deposits

This workshop will focus on the most widespread mineral deposit types that host much of the current global gold resource. Leading experts will provide descriptions of some of the most important Precambrian and Phanerozoic examples of gold deposit types formed in island and continental arcs, evolving metamorphic belts, and seafloor settings.

Attention SEG Members:
You must complete the SEG Member Registration Form to receive the member rate for this workshop. No discounts are offered on PDAC 2017 registration.

SEG Member Registration Form

March 5-8
Title: PDAC 2017
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada


March 6
Title: 8th PDAC-SEG Student Minerals Colloquium
Location: Fairmont Royal York Hotel Ballroom | Toronto, ON, Canada

 Student leaders from the Laurentian University and Ottawa-Carleton Universities SEG Student Chapters, in partnership with the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada, Goodman School of Mines, SEG Canada Foundation, and the NSERC-CMIC Exploration Footprints Network would like to invite you to the 8th Annual Student Minerals Colloquium.

This event will highlight current research by B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc., and Ph.D. students and PDFs across Canada in all disciplines with a link to mineral deposits including mapping, mineralogy, geochemistry, and environmental research.

We invite you to join us from 12:00-7:00 pm. A cocktail reception will be held from 5:00-7:00 pm where students will be available to discuss their research with you, and awards for the best poster will be presented at 6:00 pm.


April 5-7
Title: Global Exploration Targeting
Location: SEG Course Center | Littleton, CO, USA
Website: Register Online

 This three-day, practical course on the business of exploration is primarily aimed at early career geologists. In providing an overview of the targeting process, the course will examine two gold deposit types—orogenic gold and porphyry Cu-Au systems. Participants will examine, first, the geological criteria for development of these deposit types. Secondly, the focus will then turn to developing criteria for scoring and rating areas (polygons) created using public domain maps and other available data.

All course attendees must complete and submit the non-disclosure agreement. Failure to comply will result in cancellation of your registration with a 20% non-refundable deposit.

Non-Disclosure Agreement | Details

April 23-28
Title: European Geoscience Union General Assembly 2017
Location: European Geosciences Union (EGU) | Vienna, Austria


May 8-10
Title: 10th International Congress of Prospectors and Explorers
Location: Lima, Peru

 Visit the SEG booth and attend a talk from SEG 2017 Distinguished Lecturer, Lluís Fontboté.


June 4-7
Title: FUTORES II International Conference
Location: Townsville, QLD, Australia

 This conference will address issues related to new understanding in mineral deposits, tectonics, basins, metallogenesis, new technologies and approaches in mineral and energy resources exploration, including the challenge of exploration in areas with cover, and trends in the resources industry.

Host: Economic Geology Research Centre (EGRU)
Convener: Zhaoshan Chang

For more information, contact

First Circular

July 15-24
Title: Carlin-Type Gold Deposits of Northern Nevada, USA
Location: Lima, Peru

 This will be No. 16 in the continuing series of SEG Foundation sponsored student field trips, and marks the tenth anniversary of the program.

Leaders: Jean Cline and John Muntean

Application Deadline: March 31, 2017


August 4-9
Title: Magmatism of the Earth and Related Strategic Metal Deposits
Location: Miass (Chelyabinsk Region), Russia

 The conference aim is providing a platform for researchers and practitioners to exchange emerging ideas and to investigate key issues of geochemistry, petrology, and metallogeny of terrestrial magmatism. Participants can take part in one-day field excursions to the famous ore deposits and geological localities of the Ural Mountains.

The XI International School for young scientists, which will focus on introducing state-of-the-art developments in the field of earth sciences, will be held concurrently with the conference.

August 20-23
Title: SGA 2017: Mineral Resources to Discover
Location: Québec City, Canada


September 17-20
Title: SEG 2017 Conference
Location: Beijing, China

 SEG 2017: Ore Deposits of Asia: China and Beyond

Abstract submission now open! Visit

October 22-25
Title: GSA Annual Meeting
Location: Seattle, WA, USA


November 13-17
Title: 12th Annual Workshop - Ore Deposits Models and Exploration
Location: Guiyang, Guizhou Province, China
Website: Register Online

 Lecture and Laboratory Instructors:
David Cooke, CODES, Australia — porphyries, epithermal Richard Goldfarb, US Geological Survey, Denver, USA — gold Dave Leach, US Geological Survey, Denver, USA — MVT, SEDEX Chusi Li, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA — magmatic Ni, Cr, Pt Noel White, Consultant, Brisbane, Australia — ore models, VMS Zhaoshan Chang, James Cook University, Australia — skarns Huayong Chen, Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, CAS, China — IOCG Lejun Zhang, CODES, Australia — W-Sn deposits, alteration minerals

For further information, contact Professor Huayong Chen at


December 4-8
Title: American Exploration & Mining Association Annual Meeting
Location: Reno, NV, USA


2018 Events
September 22-25Title: SEG 2018
Location: Keystone, CO, USA

 SEG 2018: Metals, Minerals, and Society