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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.

2016 Events
January 23-24
Title: SEG Pre-AME BC Mineral Exploration Roundup Course
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre East | Vancouver, BC, Canada

 SEG Pre-AME BC Mineral Exploration Roundup Course: Geology of Granite-Greenstone Terranes and Their Mineral Deposits

The course will provide an overview of geological principles and tools needed to work effectively with Granite-greenstone terranes, with examples from Precambrian shields and younger accretionary orogens. The recognition, in outcrop and drill core, of volcanic, sedimentary, and plutonic protoliths that have been altered, metamorphosed, and deformed is a recurring practical problem; the application of basic field criteria along with supporting data will be used to establish a framework for mineral exploration.

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January 25-28
Title: AME BC Mineral Exploration Roundup 2016
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre East | Vancouver, BC, Canada

 Registration opens October 2, 2015.

February 7
Title: SEG Workshop: Mineral Resources Estimation: An Introduction
Location: The University of Cape Town | Rondebosch, South Africa

 This SEG workshop will be held the Sunday prior to the Mining Indaba meeting. The workshop will focus on the fundamentals of geology and sampling that are required for robust mineral resource estimation and will include an introduction to variography and kriging. Industry geologists, mine managers and investors, and upper level undergraduate and graduate students in economic geology will find the workshop relevant and useful.

Session 1: Introduction to Mineral Resource Management (MRM), the importance of geology for estimation, and correct modeling, drilling and sampling, QA/QC.
Session 2: Data validation, statistics and Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA), introduction to geostatistics.
Session 3: Spatial analysis, variogram modeling and ordinary kriging.
Session 4: Mineral resource classification and introduction to non-linear geostatistics.

Presenter: Sean Duggan

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March 4
Title: SEG Pre-PDAC Short Course
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

 SEG Pre-PDAC Short Course: The Metallogeny and Exploration for Zinc Ores: Meeting the Challenge for New Resources

The focus of the short course is to provide the exploration geologist with practical, process-based exploration tools based on insights into why and where these ores form in the Earth's crust. The course will benefit graduate students interested in recent advances in ore models, exploration geologists targeting deposit to beltscale resources, and exploration managers wanting an update on the most recent ideas.

David L Leach, Colorado School of Mines
Jim Franklin, Franklin Geosciences
Peter Megaw, Chief Exploration Officer, MAG Silver Corp.


March 6-9
Title: Exploration Insights Session at PDAC 2016
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre | Toronto, ON, Canada

 PDAC invites technical, policy, and academic abstracts for presentation during the Exploration Insights session at PDAC 2016.

Exploration Insights, formerly the Open Session, will be a high-profile venue for speakers who wish to present topical subjects at the Convention in a forum outside the themed Technical Sessions. The selection committee is particularly interested in technical, policy and academic abstracts.

All interested individuals, including academics and graduate students, are welcome to apply

Call for Abstracts Deadline: November 13, 2015

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August 27-September 4
Title: 35th International Geological Congress (IGC)
Location: Cape Town International Convention Centre | Cape Town, South Africa

 The Council for Geoscience, together with the Geological Society of South Africa and other collaborators from academia and industry, is currently spearheading the preparations for the 35th IGC in South Africa.

IGC objectives:

  • Contribute, in collaboration with and under the sponsorship of the IUGS, to the advancement of fundamental and applied research in the geological sciences.
  • Provide a general assembly of geoscientists, spanning a wide range of geoscience disciplines, where ideas and informationinformation can be freely exchanged.
  • Emphasise the geological specialities or challenges of the host country or region.
  • Provide the opportunity, by way of geological excursions, to examine geological problems and features in the field.

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September 25-28
Title: 2016 GSA Annual Meeting
Location: Denver, CO, USA

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September 25-28
Title: SEG 2016
Location: Cesme, Turkey

 SEG 2016: Tethyan Tectonics and Metallogeny

December 4-10
Title: American Exploration & Mining Association Annual Meeting
Location: Reno/Sparks, NV, USA

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