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Upcoming SEG Conferences

All SEG Conferences are held in September or October. We hope to see you there so mark your calendars and plan accordingly.

2017 Events
October 22-25
Title: SEG at GSA 2017: Topical Sessions
Location: Seattle, WA, USA

 SEG-sponsored sessions:

  • T148. System-Scale Zonation of Ore Systems: Insights into 3D Architecture from Lateral and Deep Exposures Due to Mining and Structural Deformation
  • T213. Integrated Approaches to Deciphering Major Crustal Boundaries in Polyphase Orogenic Settings
  • T225. New Perspectives on Cordilleran Tectonics, Paleogeography, and Metallogeny

For full details, visit the GSA Topical Sessions page and select "Society of Economic Geologists" from the Sponsor dropdown list.

October 23
Title: SEG at GSA 2017: Student and Young Professionals Networking
Location: Seattle, WA, USA

 This SEG-sponsored student and young professionals networking reception will provide students and early career professionals with an exciting opportunity to network with more than 40 geoscience professionals. The mentors will answer questions, offer advice about career plans, and comment on job opportunities within their fields.

11:30 am - 1:00 pm, Sheraton Seattle, Metropolitan Ballroom B

November 5-11
Title: SEG Mapping Course
Location: Mineral Park Mine | Ithaca Peak District, AZ, USA

To be added to the waiting list, please contact Frances Kotze at

Details | Arrival/Departure Information

November 7-10
Title: SEG-SGA-UNESCO Latin American Metallogeny Course
Location: Buenos Aries, Argentina

 Lecturer Team: David Cooke, John Hanchar, Colombo Tassinari, and Fernando Tornos.

Registration is open between July 1 - 31, 2017.

November 13-17
Title: 12th Annual Workshop - Ore Deposits Models and Exploration
Location: Changsha, China

 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


November 28-December 1
Title: SEG-WMS Senior Exploration Management Short Course
Location: SEG Course Center | Littleton, CO, USA
Website: Register Online

 This highly rated four-day training course concerns the principles and practices of effective mineral exploration management. The curriculum covers the broad spectrum of technical and business issues that senior exploration managers typically face.

Early Bird Deadline: November 10, 2017

Hotel Information

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


2018 Events
January 12-20
Title: Copper-Silver-Gold Metallogeny of Northern Chile
Location: Copiapó, Chile
Website: Register Online

 Copper-Silver-Gold Metallogeny of Northern Chile: Copiapó to Antofagasta

This field course is offered by the SEG Education and Training Committee, and emphasizes the alteration-mineralization mineralogy and geochemistry of hydrothermal systems characterizing northern Chile from Copiapó to Antofagasta. Core reviews and mine visits will comprise porphyry Cu-Mo, Cu-Au skarn-manto-vein, high-sulfidation Au-Ag-(Cu) epithermal, and Chilean "manto-type" Cu-Ag systems, with visits complemented by evening “take-away” discussion sessions. Use of activity diagrams to explain the alteration and mineralization assemblages will help participants understand the geochemistry of hydrothermal systems and their vagaries.

Early Bird Deadline: December 1, 2017


January 20-21
Title: Copper and Moly Porphyry Deposits
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

 Pre-AME Roundup SEG Short Course: Copper and Moly Porphyry Deposits
Space is limited to 50 attendees. Save the date. Details coming soon...

Early Bird Deadline: Mid-December

January 22-25
Title: AME Roundup 2018: New Generation of Discovery
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada


February 3-4
Title: Orogenic Gold in Africa and Worldwide
Location: University of Cape Town | Rondebosch, South Africa
Website: Register Online

 This two-day course will be held the weekend prior to the Mining Indaba meeting and will focus on the geology of and exploration for orogenic gold deposits, the most widespread type of gold deposit globally. Leading experts will provide descriptions of the most important Precambrian and Phanerozoic examples of orogenic gold ores formed in the world's young accretionary orogens and old cratonic greenstone belts. Topics to be covered include tectonic and structural controls, geological characteristics, geochemical and geophysical signatures, geochronological relationships, and exploration strategies.

Early Bird Deadline: January 15, 2018


March 3
Title: Environmental Geology of North American Ore Deposits
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

 Pre-PDAC SEG Short Course: Environmental Geology of North American Ore Deposits

Save the date. Details coming soon...

March 4-7
Title: PDAC 2018
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada


June 16-21
Title: SEG at RFG2018: Resources for Future Generations
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

  SEG Short Courses (Pre- or Post-Conference, TBD):

  • Rare Earth and Critical Elements in Ore Deposits. Presenters: Simon Jowitt and Philip Verplanck
  • Economic Geology 101. Presenter: Laurence Robb

SEG Sessions:

  • Magmatic Arc Fertility and the Genesis of Porphyry Cu-Mo-Au Deposits. Presenter: Craig Hart
  • Resources and Society theme. Presenter: Nick Arndt

August 5-10
Title: Gordon Research Conference: Geochemistry of Mineral Deposits
Location: Waterville Valley, NH, USA


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

 SEG 2018: Metals, Minerals, and Society